Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Reviews – #Thriller John L. DeBoer , #Drama Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Thriller Janet Gogerty

Welcome to the first of the author updates for the week with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

The first author today is, John L. DeBoer  with a review for his most recent thriller Deep Cover.

About the book

As his 40th birthday nears, former Navy SEAL Adam Taylor faces a desk job in the paramilitary security firm he works for – a sedentary executive position devoid of the exciting missions he’d craved during his entire professional life. So he joins the U.S. Marshals Service, hoping to get selected for the elite Special Operations Group of the Service. Soon thereafter, he finds himself involved in a hunt for Russian spies.

Espionage agents trained to pose as Americans in a secret base near Irkutsk, Russia have been inserted into the United States. Their mission: gather information concerning the political and social views of their neighbors and manipulate them to affect U.S. elections in disinformation campaigns. When this program is discovered by serendipity, the FBI, U.S.Marshals Service, and the NSA combine forces to weed out the spies as the 2018 midterm elections approach.

Adam and a cast of characters take the reader on an action-packed, suspenseful journey in which Russian agents scramble to keep ahead of the hunters by eliminating those who can expose the spymasters.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Russell (The Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced spy thriller!  Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2020

A great fast-paced read! “Deep Cover” is a modern day spy thriller taking current political events and bringing them to light. Being told through a series of multiple characters, DeBoer unveils a convoluted novel about the infiltration of Russian spies. On one side, the reader glimpses into the spies’ point of view, discussing how their lives are so intertwined in their own misdoings. While on the other side, the reader sees the mechanisms of justice which attempts to source out the spies.

“Deep Cover” brings to life a real-life scenario in the current political realm. DeBoer brilliantly circumnavigates real-life political tyrants around his complex well developed characters. Interestingly, the author offers a human side to the act of espionage through the process of remorse over their actions, questioning their intel and debating their handler’s motivations. More so, DeBoer hints how prolonged assimilation in one country could dissolve any possible conviction for their motherland. Truly, a great spy thriller with twists and turns at every angle. Fantastic job! 

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by John L. DeBoer

Read the reviews and buy the books : Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow John: Goodreads

Connect to John via his Facebook author page: John L. DeBoer Novels

The next author is Elizabeth Gauffreau with her review for Telling Sonny….

About Telling Sonny

Forty-six-year-old FABY GAUTHIER keeps an abandoned family photograph album in her bottom bureau drawer. Also abandoned is a composition book of vaudeville show reviews, which she wrote when she was nineteen and Slim White, America’s self-proclaimed Favorite Hoofer (given name, LOUIS KITTELL), decided to take her along when he played the Small Time before thinking better of it four months later and sending her back home to Vermont on the train.

Two weeks before the son she had with Louis is to be married, Faby learns that Louis has been killed in a single-car accident, an apparent suicide. Her first thought is that here is one more broken promise: Louis accepted SONNY’s invitation to the wedding readily, even enthusiastically, giving every assurance that he would be there, and now he wouldn’t be coming. An even greater indignity than the broken promise is that Louis’s family did not bother to notify Faby of his death until a week after the funeral took place. She doesn’t know how she can bring herself to tell Sonny he mattered so little in his father’s life he wasn’t even asked to his funeral…

One of the recent reviews for the book

Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2020

I finished this book in record time, trying (and failing) to slow down so the story would last longer. This novel transported me to the whimsical world of the vaudeville show circuit. During this journey of the young Faby Gauthier and her new husband Louis, author Elizabeth Gauffreau artfully unveils the personality of each, and the relationship between the two. Gauffreau takes the readers on a well-paced journey, delivering emotive language to revel towns small and large, which Faby captures with her Brownie camera; and the acts of the small time, which Faby reviews in her journal with the care and thoughtfulness of a professional. I found myself caring deeply for Faby, constantly craving more than reality provided. Equally, I started each chapter hoping Louis would give his young, naive wife the love she craved. The last chapter left me surprised and more emotional than I expected. Gauffreau’s first novel shows a deep level of story and character development, and I look forward to her next book. 

Read the reviews and buy the bookAmazon US – and : Amazon UK – Follow Elizabeth: Goodreads

Connect to Elizabeth via her Website/blog: Liz Gauffreau

The final author today is Janet Gogerty for her most recent release, the thriller At The Seaside Nobody Hears You Scream.

About the book

In the summer of 2013 Annette Bethany Brown went missing without trace. Her boyfriend Toby Channing was the last person to see her, the only person who knew where she had spent the previous days.

In February 2014 Tobias Elliot Channing, private investigator, was still roaming the country, a camper van detective specialising in missing persons; hoping to discover why so many people go missing. He was visiting every place that had a connection with Anna, there were still no clues to her disappearance.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Jane Deans 4.0 out of 5 stars A series of gentle mysteries Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 February 2020

This work is a series of short stories on the theme of ‘missing persons’ linked by the central character, Toby who is an amateur detective, himself attempting to find a missing girlfriend. The settings and characters are reminiscent of seaside postcards and evoke a bygone England of conventional households and family relationships. Most of the stories were gentle mysteries and there are references to familiar pub chains and English tourist destinations. The only parts that jarred for me were the elements containing a robot and one with a ghost, both of which were implausible in the context of the other stories.

Head over to buy the book: Amazon UK

And: Amazon US

A selection of other books by Janet Gogerty

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK

And on: Amazon US

Read more reviews and follow Janet on: Goodreads

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books under your arm.. thanks Sally.

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