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Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Honor Among Thieves

Honor Among Thieves (Historical Adventure)
By J.M. Aucoin
ISBN #978-151272379
Price $12.54
378 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

“Swashbuckling Adventure At Its Best.”

Set in 1609 France, after the religious wars, ex-soldier Darion Delerue de Tarbes now rides with Captain Jaspart de Tremear and his Falcon Highwaymen, seeking coin and adventure. Men of courage and horsemanship, and quick with a blade of steel or pistol, the action never lets up. Darion is thrown into a fight now that could impel France into another war. Will he end with honor,  or go down in defeat as a rogue bandit?

This was a rollicking good read, with lots of sword action. The author did his research on 17th century France, and his writing puts the reader into the romantic tale of political intrigue, as well as personal honor. Except for the profanity, this novel could have been published in ARGOSY or ADVENTURE in the days of pulp magazine thrills, and stood beside the classics like THE THREE MUSKETEERS. For me the profanity was the only mark against this well written action yarn. I read to escape the world and its faults, and that includes the wide use of profanity in today’s literature. Other than this drawback, I highly recommend this swashbuckling adventure to all fans of the genre.

Tom Johnson


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