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Now and Then

Now and Then is a great moderately paced book created by John Locke. How many times have you gone on vacation and everything went perfect? Never! Lucky for Creed he's a former CIA and knows how to react when things go wrong. Locke fed me a stellar novel loaded with susp...
Now and Then is a great moderately paced book created by John Locke. How many times have you gone on vacation and everything went perfect? Never! Lucky for Creed he's a former CIA and knows how to react when things go wrong. Locke fed me a stellar novel loaded with suspense. Reading the Donovan Creed series will surely make you a fan of Locke's amazing imagination.

posted by MrCHeadley on February 19, 2011

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A Little Disappointing

I don't think I can say that this is Locke's best work. As I read on, the story felt more and more trite and forced, events didn't unfold the way they have before for Donovan Creed and his flavor-of-the-week lady friend, and each page I turned took more and more effort ...
I don't think I can say that this is Locke's best work. As I read on, the story felt more and more trite and forced, events didn't unfold the way they have before for Donovan Creed and his flavor-of-the-week lady friend, and each page I turned took more and more effort on my part a a reader. I wasn't grabbed. I wasn't surprised. And, admittedly, I even caught myself raising an eyebrow more than once. A gaggle of superstitious townsfolk, a would-be killer brought down by ants, and still more woman issues? My reaction to finishing this read was one word: "Next."

posted by jStarr7 on February 11, 2011

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

    A different kind of Donovan Creed book this time.

    This Donovan Creed book is very different than the others. This one has a mystery surrounding the plot and it puts a different spin on things. Creed heads down to St. Albans, FL with his gorgeous girlfriend, Rachel, who is also a little bit off her rocker. Makes for an interesting vacation for everyone! They end up in a bed and breakfast and in the middle of the town's mystery of a missing woman from the area. Laught-out-loud moments involving the poor schlup who tries to kill Creed (again and again and again) and blunders every attempt in a crazy, slap-stick kind of way. The book is divided into 2 parts, Now and, of course, Then (get it?) The then part involves a great story line about St. Albans and pirates and is the only pirate story I have ever enjoyed. Not the usual Creed storyline, but still the usual originl book that is hard to put down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Love this series

    Recommend it

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    A feel good novel (Pun intended)

    Two books for the price of one. A funny Donovan Creed novel and a pirate novel. The pirate novel was fun and interresting but I prefer the Creed story and the unlucky kid who reminded me of the coyote in the Road runner cartoons.

    I would have liked to go back to Creed at the end.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

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    Crime throughout time

    I've been very wrapped up in the Donovan Creed novels and this one really had a different spin on it. In fact, several. And all were done very well.

    Donovan Creed, ex-CIA assasin, hit-man-for-hire, Homeland Security Employee, and his girlfriend, Rachel, find themselves vacationing in the historical town of St. Alban's, FL. But, true to form, Donovan does anything but relax. How can he with an accident-prone kid trying to kill him, a missing girl, a mystical force at work, and other mysteries to be solved?

    And then, Locke gives us a story within a story which I will not reveal. It is a fun and integral part of the book and is an enjoyable departure from the previous Creed novels. As a fan of this particular genre as well, I can say it was written well and was a good read.

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