Sunday, June 23, 2013

Free Kindle Books 6-23-13

PLEASE. Do everyone a favor and write an Amazon review if you end up reading a book (or trying to and giving up in disgust). It does not have to be much. Just tell what you think of the book. By the way, many times I have found the 1 and 2 star reviews on self published works to be far more revealing about the book than the more stellar reviews.

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are several religious and recipe books on the list today. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Agent of Influence
Cairo, Egypt, 1953 - A secret sect calling itself the Brotherhood of the Caliphate splinters off from the Muslim Brotherhood as the storm clouds of revolution gather.
Louisville, KY, 1973 - Political power broker and multi-millionaire Aman Kazim's Derby contending thoroughbred is slaughtered just hours before the race.
Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004 - An unusual joint FBI/CIA operation goes horribly wrong as CIA agent Anna Starks vanishes in the glittering lights of sin city while attempting to track down a potential threat to the country.
Washington DC, 2005 - Zachariah Hardin, a politician with a mysterious past has reached the zenith of his power as the first foreign-born president.

From the back alleys of ancient Cairo, to the glitzy nightlife of Vegas, to the corridors of power in DC, Agent of Influence is the thriller ahead of the news cycle. Find out why reviewers are saying:
"This is one roller coaster ride readers won't want to get off." Foreword Clarion Reviews.
"tightly plotted...If you are into Muslim conspiracy theories this is a particularly timely book."

"An action-packed mystery/thriller..." City Book Reviews.
"Crackling with insights and rife with adventure." Chuck Morse; talk radio host, former candidate for the US House of Representatives, and author of The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism.

Agent of Influence also made it to the second round of judging and was one of 2000 novels/manuscripts considered for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

5 star:(6)
4 star:(5)
3 star:(3)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#2. Seems like a decent if very far fetched premise.]

Irreparable Harm (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller No. 1)
After eight long years, attorney Sasha McCandless is about to make partner at a prestigious law firm. All she has to do is keep her head down and her billable hours up.
When a plane operated by her client slams into the side of a mountain, killing everyone aboard, Sasha gears up to defend the inevitable civil lawsuits.  She soon realizes the crash was no accident: a developer has created an application that can control a commercial plane's onboard computer from a smartphone.
Sasha joins forces with a federal air marshal, and they race to prevent another airline disaster. But when people close to the matter start turning up dead, Sasha must rely on both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop the madman before he kills her.

5 star:(196)
4 star:(81)
3 star:(29)
2 star:(5)
1 star:(4)

[#3. Lots of reviews - mostly positive. It was also free back in April, but I have not looked at it.]

The Last Praetorian (The Redemption Trilogy)
Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past.

Now the owner of Vanguard Shipping, his primary concerns are trying to keep his ships flying and his crew alive. However, the shadowy Syndicate organisation has set their sights on the Commander and his business, having sent a beautiful assassin to kill him. To make matters worse, she’s become the target of his infatuation, much to the dismay of his ex-girlfriend. Recently elevated to President of the Confederation, she’s still very much in love with him and capable of making his life a living hell.

Surrounded by a galaxy beginning to tear itself apart, with enemies on all sides, he’s now also unwillingly tasked with trying to save the Confederation – for which he has little regard. Jon has little going in his favour, except a crew consisting of the elite of the old Imperial Navy, all of whom would fight to the death for him, and a past that possibly makes him one of the most dangerous men alive.

The Last Praetorian is a Science Fiction adventure/romance, which tries to answer the question: “Can you ever find redemption for the mistakes of your past?”

5 star:(150)
4 star:(114)
3 star:(30)
2 star:(30)
1 star:(22)

[#16. Lots of reviews. The not so good reviews mention issues with basic writing errors - word usage, spelling, etc. It was free back in late May as well. I think I started reading it, but never finished it.]

Chasing Vegas
[#75. 2nd day. The premise has promise although the summary is sort of so-so.]

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