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Expiration Day

Powell, William Campbell
In a time when humans are having great difficulty conceiving babies, a teen girl finds out she is actually a robot. Nicely written story.

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2/2015

Bahamas Blue

Poyer, D. C.
Tiller Galloway is shanghaied by a former boss.

QUOTE:

"To San Rasario in the fall, the ganja came down from the mountains in two-hundred-poiund bales. Even covered with ripe bananas in the backs of the trucks, it sweetened the dusty air with the autumnal aroma of marijuana."

BONUS QUOTE:

"Ought to learn some Spanish, he thought. No, to hell with that. If he got out of this, he wasn't even going to Taco Bell anymore."

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7/1999

Hatterass Blue

Poyer, D. C.
Tiller Galloway is hired to find a nazi submarine.

QUOTE:

"To San Rasario in the fall the ganja came down from the mountains in two-hundred-poiund bales. Even covered with ripe bananas in the backs of the trucks it sweetened the dusty air along the roads with the autumnal aroma of marijuana."

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7/1999

As The Wolf Loves Winter

Poyer, David
Old timer C.T. Halverson finds corruption in oil-country Pennsylvania.

QUOTE:

"That was the worst part of getting old. You got so goddamned setimental. Nobody cared about the stuff he remembered. It wasn't important, just people who worked and had kids and got old and died. So why did it feel important, precious and irreplaceable, and as if somehow it must mean something?"

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7/1999

Black Storm

Poyer, David
Dan Lenson goes into Baghdad during the Gulf War looking for Saddam's ultimate weapon. The Laws Of Patrolling 1. Look cool. 2. Don't get lost. 3. If you get lost, remember to look cool.

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7/2002

Down To A Sunless Sea

Poyer, David
Tiller Galloway goes cave diving in Florida. Trapped in small places, drowning, asphixiation, the dark...all my fears in one book!

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7/1999

Korea Strait

Poyer, David
Dan Lenson ends up you-know-where on the TAG Bravo team evaluating a joint naval exercise. Then the North Koreans get all cranky.

Words I Had To Look Up:

the tallest, strackest Korean (pg. 131) -- Squared-away, ready, looking-good soldier. Or sailor, in this case.
eductor (pg. 256) -- Some sort of fancy device for pumping flooded compartments in a ship, in this case.

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9/2009

Louisiana Blue

Poyer, David
Tiller Galloway finds work diving on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

QUOTE:

"It's a aiguillette, sir, not a fourragere."

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12/1999

The Circle

Poyer, David
Ensign Dan Lenson's first assignment is a destroyer named U.S.S. Ryan. Third book in the series, prequel to the first two.

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8/1998

The Gulf

Poyer, David
Dan Lenson in the Persian Gulf.

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8/1998

The Med

Poyer, David
Naval story. Very Clancy.

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7/1998

The Only Thing To Fear

Poyer, David
WWII spy novel involving John Kennedy, Roosevelt, and other personalities of the time. Pretty good.

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12/2000

The Passage

Poyer, David
Heavy naval action. Has the automated destroyer.

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8/1998

The Threat

Poyer, David
Dan Lehman is, detached?, from the Navy, working in Washington D.C. as head of a drug interdiction team for the White House. Through the book he pretty much ends up doing everything ELSE, however!

Words I Had To Look Up:

encaustic tile (pg. 31) -- Ceramic tiles with a decoration made of different colors of clay inlaid into their surface.
Voda gazifie (pg. 115) -- First word is "water", can't find definition for the second word.
Scrum (pg. 287) -- The formation used in the setplay restarting play after a knock-on or forward pass.

Quote:

Dan tries out his French --
Fevier made a half-concealed grimace, as if tasting a bad peanut. "You will excuse me, but perhaps we should conduct our business in English." (pg. 146)

Quote:

Is this the correct word, "deserts?
"We have been fortunate beyond our deserts." (pg. 112)

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9/2008

The Weapon

Poyer, David
Dan Lenson travels off to Moscow, goes for a swim in the Moskva, a little pirate action in Asia, then a another swim, or something, in and around the Persian Gulf. He gets a pretty bauble from the Frenchies, but not much recognition from his own.

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6/2009

Words I Had To Look Up:

natatorium (pg. 81) -- A structurally separate building containing a swimming pool.

Thunder On The Mountain

Poyer, David
W.T. Halversen is involved in a strike at Thunder Oil in 1936. A prequel to the others in the Hemlock County series.

QUOTE:

Remembering that, he head-faked, waited till the other had his haymaker on the rails, and ducked under it and hammered him in the face, left, left, right to the ribs. hard, because he wasn't going to let anybody get away with that kind of talk about his girl.

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3/2000

Tomahawk

Poyer, David
Dan Lensen wonders about the validity of nuclear weapons. Perhaps less action than the others in the series, but still an enjoyable book.

QUOTE:

Three Girl Scouts with Reagan masks staring from crotchless panty hose offered him a liter of Popov's.

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3/2000

Winter In The Heart

Poyer, David
An old man and a boy try to figure out who is dumping toxic chemicals.

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8/1998

Eve's Tattoo

Prager, Emily
Interesting story of Eve who gets the number of a concentration camp victim tattooed for her fortieth birthday.

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12/2000

A Blink Of The Screen

Pratchett, Terry
Collected shorter fiction. Some of it was OK, some pretty interesting, but the story titles The Sea And Little Fishes was exquisitely written, and I was very teary for a goodly portion of the story. And the "bonus" chapter, if not more so.

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6/2017
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[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Ballard] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barnhill] [Barr- Barr] [Barrows- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie] [Beattie, editor- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Borchert] [Bosch- Brennert] [Brillant- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chabon- Clancy] [Clancy- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Hepler] [Herbert- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horowitz- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- Johansen] [John, and Travis S. Taylor- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Klise- Kurland] [Kurson- Lasky] [latham- Lee] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Little] [Lobel- Lu] [Lubar- Macleod] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marcinko- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McNally] [McSwigan- Miles] [Millard- Moore] [Moore- Muller] [Mulligan- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Brien- Palacio] [Paolini- Park] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Pfeffer- Powell] [Powell- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pynchon] [Queenan- Rehder] [Rehder- Riordan] [Roach- Rose] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Savin] [Sawyer- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shaffer] [Shames- Sijie] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinhauer] [Stephens- Stross] [Stross- Sweeney] [Tapply- Thompson] [Thorp- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Voltaire] [Waldman- Wells] [Wells- Westlake] [Westlake- Wilks] [Williams-Garcia- Woodruff] [Woods- Zusak] 

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