Search Results: "Daniel Coyle"


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WAKING SAMUEL by Daniel Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2003

"Decently done but unremarkable: a nicely constructed emotional thriller that doesn't really pay off in the end."
From sportswriter Coyle (Hardball, 1994), a debut about a grief-stricken nurse's attempt to solve the mystery surrounding an amnesiac patient. Read full book review >

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HARDBALL by Daniel Coyle
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"The crack of the bat heard over the sound of gunfire: a testament to the innocent courage of children, as well as to their ability to endure in spite of all, including the adults. (Film rights sold to Paramount)"
An eye-opening chronicle of the fears, frustrations, and small triumphs of playing and coaching Little League baseball amid the squalor and violence of Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing project; by an editor at Outside magazine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"Fascinating, surprisingly disturbing look at the layers of corruption behind the sleek facade of professional cycling."
With the assistance of Coyle (Lance Armstrong's War, 2005, etc.), Olympic gold medalist and former professional cyclist Hamilton dishes the dirt on the clandestine culture of doping so endemic to his sport. Read full book review >

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VIVIAN APPLE AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Katie Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"For readers who like their realistic fiction with a whopping side of satire. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
It's the end of the world as she knows it, but Vivian Apple does not feel fine. Read full book review >

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TAKEN IN by Beverly Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Emotional, interrogatory prose—heightened by omniscient commentary—memorably captures the jagged quality of a moving depiction of flawed, decent people trying to respect one another's differences and do the right thing."
A dramatic and unusually quirky portrayal of a shattered Florida family, by the author of The Kneeling Bus (1993) and In Troubled Waters (1990). Read full book review >

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CODE OF HONOR by Harold Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"Another winner for Coyle and his ongoing cast of heroines as well as heroes."
A master of conjectural conflict, Coyle (The Ten Thousand, Trial by Fire, etc.) here musters his durable troupe of GIs in Colombia, where a corrupt, shaky government has requested US aid in its intensifying struggle with drug lords and a suddenly rejuvenated band of leftist rebels. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN COURAGE by Harold Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Brilliantly immediate, a right-now novel with rounded characters, and indeed quite moving once the team falls into Syrian hands. Really well done."
Steel-jawed crafter of military thrillers Coyle, a Virginia Military Institute grad and 14-year Army veteran who took on the Oklahoma City terrorist attack but placed it in Idaho in Against All Enemies (2002), now digs a deeper trench of emotion than on any previous Coyle battlefield. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY MOCHA by Cleo Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"An overly busy plot keeps this from being the best of Coyle's coffeehouse mysteries (Holiday Grind, 2009, etc.). But foodies will doubtless enjoy the appended recipes."
Mocha may be the inspiration for a series of murders. Read full book review >

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THE INFINITY OF YOU & ME by J.Q. Coyle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Science-fiction fans will say 'You had me at ‘multiverse,' ' while those seeking an alternative to near-future dystopias will find plenty to entertain them here. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
A teen's hallucinations signal the dawning of a genetically inherited, critically important gift for navigating the multiverse. Read full book review >

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THE TEN THOUSAND by Harold Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 1993

"In the meantime, Coyle has fully integrated women into the combat forces, which may broaden readership a bit."
A US Army trapped in Central Europe slugs its way to the sea through Germany, where that pesky, recurrent national personality problem prevails. Read full book review >

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ESPRESSO SHOT by Cleo Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"A realistic depiction of New York City high and low life. The smattering of recipes, romance and caffeine-fueled detection add up to a lively tale."
Bridal jitters are the least of the problems for an amateur sleuth trying to smooth a path for her ex-husband's second wedding. Read full book review >

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THEY ARE SOLDIERS by Harold Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"As always, the build-up is long and problematic, but the battle scenes save the day."
Army Reservists patrol a border zone between Israel and the new Palestinian state: another slow starting, torpidly written, but shatteringly suspenseful tale of near-future military engagement. Read full book review >