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The ARRL Extra Class License Manual.

I don't recommend it. It's a bit dry.


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Posts: 18542 | Location: Montana | Registered: November 01, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've just started reading What Really Happened in Wuhan by Sharri Markson, an Aussie.

The main premise is that the Covid-19 virus escaped from the Wuhan Virology Institute where they were doing gain-of-function research.


I am also reading this one. Very well researched and worth reading.
 
Posts: 1739 | Location: El Paso, Texas | Registered: January 05, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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"The Cellist", the newest Gabriel Allon novel by Daniel Silva. He goes a little overboard with the COVID references (it adds nothing to the story to tell me that they had a "socially distant" dinner), but so far it's standard fare for him.
 
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"The Cellist", the newest Gabriel Allon novel by Daniel Silva. He goes a little overboard with the COVID references (it adds nothing to the story to tell me that they had a "socially distant" dinner), but so far it's standard fare for him.

I jumped ahead and read the Acknowledgments at the end of the book. Silva writes:

"I did not set out...to write a novel that featured an insurrection inspired by an American president and an inauguration conducted under the threat of an armed assault by US citizens. But in the days following the Capitol siege, I resolved to include the near death of American democracy in my story of Russia's relentless war on the West."

Aside from the fact that the story's not that engaging, I think I may have to abandon this and any future output from this author.
 
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Just read Everybody Dies, the 14th in the Matt Scudder series by Lawrence Block.

Just started The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous.




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Three Sips of Gin: Dominating the Battlespace with Rhodesia's Elite Selous Scouts.
 
Posts: 2033 | Location: Worcester County, MA  | Registered: December 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I’ve hit some kind of wall for reading. Happened over the last year or so.

I’ve been trying to finish Dante’s Inferno. Half the book is done and I can’t seem to pick it, or any other book, back up.
 
Posts: 804 | Location: NE Pennsylvania | Registered: December 10, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The latest Bosch book, "The Dark Hours".
 
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The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
 
Posts: 10531 | Location: Gilbert Arizona | Registered: March 21, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

That was made into a good movie, with John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, and Dustin Hoffman.



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Posts: 10577 | Location: South Congress AZ | Registered: May 27, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I just picked up a couple of new ones that have been on my waiting list at the library for a while.
 
Now reading Better off Dead, the latest Jack Reacher novel by Lee/Andrew Child.
 
Next up is Mercy, Atlee Pine book 4, by David Baldacci



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Now reading Better off Dead, the latest Jack Reacher novel by Lee/Andrew Child.
 


I just finished Better Off Dead and thought it sucked compared to all his other novels.

Then I checked the cover and I now suspect it was written in its entirety by Lee Child's brother.
 
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While at the beach back in November I started re-reading the original Jack Reacher...

Travis McGee by John D. McDonald...

Big Tough SOB with social comment
 
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I just finished Better Off Dead and thought it sucked compared to all his other novels.

I just finished it yesterday, and while I wouldn't say it "sucked", it was not up to par with prior works. The credits imply it was a joint effort of Andrew and Lee Child.
 
The previous book, [i]The Sentinal]/i] was also listed as a joint effort, but I believe I read somewhere it was almost all Andrew Child's work. It was a much better novel, more in line with the tradition.



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While at the beach back in November I started re-reading the original Jack Reacher...

That would be Killing Floor? I've re-read all of them, and the first was a great introduction to Reacher.



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Going on with the Stephen Hunter books.
Black Light
Time to Hunt



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While at the beach back in November I started re-reading the original Jack Reacher...

That would be Killing Floor? I've re-read all of them, and the first was a great introduction to Reacher.


I have read them all as well. "One Shot" was one of my favorites.
 
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We few, US Special Forces In Vietnam
 
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Soldiers, by Max Hastings

Basically a collection of several hundred interesting, funny, and/or bizarre short stories and anecdotes from throughout military history.

 
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The last Juror by John Grisham.
 
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