All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Third Day

The following blog has spoilers, for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. 

The Americans want her.
The Russians want her back
And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

Recap Second Day- Captain Marko ramius has read out orders For the Red Octobers training exercises but one of the crew don’t think they are correct. On the USS Bremerton there hear the Russian sub three days late and then wait as it shuts off it engines Somewhere back in Russia there is an envelope that is failed to be delivered on time.In England, Jack Ryan sits at his computer working on the authorized biography of Fleet Admiral William Halsey a task he’s had for the last three years. And at the real rendezvous point for the Russian games the soviets sit and wait for ramius


The Red October – Their course was now two-five-zero on the west edge of the Barents Sea, Ramius hands over the watch a Lieutenant Ivanov who fresh and green, Ramius wants to test all his men so gives men chance to prove themself.

He and the other Senior officers head to their weekly political disscussion, Ramius then gets the doctor to watch two more new Lieutenants in the engineering section,  at the meeting with the demise of the zampolit Ramius is now in full control.

Each officer in this room was is a member of his conspiracy- so far there have been some minor changes which he’s not told anyone. Then he tells them about the letter, so there is no going back.

The planning had started with the death of his Natalia, the rage he had almost unknowing supperessed throughout his life. 

(We go back in time to Ramius childhood) – His father and how he ruled the Lithuanian Party Central Committee but how his Grandmother Hilda told him nighttime stories from the Bilble, even managed to have him baptized a Roman Catholic. But soon he works out that the Marxism-Leninism was jealous god, tolerating no competing loyalties, but he grows up a good boy and a good party member.

Until he’s eight years old a finds an old fisherman Sasha, who spends hours telling him tales of the sea and also the freedom of the sea, at thirteen Marko wants become a man of the sea. He works hard a falls in love not with the boats but the subs. Ramis is out standing in his own field.

And by has his own command and married to Natalia Bogdanova his career had been one uninterrupted story of achievement, for all the world to see a good party man.’

Then Natalia died and the hand of drunk surgeon- the State had robbed him of more that his wife, it had robbed him of a means to assuage his grief with prayer, it had robbed him of the hope – if only an illusion – of ever seeing her again.

Ramis could not have the doctor punished he was the son of a party chieftain so the state would be made to pay.

(Back at the table) All the men around him hi hand pick each with their own Reasons for leaving Mother Russia.

What I think – We are three days into this book and so far so good. But the only thing I would have done would have put all Ramis backstory as day one or even made it a extra start will the death frist then have on the sub.

Bookends – Bookreview- Once A Crooked Man by David McCallum – Chapter SeventyNine to Chapter EightyOne

The follow blog will have Spoilers and a plot outline for the book Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum leave now if don’t want to know what has been go on.

The Book so far- Harry is witness to yet another killing this time it Rocco who is killes at the hands of Charles Villers, the Villers then use Harry to help get rid of Rocco’s body,  Harry uses  this a change to get away, but things don’t go to plan and Charles ends up dead shot by Rhonda who goes totally off her head. 

Harry try’s his best to get away but ends almsot drowning in the river this time in a car, he wakes up to find himself in a hosptial bed, recoving from a gun shot. Slowly the world comes back to him and frist his mother and father come to see him are tell him they are here to take him home.

The second person to apper is Lizzie boss you tell Harry that Lizzie may or not be still alive and as far the police on both sides of the pond are concerned the case is over three people are dead, their no links to the anyone, anymore now the Villers are out of the picutre and the bag man is dead. Case Closed end of the line and no-one wins.

Chaptet SeventyNine- Five months later in a big empty room a world away from New York and London Max now calling himslelf Fernando Perez and Lizzie are talk Max is sick of doing nothing, Whatever is going to happen Lizzie want it run within the law this time.

Furella wrote them a said the FED’s took a look around Mazaras but drew a blank and Sal is doing good to. Under the Lizzie Perez they buy the big empty space and Lizzie call Max her husband, which after she explans it to him Max is happy with.

And then she tells him who she really is that she was a cop working with a cybercrime unit the whole thing and that she know they will think she now dead, and how she used Harry. Max doesn’t care in the end he knew something wasn’t right but now he free ans they are together so that’s that.

