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Posted July 9, 2012
This one is the fifth book that I have read from Dubious series, after reading this book I got to tell you am hungry for the sixth one. It was very well executed; this book will tells you about World War II, German’s were destructive and their planes. ‘Operation Paperclip ‘was thriller packed I liked that part of the book most. Chapter about the Death Valley was enjoyable.
I would encourage user to read this action and thriller packed book, it tells you about German and American relationship in World War II. Once you start reading this book I am damn sure you won’t be able to take off your eyes from this book.
Awesome book, all the characters in this book executed very well. Waiting for the sixth one….
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Posted March 22, 2013
Generally when I read anything about Nazi Germany - it is nonfiction. There have been a few books I have read that were fiction, but they were very tightly based on reality. This is an entirely different sort of story. Definitely fiction and it takes the reader through this idea of artifacts and information all of a sudden uncovered, in the United States, that could lead to disastrous effects on America. This is the fifth book in the series and I have not read any of the others. This book is full of mystery, suspense, some humor and more. The characters and plot are well developed and keep the interest of the reader. Some of the "passion" scenes were just not realistic. I give this book 4 stars.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Posted January 16, 2013
This was the first book I have read by Gerald Kubicki and the first in the Colton Banyon series, but you can be sure that I’ll be reading the others as soon as I can find the time! I thought it was great, totally my type of a book. I don’t know if it helps to start the series from the beginning, but I came in at this one and felt caught up to speed well enough. Some series you can’t do that, but this does work well as a standalone in my opinion. The chapters were short, which made the book seem to fly by. I’ve never read anything like this before, and there were loads of twists and surprises that kept me glued to my kindle. Colton and Loni make a great pair, and I really liked Loni’s character as a whole. Easy to read and makes for a great escape for a couple of hours.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 13, 2013
Fast paced and original with quirky characters and a compelling plot, A Dubious Plan by Gerald Kubicki is one of those books that even after you’ve finished reading it, the story stays with you long after (at least for me it did). I was impressed with the author’s knowledge of history and thought it made the storyline that much more believable and interesting. I was less impressed with some of the superficiality of the dialogue and actions at times, and thought the references to sex felt a tad gratuitous and cheap at times. I’m no prude, don’t get me wrong, it just felt a bit misplaced on occasion. And I felt like the ending was sort of abrupt, although the author’s note was really interesting. Overall this was an entertaining and fun read that will appeal to fans of mysteries, historical fiction, and even humor.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 11, 2013
I read this book in one sitting! I thought it was really good, fast paced and original in its premise. It hooks you into the action right off the bat in the opening pages. I normally don’t like/read prologues and skip them, but this one held my attention and set the scene of things to come. The writing flows well and is easy to get lost in. There were a few minor editing things, but nothing that was a big deal or made me like the book any less. I haven’t read any other books in this series but I’d definitely be interested in checking them out! Recommend for fans of fast-paced mysteries with likable sassy characters and an interesting plot.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 8, 2013
Ok, I admit, at first I was not sure if I would like this one because it sounded like such a “guy book” – the discovery of a German War plane, Nazis and World War II. Admittedly, not my usual fare. But I was in a bit of a reading rut and decided to try something new, and I’m glad I did! I really liked Mr. Kubicki’s characters and the way he writes. I felt like I was part of the action, and I even felt like I may have learned something. And it was actually funnier (witty) than I expected it to be. This book is part of a larger series I believe, but this is the first one I’ve read and I felt like I was able to follow along pretty well and not only did I not feel lost or confused, I actually really enjoyed it! Give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 26, 2012
In much of the noir mystery tradition, A Dubious Plan takes on the shape of the genre type but fills out with more humor than grit, making it amusing and easy to read. And although it is part of a series, it actually can stand on its own without the reader being lost with past references and future developments of the main characters, Colton and Loni. The rhythm of story-telling is paced well like a stack of dominoes: each scene beginning on its own merits but positioned neatly back-to-back with the progression of the plot. It is purely an escape from reality, thereby preserving the entertaining element of a quick, fun read.
There are two complaints I do have about it, however. First, and although I do understand the novel’s intent of a male audience and have no objection to the sexuality implied, the female characters come off as a bit flaky. I do like the attempt of exploring the relationship between Loni and her “niece” Cindy, but their incisive insecurities about their appearances and their sexuality only reveals one side of a person. And for Loni’s constant need for a Colton’s approval somewhat devalues her as a strong counterpart. I found Petra, the Nazi gal, to be more interesting because she played against the female stereotype. The other complaint is minor: after the usage of the dialogue, there is a lot of short and awkward passages to describe the tone and physical reactions of the characters. Sometimes it was a bit distracting.
All in all, it still was an entertaining read. As the plot thickened beyond the sexual antics, the story and characters become more intriguing. And by relating a little WWII history enriched the story- and I learned a little something that I didn’t know. You’ll have to read it to know that, too. The author’s notes and acknowledgements at the end of the book greatly enhanced the appreciation of what inspired the author to write this particular piece.
Posted August 12, 2012
Gerald Kubicki's "A Dubious Plan" is an intriguing follow-up to the first four books. I have read them and can say that this latest installment provides another fascinating twist to the adventures of Colton and his partner, Loni. A fast-paced story with a dose of mystery and fantasy added to the mix, it also captured my attention because of the consistency in using history to add a fascinating dimension to this piece of fiction.
