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Book Review – NY Times Bestselling Author Don Winslow Releases his Latest Suspense Novel – “Savages”


In Savages, two pals from Laguna Beach pals share the same girlfriend and a thriving business growing and distributing the best-quality pot on the planet. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel, the girl is kidnapped and the ransom is every cent they’ve made for the last five years.  They agree to pay but hatch an alternate plan to get her back, get revenge, and then get lost.

Riddled with bullets, heated by explicit sex, and splattered with blood, Savages is not for the squeamish, but it’s a must for Winslow fans.

Spare, clipped expository prose and hip, spot-on dialogue have propelled this visceral crime novel from Winslow to early critical acclaim that includes a starred review from Booklist.  The New York Times describes Savages as a “startling bid for attention”.

And now it has been reported that famed director Oliver Stone… (more…)

Clive Cussler’s The Navigator is a “good first experience” for VJ Books fan

A Book Review from David!

This book was my first Clive Cussler novel, and I really liked the way he went about telling the story.  I had been told that all of his books are regarding end of the world type scenarios, and this one was no different.  Although to me it seemed a bit of a reach, it was a good plot point nonetheless.

As it was my first exposure to his storytelling I was unsure what I would find, but I found did like the action/adventure mixed with suspense style of writing.

I will definitely purchase more Cussler books in the near future.  Thanks John/Virginia

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Don’t skip Grisham’s Skipping Christmas

A Book Review by Mark van Dijk:

This was a fantastic book. It is also the first Grisham book I ever read. Every time Krank does something, you know it goes wrong. This is a book everybody should read once – at Christmas!

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Jester by James Patterson and Andrew Gross Reviewed on VJ Books Website

Fan and Reviewer David R. (Sacramento, CA) Calls Patterson’s Jester “Masterful”

In an age where cell phones rule, and the internet abounds, James Patterson is still able to rewind time and create a medieval masterpiece. Following a character through the crusades and into a web of loss and revenge, Patterson’s signature short chapters and quick intense action make this book not only readable, but very enjoyable.

I began Jester with low expectations. The prospects of a sword fight and horses were not something I’ve enjoyed in the past, but Patterson has a way of adapting his stories into something more. The sheer emotion of the story is enough to push the reader through and keep the pages turning.

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