Books by Robert Ward

THE BEST BAD DREAM by Robert Ward
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Crime fiction, yes, but crime fiction with a macabre, 'too much is never enough,' edge-of-believability resolution."
FBI agent Jack Harper has no choice but to solve a kidnapping after Harper's wanna-be girlfriend, Michelle Wu, car thief and chop-shop expert, telephones that her sister is missing. Read full book review >
TOTAL IMMUNITY by Robert Ward
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2009

"Loaded with familiar genre elements, but packed with action as well and energetically written."
A crime kingpin's long reach presents a unique challenge to a maverick FBI team in Ward's latest (Four Kinds of Rain, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
FOUR KINDS OF RAIN by Robert Ward
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"A mixed bag from veteran novelist (Grace, 1998, etc.) and TV writer (Hill Street Blues, etc.) Ward. There are several funny setups and quirky characters, but the prose often strains for humor and edge."
A down-and-out psychiatrist puts together a ragtag gang to rob one of his clients in this comic caper. Read full book review >
GRACE by Robert Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"A convincing portrait, despite some broad brushwork, of an earlier, gutsier Baltimore."
A fictional memoir, intended as a tribute to Ward's grandmother, that crackles with good humor and good dialogue. Read full book review >
THE CACTUS GARDEN by Robert Ward
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"But his attempts to find subtle nuances and deeper meanings in what are essentially stock characters and situations only serve to break the spell."
Ward (The King of Cards, 1993, etc.), a former TV producer- writer (Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice), explores the familiar nexus of sex, Hollywood glitz, and international drug-smugglingand comes up with a solid action novel marred only by persistent, annoying attempts to make it more than simply that. Read full book review >
THE KING OF CARDS by Robert Ward
Released: April 1, 1993

"Affable and amusing, if, unlike the author, you don't take it too seriously."
Back in Baltimore to pick up an honorary Ph.D. from his alma mater, Calvert College, novelist Tom Fallon recalls the wild year of 1965, when he wriggled out from under the patronage of elitist Professor Sylvester Spaulding and came under the spell of Jeremy Raines—con artist, lunatic, and entrepreneur—and the inmates of his communal house.... Read full book review >