I was saddened to learn that my friend, Paul Lane, passed away.
I met Paul when he started working at the library with me. It was his second career; he had retired from a job in international sales and was bored. He was fluent in Spanish as his sales job took him to Latin America, and his wife was from Mexico. He worked full time at the library for many years, and finally retired for the second time a few years ago. But never one to sit around and do nothing, he volunteered with the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s department and wrote book reviews for my website.
Paul was an avid reader. We talked books for hours and hours (while working!) For many years, he refused to read any books in a series, but eventually he caved. Some of his favorite authors were Daniel Silva, David Rosenfelt, Steve Berry, Vince Flynn, Jeff Lindsay, Ben Coes, and so many more. He loved mysteries and thrillers and historical fiction, and when those were combined into one book, he was so happy!
Paul loved his wife and his family. While his life was cut short, his memory will live on.
Rest in peace, my friend. And thanks for all the reviews.
RIP – I always thought his reviews were too generous – could have been rated lower – but he saw good in most books. I will miss him. peace, janz
To my fellow Queens College alum, you will be missed.