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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

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Join a small organization of lovable bad guys: a super villain and her henchmen. Eve, the seven-foot-tall, bulletproof blonde is their leader. Frank and Jean are a couple that can get into any computer or building unseen. Jacob is a rough-around-the-edges biker type that has a deep and abiding love of guns and explosives. And Steven? Well, he’s really good at manipulating people and pretty handy to have around in a fight. As supervillainy goes, they’re just starting out. They don’t have much of a secret base. They don’t have matching uniforms. Not a one of them owns a single pair of tights.
A chance encounter at a sushi bar has led them to a young woman with a terrifying secret she doesn’t even know she possesses. The Yakuza wants to use her to put pressure on a missing father. No one’s entirely certain exactly what the secret is, but it smells like a weapon and it might be just the sort of thing to help topple a nation.
They’re done pulling small jobs. Now they’re aiming for the top – because why bother robbing jewelry stores when you can topple governments? 
Yakuza gang fights. 
Incursions into high-security, top-secret government buildings. 
Picking fake fights with losers in bars. 
A psycho ex-coworker who has some strange friends. 
And a well-dressed older gentleman who haunts dreams. 
It’s all in a day’s work for Steven…one of the world’s most dedicated and dangerous… HENCHMEN

Henchmen (Super Villain Prose)
By Eric Lahti
Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN #978-0682341049
Price $8.05 (Paperback)
Price $2.99 (Kindle)
198 Pages
Rating 4-Stars

“A Fun Romp”

A small group of villains led by a seven foot tall woman named Eve sets out to destroy congress. The yarn is narrated by Steve. The rest of the team consist of two gay men named Frank and Jean, plus a motorcycle rider named Jacob, and a new girl named Jessica Hayha, who’s father Delano Hayha worked for a secret government. The team goes in search of her father, which leads them a secret government facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They encounter men who are mere flickers of shadow aiding government agents. Penetrating a secret building they encounter a man long held prisoner by agents, called The Dreamer. As his name implies, he is a god of dreams, and our government wants to use him as a weapon. 

This was a fun romp, though the plot needed help, and we could have learned more about the main team members. We’re told a little about each, but they still come across as paper tigers, not real people. My main gripe, however, is with Amazon’s pricing. I prefer paperback editions, but trying to order the eight-dollar paperback, Amazon added another six dollars postage, and two dollars tax, making the paperback $16.00. I went with the $2.99 Kindle edition and ended up paying $3.24 when tax was added. Not appreciated at all. What you see is not what you pay.

Tom Johnson

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