Book Reviews

The Price of Freedom: Lost Souls

In a world torn apart by war, Kenneth J. Sparks and Kayla Sorenson have been carving out a life for themselves at a converted warehouse–in enemy occupied territory–for the past couple of years now.
And while they may have their differences in opinions and viewpoints at times, both freedom fighters rely heavily on each other for support, companionship, and even…love?
This would be a simple affair if only one of them wasn’t quite human: A memory plagued mechanical girl whose links to the universe encompasses the space/time continuum.
And for Kayla Sorenson, nothing is more vexing than having issues remembering the important parts of your life when you want to be seeped in some romance with the man who rescued you from a nightmarish situation only four years earlier.

Book Reviews

Kolkata Noir

Becker is a British traveler in trouble. Madhurima is a rising star police officer. In these three explosive tales, the two join forces to investigate the city’s crooked high society.
On the way, they take on deluded would-be messiahs in search of Mother Teresa’s stolen millions, encounter fanatics, circus freaks and cannibals, fall in and out of love and pay homage to one of the world’s most beautiful and toughest cities.
Amidst passion, murder and mayhem, is there room for two lovers driven by justice and compassion?
Tom Vater’s ‘Kolkata Noir’ is a riveting crime fiction cycle of three novellas set in the past, the present and the future.

Book Reviews

Down the Lane

Down the Lane takes the reader on an eye-opening look at the parts of Niagara Falls they don’t tell you about in the tourist brochures. Follow Doc—a strip club manager with dreams of getting out of the game—as he gets involved with forces beyond his control. While biker gangs and old Mafia chieftains fight to control the city’s underworld, Doc gets swept up in the violence and threats, and does everything he can to stay alive and out of prison.
“Paul Lafferty has done an extraordinary job with his first novel. As he guides the reader through the world of organized crime actually works in Southern Ontario, he paints a vivid, shocking and always painstakingly accurate picture. His voice is steady and solid, his characters diverse and complex, and the story is full of surprises. Down the Lane is a must-read for crime-fiction fans.”
Jerry Langton, author of true-crime bestsellers Fallen Angel, Showdown and Cold War.