Search Results: "Bob Mayer"


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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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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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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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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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EYES IN THE MIRROR by Julia Mayer
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Ultimately, this average debut effort never rises above the masses in either overcrowded genre. (Paranormal/reality fiction. 12 & up)"
Stoned, Dee's attractive male friend Jamie suggests the existence of an alternate universe, and later the 16-year-old finds it by stepping through a mirror. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1998

"This definitive biography is, like its subject matter, unabashed and eloquent, though too loquacious for casual readers."
A meticulously researched and original biography of the firebrand American abolitionist. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT'S PATH by Lisi Mayer
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"An expansive, uneven work that would benefit from a narrower focus."
Through the character of Karla, debut author Mayer chronicles her life, from a traumatic childhood in Austria through her retirement from successful psychiatry practice in the United States. Read full book review >