Book Reviews

By Gary Roen

The Injustice James Patterson and Emily Raymond Jimmy Patterson Books/Little Brown and Company c/o Hachette Book Group USA 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 www.HatchetteBookGroupUSA.com 9780316478830, $9.99 www.amazon.com

“The Injustice” begins with Theo Foster, a high school student accused of posting a compromising picture of a student athlete on the internet. Theo states he is innocent, but no one believes him, because the circumstantial evidence against him is overwhelming. Determined to prove his innocence. He involves others to help him find the truth he believes is out there. The tale races along with many complicated twists and turns to the finale “The Injustice” is a warning of how careful we all have to be with social media and other related forms of communication today. Paterson fans will not be disappointed with this fine chilling tale for all ages to enjoy.

Mark to Murder Death in Budapest Moris Senegor Create Space, 4900 LaCross Road, North Charleston SC 29406 978197409907, $20.00, www.amazon.com

“Mark To Murder Death in Budapest” is the first of a series of novels about San Francisco radiologist Mark Kent. This time out receives a message from a childhood friend to meet him in Budapest. When he gets there, he is informed his friend has been murdered. Kent makes it his mission to find out why and who killed his friend as he enters the dark side of the sex world with massage parlors and other places on the trail that just might get him killed as well. The clues take him across several continents until the very end of the story. “Mark to Murder Death In Budapest” is a fast-paced mystery that races along to its final revealing conclusion.

No Slam Dunk Mike Lupica Philomel Books c/o Penguin Group USA 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 www.penguin.com 9780525514855, $17.99, www.amazon.com

“No Slam Dunk” is more than just a good basketball novel. It is about the importance of family and teamwork with characters faced with many challenges and conflicts that move the story along to its conclusion. Lupica has always told a great tale of sports but “No Slam Dunk” is one of his best ever. Wes has a father in the military who returns home from war who just is not

there for him while he is competing with another athlete on the basketball team. The characters are well defined as the writing deftly moves along to the very end. “No Slam Dunk” is excellent reading for all ages.