Books by Robin Moore

REACT: CIA BLACK OPS by Robin Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"A preposterous premise—that one man conducted nearly two dozen high-profile black ops—and loads of juicy technical detail: for the Soldier of Fortune crowd."
Moore (The Accidental Pope, 2001, etc.) and co-author Lightfoot offer a sort of Robocop of Black Ops, a composite character who describes in gory detail his starring role in most of the nefarious political assassinations and covert counterterrorism activities of the past 30 years. Read full book review >
THE MAN WITH THE SILVER OAR by Robin Moore
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2002

"Violent encounters are compellingly related, but readers with a taste for salt breezes and nonstop action will find this slow and flavorless next to such blood-and-thunder tales as Iain Lawrence's Buccaneers (2001) or Gerald Hausman's Tom Cringle series. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a patchy pirate yarn rigged with historical people and incidents, Moore (My Life with the Indians, not reviewed, etc.) puts a teenage stowaway aboard an 18th-century pirate chaser. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Critics will charge, rightly, that this account smacks of hagiography—but taken for what it is (i.e., a personal memoir of an enigmatic and powerful man), it is deeply satisfying."
A loving, tender portrait. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"No style to the prose, no nuance to the characters. Can any of it be taken seriously? Not a prayer."
A former US ambassador to the Vatican (Flynn) and a bestselling storyteller (Moore: The Green Berets, 1965, etc.) weave an unlikely tale about a Cape Cod family man elected the 265th pope. Read full book review >
HERCULES by Robin Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Better to spare readers this version and aim them, instead, at some of the sophisticated picture-book treatments available, or—no surprise- -the D'Aulaires. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Folklore. 7-10)"
A straightforward chapter-book retelling of some of the myths of Hercules, notable as much for what it skips as for what it includes: Moore relates Hercules's birth (though not why Hera hates him), covers his temper (though not his madness-induced killing of his family), and approximately four of his labors (not twelve), ending with his ascension to constellation status. Read full book review >
THE CHERRY TREE BUCK by Robin Moore
ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 1995

"A compact and engrossing follow-up to When The Moon Is Full (Knopf, 1994). (Fiction/Short stories. 9-11)"
A professional storyteller shares fond, slightly elongated, memories of his grandfather, and of childhood encounters with six remarkable animals. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A professional storyteller, Moore knows how to draw his readers gently into this mysterious world, giving them something to dream about without giving them nightmares. (Fiction. 10-14)"
To kids accustomed to gory horror fiction, Moore's (The Bread Sister of Sinking Creek, 1990, etc.) spooky tales from the Pennsylvania mountains—some based on traditional stories, others newly written—may seem tame indeed. Read full book review >