Monday new week free kindle books

Courtesy Happy Reader Joyce, here are some free kindle books to start off the week -

Black Market Billions: How Organized Retail Crime Funds Global Terrorists by Hitha Prabhakar. Genre: History, Connections between Crime. NYPD Detective Investigator investigates connections between the Black Market and Terrorism. It’s a preorder. 336 pages.

Someone from the Amazon Vine program has made a grand statement by giving a 3-star review before the book is even out. How interesting.

Dance of the Seven Veils (Dance, Book One) by Cris Anson. Genre: Erotica, Masquerades and Gladiators, Rich and Powerful Lawyers, Steamy Romance. Rated 4 stars on 5 reviews. 194 pages.

Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – A Global Call to Action by Peter W. Navarro. Genre: History, The Danger of China, Warning Call. Rated 4 stars on 61 reviews. 300 pages. The reviews are pretty interesting.

Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life by Richard W. Paul. Genre: Self-Help, Critical Thinking, Improve All Aspects of Your Life. Rated 4 stars on 28 reviews. 384 pages.

Inspire!: Why Customers Come Back by Jim Champy. Genre: Business and Investing. 192 pages. The author recommends ‘bringing authenticity to everything you do’ and also ‘adding mystique’. Aren’t those two a bit orthogonal?

Career Survival Kit (Collection), The (2nd Edition) by Richard Templar. Genre: Business and Investing, Career Advice. Recommended strongly. Rated 5 stars on 2 reviews.

 

That brings us to a non-free book, the Kindle Daily Deal.

Right as Rain (Derek Strange and Terry Quinn) by George P. Pelecanos. Price: $1.99. Genre: Police Procedural, Hard-boiled, Haunted Terrain of Drugs and Death, . Rated 4 stars on 54 reviews. 336 pages.

Here’s a snippet from the most helpful review -

In this new book, he steps away from his established characters Nick Stefanos and Dmitri Karras, and launches a new duo, black, middle-aged PI Derek Strange, and younger, white ex-cop Terry Quinn. Through them, and the story of Chris Wilson, an off-duty black cop shot by Quinn, Pelecanos displays the racial awkwardness and tension that pervades Washington, D.C. The central message of the book is that everyone, regardless of race, carries preconceptions with them about other groups. That doesn’t make them racist-that term is reserved for
those who carry hatred in their hearts.

That’s it for this post.

4 Responses

  1. I found the following on Amazon:

    “Amazon Vine™ invites the most trusted reviewers on Amazon to post opinions about new and pre-release items to help their fellow customers make informed purchase decisions. Amazon provides Vine members with free products that have been submitted to the program by participating vendors.”

    I have seen some reviews on Amazon that end with a statement that the book was given to the reviewer free in exchange for a review. Apparently, they feel that there is no need to publish such a statement for members of Amazon Vine (which is by invitation only).

    There’s one “top reviewer” on Amazon who seems to feel that they need to review individual forum posts as well as reviewing books. The time that this person attacked me, someone backed me up on what I said. I have not put any credence in Amazon book reviews since then.

  2. And the award for Best Use of a Not-Seen-Often-In-A-Sentence Word goes to “switch” for his correct usage of the word “orthogonal.” (It’s hard to stump me when it comes to vocabulary, but I admit, I had to look it up.)

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