Friday, July 19, 2013

Free Kindle Books 7-19-13

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.

Most times these books are only free for a day or two, so you have to grab them while you can. Worry about whether you really want to read it later if it seems interesting. And be careful, they can change from free to not free at any time. I have also decided to list books for no more than 3 days in a row to avoid cluttering up the posts, unless there is some reason I think the book deserves extra attention.

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.

The President's Henchman (The First Jim McGill Novel)
According to the polls, it's only a matter of time — and not that long a time — before the United States elects its first female president. Which will make her husband — what?
Well, if he's the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president's first husband and brought the killers to justice … and if he's not the kind of guy to stand on formality … and if he doesn't want to be the head of the FBI … and if he takes out a license and becomes the first private eye to live in the White House …
That would make him The President's Henchman.
Jim McGill's first case is to find out who is stalking a member of the White House press corps, before that stalker turns the tables on McGill and maybe even threatens the president herself. He also has to be a shadow advisor [sic] to a young Air Force investigator who is looking into a he-said she-said charge of adultery leveled against a female colonel working at the Pentagon, a case with the potential to derail the new president's administration before it has a chance to begin.

[#1. A single 5 star review. Not a bad premise.]

A Smudge of Gray: A Novel
Detective Brian Boise is about to embark on the biggest case of his career. After being thrust into law enforcement on the footsteps of his father, Detective Boise finds himself on the trail of a murder suspect he could never have imagined, the mysterious businessman, Trevor Malloy. Trevor is an irresistible hitman with everything going for him, while Detective Boise is a cutthroat detective going against the grain. These two men, both breadwinners and keystones of their families, play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. They are a contrast of each other and as their game progresses, their worlds contort and the line between black and white blurs.

If you like CSI and Law & Order, then you will love A Smudge of Gray. Read the exciting new novel of 2012 today!

5 star:(20)
4 star:(17)
3 star:(5)
2 star:(8)
1 star:(4)

[#4. Has potential.]

Blood Alley (The Highwayman)
[#11. 2nd day. Teenage slasher book.]

Goodbye Junie Moon
Goodbye Junie Moon is a memoir written by June Collins, co-author of The Khaki Mafia.

A curvaceous Australian dancer entertains the troops in Vietnam. She uncovers a get rich quick scheme involving the sergeants running the American Army clubs. Discovering that she has reported them to the CID, they place a high price on her head. She learns they are watching the only airport out, preventing her escape. Then fate steps in, triggering an unexpected turn of events. Goodbye Junie Moon is a memoir which reads like fiction and is guaranteed to keep you turning the page. This true story is verified by numerous newspaper and magazine articles.

Racy, action-filled, heart stopping, poignant; it is all of these!

5 star:(24)
4 star:(19)
3 star:(4)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(1)


Unintended Consequences
"Unintended Consequences is an engrossing, well conceived legal thriller. Most enjoyable."
- Scott Turow, NY Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent & Innocent

"This one will grab you by the neck from the very first page!"
- Steve Hamilton, Edgar Award-winning author of Die A Sranger
* * *
How much would a father sacrifice for his child?

Nineteen years ago, Indiana police found the body of a young girl, burned beyond recognition and buried in the woods. They arrested George Calhoun for murdering his daughter, and his wife testified against him at the trial. The jury convicted him. Now his appeals have been exhausted, and his execution is just a few weeks away.

George said he didn’t do it. That the body isn’t his little Angelina. But that’s all he’s ever said – no other defense, no other explanation.
Dani Trumball, an attorney for the Help Innocent Prisoners Project, wants to believe him. After all, there was no forensic evidence that the body in the woods was George’s daughter. But if the girl isn’t Angelina, then who is it? And what happened to the Calhouns’ missing daughter?
For nineteen years, George Calhoun has stayed silent. But that’s about to change, and the story he tells Dani—if it’s true—changes everything.

* * *

"This one will grab you by the neck from the very first page."
- Steve Hamilton, Edgar Award winning author of Die A Stranger

"Unintended Consequences is a gripping legal thriller. A page-turning, compassionate, and thought-provoking debut."
- Sharon Potts, author of The Devil's Madonna

5 star:(150)
4 star:(88)
3 star:(13)
2 star:(6)
1 star:(5)

[#24. Was free back in March too. I have not gotten around to looking at it.]

Free from Stackpole.

12th SS: Vol. 1, The History of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division (Stackpole Military History Series)
The defining work on Hitler's elite fanatical boy soldiers
Written by the division's former chief of staff
Volume one details all aspects of the division's history with a balanced mix of both tactical and strategic accounts, including the creation and training of these teenage warriors and their baptism of fire in the Normandy campaign in World War II.

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

In the Fire of the Eastern Front: The Experiences of a Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteer, 1941-45 (Stackpole Military History Series)
Extraordinary story of a Dutch volunteer in the Waffen-SS
Vivid details on SS training and combat on the Eastern Front
Account of the little-known siege of Breslau in early 1945
Dutch SS accounts are very rare, particularly ones that describe recruiting, training, and frontline service as completely and colorfully as In the Fire of the Eastern Front. Hendrick C. Verton volunteered for the Waffen-SS in early 1941 and fought on the Eastern Front until the end of the war as a member of the 5th SS Panzer Division and SS Regiment Besslein.

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

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