New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova (Hardback)

The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer (Hardback)

The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory (Paperback)

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank (Paperback)

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (Paperback)

Falling in Love by Donna Leon (The latest featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti) (Hardback)

Field of Prey by John Stanford (Paperback)

Predator One by Jonathan Maberry (The latest featuring Joe Ledger) (Paperback)

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu (Hardback)

Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong (Age of Legend Trilogy) (Hardback)

A Forest Divided by Erin Hunter (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #5) (Hardback)

Dragon Factory

If you love Lee Child and/or James Rollins then you must read Jonathan Maberry.  His Joe Ledger character is like Jack Reacher but with a secret science military team to back him up.  He is a martial arts expert and a cop, so he knows how to handle the bad guys when them come around.  Dragon Factory is book two in the series.  Joe Ledger and his team are going up against two separate geneticists.  One creating exotic transgenic monsters and mercenaries and the other is continuing the Nazi Master Race that began with Josef Mengele.  Both groups are set on bringing down Ledger and taking over the world, but Ledger is ready to go to war in order to stop them.

What I really love about this series is how complex everything is.  It is never just one bad guy against Ledger, it’s more like one bad guy, his grown kids, plus several other creatures lurking around reeking havoc.  The science, specifically the genetic manipulation, is taken to the extreme in Dragon Factory.  It is frightening to think what people could do, but boy does it make for an intense and crazy read.  If you are looking for a new thriller author to read, Maberry is a great choice and you will be glued to the series.