All the Devils Are Here

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All the Devils Are Here

Louise Penny


Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec is at it again.

This time the Chief Inspector is in Paris with his family.

As the family are leaving from a meal at his grandfather’s favorite bistro, the Chief Inspector’s grandfather is purposefully rundown in the middle of the street.

Soon, many unusual things about his grandfather’s recent dealings are uncovered (Art thefts, forgeries, murders) as they investigate his hot-and-run.

A GREAT read!



Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

The Bourne Identity (The Novel)

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The Bourne Identity (The Novel)

Robert Ludlum


An ‘unidentified’ man is thrown into the waters just before a yacht blows up. He is adrift until a fishing boat rescues him. The ‘unidentified’ man claims to have amnesia from his head injuries.

This man is sent to shore by the heroic fishermen and is nursed back to health by a local ‘drunkard’ doctor. The doctor tries to assist him in finding his ‘lost’ self.

Through a series of flashbacks and mental images (and an imbedded microchip) the unidentified man comes to the knowledge that in his former life he access to 7.5 million Swiss francs, he has a connection to an agency called Treadstone, and his name is Jason Charles Bourne.

As you already know (unless you have been marooned on an island for the last twenty years), Bourne finds out that he is an assassin of sorts.

Complaint: I would have loved to have read this book in LARGE print. The type was so small, it was a chore. But I enjoyed the book!!!


Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

Total Power: A Mitch Rapp Novel

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Total Power: A Mitch Rapp Novel

Kyle Mills


MITCH RAPP, America’s Number One Secret Agent, is at it again.

An ISIS technology expert reveals that there is someone selling information that can take down the entire USA electrical grid. He thinks that the information is trustworthy!

The Russians have seen the information and find it trustworthy, but they do not want to be tainted by this evil. The Russians know someone else will buy the information and use it.

A GREAT READ!



Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

Deadlock

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Deadlock

Catherine Coulter


FBI agent Dillion Savich is threatened by an arrestee, Marsia Gay. Gay seeks to do harm to all that Savich loves- Savich’s family.

While at the duty station, Savich starts receiving puzzle pieces to imply answers to an investigation. Three separate red boxes of lower, middle, and upper pieces of a hand-crafted puzzle. FBI agent Pippa Cinelli recognizes the town in the puzzle pieces and is sent to investigate.

A GREAT read!



Written for The New York Time Best Sellers.

Shadows in Death

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Shadows in Death

J. D. Robb


A childhood enemy of Roarke’s (the husband of Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas), from way back in the days of Ireland, rears his ugly head in the city.

While on a night in the town at the theater, Lt. Dallas receives a murder call. Roarke goes with her to the scene. A young woman is lying dead near the steps of the arch at Washington Square Park.

Roarke sees a shadow among the ogle-ers of the murder scene and is able to identify the person. He is a wants assassin.

The assassin locks on to Roarke and suddenly no one around Roarke’s family is safe.

A GREAT READ!



Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

Share Your World 11-23-2020


Share Your World 11-23-2020


Thanks, Jim, for the questions this week!


  • What is worse than a dentist with bad breath?
  • Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else?
  • Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mold?
  • Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt?
  • Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the $5 shipping charge to send them back?


What is worse than a dentist with bad breath?

I have never thought about a dentist having bad breath? I guess I am usually too spazzed out about having someone putting their fingers in my mouth that I don’t really think about anything else.

Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else?

Has my sister been showing her favorite video at the family gathering again?

Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mold?

I thought that the green mold as like a ‘go’ sign and it was finally nutritious enough to eat?

Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt?

(Does that answer the question?)

Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the $5 shipping charge to send them back?

I never send unwanted purchases back… They are now called Christmas presents. (Oops, I think that was supposed to be a secret? Please, don’t tell anyone.)



Written for Share Your World 11-23-2020.

Share Your World 11-16-2020


Share Your World 11-16-2020


  • Is cereal soup? Why or why not?
  • What are some interesting ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”?
  • What was your favorite toy growing up?
  • If you have a pet, and you could ask it three questions, what would you ask?


Is cereal soup? Why or why not?

I asked the Lucky Charm’s leprechaun if his cereal, once covered with milk, was actually a soup. He looked at me like I was stupid. I think the answer must be no!

What are some interesting ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”?

“Swell. I love being in self-seclusion. Are you sure that you’re six feet away from me. You know how germs love to fly from person to person.”

What was your favorite toy growing up?

Pudgy Lee Bear. (Yes, he had a middle name!) He kept all my secrets; loved me when I was sad’ played with me when I was happy, and never tired of me reading to him.

If you have a pet, and you could ask it three questions, what would you ask?

    • What do you do when I am gone for the day?
      • Do you really just stretch-out at the threshold of the door and await my arrival?
    • Why do you bark for me to fill up you water bowl after you have finished drinking?
      • Are you really preparing for the next visit?
    • Why don’t you like ****?
      • Is it the beard?


Written for Share Your World 11-16-2020.

The King Is Merciful. Long Love the King.

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The King Is Merciful. Long Love the King.


“You gonna stand there watching me or you gonna say something?” the executioner continued to hone the edges of the sword.

“Do you know what the King has decided?” I asked.

“He is the King. I do not question his wisdom.”

“He is executing an innocent. Maybe even a child,” I continued.

“The king would never execute an innocent.”

“The entire village will be there,” I said.

“Of course they will. All of the King’s executions are in public.”

“You don’t understand.” I said. “I am to remove alphabet letters from King’s purse. After each letter, those villagers with that surname are moved to the back of the commons awaiting me to draw the next letter.”

“Why the letters?” the executioner’s curiosity was finally piqued.

“This village has given comfort and shelter to the bandits. They see them as Germany’s version of Robin Hoods. The King has decided that the village has offended him- the village should pay the price.”

“I see,” responded the executioner.

“Do you?” I asked. “After the first letter is drawn, I will continue to remove villagers according to their surnames until it is just one family remaining. Then I will draw letters for their forenames.”

“Makes sense to me,” responded the executioner.

“The last person remaining will be the person you execute.”

“I understand that.”

“Have you ever been called upon to execute a four-year-old child?” I said.

“Never. The King would show mercy,” replied the executioner.

“There will be no mercy. I am here to hold ransom your son. Should you fail to execute the King’s commands, your son will take the villagers’ stead.”

The executioner stroked one last stroke on the sharpened blade. “It seems the King has thought on everything.” Putting on his hood, he slowly walked toward the scaffolding.



Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2020: Week #46,

Share Your World 11-9-2020



Share Your World 11-9-2020



  • Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
  • What’s your favorite zoo animal?
  •  What three things do you think of the most each day?
  • ‘Deep’ Question … When, if ever, is taking a human life justified?

Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?

That depends?

Bad surprises…

Good surprises!

Pinterest

What’s your favorite zoo animal?

Are there any BAD zoo animals? I love them all!

Freepik

 What three things do you think of the most each day?

Tenor
Rockport Pilot
The Food Network

‘Deep’ Question … When, if ever, is taking a human life justified?

The Three Musketeers answer that question every week!




Written for Share Your World 11-9-2020.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 11-1-2020


SHARE YOUR WORLD 11-1-2020


  • Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
  • Who do you admire most in the world?
  • With the obvious restrictions in place, what do you regret not doing in the last year?

Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?


 

Who do you admire most in the world?

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Mohammed Ali

With the obvious restrictions in place, what do you regret not doing in the last year?

  • I want to go to the movies.
  • I want to go to concerts.
  • I want to go to baseball games.
  • I want to go to basketball games.
  • I want to take-out this blasted mask so I can breathe!

Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 11-1-2020.