Chapter Eighty- Fiona Allinson is alone her mother advised her to file for a divorce, her father missing persons report, the childen think they father will come some day but when is the question and Fiona moves on.

Chapter EightyOne – Harry get back to New York and puts not only his flat back together but his life, the half million in cash is still were he put but to spend one note would a disaster until one frosty morning a note comes though the door 

Lizzie tells him her and Max are happy and the spend the money, he takes a cab ride out to Mazaras and finds all change on the outside and inside to, he’s accpted as one of the guys by Benny and Cora.

They are the last two everyone scattered like pigeons the place is now Cora’s in name and in fact, Max had is all work out from the start Harry setup the Villiers but Rocco got killed and he just took the money. Harry tells Cora Lizzie is a cop and in the end is the survival of the smartest not the fittest so who knows.

Harry gets a call for a new role at frist he says no then after a few minues call back call back a said sure why not.

End Of The Book the End of Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum.

What I think – And there is was done, Mr David McCallum’s frist novel and for want it was I enjoyed it, good old fashioned caper story, which would make a good moive for a very smart audience willing to see the first guy they meet disappear halfway through the book only then to return and be shot.

And then a second guy come along, a middle age actor, whos switchs roles from James Bond to John McClane and back again in blink on an eye

Mr McCallum can write, yes he really he can, but there are three things that don’t work, his writting from memory so some of his British references sound like a 50s and 60s Black and white film and his leading lady spend a little to much time sleeping her way out of trouble, and one part which was not only pointless but morally wrong on so many levels.

And lastly his day job is leaking though a few pages I have the feeling that he may have ask one of the NCIS writers to give the proof book a quick red pen work.

If you want a good book to read on and off at bedtime or on winters day afternoon sure I encourage you to seek out this book, It good caper story and like all good books it enjoyable so all power to Mr McCallum and when NCIS is over he should write some more.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Second Day 

The following blog has spoilers, for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. 

The Americans want her.
The Russians want her back
And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

Recap Frist Day- Captain First Rank Marko Ramius has taken control the Soviet Submarine Red October as it begins sea trials, as they a pulled out to sea Ramius reflexs on his life and is not to happy about it, when they reach open water and inside the safety of his quarters he and his political officer Ivan Yurievich Putin open the orders for the sea trials. Ramius then kills Putin making it look like a accident and now has full control of the nuclear weapons aboard the vessel.


The Red October – One day has past since Ramius has killed Putin, Ramuis has let the crew settle into the ship’s routine and so now its time to disclose their orders he enters the contorl room and talking up the microphone in one hand and set file cards in the other beings

He starts be telling them about the tragic accident that killed their beloved friend and comrade Putin and how the orders do not permit them to tell fleet headquarters, but they are to dedicate their efforts and work to his memory.

The orders are to make the ultimate test of the new silent propulsion system, they are to head west though the imperialist sonar nets, skirking around the American coast evade dection from not only them but there own fleet, and then the pormised land of white sand beaches and dusky girls and socialist brothers that is Cuba for one whole week.  

Inside the aft galley a petty officer heards Ramius talking and knows that wasn’t what their orders werw supposed to be, had there been a change in plans.

Back in the control room Ramius stops talking and orders the swiching on of the new drive which has been called ‘the caterpiller’ by a young engineer who had been involved in the development. Everything is set and functioning well so they head bearing two-six-zero.

The USS Bremerton – Thirty miles to the northeast, USS Bremerton hears the screws of the Soviet sub Red Octoder shutting down two weeks early at fourteen knots but soon lose contact and think she will do a long slow drift they move closer.

Severomorsk, USSR – In the Cental Post Office a mail sorter pulls out an offical-looking envelop addressed to the Main Political Administration of Navy, What did the letter say ? He plays out ideas in he’s head but at sixty-two he know that it will just be is some pampered prima donna submariners writing home. The letter falls to the floor tomorrow it will someone else job to pick it up.

