Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

THE RULES OF ACTION by Landon J. Napoleon
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 11, 2010

"A fast-paced tale of justice in action and a remarkably accurate portrait of a trial lawyer's daily grind."
In Napoleon's novel, a struggling lawyer befriends a local bail bondsman and takes on a case that will change his life. Read full book review >
Released: May 10, 2010

"Strong messages about female empowerment permeate an inventive fantasy waiting for its conclusion."
In the second volume of the Shamra trilogy, Dara must learn who she is and where her people came from if she plans to confront the Chaos that threatens her people. Read full book review >

PSYCHOLOGY
Released: May 10, 2010

"Emotional storytelling and an inadequate overview of America's response to autism now and then makes for a quick, linear read without a significant payoff."
Part sentimental diary, part how-to study guide, Ziegler's memoir traces a mother's personal and political struggle in raising an autistic child. Read full book review >
Released: May 6, 2010

"To be leafed through leisurely and used as a gateway to further reading and contemplation."
A comprehensive glossary of spiritual minds, this effort from a husband-and-wife team highlights the similarities between ancient, controversial and contemporary spiritualists. Read full book review >
Released: May 5, 2010

"This well-reasoned, sensitively written meditation on the relationship of science and religion offers considerable food for thought for readers eschewing simple dogmas."
Written by a biologist with a broad, open-minded curiosity about world religions, this brief meditative essay offers a multitude of opportunities to synthesize reason and faith. Read full book review >

KAMA SENSE MARKETING by Jacob Levy
Released: May 4, 2010

"An intriguing business manual with an offbeat marketing message."
A marketing expert couples Kama Sutra romantic love with modern business practices to create an unusual plan for brand success. Read full book review >
THE SILVER TALON by A.J. Cunder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 4, 2010

"A smart, pleasing, unpretentious fantasy that is only the opening movement of a planned series."
Cunder's debut is a fantasy bildungsroman that chronicles the journey of the young Arius and his dragon through a once-happy land. Read full book review >
WONDER AND WHIMSY POEMS FOR KIDS by Cookie Combs
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The poetry shines in this collection that's both imaginative and fun to read aloud."
A collection of six illustrated poems by teacher and musician Combs. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Christians tired of church politics and proponents of interfaith practices will draw inspiration from this well-intentioned text.
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A bold take on Christianity, religious pluralism and the search for God. Read full book review >
TRIUMPHS by Mary A. Bell
Released: April 30, 2010

"A collection with admirable intent."
Faith-based poetry that aims to inspire. Read full book review >
MUSING AND AMUSING POEMS FOR KIDS by Cookie Combs
FICTION
Released: April 30, 2010

"A winsome blend of whimsical subjects and beguiling verse, sure to hook young minds."
The sorrows and consolations of childhood—strict moms, dull music lessons, enchanted beings, revolting cuisines—are plumbed in this collection of poetry. Read full book review >
Released: April 30, 2010

"A vibrant story of late-blooming love."
A platonic midlife romance strikes creative sparks in this winsome roman á clef. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >