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 also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of porn near porn. 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.
Ratcatcher (John Purkiss 1)
The police have Internal Affairs departments. British Intelligence has John Purkiss, the Ratcatcher.
Purkiss's job is straightforward. Track down agents of the intelligence services who are taking kickbacks, committing crimes, or otherwise abusing their positions. And bring them to justice.
Straightforward doesn't mean easy...
After a renegade British former spymaster, Fallon, is sighted in the Baltic city of Tallinn on the eve of a historic summit meeting between the Russian and Estonian presidents, Purkiss is despatched to investigate, and uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to tear Europe, and the world, apart.
But Purkiss has personal reasons for going after Fallon. Four years ago, Fallon was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Purkiss's fiancée, a murder Purkiss himself witnessed.
Now, in an atmosphere of treachery and sudden violence, as the countdown begins to a potentially catastrophic conflict between Russia and the West, Purkiss must keep his desire for revenge under control for the sake of the world's - and his own - survival.
[#4. Pretty far fetched premise. But. it still has some promise.]
The President's Henchman (The First Jim McGill Novel)
[#5. 3rd day. Has picked up a 2nd review - now has two 5-star reviews. Not a bad premise.]
King of Swords (Assassin series)
[#9. 2nd day. From an author regularly seen on the top 100 free list.]
Goodbye Junie Moon
A curvaceous Australian dancer entertains the troops in Vietnam. She uncovers a get rich quick scheme involving the sergeants running the American Army clubs.
[#33. Was also on the list Friday. For some reason I either missed it yesterday or it was not on the top 100 free list.]
THEIR FIRST MISTAKE was ever telling the world about the wonders they had found.
They should have kept it all a secret. If they’d kept it a secret, fewer people would have died. When archaeologists uncover the largest ancient safe in the world, the wrong kinds of people will show up: criminals, mercenaries, treasure hunters.
THEIR SECOND MISTAKE was opening it.
Why would an ancient culture devote three generations to build a giant stone safe? Why would they bury it so the jungle could hide it from the world? Why ritually sacrifice one hundred thousand people to ensure its secrecy?
THEIR LAST MISTAKE proved the biggest.
This last mistake hurt the most. Their last mistake was to assume that nothing had been left behind to keep guard….
[#37. It takes a really, really good author to make a premise this far out interesting to me. I have not read this author before. I don't know if he is up to the task.]
The Gemini Factor
[#61. 2nd day. Its been free before, at least once. I never got around to looking at it.]
Duval and the Infernal Machine (Historical Crime)
Based on the real life attempt to assassinate Napoleon Bonaparte in 1800.
Invalided out of the French Army, Alain Duval joins the Ministry of Police in Paris, led by the infamous Joseph Fouché.
Newly appointed and off duty, he is strolling through the city when he sees a crowd waiting for Napoleon, the First Consul, not yet Emperor. He is jostled by some men leaving the area in a hurry and shortly afterwards a bomb, the 'Infernal Machine' explodes.
Next day, Duval describes the men to a police artist and joins the hunt for the bombers. Horse-shoes and barrel hoops send him searching all over Paris. Eventually he finds the warehouse used by the bombers and his mentor is killed in the subsequent fight.
Some of the bombers are captured but others escape, then Napoleon puts an abrupt end to the search, blaming others for the outrage.
But the story is not over. Duval falls in love with his mentor's daughter, and together they find another of the bombers, leading to a surprise ending.
[#71. Five reviews - all 5-star. Interesting subject.]
Free from Stackpole.
12th SS: Vol. 1, The History of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division (Stackpole Military History Series)
In the Fire of the Eastern Front: The Experiences of a Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteer, 1941-45 (Stackpole Military History Series)