So This is Paris: The Shiro Project

The Shiro Project by David Khara

This great thriller won’t be released until November and you get a sneaky peeky NOW! Hold on to your croissants friends!

After The Bleiberg Project, the Consortium thriller series continues with The Shiro Project. Reporter Branislav Poborsky is running away from a bad marriage, when he witnesses the Czech army covering up the extermination of an entire village. Saved in extremis by the gentle-giant Mossad agent Eytan Morgenstern, he is thrown into a troubling race to defuse a larger-than-life conspiracy. After Eytan’s mentor is kidnapped, he must join forces with his arch-rival to put an end to a mysterious group that has weapons of mass destruction. Once again, the atrocities of World War II come back to haunt the modern world. What links exist between Japanese camps in China in the 1940s, a US Army research center in the 1950s, and the deadly threat Eytan faces today? From Prague to Tokyo, with stops in Ireland, yesterday’s enemies become today’s best allies and mankind seems on the verge of repeating the errors of the past. What can a lone man do against the madness that is bound to follow?


Here are a few thoughts from the author, David:

The Bleiberg Project introduced Eytan Morgenstern, a larger-than-life hero. Part of the fun in creating the character was to let readers believe he was a threat when, at the middle of the book, they realized he was the actual hero of the series.

In The Shiro Project, the action is centered on his psychology. From a seemingly cold and remorseless killer, Eytan proves to be a much more complex, with a code of honor of his own, and much more sensibility than one could expect. In this adventure, he teams up with Elena, his nemesis in The Bleiberg Project, to save Eli Karman, his mentor, who turns out to be much more than that in a rather unexpected way.

In the second book of the trilogy, I wanted to go deeper into the characters, but I also wanted to stick more to historical facts than I did in the first book. And after what happened in Europe during the war, I decided would work on the experiments led by Japanese scientists in China.

Mon dieu. Incredible, right?


a tout a l’heure!  (that’s French for laters!)









Adult Fiction

Gone Girl Movie?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are aware that Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, has been a best seller for like two years.  In a row!  I stumbled upon the book thanks to my friends at From Left To Write book club.


Gone Girl was my first foray into modern psychological thrillers and boy was it a punch in the gut! Here’s my review. I have mixed feelings, however, about the book becoming a movie. I’m not sure it’s something I can relive again.

Fortunately, I may not have to, because thanks to many articles floating around the web, I’ve learned that the author has rewritten the ending.  Is that good or bad?

Plus, I’m not a big fan of who they cast in the movie.  Ben Affleck as the husband? Nah, too old, and too, well, unremarkable.  I just saw that Doogie aka Neil Patrick Harris will be playing Desi Collings in the movie. I’m all like, who is playing whom?  I also just discovered that Tyler Perry (we know and love him as Madea) is also in the movie.

I’ll tell you what Gillian, you were smart to hire Tyler Perry.  Whenever Amy stars acting up, Madea can come in there and set everything in order.  Or at least bring some comic relief.


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What do you think? Will you see it?


Adult Fiction Books

The Preservationist by Justin Kramon AUTHOR VISIT


One of the funnest aspects of my job at the bookstore (Towne Book Center & Cafe) is hosting book clubs.  This month we read The Preservationist by Justin Kramon and were visited by the author himself!  To be sure, author visits are always fun and eventful but the special part of this club was that he addressed everyone’s comments personally.  What’s not to love about that?

Here’s my video review. Tell me what you think.

If your club has read The Preservationist, why not contact him and see if he’s available?  He’s a good time and a genuinely good egg.  His website is easy:  He’s also on Facebook.

Have you read it?  Tell me what you think!