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Par Lance

Par Lance is where I come to talk with my friends, mainly to discuss books. 

Par can mean at face value,and Lance is just me.


From the Oxford English Dictionary:

Parlance /'pa:l(Ə)ns/

noun [mass noun] a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest: dated terms that were once in common parlance | medical parlance.

origin late 16th cent. (denoting speech or debate): from Old French, from parler 'speak', from Latin parabola 'comparison' (in late Latin 'speech').

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The Devil's Garden - Richard Montanari Fast-paced thriller

A high-flying and ambitious new York Attorney, Michael Roman, who is one step away from the top DA job and appears to have all that he could wish for, suddenly finds his life crumbling all around him. His beautiful twin daughters were adopted from his parents’ homeland of Estonia. A crazy man from that country believes that he has a strong claim on the girls and heads to the USA to take back what he believes to be rightfully his.

If that were the extent of the story, it wouldn’t be worth reading, but the man believes that both he and the girls are living parts of an Estonian folklore. What ensues is a total nightmare, made worse by Michael’s determination to hide what he knows of the truth from his friends who could help him.

There are some horrific, gory scenes in this book, and it moves along at a cracking pace, never losing its tension and momentum.

This is an easy to read book and keeps the reader’s attention from beginning to end.