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Snow Fire a novel by Ricki McCallum Book Review by Endre Barath

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Snow Fire  a novel by  Ricki Eichler McCallum  Book Review by Endre Barath

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As most of my readers know, having read my posts, I am book lover and sadly have become more of a book collector, not a reader as I once was, thanks to the Internet and social media.  One of our Active Rain friends has become a published author - I'm sure everyone will join me in wishing her heartfelt congratulations on this amazing accomplishment.  

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Since I'm never in my Beverly Hills office, opting to work from home well before the pandemic made this more of a 'novel' concept, I was unaware that Ricki had sent a copy of her book to my office. After a fair amount of time, understandably Ricki Eichler McCallum  reached out to me and asked if I had received her book. I was so glad she reached out to me and once she did, I went into the office sure enough, Snow Fire was waiting for me.  (It is unfortunate that those in the office that collect and sort the mail did not let me know I had an envelope waiting for me.) 

 

 

This past Friday evening, I picked up Ricki's novel and began reading. This being a long weekend with the Juneteenth holiday, I am happy to say that it was a quiet weekend and I was able to read with very few interruptions.  Snow Fire says on the cover, "murder, suspense, & intrigue" - suffice it to say the novel does not disappoint.  In fact,  this afternoon (less than 24 hours after I started) I finished the book.  Diane remarked that she doesn't recall my ever having read a book this fast. She's right, since she did not know me when I was a West Point cadet in 1974 and read  Six Days of the Condor by James Grady in about the same amount of time.  These two novels are honestly the only two books that captivated me to virtually not want to do anything other than turn the page to get to the next moment of a story. 

 

If you are a fan of authors such as Michael Connelly, Jack Higgins or John Le Carre, this book is for you.  Be fair warned though that once you start on Snow Fire, you will not want to put it down.  As Diane likes to say - clear the decks and don't plan to do anything other than read.  Snow Fire delves into the world of politics, police, murder and drugs on a national and international scale.   And it's also an intertwined love story riddled with fear. If you are a reader, don't miss it. And thank you, Ricki, for sharing your first novel with me.  I am looking forward to your next one and again, congratulations on your publication!

 

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff Dowler, CRS  I believe four or five books this is Ricki Eichler McCallum  first Novel and it is awesome, Endre

Jun 19, 2023 09:11 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. I need to get a copy of Ricki's latest book on Amazon. I know she has written others since retiring from real estate. 

Jun 20, 2023 08:11 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jane Chaulklin-Schott  indeed you pegged her well, Endre

Jun 21, 2023 09:06 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jerry Newman  the best part is she has 3-7 pages per chapter so if you need to come up for air and take a deep breath you can:)Endre

Jun 21, 2023 09:07 PM
Matt Brady
Watermark Capital - Del Mar, CA
One of San Diego's Best Equity Advisors

Thanks for the recommendation Endre Barath, Jr., I will get it for my wife the mystery lover.

Jun 22, 2023 10:14 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Endre Barath, Jr.  Darn I just ordered 2 books and picked up 2 for free at our community Library but if I finish them I will order it. Wish the people in your office had called you - It is now on my wish list 

Jun 22, 2023 12:22 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I think I have to go look up snow fire as novel things go, and this looks like quite the novel!

Jun 22, 2023 09:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Matt Brady thank you for stopping in looking forward to hear what your wife thought of it, Endre

Jun 22, 2023 10:25 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I get it    Hannah Williams  can't control the office:)Endre

Jun 22, 2023 10:26 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr. I do have it on my wish list - maybe in the Fall 

Jun 23, 2023 10:22 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura Cerrano  thank you for stopping by and commenting, Endre

Jun 22, 2023 10:26 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I'll have to add this one to my reading list. Recently finished the last James Patterson / Alex Cross series , he just released another, but Snow Fire sounds like a good one. Thanks for the recommendation.

Jun 23, 2023 04:12 AM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Thanks for sharing Endre! I'm always looking for new authors. I'm hoping Ricki has an audio version. 

Jun 23, 2023 04:56 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Looks like a good read.  Ill look for it.

 

Jun 23, 2023 10:32 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Buzz Mackintosh  I have many James Patterson books and most are signed by the author, I am considering selling them :)Endre

Jun 23, 2023 01:40 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Matthew Klinowski, PA  I am old school and most are hard covers or soft cover book, not sure but more than likely check out Amazon, Endre

Jun 23, 2023 01:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ginger Harper  check out Amazon, Endre

Jun 23, 2023 01:42 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Endre',

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed it. You will love the sequel too. It will be published in the next few weeks. If you were troubled by the events of the ending of Snow Fire, you will love the sequel. Thank you again for the reviews. It is the way readers learn of our works. :)

Jun 24, 2023 08:14 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Intriguing review, Endre, I also stopped picking up books and my collection is sitting lonely on bookshelves.  I have of late stopped reading fiction though.... ACKKK preferring the hard reality of life.  I might buy this for a read though.  Thanks

Jun 26, 2023 12:59 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ricki Eichler McCallum  loved the sequel and as we speak my review of it is in draft mode:)Endre

Sep 24, 2023 01:09 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum

Thank you so much, Endre! So glad you liked it. It was a lot different than the first, I thought. I was curious to see what others would think.

Sep 24, 2023 06:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

John Henry, Florida Architect  it feels like decades since we connected, glad to see you back commenting, hope all is well with you, let me know what you thought of the first book, Endre

Sep 24, 2023 01:10 PM