The only thing worse than a blockbuster movie directed by Roland Emmerich is a blockbuster novel written by Dan Brown. Or is it the other way round? Well either way you look at it--mean-spirited comments aside--it calls for a little good news, which I have and will get to shortly.
As most of you know today (September 15, 2009) is the release date of Dan Brown's gigantic new novel The Lost Symbol. A novel that is probably good news for the industry, from the publisher to the seller, but just ho-hum news for many readers. Me included.
The good news? Today also marks the release of the fourth novel in Robert J. Randisi's The Rat Pack series featuring Sand's pit-boss Eddie G. The title: You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You. It features all the regulars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr, along with Marilyn Monroe, who needs Eddie G's help with a potential stalker.
Publisher's Weekly gave it a terrific review: "Randisi clothes a factual skeleton of information about his famous characters with an artful tapestry of vivid imagination."
And, if it is anything like the previous three, it is very definitely worth the price of admission. I reviewed the second novel (Luck Be a Lady, Don't Die) in 2008. Click Here to read it.