Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Couple Great Suspense Books & Giveaway


The Crimson Cipher is set in a fresh time period, unlike many books I've read. It's based in the early days of World War One, prior to any official involvement by the US. A neutral nation, this novel is set amidst some of the early code-breaking efforts of the navy. I found that a fascinating historical hook and was also intrigued by all the sabotage going on against the US and Canada.

Emma Shuster finds herself swept into the Navy's efforts after her father is murdered. And the intrigue follows her from Maine to D.C. When her heart becomes entangled with a suitor, she has to decide whether to allow the navy lieutenant in. The romance is well-blended with the suspense, and the characters and setting had me transported back to that time period. This was a very enjoyable read that I enjoyed immensely. You can read the first chapter for the book over at the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.


TSI: The Influenza Bomb is a book that reads like it's ripped from this year's headlines as a virulent flu races through Siberia spreading to other parts of the world. TSI is called in to help try to determine how to stop the spread and figure out the history of the disease. While it looks new, they find it is really rooted in the 1918 flu outbreak as well as World War II. The story trips back and forth between current times and 1918 and WWII, intersecting at the end. I loved the back and forth in time, but some may find it disconcerting. What I found most disconcerting was the idea that the premise of the book could happen. Really enjoyed this book, too.

Leave a comment today for a chance to get your own copy of The Crimson Cipher!

I received TSI for review purposes, but purchased Crimson Cipher.

16 comments:

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I love suspense novels. I'll keep these in mind.

Michelle said...

I've been wanting to read both of these.

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vickisherbert said...

Thanks for reviewing these two books. I enjoy suspense novels immensely and my daughter and I enjoy reading and discussing them. I can't wait to take a look at these!

Amber S. said...

I'd appreciate a chance to win The Crimson Cipher! :D Thanks so much!

~Amber

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Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Oh cool! I would love to read The Crimson Cipher! Thank you so much for the chance.

XOXO~ Renee C.
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skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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Ariel said...

That sounds like a great book! I'd loved to be entered :) Thanks!

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Katie M said...

I love reading mystery/suspense novels! The Crimson Cipher sounds like a great book!

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petite said...

Thanks for featuring this wonderful novel set in an era which intrigues me. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

The Crimson Cipher review was captivating. I enjoy historical fiction and especially anything involving this period of time involving Canada & the U.S. thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Julia M. Reffner said...

Count me in. I've been wanting to read The Crimson Cipher and love that cover.

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Linda said...

Both books sound great! The influenza bomb isn't that far off base. I've read many fiction novels of future events, and many have come true. This, to me, could be one of them. Please enter me.
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windycindy said...

Fall is quickly approaching and these two books are the kind that
I enjoy reading in front of the
fireplace...
Many thanks, Cindi
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apple blossom said...

Thanks for the chance to win.


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kristen said...

The Crimson Cipher sounds awesome. Please enter me.
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