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Bonnie Ramthun lives in Erie, Colorado with her husband and children. Her novels for adults include Ground Zero, a thriller published by G.P. Putnam, Earthquake Games, a 2000 Colorado Book of the Year nominee, and The Thirteenth Skull. The White Gates, her middle grade mystery published by Random House in 2008, is a Junior Library Guild Premiere selection and was a finalist for the Missouri Truman Award. She is a former chapter president of Mystery Writers of America, a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and former war gamer for the Department of Defense.
There are two cherished compliments that Bonnie Ramthun has received for her writing.
A reader wanted to know if the childhood events that happened to Eileen Reed in Earthquake Games had actually happened to Bonnie as a child. She considers this a high compliment - she made a lonely Wyoming car crash and an abandoned child so real that her reader thought it actually happened.
The second compliment was when a reader wrote her a letter and praised The Thirteenth Skull, Bonnie's third Eileen Reed book. The reader loved the novel and hated the villain so much that she thought he should have died more slowly. Bonnie will never forget this compliment either, for it means that she created a character so evil and so hateful that the reader wanted him to die...harder.
Bonnie's favorite stories are the ones where ordinary people are placed in world-changing events. The people who live in her stories are fictional, but she tries to make them so real you want to have coffee with them. Or kill them.
on Jan. 28, 2013 :
This book is Matthew Reilly or James Rollins on steroids, if such a thing can happen. Pure, unstopped adrenline from start to finish with great big honking laughs at the most inappropriate times. In other words, A GREAT STORY!
The characters grab you really fast, and make you like and understand them in short, unwasted time. Good thing, because this is a rip roaring adventure, with people you care about right away.
I won't waste time with the story line, because it is in the discription. So I will tell you a few of my greatest lines. When a killing construct lands and looks like a metal toothed pac-man, trying to eat our heros, one of them quips it is a 'happy fun ball.' We find out the enemy is the boss we all love to hate, no redeeming qualitys at all, and we know him as Dr. Crazystein. Love, love, love it.
I also love flawless writing. No spelling errors, no grammer that distracts, no inconsistancies in time or place. Pro all the way. OK, I am ready for the next book.
YOU WILL TOO!
(reviewed the day of purchase)