Trivia and Nonsense

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Waist Deep (by Frank Zafiro)

Past hip deep…and the name of a detective thriller novel that I’m reading during the blizzard that’s supposed to rage for the next 24 hours here at the White Wolf Mine.

When disgraced former cop Stefan Kopriva is asked by an old high school classmate to find a runaway sixteen-year-old girl, he reluctantly accepts. Driven by guilt over a terrible mistake that drove him from the force more than ten years earlier, Kopriva battles old injuries, old demons, and long-ago memories as he unravels the mystery of the missing Kris Sinderling… and seeks his own redemption.

I’m not big on true detective novels but this one might turn out to be good. It was recommended to me and I’m about 20 pages into it. So far, so good.


Book Corner:

** I was asked what I thought of Jack Carr novels. I think that they’re good. He does a LOT of product placement in his books.

** I was asked what I thought about the Tier One novels by Andrews and Wilson.

–Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran, nuclear engineer, and former submarine officer. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in psychology, holds a Master’s in business from Cornell, and is a Park Leadership Fellow.

— Jeffrey Wilson has at one time worked as an actor, a firefighter, a paramedic, a jet pilot, a diving instructor, a Naval Officer, and a Vascular and Trauma Surgeon. He also served numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy combat surgeon, deploying with an east coast-based SEAL Team as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force.

They write a LOT of books about SEALs that are entertaining. They write formula book/series that have been successful.


19 thoughts on “Trivia and Nonsense

  1. Yes. Perhaps the morons of protons, electrons, neutrons and morons is the pervasive “dark matter” that is so much a part of today’s astrophysics?

    Kill switch engineer. Not worth it; you would have to physically be present in San Fransisco.

  2. Recent reads:
    Steinbeck- The Short Reign of Pippin IV
    e.e. cummings- The Enormous Room
    The moon is Down- Steinbeck

  3. Wilson and Andrews have the ‘creds’ to write some great books… Boots on the ground experience and the ability to craft believable scenarios are keys to their success.

  4. It has been a strange winter in the West. Wyoming is closed down everywhere. They can’t hire as many snow plow drivers as they need. When I-40 is closed due to snow that is rare.
    Spring will bring a rare event in the desert when all the cactus blooms. I saw it once around Hanksville, Utah. Almost overwhelming.

    1. Four snowplows and a wrecker big enough to pull them out got seriously stuck up in Carbon County. Wagonhound Road/I80 underpass West of Laramie had snow up to the overpass. And more scheduled for this week. Crazy.

      1. I-40 will close tonight around midnight until the snow passes, which means that I-17 will close as well and Northern Arizona is closed for business. I-40 closed a few times this year. If we’d only paid more taxes, we wouldn’t have snow.

        PaulM, I live in ARIZONA. Not Utah, not Nevada, and though the snow tends to melt more quickly, it’s still crazy.

          1. Mayor Pete, the Trans Secretary is always behind us. If you drop the soap in the shower, he’ll be there to help.

  5. Starting to think the universe is made up of far too many morons and we need to rebalance the matrix.

    Those last two have some impressive résumé’s, all in a lifetime thusfar. Major h/t.

    1. The promise of global warming seems more like a hoax with every passing blizzard, PaulM. I gave some thought to going to church today, but the oppressive whiteness is so pervasive that I can’t see twenty feet. The state highway has been closed by the Highway Patrol. How can you not grow tired of whiteness as the winter season grinds on?

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