Thrillers Book Reviews (page 498)

PRIMARY COLORS by Anonymous
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Mystery insider's view or not, this is a delicious gift for your friends who still believe that politics and politicians have the answers."
A marvelously down-and-dirty chronicle of a presidential campaign that will make your eyes water, and some more famous eyes burn, in recognition. Read full book review >
MASQUERADE by Gayle Lynds
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A tedious would-be thriller that quickly shows itself to be a sheep in wolf's clothing. (Author tour)"
An overlong, tiresome debut from erstwhile think-tank editor Lynds. Read full book review >

A MAN TO SLAY DRAGONS by Meagan McKinney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A mish-mash of settings, characters you've met before, a motivationless killer—and a quick, fun, silly pleasure to read."
Historical-romancer McKinney (Fair is the Rose, 1993) sets her first contemporary story—flimsy and fast-paced—in the crime- obsessed present. Read full book review >
NURSES by Marcia Rose
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Nary an insight into the gritty reality of clinic life, but plenty of strong-willed nurses for the '90s, and satisfying supply- room trysts."
A fast-paced, unabashedly soap-operatic tale of love and betrayal in a hectic Manhattan clinic, the latest from the author of Like Mother, Like Daughter (1994), etc. Marty Lamb, Director of Community Care Clinics at All Souls Women's Hospital, is a superwoman with more than just one proverbial skeleton in her closet: a long-forgotten affair with a doctor (Paul), for example, who's also just been hired at CCC and an insane husband who's been locked away for eight years. Read full book review >
TREMOR by Winston Graham
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Deliberate and old-fashioned storytelling—the good, patient, rewarding kind."
A curiously mundane title for an acutely observed novel of manners cum thriller: the prolific Graham (Stephanie, 1993, etc.) showcases a commanding grasp of human foibles and yearnings, as well as an appetite for—literally—earthshaking coincidences. Read full book review >

MOUNT DRAGON by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Didactic at times, but, still, the thrillfest runs full-force to (almost) the very last page. (Author tour)"
Following fast on the heels of 1995's Relic—the scariest thriller ever set in the American Museum of Natural History— dynamic duo Douglas and Child once again demonstrate their mastery of the genre, this time hopping the killer-virus bandwagon to evoke plenty of healthy bioparanoia. Read full book review >
HOW TO MUTATE AND TAKE OVER THE WORLD by R.U. Sirius
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

A typographical mess of a book that tries hard to capture (and capitalize on) a fringe cultural phenomena—the lively underground anarchy of the Internet. Read full book review >
A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THIRST by John Burdett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Still, his unblinking eye—his characters are sketched in with great shrewdness — and his exact, resonant style make one hope that next time he'll rely less on surprise, more on narrative."
``You never get free. Read full book review >
STAINLESS by Todd Grimson
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"An erotic confetti-shower that leaves you thrilled and unclean."
``When I'm dead, there'll be no stain on our love,'' Garbo tells Armand as her eyes close forever in Camille, and much the same can be said by Justine, the fated vampiress here, as she and her human lover, Keith, go up in a Leibestod of sunlight and darkness. Read full book review >
LORD OF THE DEAD by Tom Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Attractive figures in living pasteboard, yes, but a sequel seems likely, as long as Byron still lives and longs to escape eternity. (First printing of 75,000; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate; Quality Paperback Book Club featured alternate; $100,000 ad/promo)"
Gothic Sturm and Drang by British scholar Holland, whose first novel tells how a 19-year-old Lord Byron becomes emperor of the planet's vampires. Read full book review >
MOONCHASERS by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1996

"A standout collection by one of the most original crime writers around."
A generous helping of indefatigable Gorman's short fiction since 1988. Read full book review >
THE SOUVENIR by Patricia Carlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1996

"Say Nothing, 1968, etc.) presents a cunningly understated puzzle with a particularly deft solution."
Four years ago, two 16-year-old girls, strangers to each other, joined together to hitchhike across Australia. 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 >