Search Results: "Bob Mayer"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON SIM-13 by Bob Mayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Mayer's tough, businesslike soldiers again include a tough, businesslike female."
A realistic, computer-driven, military-training exercise becomes a harrowing real-life foray into China for a Special Forces team stationed in Korea. Read full book review >

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AGNES AND THE HITMAN by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Lots of sugar and little substance, but a fun ride nonetheless."
Crusie and Mayer team up again (Don't Look Down, 2006) in a comic caper and raucous romance. Read full book review >

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Z by Bob Mayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

Although retired from the US Army, Dave Riley is not out of the action as he battles crafty villains and a deadly pestilence in southwestern Africa in this sixth installment of Mayer's absorbing and well-written series (Cut-Out, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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SYNBAT by Bob Mayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Action-packed entertainment—with primate villains that are not, alas, based on paranoid fantasies but on probable results of research programs reported to have been funded by the US government."
In the atavistic milieu plausibly conjured up by Mayer for his latest thriller (Eyes of the Hammer, Dragon SIM-13), Synbats are synthetic battle forms—expendable, elementally sentient, genetically altered baboons developed for military duties deemed too hazardous or risky for higher-order troops. Read full book review >

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EYES OF THE HAMMER by Bob Mayer
Released: July 1, 1991

"The male-female bonding in battle is of interest."
First novel, by an ex-Green Beret, in which America's eagerness to cut the Colombian connection plays into the hands of the worst of the druglords—and it is up to one wiry little soldier and a tough CIA lady to stop the fiend before he owns Colombia outright. Read full book review >

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CUT-OUT by Bob Mayer
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Sinewy writing only enhances this already potent action fix."
This latest installment in the Dave Riley military thriller series (Dragon SIM-13, 1992, etc.) is an adrenaline cocktail from start to finish. Read full book review >

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DON’T LOOK DOWN by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"Oddly wimpy and not much fun."
Mayer and the usually irresistible Crusie (Bet Me, 2004, etc.) stumble in this romantic action film of a novel about a woman trying to direct a romantic action film set near Savannah, Ga. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY DINOSAURS by Mercer Mayer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Eye candy for dinosaur fans, with piles of yard-sale goods and other junk on hand that will reward closer looks. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The plot doesn't exactly make sense, but that hardly matters when the pictures show a suburban neighborhood suddenly overrun with humongous dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MARY OF NAZARETH by Marianna Mayer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Particularly good reproductions of the artwork coupled with a well-written story make this an appealing, empowering volume. (Picture book. 7-11)"
A personal interpretation of the Virgin Mary's girlhood, illustrated with luminous reproductions of fine art by Giotto, Fra Fillipo Lippi, Rossetti, Georges de La Tour, and others. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"Fine fare for fans old and young."
Engaging reminiscences from an aging writer for whom the national pastime has been, if not a grand passion, at least a serious preoccupation. Read full book review >

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PROPER NAME by Bernadette Mayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1996

"0 to 19'')—she blends eccentric content with rigorous verbal (and virtually musical) notation reminiscent of her obvious exemplar, Gertrude Stein."
Proper Name and Other Stories ($13.95 paperback original; June 28, 1996; 144 pp.; 0-8112-1325-0). Read full book review >

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BORN TO BE KING by Catherine Mayer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Though far from comprehensive, Mayer's intriguing snapshot of Prince Charles reveals the often overlooked intricacies of his personality."
A brief biography of Britain's famous king-in-waiting, Prince Charles. Read full book review >