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    BOOK REVIEW : 51st DIRECTIVE BY MICHAEL AGLIOLO

    TITLE : 51st Directive AUTHOR : Michael Agliolo GENRE : Adult, Thriller, Action, Crime FBRC RATING : 4 stars BLURB : The deepest parts of the Internet hold the secrets of a world that will never be the same as Homeland Security Presidential Directive 51 overrides every freedom you believed you had when you woke up this morning. A handwritten letter, sent to the FBI unleashes a trail of deceit putting the armed forces of the United States in direct conflict with each other. Discover the power of the 51st Directive through the eyes of FBI agent Erica Brewer as she and Washington D.C. Detective Sam Marco uncovers a secret…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE ORACLE OF CUMAE BY MELISSA HARDY

    TITLE : AUTHOR : GENRE : Fiction, Historical, Humor FBRC RATING : 3.5 Stars PUBLISHING DATE : 8 Oct 2019 BLURB: On the day she turns ninety-nine, Mariuccia Umbellino calls for a priest so that she might finally confess to someone the secrets she has been living with for seventy-five years. When she was a girl, a band of men appeared at her family’s farm in the wild Sibylline Mountains with orders from the pope to destroy the nearby shrine of the Oracle of Cumae and to thereby end forever the practice of the Old Religion that had persisted in that region since Roman times. Set in early nineteenth-century Italy,…

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    BOOK REVIEW : WHY DO THEY HATE US? MAKING PEACE WITH THE MUSLIM WORLD BY STEVE SLOCUM

    What set the Muslims apart from the Hebrews, the Christians, and the Quraysh was the strict prohibition against initiating a conflict and the requirement to cease fighting the moment the enemy surrendered. – STEVE SLOCUM (WHY DO THEY HATE US? MAKING PEACE WITH THE MUSLIM WORLD) TITLE : Why do they hate us? Making peace with the Muslim world. AUTHOR : Steve Slocum GENRE : Non-fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Politics FBRC RATING : 4.5 stars BLURB : With Americans still in shock after watching packed airliners slam into the twin towers, George W. Bush asked America, “Why do they hate us?”  After 9/11, the world became more fearful, and acts…

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    BOOK REVIEW : CHASE DARKNESS WITH ME BY BILLY JENSEN

    People read and watch and listen to true crime because it restores order from chaos. That’s the answer to give when someone asks you why you like hearing about real-life murder. It’s the comfort of watching everything be put in it’s place after an episode of outright, sickening bedlam. -Billy JENSEN (CHASE DARKNESS WITH ME) TITLE : Chase darkness with me AUTHOR : Billy Jensen GENRE : Non-fiction, True Crime FBRC : 4.5 Stars BLURB : Have you ever wanted to solve a murder? Gather the clues the police overlooked? Put together the pieces? Identify the suspect? Journalist Billy Jensen spent fifteen years investigating unsolved murders, fighting for the families…