Black Wings

Title: Black Wings
Author: Kathleen Jabs
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Reviewer: Jim Greenwald

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B006KJ198W

Lieutenant Bridget Donovan suspect the worst when her Naval Academy roommate, Audrey Richards, perishes in a botched take-off from an aircraft carrier. The Navy says it's an accident, but facts
don't add up. Could it be a suicide, or murder? Donovan's unofficial investigation into what really happened, both during their past Academy days and Richards' final hours, forces her to examine the concepts of honor, justice and the role of loyalty in pursuit of those ideals.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Jabs, Kathleen

True Surrender

Title: True Surrender
Author: Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Genre: Fiction, Literary
Reviewer: Gail Chatfield

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1466242418

When Major Aaron Bricewick is rescued from Afghanistan terrorists, he thinks the worst is over. But his personal journey is just beginning... The first surprise is the amputation of one of his legs. The second is the woman he left behind, now a widow with a 4-year-old son - and his new prosthetist (artificial limb maker). He vows that losing his leg won't derail his career. But maintaining his outward appearance as a got-it-together officer becomes increasingly difficult as he faces one personal demon after another - and sees his career aspirations slipping away. And though he has no intention of expanding his life to include a woman, his heart has other ideas - and he finds himself questioning the very foundation of his personal beliefs. When violence - and unexpected redemption - touch his life again, Aaron must make a stand. Which will he choose: duty or love?

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Cramer-Kelly, Tracey

You Are What You Eat Bug Man-An Excerpt from Commitment-A Novel

Let’s help them,” Tucker said, grabbing John’s hand and pulling him toward the commotion in the forest.

     The village surroundings had been busy with the sound of leaves crunching, vines cracking, and rhythmic chants for the past 30 minutes. Tucker led laughing gleefully as they went to investigate. Finally they found twenty men pulling on thick vines as they advanced the progress of a huge sago palm toward the village.

     “It is big, John. It will bring us lots of food. The kind you eat a lot of last time,” said Tucker.

Bittersweet Colony

Title: Bittersweet Colony
Author: David Michaelson
Genre: Sci-fi
Reviewer: Jim Greenwald

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0984842225

Nearing the end of a tragic 20,000 year journey to Alpha Centauri,
the starship Pegasus is escorted to mankind's final destination by the
mysterious and powerful resident aliens. Once shuttled to their new planet the humans discover the terrifying reasons why the Odeons never settled the plane the human race now calls Bittersweet Colony.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Michaelson, David

Murder is for the Birds

Title: Murder is for the Birds
Author: Pat McGrath Avery
Genre: Fiction,Mystery
Reviewer: Bob Doerr

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0983493049

Stir birding, books and murder into a pot and tension boils as Hap Lynch and his trusty sidekick, Luke, help Detective Rachel Vasquez solve the mystery. Set in the Rio Grande Valley, nature's beauty turns ugly when a dead body is discovered. This is the second Hap Lynch mystery. The first book, Murder Takes a Ride, is set in Branson, Missouri.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
McGrath-Avery, Pat