Morrow England –  Jack Ryan sits at his computer working on the authorized biography of Fleet Admiral William Halsey a task he’s had for the last three years, when his daugter come to ask if Santa will know where they are this year. And yes he will. So Sally goes off the play happy Jack however save the work he’s been doing and prints out the christmas list so as not to forget something. When he’s back in Washington next week (There is a little bit here I am leaving out as its to do with spanking a child)

The V.K. Konovalov – In grid square 54-90 waits the VK Konovalov, Captain Second Rank Viktor Alexievich Tupolev paces the periscope pedestal, waiting for his old mentor and the start of the October Frost exercise. Hoping to beat the old man by mimicing the American tactic of drifing. No-one as yet to embarrass the schoolmaster Tupolev wants to be the frist.

What I Think – The deeper we get into the book more smaller the world gets Mr Clancy makes you feel the cold, the mind set of the good and the bad party members. As they come to terms with life on the subs plus there everyday lives at the post office.

And the Americans as they watch and wait.

Then there is Jack Ryan who for three years has been writting a book, and is stop by his little to ask about Santa, which has happend more that once.

So what will happen next, How will Jack Ryan play role in want Ramius has planned, what is the letter at the post office. And will Tupolev become the new schoolmaster. Only time will tell

As always thanks for reading and see you next week when we cover All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October day three

Bookends – Bookreview- Once A Crooked Man by David McCallum – Chapter SeventySeven to Chapter SeventyEight

The follow blog will have Spoilers and a plot outline for the book Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum leave now if don’t want to know what has been go on.

The Book so far- Harry has put his plan to move all of Max’s money, into action calling on a few old friends, all taking the role in a bealtes cover band, not knowing the real plan and who really is there roaddie.

As for Lizzie she’s looking for her own way out, not only from the club but from Max’s bedroom as the rest of the family still dealing with then now dead, Carter.

Chapter SeventySeven – Harry drives them to the Villers were, all four of them take a few of the cases apart, Charles is very happy and Rhonda plays the good host until there almost done and Charles simplely kills Rocco in one quick movement.

The Villers get Harry to help them move the body into ford and make him drive, as they drive Harry asks about the retirement plan, Rhonda tell him about her obsession but all Charles want to do is hide in Italy.

There end up god knows were Rhonda and Charles get out, taking the car keys with them but Harry works out that its the same coat he had many days before so now he has his own keys he act quickly

Rhonda pull her beretta and shoots missing with frist eight but hitting her husband with the ninth killing him and the tenth Harry left arm, the car plungges into a muddy pond, and he losse consciousness images of the cavarly comming to his rescue playing in his head.

Chapter SeventyEight- Harry wakes up to find himself in neither Heaven or Hell but in fact still in england and in a hospital, were surgeons have been rebuilding his left upper arm, and if he dose want he’s told he will be fully mobile soon.

Sometime later his mother and father come to see him, have read about the car sinking in a newspaper he will be going home with thwm once he can move.

Lizzie boss turns up 24 hours later and asks if Harry knows want has become of her, they have flagged her passport at Heathrow and even have security cameras showing a female of similar height and build but their not sure. Everyone and now Harry thinks she’s dead. 

There is now no one on this end that could help work out what is really going on Villiers is dead, Rocco is dead, Mrs Villiers has gone mad and Lizzie missing. The police have been to the Mews and all they found were several metal cases with their linings ripped out.

Harry tell Lizzie boss everything, and in turn is told tha Lizzie is part of a task force that works with MI5, MI6 and GCHQ and go after cyberterrorism they were really using Harry to make the link between London and New York though Villiers. But in the end it all came to nothing.

What I think- Just as I though Harry was done for in comes the police to save him once more, So it turns out that Lizzie is some kind of super cop and maybe dead. Which may have upset Harry but not me. Mr McCallum turned her into a bit of a doormat.

Harry has his skills as a actor to fall back. Your leading man was in frist few chapters then got shoot and Lizzie well broken home kid, hard working woman police officer then beds men to make them do things for her. Sure it meant to be the real world and a lot of women do that but after the backstory Mr McCallum gave her she sure as hell be able to think of something better that laying on her back.

I have three more chapter left, which I think will warp things up. What will happen to Harry now, is Lizzie really dead and who now has the money. I think know the anwers the last two question without reading ahead, but you never know.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book- The First Day

The following blog has spoilers, for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. 

