Vicki Gregory

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The Girl with No Face

Fans of urban fantasy, Chinese martial arts, magic, and elements of the supernatural will enjoy this second series installment, which captivates readers from the opening pages. The many characters, both human and animal, may at first confuse those unfamiliar with the first book, but the author introduces and develops each of their personalities skillfully so that there is soon no difficulty. A true page-turner not to be missed.

Elevator Pitch

Fans of psychological thrillers and the author’s previous books will love this. Warning: it might leave some readers a bit uncomfortable next time they enter an elevator. [See Prepub Alert, 3/11/19.]

Last Tango in Cyberspace

Reminiscent of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, this near-futuristic setting for ancient connections somehow seem possible for our own future. Both thriller and sf, the latest from Kotler (Tomorrowland) is sure to please a broad range of readers. The characters are well-developed and ultimately "peeled to the core," which makes for a fascinating read. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 11/19/18.]

Vessel

Sf aficionados will savor this surprising page-turner. The attempt to resolve the personal relationship problems inherent after long separations from friends, spouse, and child is compelling. Highly recommended.
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Out of the Dark

Fans of the previous books in the series will not want to miss this latest installment featuring a complicated, swift-paced plot involving numerous twists plus a surprise ending—the essentials that make up a great thriller. Enthusiasts of suspense dramas should plan to stay up all night reading this one. [See Prepub Alert, 7/2/18.]
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The Girl from Berlin

Balson's many fans will thoroughly enjoy this new addition to the series, which continues the earlier novels' dynamic plotting, compelling characters, and back-and-forth between-eras action. Newcomers will find the portrayal of the plight of the Jews of Central Europe leading up to and during World War II an unvarnished testament to the ugly truth.
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Varina

Highly recommended for general readers as well as anyone interested in American history. [See Prepub Alert, 10/5/17.]
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The One

Readers of thrillers and sf will enjoy this book. [See Prepub Alert, 8/13/17.]
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City of Endless Night

Fans of the "Pendergast" series will be delighted with this latest romp and its careful plotting and suspense should appeal to mystery fans generally as well. The sensational details don't interfere at all with its plausibility and stylishness. [See Prepub Alert, 7/24/17.]

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