Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

Released: July 20, 2009

"A wholly unique combination of genres and voices."
An autobiographical work of poetry and confession by an author with multiple personalities. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2009

"Readers looking for an independent heroine will cringe, but fans of vampire fiction may find plenty to savor here."
A human woman marries a vampire in this well-crafted, traditional supernatural romance. Read full book review >

Released: July 16, 2009

"A smart look at a tenacious problem."
A notable effort to prove the compatibility of religion and science. Read full book review >
Released: July 16, 2009

"For fans of war stories, and those who can ignore semi-permeable language, only."
A historical novel of epic proportions that recounts the clash of Roman, Hellenic and Barbarian civilizations in Asia Minor from 89 to 85 BC, with a subplot involving a young Roman who survives genocide and creates a new, magical identity. Read full book review >
VANILLA REPUBLIC by Robert Leslie Fisher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2009

"A redeeming novel about the difficulties that nations and individuals face when making a future out of difficult pasts."
A novel of political intrigue focused on a fictitious African island nation. Read full book review >

Released: July 15, 2009

"Eccentric poetry combines lofty intellectual abstraction with genuine human warmth."
Ambitious poems in various genres explore the intersections of philosophy, religion, psychology and cutting-edge physics. Read full book review >
PRODIGAL SONS by Sheldon Greene
Released: July 13, 2009

"A page-turner with emotional depth."
An Israeli secret agent hunts Nazi war criminals in this rich psychological thriller. Read full book review >
Released: July 13, 2009

"Generates more than a little heat."
A high-flying adventure novel-equal parts Top Gun, Clive Cussler and The Time Machine-from former Air Force man Eichman. Read full book review >
THE SWORD OF GOD by Carey Allen Krause
Released: July 10, 2009

"A compelling page-turner."
American-Irani tensions boil over-and threaten world peace-in this fast-paced international thriller. Read full book review >
ALL THE WAY GONE by D. James Eldon
Released: July 9, 2009

"Enjoyable more as an intriguing drama than a procedural page-turner."
In Eldon's debut mystery, a husband returns from his morning jog to find his wife missing, but the authorities aren't ready to pronounce him innocent. Read full book review >
TALES OF THE TROUPE by Rob Dinsmoor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2009

"Wry reminiscences of the joys and struggles of being a young comedy artist in the 1980s."
A writer for the Chucklehead, a comedy troupe based in New York City in the 1980s and '90s, shares fictionalized first-person short stories about that experience. Read full book review >
LEADERSHIP, EH? by Murray Janewski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2009

"A homespun guidebook filled with intelligent scenarios and utilitarian life lessons."
A Canadian business consultant extols the many virtues of professional guidance and direction through the cultivation of strong leadership skills. 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 >