Search Results: "Brad Meltzer"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAD EVEN by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 1998

"To top all this off, author Meltzer is an attorney himself, which lends the novel's dialogue a sparkling undercurrent of real-life chitchat, not to mention the mutual saber-sharpening that readers will quickly pick up on and enjoy as a bonus. (Author tour)"
A very aptly titled gripper (received too late for a full review) that will have Grisham slapping his wife's wrist in pique over the breakfast toast when he discovers Meltzer's plot for his second novel (The Tenth Justice, 1997). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF FATE by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"How successful will Meltzer's fumbling knockoff be? If the Masons sell half as well as Mary Magdalene and Opus Dei, expect follow-ups starring the ACLU, the Rotarians and the Mickey Mouse Club."
Trying his hand at a star-spangled version of The Da Vinci Code, Meltzer produces his biggest, dumbest book. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH ASSASSIN by Brad Meltzer
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Although equipped with adequate back story to allow The Fifth Assassin to be enjoyed alone, smart readers will first dip into the series opener, The Inner Circle."
Beecher White returns as hero in Meltzer's (The Inner Circle, 2011, etc.) second installment of his conspiracy thriller surrounding the Culper Ring and a corrupt president. Read full book review >

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THE ZERO GAME by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"It all ends up as a series of efficiently managed chase sequences that'll leave you breathless for no reason that you'll remember the next day."
The fifth of Meltzer's paranoid fantasies about lowlifes in high places (The Millionaires, 2002, etc.) presses his irresistible formula to the breaking point. Read full book review >

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THE MILLIONAIRES by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"'This isn't a stupid book!' Oliver rages before he has any inkling just how deep he's in. He's only half-right. It's an exceptionally well-judged stupid book."
What begins as a tidy scheme to steal a measly $3 million from a closely held private bank quickly spins out of control—in the biggest and wildest of Meltzer's paranoid action fantasies (The First Counsel, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Successful neither as biography nor sermon. (photographs, archival illustration) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Our 16th president is presented as an activist for human and civil rights. Read full book review >

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I AM JACKIE ROBINSON by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"A memorable life—a forgettable presentation. (photographs, timeline, sources, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 3-6)"
Baseball's No. 42 strikes out. Read full book review >

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I AM ROSA PARKS by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"A barely serviceable introduction with far more child appeal than substance. (Picture book/biography. 3-7)"
Following introductions to Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln, this third title in the set introduces an iconic figure in the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM AMELIA EARHART by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Skip. (photographs) (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ever-popular pioneering female pilot gets a breezy and very incomplete biography. Read full book review >

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I AM ALBERT EINSTEIN by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Another pointless entry in a series intended to inspire more than inform. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The brilliant 20th-century scientist exhorts readers to keep asking questions. Read full book review >

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HEROES FOR MY SON by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An earnest if jumbled effort to point out character-building values. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Fifty-two portraits of real-world heroes, from that "troublemaker" Abe Lincoln to Miep Gies, the "lawbreaker" who hid Anne Frank and her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST COUNSEL by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2001

Meltzer's third high-octane thriller (Dead Even, 1998, etc.) sinks a junior White House staffer in the world of woes that result when he accepts a date with the president's daughter. Read full book review >