Thrillers Book Reviews (page 495)

THE ENEMY WITHIN by Larry Bond
THRILLERS
Released: March 15, 1996

"A triple-A Bond."
The ripsnorting, all-too-plausible latest from bestselling Bond (Cauldron, 1993, etc.) pits a duo of dynamic Americans against a mad Iranian bent on altering the geopolitical balance of power. Read full book review >
MONTANA SKY by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 1996

"A good read on a long winter's night."
Three bridegrooms for three sisters: Roberts (True Betrayals, 1995, etc.) stylishly moseys into Big Sky romance. Read full book review >

DEADLY CARE by Leonard S. Goldberg
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 11, 1996

"Cool cuttings by a sure hand."
In a first hardcover medical-thriller, Goldberg (a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center) gives HMOs rough treatment while concocting a scalpel-edged page-turner. Read full book review >
THE DARK ROOM by Minette Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Walters unfolds the dark complexities of Jinx's past with a master's hand, balancing sympathy and terror all the way to the introduction of a pivotal character on the very last page. (First printing of 75,000; $200,000 ad/promo budget; Literary Guild Main Selection)"
Fans who've followed Walters's meteoric rise (The Scold's Bridle, 1994, etc.) will find less Ruth Rendell than P.D. James in this tantalizing tale of Jinx Kingsley, who apparently greets the news that her fiancÇ Leo Wallader plans to leave her for her best friend Meg Harris by twice attempting suicide (auto exhaust, auto crash). Read full book review >
TAPES OF THE RIVER DELTA by Peter Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Though undeniable voyeuristic interest is created in the revelation of Shortcourse family secrets, the political aspect feels tacked on to support a narrative that tends toward the tedious and rambling."
The knotted history of a modern Irish family is embedded in a quasi-political debut thriller, a combination providing less than stellar results. Read full book review >

THE ACCOUNT by Roderick Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Overloaded with witless plot swerves and a welter of clichÇs. (Author tour)"
A limp romantic thriller filled with the pricey trivialities of the most upper of the upper social crust, by British-born TV celebrity journalist Mann. Read full book review >
THE LAST INTEGRATIONIST by Jake Lamar
THRILLERS
Released: March 1, 1996

"A compelling, controversial political thriller, part A Clockwork Orange, part The Manchurian Candidate."
First-time novelist Lamar (the memoir Bourgeois Blues, 1991) expertly lays down a dystopian view of America's future, particularly in matters of race. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Another walk on the wild side with the Marcinko mob. (Military Book Club main selection; author tour)"
In their third outing, Marcinko and his roguish warriors do violent, imaginative battle with America's home-front enemies. Read full book review >
A BITTER PEACE by Michael Peterson
THRILLERS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Peterson's presidents never come alive, but his politics are shrewd and he spins a fine intrigue: Herman Wouk, say, by way of William F. Buckley."
In a sequel to A Time of War (1990), former LBJ emissary Bradley Marshall takes on a diplomatic chore for Nixon: trying to persuade the South Vietnamese to sign a peace treaty that sells them out. Read full book review >
SHADOW OF DOUBT by Jonnie Jacobs
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 1996

"Fans of Jacobs's two well-bred suburban California mysteries starring art consultant Kate Austen (Murder Among Friends, 1995, etc.) will be comforted to know that neither Kali nor Silver Creek is much of a stretch."
Bay Area lawyer Kali O'Brien, back in her hometown of Silver Creek, Calif., to bury her father, finds skeletons (not his) leaping out of every closet. Read full book review >
RUMPOLE AND THE ANGEL OF DEATH by John Mortimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"If the plots seem dustier than usual and the puppets slow to awaken from their rest since their last performance (Rumpole on Trial, 1992), none of Rumpole's legion of fans is likely to complain."
Six more briefs for the indomitable defender of the guiltiest-looking defendants the Old Bailey has ever seen. Read full book review >
GUILTY AS SIN by Tami Hoag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Worthy, but much less fun."
No more meeting-cute for romancer Hoag. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >