Books by John R. Maxim

BANNERMAN’S GHOSTS by John R. Maxim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2003

"Interesting cast, good action scenes, but bursts of backstory talkiness tend to undermine both."
Gangs of the rich and clandestine square off multinationally, in a minor effort by the veteran thrillermeister (Whistler's Angel, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
WHISTLER’S ANGEL by John R. Maxim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Witty and entertaining throughout: a happy spin-off from Maxim's successful Bannerman series (A Matter of Honor, not reviewed, etc.)."
Finally, a spy novel that asks the burning question (and asks it with surprising success): Is it possible to quit the whole ugly business if you're protected by a guardian angel? Read full book review >
MOSAIC by John R. Maxim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 1999

"This capable veteran has done better (Haven, 1997, etc.)."
A hodgepodge of a thriller about secret government experiments aimed at turning Multiple Personality Disorder into a positive. Read full book review >
HAVEN by John R. Maxim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Top-drawer entertainment with plenty of (some of it kinky) action that speeds the reader past the narrative's more improbable events. (First printing of 100,000)"
Maxim (The Shadow Box, 1996, etc.) offers a sturdy romantic thriller in which a couple of retired espionage agents realize that escaping their Cold War pasts may prove tougher than they reckoned. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW BOX by John R. Maxim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A slick, engrossing entertainment with plausibly motivated characters and chilling detail on an underground enterprise that's evidently as remunerative as narcotics. (First printing of 50,000)"
Maxim (Time Out of Mind, 1986, etc.) forsakes the astral plane for a suspenser whose down-and-dirty plot turns on the megabuck traffic in bogus prescription drugs. Read full book review >