The Americans want her.
The Russians want her back
And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

Or so says the paper back book I have, over the following blog I cover the whole book and its 469 pages outlining each chapter and then what I think will happen next. A quick look at the book shows there are no chapter numbers, and it would apper that they are titles spanning eighteen days. So that people can read along or keep I will be writing how long each chapter is by page number this will also work for the flim and audio later.


The Soviet Navy submarine Red October leaves the base at Polyarnyy, after two months, her Captain Frist Rank Marko Ramius stands watch as with help from the icebreaker Purga they head to the open sea.

Captain Second Rank Ivan Yurievich Putin – political officer joins him and they talk, Ramius dislike the man and does his best not to let it show, as Putin questions Ramius about his need to be out at sea.

Inside his head Ramius relives his childhood his father rise in the party and the fact he’s half Lithuanian, then about the death of his wife a crime committed not by god but the State, that demanded punishment.

The water around the October rises and Putin heads back inside but Ramius stands watch for another hour until they reach the open sea and leave the Purga, this will be the last time Ramius  will see all this one way or another he’ll never come back.

Ramius gives the dive order and the October is filled noise a the ballast tanks go to work, using the periscope Ramius watchs the black water change briefly to foam, they level off at one hunderd meters. Ramius gives the sub over to Comrade Lieutenant Gregoriy Kamarov and heads aft.

Putin and Ramius are in the wardroom, here there is a safe with October’s orders in side. Ramius has one combination and Putin the other they have fifteen minutes until Ramius can open the safe.

They spend the time talking about how Ramius trians the men, and that his just a sea and not a schoolmaster despite want people say the chronometer chims four. Each in turn they dial in their combination.

The orders are for war games with the attack sub V.K Konovalov and her captian Viktor Tupolev, Ramius knows the captain and will not let Tupolev. As for Putin he knew the orders even before opening the safe.

Putin is about walk out of the door when Ramius kicks his legs from under him and quickly, skillfuly and simply brakes the man’ neck in his strong fisherman’s hands. He uses the tea they have been drinking and makes it look like Putin fell over.

He calls for the medical office who checks Putin yes the man is dead, Ramius act sorry for the man and is sad for him,  Petrov asks if he should report to fleet headquarters, but Ramius shows him orders that are explicit and say maintain strict radio silence, so its with huge sadness Putin body is put in the freezer but not before taking control for the missile control key from around his neck.

Ramius takes the conn once again and he orders the sub to a course of two-nine-zero degrees, west-northwest, the war games are to the east.

What I Think – So that was only the frist chapter/day, I knew that Mr Clancy put a lot into his writing, and it only fair I do the same of this review, each blog post will just be one chapter/day how every long that will be.

And want I have read so far is very enjoy able, we have been given the feeling of being on a Russian sub not only by description of the weather and the sub itseld but the fact that Mr Clancy uses Russian words like zampolit, Rodina and michman with english not to far away so you don’t get to lost.

We have meet the Russian, heard them speak and got inside Captain Frist Rank Marko Ramius head were we go from here is anyones guess.

As always thanks for reading and see you next week when we cover All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October day two

Bookends – Bookreview- Once A Crooked Man by David McCallum – Chapter SeventyTwo to Chapter SeventySix

The follow blog will have Spoilers and a plot outline for the book Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum leave now if don’t want to know what has been go on.

The Book so far- Everyone is now in the same place, Harry downstairs tied to a chair, the brothers are trying get it together and their money back. But Carter has the IRS now breathing down his neck. And is losting it. Rocco sloves this by killing Carter and the brothers go to work to cover it up. 

As the rest of the brothers work Max use Lizzie to push Harry into action and move a lot more  money for him as he wants to quit the family.

Chapter SeventyTwo – Max unties Lizzie and tells her that not only did she really see Harry but he now work for him, because of what he saw. She goes along with Max to keep alive and find out what will happen next.

They have sex yet again and Max tells her that he uses people to get wants and then cut them out of his life. Max talks about his father Aldo and his deal with fate, and the one choice no one ever makes for themselves. The frist six year of your life determine what kind of person you are.

