Search Results: "Andrew Klavan"


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MINDWAR by Andrew Klavan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"The cyberthrills are stylized, but the focus is on action, and there's just enough left unresolved to tempt readers onward. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
A young video game whiz squares off against monsters and terrorists in a mad genius' cyberworld to save America. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE RUN by Andrew Klavan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Another empty-caloried thriller, thinly sauced with superficial psychology and earnest professions of generic faith. (Science fantasy. 11-13)"
The desperate MindWar enters a new phase when evil mastermind Kurodar breaks through the boundary between his digital Realm and Real Life in this cranked-up middle volume. Read full book review >

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CRAZY DANGEROUS by Andrew Klavan
Released: May 1, 2012

"In the end, this is a garden-variety, formulaic mystery thriller with supernatural window dressing. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
In this fast-paced but predictable thriller, a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd comes to the aid of a bullied schizophrenic girl. Read full book review >

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A KILLER IN THE WIND by Andrew Klavan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Among its other distinctions, this book gives us a detective who is tough enough to outlast the most bizarre encounters but isn't too tough to be gripped with fear."
Dan Champion is a disgraced NYPD vice cop whose successful handling of an evil child-sex-trade operation was compromised by his pumping five bullets into a prime suspect while on powerful hallucinogens. Now working as a small-town detective, he is revisited by the case via ghosts, including that of a beguiling mystery woman who warns him to run for his life. Read full book review >

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IF WE SURVIVE by Andrew Klavan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Fast-paced with multiple threats, genuine tension and lots of machine guns. (Adventure. 12-17)"
"We came to Costa Verdes to build a wall. I just wish I could tell you that all of us made it home alive." Read full book review >

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TRUE CRIME by Andrew Klavan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1995

"Klavan's venture into humor pays off terrifically and quite equals the suspense, but his fiddle-playing for Beachum tires. (First printing of 250,000; film rights to Twentieth Century-Fox)"
Often laugh-out-loud suspense about a low-life, adulterous, sexist reporter who attempts to save what he thinks is an innocent man from a lethal injection in a Missouri state prison. Read full book review >

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THE UNCANNY by Andrew Klavan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A cocktail of the feisty and the fusty, flavored with bitters by Bernard but with too much sweet vermouth and too watery by half."
In an effort to mix literary stylishness with gothic convention, Klavan (True Crime, 1995, etc.) stuffs an American film director into a badly padded English ghost story. Read full book review >

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DAMNATION STREET by Andrew Klavan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Klavan's tenth (Man and Wife, 2001, etc.) is a violent, sentimental comic book without the drawings."
A private eye obsessed with rescuing a beautiful prostitute from a contract killer feels the hitman's breath over his shoulder as he tracks her down. Read full book review >

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WEREWOLF COP by Andrew Klavan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Fans of contemporary monster tales will be taken with Klavan's thriller, and others who are willing to indulge the book's hairy trappings will appreciate its existential musings."
On the hunt for a nefarious European crime boss, Texas supercop Zach "Cowboy" Adams desperately searches for himself after being turned into a werewolf. Read full book review >

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DON'T SAY A WORD by Andrew Klavan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1991

"Not profound, and blatant in its emotional manipulations, but peopled with rich characters and intensely gripping and suspenseful: one of the most entertaining psychothrillers in many months."
After writing five mystery thrillers as Keith Peterson (The Scarred Man, 1989), Klavan at last puts his real name on one-and no wonder: this take of a psychiatrist trying to save his kidnapped daughter is a virtuoso display of Chinese puzzle-box plotting and slick emotionality, worthy of Hitchcock at his best. ``The right apartment was tough to find, so they murdered the old lady,''-sociopath Sport and his monster-sized retarded sidekick Maxwell, that is, setting up in this opening sentence their rental of the suddenly vacant apartment across the yard from the one owned by mild-mannered shrink Nathan Conrad, wife Agatha, and five-year-old daughter Jessica. Read full book review >

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THE LONG WAY HOME by Andrew Klavan
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Even those comfortable with this viewpoint may well find themselves yawning as Charlie sludges on in his quest—suspended, of course, until the next book. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Having saved the Secretary of Homeland Security from a terrorist plot (The Last Thing I Remember, 2009), amnesiac teenage karate stud Charlie West heads home to find out what's happened with the last year of his life. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"Save your thriller dollars for better. (Thriller. YA)"
When high schooler Charlie West wakes up in a torture chamber, the last thing he remembers is a normal day. Read full book review >