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Friday, August 10, 2012


It's rare to have so much fun reading a book. It has all the elements. There is a great mystery and who done it. There is a cast of characters you love and wonder about. The main characters are serious and funny at the same time. Its a great mystery and a great ride to figure it out. It is short, engaging, and funny. Can't wait for the next one. Mickey on Amazon

Like another reviewer, I could not put the book down. I got into the book to the point I blew off Olympic action, feeding the dogs, and fixing lunch. This is a good book. Nate makes you like him, in spite of yourself. The story is focused on corruption, greed and lies in a small town in New England. The important people want to use Nate to investigate the death of a teenager, but only on their terms. The belief that Nate could not find his way out of a small closet is way off the mark. He is persistent and smart and he solves puzzles as they come up. At the same time, we see his difficulty with relationships. But, he is working on that. This is a good book. It is a page turner, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Texanne on Amazon

WARNING: Do not start reading this if you have something important to do! Could not put it down. Well, nothing to put down actually. I couldn't stop reading I should say since I used my PC monitor for the Kindle version. In the interest of full disclosure I know the author slightly and have been to his house in SF about other issues. Not really an influence on this review. In fact, I was prepared to be unimpressed. I knew he did some writing. I intended to scan through a couple chapters and get on with my busy life. Yeah, right. I got sucked in. A great story, intriguing mystery, well crafted, flows very well, good sense of place, believable characters you care about. A page turner perfect for a day at the beach. You won't be disappointed. Bob Bissett, Naples ID

Wednesday, August 1, 2012




When a small time crook is killed while ripping off a marijuana garden, attorney Nate Lewis takes the case of the shooter. Meanwhile, his wife, Christina Lima attempts to mediate her cousins’ battle for control of an upscale Mendocino winery. For Nate and Christina these two seemingly unrelated events will prove to be the ultimate test of their love and their faith.
An action-packed adventure story set in the borderland where the counterculture meets the underworld. The Fourth Conspirator by Barry Willdorf delivers a lyrical portrait of colorful characters with humor and tenderness. Jonah Raskin, author of Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American Drug War, and Natives, Newcomers, Exiles, Fugitives  
A masterfully told, page-turning story that offers the reader in-depth development of its characters and a poignant examination of issues that we all have, or will confront sometime in our lives. A must-read novel. Stan Goldberg, Ph.D. author of the internationally award winning books, Lessons for the Living and Leaning Into Sharp Points.

The conclusion to Barry Willdorf's Trilogy thrill ride gets you high, takes you low and puts you smack in the middle of the 1970s Northern California weed and wine culture. Gritty and cosmic. Philosophical and heartbreaking. I want a prequel! Ransom Stephens, author of the best-seller, The God Patent and the forthcoming The Sensory Deception.