The Force – By Don Winslow

The Force   by Don Winslow Detective Denny Malone loves his job. A native of Staten Island, Malone loves nothing more than to immerse himself in his role as an elite cop with the NYPD. Together with his friends, Russo and Monty, he rules northern Manhattan. At least he likes to think he does. But the […]

A Morning For Flamingos

A Morning For Flamingos   by James Lee Burke Burke’s back! The purveyor of tales from New Iberia, New Orleans and southern Louisiana has returned to the pages of Rebel Voice, complete with yet another Dave Robicheaux thriller. This is book 4 in the popular series and dates right back to 1992. I won’t tell you […]

Pegasus Descending

Pegasus Descending   by James Lee Burke This is book 15 in the popular Dave Robicheaux series. In this installment, the bold detective from New Iberia in Louisiana, encounters the daughter of a friend of his who was gunned down many years before in Miami. Her appearance coincides with the emergence of some seriously bad hombres […]

Deal Breaker

Deal Breaker   by Harlan Coben Rebel Voice has decided that, after the recent break-up with James Lee Burke, we should both see other people. Harlan Coben is an old flame. Whether it is advisable to return to such a relationship is questionable, but here goes. In this first installment of the Myron Bolitar series (1995), […]

Burning Angel

Burning Angel   by James Lee Burke This is yet another episode in my Burke binge, and yet another that I thoroughly enjoyed. Louisiana Detective, Dave Robicheaux, is thrust onto a smorgasbord of mystery and terror as he meets up with Sonny Boy Marsallas, a New Orleans street hustler who has returned from exile in Latin […]

In The Electric Mist With The Confederate Dead

In The Electric Mist With The Confederate Dead   by James Lee Burke This author should get a Nobel prize for literature on the basis of his book titles alone. Added to this one we have such notable names as Black Cherry Blues, A Stained White Radiance and Jolie Blon’s Bounce which has been reviewed by […]

The Tin Roof Blowdown

The Tin Roof Blowdown   by James Lee Burke Dave Robicheaux is back with a bang. This time he is tasked with helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina which has ravaged his native New Orleans. Although Dave is now a member of law enforcement in New Iberia, the authorities in The Big Easy are […]

The Jealous Kind

Book Review The Jealous Kind   by James Lee Burke Burke is a consistently strong author who turns out great book after great book. The Jealous Kind is no different. Aaron Broussard is a seventeen year old Texas boy learning the perilous ropes of life in 1950’s USA. Far from the idyllic portrayal normally presented […]

No Middle Name

Book Review No Middle Name   by Lee Child I went and did it again. I read another Child book. This, despite the reservations that I had about the Jack Reacher series of which No Middle Name is one part – see Rebel Voice Book Review for Night School. This is a short story collection […]

Honk Tonk Samurai

Honky Tonk Samurai  by Joe R. Lansdale Hap and Leonard are two of the most interesting characters in literature today. They are described on the book blurb thus: Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet… How can you not want to know more? Honky […]

Vanilla Ride

Vanilla Ride  by Joe R. Lansdale He’s back! And with a bang! Lansdale has returned to my life with this little gem. Two sittings to finish, and I enjoyed every damn minute if it. Hap Collins is large, white, hetro and funny. Leonard Pine is larger, black, homo and also funny. Both are from East Texas. They […]

Mortal Prey – John Sandford Thriller

Mortal Prey by John Sandford John Sandford, real name, John Camp, is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist. His media skill-set has transformed impressively into fiction (insert fake media joke here) and he is, to put it bluntly, a fucking literary great. Rebel Voice has, at this time, read quite a number of Sandford’s stories, and not one […]