I forgot more than most people will ever know about… horses. For somebody who isn’t a pro, I’ve experienced and learned quite a bit. I started out riding Westernstyle and finished up riding over [low] fences with Englishtack. I read every Black Stallion book as a kid, and as soon as I got the opportunity, I took horseback riding classes to fill my P.E. credits in college. I read any good horsie story I could get my hands on. I owned several horses and trained a few. I’d still be riding, but my horse allergy became too extreme to ignore any longer.
Imagine my delight when I found these two books by Susan Archer about the Saddlebred horse show industry – which I only knew a little bit about.
One of the best thriller writers around today is Rick Mofina. And lucky us, three of his best books with Jason Wade as the hero are available in the Jason Wade Thriller Trilogy. The three books are The Dying Hour, Every Fear, and A Perfect Grave. In the first book, Jason is interning at The Seattle Mirror, competing with others for a single reporter’s job. His competitors are ivy leaguers with extensive experience, while Jason put himself through community college and lacks experience. That doesn’t stop him, though, as you’ll find out.
When I first saw these books listed on Amazon, I thought the titles (and the covers – I’m big on covers) were silly, but why not give them a try? I did, and now the series is one of my favorites. Just goes to show you never know about a book until you read it….
The first book in the series is “Romeow and Juliet.” See what I mean about the titles? The story, however, is compelling and kept my interest throughout. As I’ve said before, if it doesn’t hook me and keep me interested, any book is history. This book has everything: a dead body, romance, and a side story about cats in love.