Reader Friday – Ten Seconds ‘Til

Patricia Bradley Reader Friday 21 Comments

A few weeks ago I mentioned I’d read a couple of novellas and would write a review the next week…well, here’s the first one, only a few weeks late. 🙂

The first story is  TEN SECONDS TIL…
A New MedAir Series Crime Thriller from Critically-acclaimed Author Braxton DeGarmo
A serial-bombing vigilante is on the loose, and when an explosion kills three well-known thugs, Detective Seamus O’Connor joins the task force called in to investigate. But when two more explosive devices target criminals who have escaped justice, the hunt turns its focus on finding a vigilante. O’Connor starts getting close, and the vigilante begins to hunt him.

Braxton has a who series with Detective Seamus O’Connor and this one really whetted my appetite for the other stories.

This story was intriguing. A vigilante exacting justice on criminals who got away with their crimes…how many times have we wanted to see people get their just dues. DeGarmo did a great job showing how dangerous that type thinking can be. And he kept me guessing the identity of the killer until the end!

Braxton DeGarmo spent over 30 years in Emergency and Family Medicine, both in and out of the military, before retiring to focus on writing in 2014. He writes from a Judeo-Christian worldview, but he writes his stories to reach and entertain people of all backgrounds. Many of the incidents in his books are based on real occurrences, people, and experiences in his own life, such as learning to escape a water crash in a helicopter. Human trafficking, medical kidnapping, government corruption, and other social injustices have become the premises used for his stories. And the technologies described in his books are all current . . . and possible.

Lately, I’ve been reading quite a few anthologies, and have been introduced to several new authors. I plan on reading more of their books. Have you ever discovered a new author while reading anthologies? Leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for a gently-read book in my library.

What have you been reading this week?

November’s winner of a gently-read book from my library is…Pam!

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  1. Gloria

    I read Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon this week but just started Secrets by Rick Acker, part of Kill Zone:Ten Deadly Thrillers. Rick is a new to me author and I am looking forward to reading his story as well as the rest of the stories.

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  2. MH

    I’ve indeed discovered new authors while reading anthologies. My favorite recent author find through an anthology – Heather Day Gilbert!

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  3. Delores E. Topliff

    While visiting on U.S. West Coast, I’ve discovered a successful British mystery author, Peter James, who I’ll read again. I’m also enjoying a nonfiction chronicle of an extended Chinese immigrant family in California, On Gold Mountain, by Lisa See–well-written and worth reading.

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  4. Edward Arrington

    I read Firefly Cove by Davis Bunn, which will be released late this month. Last evening I started reading In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury. I seldom read anthologies. I’m more inclined toward full-length books.

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  5. Jackie Smith

    I’ve read You’ll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher; For Love of Liberty by Julie Lessman; and The Best Gift by Irene Hannon (still catching up on her backlists; love her books)!

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  6. Sue Parrish

    I just finished Chip Gaines’ nonfiction book about their Fixer Upper series titled “Capital Gaines”. I am currently reading Cara Putman’s “Imperfect Justice”. I have found several new authors by reading anthologies. I am librarian at my church and have turned some “non readers” into readers by giving them anthologies. I agree with your comment “so many books and so little time”. Same for me.

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  7. Trixi

    My reading week has been back to pretty much normal for me 🙂 I’ve read several Love Inspired Christmas themed ones, here’s my list: Holiday Secrets by Susan Sleeman, Classified K-9 Unit Christmas by Lenora Worth and Terri Reed, Amish Christmas Abduction by Dana R. Lynn, and I started Claiming Her Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe (Jan release) first in the Big Heart Ranch series.

    My review schedule is finally slowing down! So I’m choosing a few “for fun” reads once I finish Tina’s book 🙂 I’ve been neglecting my library way too long, lol!

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  8. Caryl Kane

    I just finished reading The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen. Tomorrow I’ll begin reading When Jesus Wept by Brock and Bodie Thoene.

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