Search Results: "Brendan Dubois"


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DEADLY COVE by Brendan DuBois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"As usual, DuBois works hard to give every possible attitude toward nuclear plants a sympathetic hearing, and he's honest enough to acknowledge that solving the mystery does nothing to solve the problems he raises so compellingly."
Ex-Department of Defense analyst Lewis Cole is caught in a fatal crossfire between rabid anti-nuke activists and the corporate and union stalwarts behind New Hampshire's Falconer Unit 2. Read full book review >

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BLACK TIDE by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Somebody should tell the guy to lighten up- -after all, he's starring in one of the most sharply plotted mysteries of the season."
Scanning his patch of the New Hampshire shoreline a few days after the Petro Star runs aground and disgorges its refined cargo on the beach, Lewis Cole, the Pentagon bureaucrat who's been pensioned off to Shoreline magazine to keep him quiet about what happened to the rest of his agency, finds a new pollutant: the headless, handless body of a diver. Read full book review >

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BETRAYED by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2003

"Not always plausible, but the story grabs, and the pages turn, testimony to the power of the narrative."
From the author of the Lewis Cole mysteries (Killer Waves, 2002, etc.): a hair-raising thriller about Vietnam MIAs who, it turns out, were never more than semi-missing. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED SHELL by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 1999

"And there are enough sides to his hero to hold your interest."
It's winter in Tyler Beach, New Hampshire. Read full book review >

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STORM CELL by Brendan DuBois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Though the plot eventually bogs down in details of civic malfeasance, nobody is better than DuBois at kicking his reluctant hero into action or at rooting every complication in something that feels disconcertingly like the normal rhythms of life outside the justice system."
His 10th case drives a deep wedge—make that several wedges—between former government research analyst Lewis Cole and his long-standing comrade in arms Felix Tinios. Read full book review >

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FATAL HARBOR by Brendan DuBois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2014

"It's also definitely incomplete. This sequel probably should have been published as Part 2 of Deadly Cove (2011), which presented the Falconer demonstration up close and personal. Unless you're still as haunted as Lewis is by the events of Part 1, you may think you're walking into the less-interesting half of a single tale."
Lewis Cole is determined to get the anti-nuclear activist who put his best friend in a coma. And not just to send him to prison. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"The nightmarish can't-happen-here premise perfectly suits DuBois's dark imagination (Primary Storm, 2006, etc.). Don't hold your breath waiting for the movie."
A UN team charged with documenting war crimes dodges warring local militias—and every bullet is fired in upstate New York in DuBois's riveting day-after-tomorrow thriller. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ROAD by Brendan DuBois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"A bonus: just when you think you know exactly how this mishmash will turn out, DuBois throws in a pleasing final surprise that will make you forgive the soft-boiled ending."
A truck laden with suspicious and perhaps dangerous cargo is crossing from Canada to the U.S., and everyone on either side of the border wants a piece of the action. Read full book review >

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PRIMARY STORM by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"DuBois keeps everything deft and literate until the ending, as wild and wooly as you'd expect from the premise."
During the first-in-the-nation primary, an apolitical federal retiree is targeted in tiny Tyler Beach, N.H. Read full book review >

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BURIED DREAMS by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2004

"So much geography you'll want a road map, but briskly paced, with a neatly sprung ending."
Journalist Lewis Cole (Killer Waves, 2002, etc.) digs up more than he bargains for when he investigates the death of an amateur archaeologist. Read full book review >

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KILLER WAVES by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2002

"The pace drags, the plotting is predictable, and if too-good-to-be-true Lewis (Shattered Shell, 1999, etc.) doesn't watch out, he's going to turn into a crashing bore."
Whenever there's a murder near Lewis Cole's Tyler Beach home, the ex-Government spook goes on full alert. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION DAY by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"DuBois's version of life after limited nuclear war has some clever constructs, but turgid pacing and threadbare characterization reduce a promising what-if to so-so."
The speculative setting for DuBois's latest (after Shattered Shell, p. 106, etc.) is the world after the Cuban missile crisis got resolved the hard way. Read full book review >