Chapter SeventyThree – Harry makes himself something to eat and Rocco follows him around, Harry has a idea on how to move the money, he ask Rocco for his address book and a phone, which Rocco has,

Harry makes a few calls, and then gives Rocco a list of the things he will need, he then talks to Vic who offers to help, and he tells Harry that he’s a idenity thief

Rocco goes off the get the things and Harry talks to Vic some more and they both give each other the same answer.

Chapter SeventyFour – The guy Harry as been talking to over the phone turns up called Travis Cornelius Atwell, Harry tells him the he’s working on one hour special about a group of middle age guys who as kids saw the Beatles play and formed a covers band and now are going to play the Cavern in Liverpool. Travis playing the role of John.

They work though a few more things like the rest of the people who will make up the band and that it will be cash-up front, Travis leaves and Harry makes a few more calls for flights and rooms.

Harry checks the cases will fit, the guys that he and Travis talked about start to show up, they all know each so Harry talks them thought the setup and together they play a few songs with help from a CD. Harry gives them each their fictitious bios and they leave meeting at Kennedy later. Harry even gets their story in the Post newspaper.

Chapter SeventyFive – Rocco calls Max and tells him that Harry has a scheme and the odds are good for it to work.

Chapter SeventySix- Harry now starts to put the money in the cases, and then sleeps a little. Soon it time to leave and Harry and Rocco with help load the van and after a quick trip meet the ‘jersey jumpers’ at the airport.

The bags and cases making though the scanner only it turns out that Travis is wearing a metal corset which almsot gives Harry a hart acttck, but he buys a newspaper and see the story. They reach the other side with no problem get the cases and bags, but are stopped by an officer. Harry shows the guys the newspaper story and off they go out from customs.

In their own van Rocco makes a call and says they have cleared customs and then Harry uses the same phone to call a number which cancels not only the gig but hotel. Throwing the phone back a Rocco Harry pulls quikly into the fast lane.

What I think – Well we are comming towards the end I think, how will Harry get back to the US will Lizzie stop being bouced around Max’s bedroom I just don’t know. What I do know this that Harry is able to do things a little to esay for my liking sure I can belive that you can get group of autors together is a short time and make the sound, look and feel like a band. But to have them gel just like that in few hours I not so sure. 

And the bit with the newspaper I think that would take a little more for customs to wave you though like that maybe fake night club flyers or something. But Mr McCallum is writing this using he own memory and mind set, so the little things are going to be a bit off.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October – Intro 

The votes have been counted, both this week and last, In all that time I had the sum total of two votes, on here and twitter both wanting me to read/cover Tom Clancy’s  The Hunt For Red October.

So just like The Ipcress Flie I going to give you a little background on the three incarnations I will be using. 

Frist off the book the copy I have is a paperback one a Berkley Book published by arrangement with Naval Institute Press, the cover is embosted with Tom Clancy’s name in white and in gold the title and the image of Sean Connery. Followed by three stills from the flim, then flim credits then half way down the next page we have a print history which tells the frist print was by the Naval Institute Press in 1984 and the Berkley Book edition 1985, then copyright informtion for the flim still which are 1990. The book was printed in united states of america. There are a total of 469 pages. Not counting acknowledgments and at the back of the book a small about the author section.

Second the flim, its a single DVD copyright 1989 by Paramount Pictures and from their Widescreen Collection, just as the book cover it shows Sean Connery in red, and had his name above the title under this is the name Alec Baldwin. On the back of the case there is small a synopsis and the list of special features, then more words naming the directer, producer and the main cast, it also says the flim run time is 130 minutes.

The last incarnation of the story I have is a Harper Collins Audio Book which is two abridged cassette tapes approximately three hours listening, read by Richard Crenna, copyright 1986 unlike the book and  flim case Sean Connery doesn’t feature instead Tom Clancy’s name and the title is printed in purple with a red outline, I have chose to use this incarnation of the audio book as quick serach around the internet has the uncut reading at 12 hours long and reader is unkown. And there for can not be credited as a reliable and credibile soucre.

Now it may look as if I only doing half the work on the audio side of things but the whole point is to see want gets left in and what gets taken out in each form of media and why.

