Search Results: "Christopher Reich"


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RULES OF BETRAYAL by Christopher Reich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"Good questions, all of them, but you'd never know from this mashup which of them is most important. Maybe the Ransoms—think Nick and Nora without the laughs—deserve a break the next time life as we know it is under the gun."
A nuclear warhead is loose, and only Dr. Jonathan Ransom can retrieve it—if he can get past that rogue wife of his. Read full book review >

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NUMBERED ACCOUNT by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 1998

Reich's debut thriller couldn't be more timely: A brash American insider tracks down the endlessly dirty high-level secrets in the Swiss banking establishment. Read full book review >

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THE PATRIOTS CLUB by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"The results may leave you stirred, but not shaken."
The recipe for Reich's forgettable tale of suspense is one part North by Northwest, one part The Da Vinci Code and one part American Treasure. Read full book review >

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RULES OF DECEPTION by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Proof positive that whatever state-of-the-art labels you paste on fictional spies, their main appeal remains nostalgic."
International intrigue in the 21st century, according to Reich's latest thriller, looks an awful lot like international intrigue in the 20th. Read full book review >

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RULES OF VENGEANCE by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Like 007's obsession with Blofeld, Jonathan's hyperinflated connubial problems seem intended to turn international terrorism into good, clean human-scale fun."
The secret-agent wife a Doctors Without Borders physician thought had been killed at the beginning of Rules of Deception (2008) is still alive enough to make big trouble for him and the rest of the world. Read full book review >

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THE RUNNER by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2000

"Seyss, a former Olympic track star known as the 'White Lion,' was responsible for the death of Judge's brother, and he and Judge carry on a cat-and-mouse chase across the length of Europe that ends up having political as well as personal ramifications."
The Runner ($26.95; Mar. 7; 448 pp.; 0-385-33366-8): The second thriller from Reich (Numbered Account, 1997) takes us into a devastated Germany in the years immediately following WWII, where the American ex-cop Devlin Judge is searching for Nazi war criminal Erich Seyss, recently escaped from an American POW camp. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF RISK by Christopher Reich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Have no fear. Reich (Rules of Betrayal, 2010, etc.) supplies plenty of code-named acronyms and villains, a high body count, patient explanations of arcane financial transactions and regulations, and a heroine who prays to J. Edgar Hoover. How could the exchange, the nation and the free world possibly be in better hands?"
A hedge fund chief and his ex-wife, an FBI supervisory agent, work at odds to solve the murders of his father and her colleagues and prevent the meltdown of the world's capital markets to boot. Read full book review >

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UP HAMSTER, DOWN HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For a genuinely engaging hamster adventure (for slightly older children), pick up Peggy Rathman's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998)—an exact opposite of this weak offering. (Board book. 2-4)"
Hamsters demonstrate opposites in this new board book. Read full book review >

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VAN CLIBURN by Howard Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1993

"Prospective Cliburnites are better advised to invest in the CD re-release of his legendary performances of Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto and Rachmaninoff's second. (Illustrations—16 pp. color & b&w—not seen) (First printing of 35,000)"
The noted American pianist receives an overlong popular biography, stuffed with irritating detail on virtually every page. Read full book review >

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THE JEWISH WAR by Tova Reich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 1995

"An effectively unsettling mix of the satiric and tragic (and conceivably prophetic): Reich has lost none of her bite and insight, and may well have gained a new summit in her literary achievements."
The earthy yet transcendent wit of Reich's previous efforts (Master of the Return, 1988; Mara, 1978) takes a grim, decidedly unfunny twist in this story of zealots and conflict in the heart of Israel. Read full book review >

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STAND UP AND SING! by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"While not a comprehensive treatment of Seeger's life, this is an excellent introduction; read and sing along—loudly. (author's note, quotation sources, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
In the world of American folk music, Pete Seeger stood tall and proud in his unflinching, lifelong commitment to human rights and dignity. Read full book review >