It might be useful to note that this is for adult reading. Some of the suggestive parts can be a bit distracting. On the other hand, though, they should be taken as part and parcel of this engaging and relatively easy read. I would recommend this book for an afternoon by the poolside or the beach.
Posted August 8, 2012
Although I haven’t read all the books before this one, I definitely enjoyed this book. This is the 5th book in the Colton Banyon series by Kubicki and it did not disappoint. The story takes Banyon and his sidekick, Loni to Death Valley but while there a huge discovery was made. An old German war plane has been found in the sand dunes of Death Valley and there are many mysteries surrounding this finding. I would definitely recommend reading this very fun and interesting book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 4, 2012
A Dubious Plan was an interesting read. Using a long-lost German plane found on American soil made the plot intriguing. Even though I have had not had the opportunity to read the first four Colton Banyon Mysteries by Gerald J. Kubicki, that did not take away from my enjoying the action and adventure in this one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 3, 2012
Another great book from Gerald Kubicki! If you are looking for an entertaining book, you found it here. Perfect for reading while travelling or in the comfort of your home, , the fifth installment of the Colton Banyon mysteries, offers plenty of action and intrigue for all readers. Definitely a great read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 21, 2012
The plot of this book is not only interesting but is a fun adventure. An old World War II German aircraft is found in the desert of Death Valley. How did it get there and what is the cargo? Colton Banyon and his sexy sidekick Loni begin to unravel the secrets and find that it has to do with the dreaded “Effort”, the modern day Nazi organization in America. They suddenly find that they have to protect themselves and a survivor of the plane landing in the desolate desert. Their search leads them and their team to a hidden cave where secrets were stored more than seventy years ago and eventually to an attack by an old Nazi. The action is fast paced and the characters have become real people to any reader who follows the series. I highly recommend this book and the entire series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 20, 2012
Gerald Kubicki has done it again. A Dubious Plan, the fifth installment of the Colton Banyon mysteries, delivers on it’s promise of adventure, mystery and plenty of sex in yet another engaging and entertaining story. Kubicki sets the stage for this thriller in the heart of Death Valley. What starts out as a seemingly adventurous sexual encounter turns into a fight for survival as Cindy uncovers an old WWII war plane in the middle of the desert.
I love the author’s use of short, quick read chapters as this really fueled the pace of the read and the quick, realistic dialogue kept the characters 3 dimensional and engaging. This is a great story for many different types of readers. There is plenty of action, suspense, adventure to keep even the hardest to please reader entertained. This book will leave you breathless.
Posted July 16, 2012
Gerald Kubicki is back with the fifth book of the Colton Banyon series. Set in Death Valley, it starts off innocently enough, but the plot soon thickens with intrigue when a German war plane is discovered. Banyon and his team must solve many mysteries, along with engaging in a battle for their lives, and for the lives of the present-day world.
Filled with even more adventure, sex, and suspense, A Dubious Plan proves that the Banyon series is unstoppable. Short and attention grabbing chapters make this book an easy read, and one that you will not be able to put down. Topping off its success is the non-stop action, realistic dialogue, and come on, who doesn’t love a good World War II story with some Nazis thrown in?!
Drama, suspense, and mystery, Kubicki provides another fun and engaging read. A Dubious Plan is as good, if not better than the first four books in the series, and is a must if looking for some weekend entertainment!
Posted July 11, 2012
A Perfect Adventure Story
I am always on the lookout for Colton Banyon Mysteries for their brilliant layouts and spell bounding adventure.This series is characteristic of intrinsic plots, sexy moments,extraordinary situations and intriguing mysteries. The latest on the scene- A Dubious Plan, proved to be as delectable as the rest of them and maintained the same fast pace adventure. It consists of a number of sub plots that combine together to finish the puzzle. It has a basic Nazi theme that seem a continuation of World War 2. A seemingly sexual adventure in the wilderness of Death Valley transforms into a dangerous game of survival. Cindy, Loni's lesbian sexy niece spots the fins of an old war plane hidden in one of the largest dunes and calls up her aunt who was on a visit to Las Vegas. The incredible start build up to heighten moments of drama and suspense. This adventure story is quite spell bounding in its appeal and leaves the reader thoroughly satisfied. I have just completed reading the book and want to go through it once again to revive the moments of pleasure.
Posted July 6, 2012
Writing one mystery that hits home is one thing. Being able to create a series is quite another. Gerald J. Kubicki is back again with the fifth installment of the Colton Banyon mysteries. In this novel, Banyon starts out by innocently attending a Las Vegas wedding. From there, he follows a story involving an old German warplane that is chalk full of surprises. Not only does the mystery have plenty of history involved because of the World War II plane, but it also quickly becomes a problem for the present life of many Americans.
With short chapters, this easy read is a page-turner from start to finish. The short chapters are really a plus in this type of book, if you ask me. I feel like I’m getting a lot read in a short amount of time and I always have another minute or two for just one more chapter.
Another thing that I noticed that sways in Kubicki’s direction is his ability to create life like dialogue. So many writers write dialogue too properly and not how people would actually speak. This mystery novel will be easy to picture in your mind due to the pictures the author creates and the conversations he has take place in the novel.
Take a peak at this novel and if you like what you see, try the first four Banyon mysteries as well.