Going into this I know the main characters name is Jack Ryan but that is all. And that The Hunt For Red October was Mr Clancy’s debut novel and that is it.

As always thanks for reading and see you next week when we start All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October – beginging with the book

Bookends – Bookreview- Once A Crooked Man by David McCallum – Chapter SixtySeven to Chapter SeventyOne

The follow blog will have Spoilers and a plot outline for the book Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum leave now if don’t want to know what has been go on.

The Book so far-  On the otherside of the world Chariles and his wife Rhonda start to plan a escape route but not before asking the boys for money, After Harry drills holes in the boat he follows Enzo who ends up at wearhouse and after having a look around it Harry sets it on fire.

Carter has the IRS call at his door asking about the Bruschetti he gets to is office and is able to link the boat, so he calls for a meeting.

As all is going on Max gets Rocco to bring Lizzie to the club, they talk Lizzie and after making her dinner they end up in bed together, and are found by Carter and the other two Bruschetti brothers, the meeting starts and Harry takes a look around,

Just as he’s about to call of back-up a few people decamp out the doors of the club and one of the men has a hartattck and the other hits Harry on the back of the head.

Chapter SixtySeven – Harry regains consciousness and leans that Max, Enzo, Sal, Benny, Rocco and Carter are all waiting for someone named Furella, When she turns up Carter recaps the fact the IRS man called and the mistake of boys being linked to the boat.

Carter is well out of his depth and starts to rant about his lies to family, Furella tells him to can it and face it like a man. Then they all join in on Carter, as things get more heated Carter pulls his gun and the room freezs  Carter rants a little more and then boom a bullet hits him through one of his eyes and lays dead on the floor.

Benny the driver did it and now the there is mad dash to get the body out, they work as team and clean up, watching all this is Harry who now knows when his time comes it will be quick, then he sees that in all the panic, Max has quietly slipped away.

Chapter SixtyEight – Upstairs Lizzie is tied to the bed, upset at herself all her training the years of schooling all gone in a flash, she has no idea who she is now, then Max comes into the room, he unties her and gives her back her clothes.

He tells her about Carter and Villiers without using their names and that he want her to help him, hide away from everyone which will take cash, she says it a pity Harry jumped off the boat as he could have help. Then Max tells her to take off her clothes again.

Chapter SixtyNine – Still tied to the chair Harry watchs as Benny comes and pours himself a dink when Max walk down stairs, Benny tells him were everyon went, Enzo and Rocco are stll here just in the office. Max tells Benny to go there to.

He then questions Harry who tells him about the boat, the warehouse and wanting to keep the money but changing his mind. Max ask about smugging the cash and Harry tells him that to. Max unties Harry and they head to the end of the corridor to door marked Berlin. The catch is that if Harry can’t do it a second time Lizzie will be killed and him also. And this time its Three million.

Chapter Seventy – Max heads up to the office to talk to Enzo, Cora and Rocco he tells them to shut down Mazaras saying it a sanitation violations give eveyone a month wage, He tells Cora to go on vacation, Ezno to get a bunch of cases and then take them to stash house, Max is going to pay Villiers off and use Harry for the transfer.

Enzo just wants to send Rocco but Max says sending Harry and the money will make Villiers feel safe then bang Rocco steps in, Harry will play along as they have Lizzie

Chapter SeventyOne – In the vault Harry is laying down thinking about how to move the money, when Rocco comes in, Harry asks for a bottle of red wine, razor, soap and clean clean clothes.

What I Think – So we got Carter the guy that was lead into the book, for all of five minutes and bang his now dead, I have the feeling that Mr McCallum was to sure who to start his book with so that’s why we have both Carter and Harry. 

Now Lizzie who started out as strong powerful female cop has become somewhat of a football being kicked into bed frist by Harry, so she could get to do the fatching and carrying and now Max for what I not to sure, it did give him a hart attrak but Lizzie counld’nt have know that.

All The Right Words – The Results So Far 

Well no-one left a vote or a comment under my last All The Right Words post, and I put a poll over on my twitter page and only two people voted. Which I am little disappointed with, as I know there a few people who have liked the post, so I am going to exend the voting for another week. 

