The Trestle is a Kindle Single which I got at the best possible price, free. This is not from Kindle Unlimited (KU), it was a free download offer. The offer is for everyone. It was not made in return for a review.
The Mortician by Mordecai Taylor is a Kindle Single that I read through the Kindle Unlimited (KU) subscription plan. I am usually attracted to dark subjects. What could be darker than a mortician? I also liked the author’s name; it seems to fit the dark subject. Does anyone want to bet this might be a pen name? And there is a nice first line “The scalpels sparkled mischievously on the table.”
The Book Case by Nelson DeMille is a Kindle short story I downloaded from Kindle Unlimited (KU). This is a detective novel; the crime is the death of a bookstore owner. How did the owner die? He was killed by a falling bookcase. Refer to the title.
The Long Run by Mishka is an inspiring story for addicts. It is hard in this account for the reader to separate alcohol addiction from drug addiction. Mishka seems to have done it all. The “thing” that save him was running. This was running in all its forms, from short distances to ultra- marathons and beyond. It would be inaccurate to say that something like running was an epiphany. First had to come the realization that his “present” life of daily drinking and doping wasn’t working. Then he had to come to the reality that sometimes his life was more fun with alcohol and drugs. Then he had to come to the decision point; which lifestyle had the least negative consequences? Which lifestyle, and all conceivable choices had negatives, had the least negatives? Running was an activity that helped lead to an alcohol and drug-free life. But running at the extreme distances Mishka ran in the face of the extreme pain that he forced himself to endure was also an addiction.
This is a Kindle Short Story that I downloaded through Kindle Unlimited (KU).
I remain fascinated by stories based in Cambodia. I lived there as an expat, not associated with any organization, for seven years. I supported myself by an expat favorite device, teaching English. I was contacted many times by writers who wanted to fact check some stuff about Cambodia with an expat who had local knowledge. Most of what Eisler writes about in this novel is correct.
The Lost Coast by Barry Eisler is a Kindle Short story I downloaded using Kindle Unlimited (KU). The story is preceded by a warning that it is for mature audiences and contains scenes of sexual violence that might be different than what I am accustomed to. I immediately began to search my home for a tracking device. How does he know what I am accustomed to?
Paris Is a Bitch by Barry Eisler is a Kindle Short Story I downloaded through Kindle Unlimited (KU).
It was supposed to be a quiet dinner in Paris. Mossad Agent Delilah was going on a mission; Trying-to-retire freelance agent for hire John Rain wanted to know where she was going and when she was coming back. Mossad agents seem to answer with enigmatic smiles, especially when they are beautiful. The Mossad doesn’t hire ugly (females). Rain was frustrated and angry. He was trying to get out of the murder-for-hire business. Delilah was devoted to her work even more than she was devoted to Rain.