Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@outlook.com) is an independent consultant located in Alexandria Virginia. His services and capabilities are described here. Application areas include project, program, and data management; market assessment, digital strategy, and program planning; change and content management; social media; and, technology adoption. Follow him on Google+. He also publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain.

Conn Iggulden's EMPEROR: THE GODS OF WAR

This novel of Julius Caesar, Pompey, Cicero, and Cleopatra goes over familiar ground but with unique insights and interpretations. It suffers from pedestrian writing and a lack of color & imagery; no “rosy fingers of dawn” here.

 

Arturo Pérez-Reverte's THE NAUTICAL CHART

Patrick O'Brian's DESOLATION ISLAND