The list will remaind the same

James Ellroy – La Confidential

Tom Clancy – The Hunt For Red October

Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

Robert Harris – The Ghost

Pierre Boulle – Planet Of the Apes.

And all you have do is comment on the original post

or even this one, I do have two and if no one votes or comments again those will be counted and action will taken. I want to be fare to eveyone to give them time to vote.

Bookends – Bookreview- Once A Crooked Man by David McCallum – Chapter FiftyNine to Chapter SixtySix

The follow blog will have Spoilers and a plot outline for the book Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum leave now if don’t want to know what has been go on.

The Book so far- Charles Villiers goes home to find Rhonda planning to run, but not before asking the boys for money, Max tells Enzo to question Harry’s girl so they take her from one place to another and she knows her end is near. Harry follows Enzo and learns the family so rings the nice policeman who then links the boys to Mr Carter Allinson, who when the cops leave tells his wife all about his past.

Chapter FiftyNine – Harry follows Enzo to a big warehouse were he has two choices, keep following Ezno or take a look around to find the place were they have Lizzie. Using his drill bits he able to lift a glass pane out of a window, but is falls and shatters to the floor but thank fully no one comes to investigate.

He finds three men walking around and one by one the each head into a office were Harry is able to wedge the door shut and move around the rest of the place.

Working his way quickly though a few room he finds the MENS room which has a small pile of cigarette butts a few with traces of mauve lipstick so Lizzie has been here, but for how long. Best thing to was to use the same tatics as the boat, he rigs up something so he can cut the power and not be eletrocuted, but is goes badly wrong is starts a huge fire so he runs and fast on the car radio he’s told the fire is now the entire block but there are no fatalities or injuries but Harry’s not sure that ture.

Chapter Sixty – Carter is back in his office his family life is over, divorce is inevitable. Professionally he doubted anything would happen thanks to the IRS man. Opening his safe he takes out several boxes that can maybe link him to the Bruschettis, How did the IRS man link him to the boat. But the link is not in the box. Where else could he look. His assistants office and after looking he finds it – Martinson Metal Recycling Company own a boat and the directors are the Bruschetti brothers.

He needed to talk to them, he takes out a Olympus voice recorder and from a small tin box a Beretta 3032 Tomcat.

Chapter SixtyOne – Inside the basement of Mazaras Max starts to question Lizzie who keeps to her story about Harry having spare ticket, and her working for Honeybee Travel Max even calls them and sure Elizabeth Carswell work there. More questions about Harry all little things

Then Max asks why she doesn’t have a regular boyfriend, and if all she’s after is a good time he can help her out with that. Max tells her want he does and does it bother her and she says no as it all kind of unreal it being in America.

They talk a bit more in the end Max takes Lizzie upstairs, Upstairs Max plays Chef and cooks steaks for both of them, they eat and talk Lizzie role playing the good time girl, Max showing off a little. At the of the meal Max takes Lizzie on a little tour and they end up in bed.

Chapter SixtyTwo – Enzo gets a call from Carter they work out a meeting place Mazara and we find out that he bought Gazelle.

Chapter SixtyThree – Enzo calls Sal and now he makes he way to Mazaras

Chapter SixityFour – Harry still reeling from the warehouse stands vigil outside the apartment were Enzo is and is taken by surprise when he comes flying out the door.

Chapter SixityFive – Carter, Sal and Enzo walk in a find Max in bed with a girl, he’s get dress and the meeting starts a phone calls stops everything Furella tells them the warehouse burnt down Vic and Toshi are safe but Blackthorn is dead. Who are now on their way here.

Sal works out that Harry maybe following one of the but who and if he is he wants him in one piece.

Chapter SixitySix -Outside its time for Harry to call the FED for help but as he’s about do so two guy come out to look around Harry knows they will see him so runs the first ends up falling to the ground with chest pains the second hits on the side of the head kncoking him senseless.

What I think – So everything is getting linked together, all nice simple with Harry boucing from one point to another. But I do have trouble with Lizzie and Max I guess that the sex was used as lead up for his hart attck in the later chapters but I sure there could have been a better way that Lizzie being on her back again.