Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

WAVE UPON WAVE by Isaac Green
Released: May 22, 2009

"Beyond a minefield of cop clichés, adverbs and stilted dialogue lies a compelling thriller."
In Green's water-soaked debut thriller, an investigation into a dam explosion that killed three people in a small Kentucky town ends up revealing as much about the town as the culprits responsible. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2009

"A powerful, hopeful examination of one woman's unique approach to grief."
In this debut memoir, a mother relates the painful loss of her son and how she learned to cope with it. Read full book review >

Released: May 21, 2009

"An inspiring story of beating the odds."
A motivational autobiography of the nation's first African-American dean of a major medical school. Read full book review >
MAGNOLIA CAFÉ by Chic Gast
Released: May 21, 2009

"An affirming mix of compassion and self-realization tempered by sweet-talkin' women and clear-eyed men."
Consummate outsider Jack Teal finds the community he didn't know he was looking for. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2009

"A reconstruction that may prove valuable in its own right, but as a source of illumination of contemporary treatment of terrorists ultimately it lacks satisfying insights."
Lawyer and legal scholar Gordon aims to set forth the bloody history of Nat Turner's campaign against white slave owners and evaluate it in the context of homeland terrorist attacks, most notably 9/11. Read full book review >

Released: May 19, 2009

"Successfully captures the enthusiasm of an inspirational student body."
An introduction to several students who grew up around the millennium and attend a unique school for learning differences. Read full book review >
PROMISES TO KEEP by Thomas F. Dwyer
Released: May 18, 2009

"An engaging, lasting monument to a courageous woman."
An irresistible mix of military history and the embellished anecdotes of villagers in Pico, Italy, as they adapt to World War II. Read full book review >
EITHER SIDE OF THE LOTUS by Raymond Belli
THRILLERS
Released: May 14, 2009

"An uneven but occasionally entertaining bit of juvenilia."
A patient uncovers sinister goings-on at a mental hospital in this overwrought fantasy. Read full book review >
Released: May 13, 2009

"A sincere testimony of one woman's beliefs about good and evil told in black-and-white terms."
A Christian's take on dependence on God. Read full book review >
Released: May 12, 2009

"A useful primer for medical practitioners that dispels the mystery surrounding back pain."
Lower back pain is taken seriously as a disease symptom by this in-depth medical treatise. Read full book review >
FLIGHT OF IBIS by Peter D. Boas
Released: May 12, 2009

"The story of a life under the radar that will enthrall memoir fans and '70s history buffs."
An inside glimpse at counterculture life in the 1970s. Read full book review >
BIOCATASTROPHE by Engine Company No. 9
Released: May 11, 2009

"A heap of difficult-to-read information on a relevant topic."
A textbook on “biocatastrophe” as a global public-safety issue. 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 >