Search Results: "David Poyer"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Series best, and for those who see the Civil War as this country's defining drama, simply not to be missed."
The iron ships duke it out in the third of Poyer's banner Civil War at Sea cycle (Fire on the Waters, 2001; A Country of Our Own, 2003). Read full book review >

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THE COMMAND by David Poyer
Released: June 14, 2004

"Poyer packs story with both dense technical info and welcome local color. Unique Aisha merits a spinoff series."
Multiple challenges face stalwart Navy lifer Dan Lenson in his first full command. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY THING TO FEAR by David Poyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Despite a few tension-filled moments, an amalgam of fact and fantasy more lengthy than stirring."
On furlough from his successful series of military thrillers, Poyer (The Passage, 1994, etc.) offers an overlong flight of historical fancy that pits a callow JFK against Nazi killers bent on assassinating FDR during the late days of WW II. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE by David Poyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"Poyer's depictions of the contemporary American Navy continue to be unequalled for authenticity."
The first cruise of a newly commissioned Annapolis graduate takes him to the brink of war in the Arctic—in another realistic naval adventure by the author of The Med (1988) and The Gulf (1990). Read full book review >

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TIPPING POINT by David Poyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"First-class storytelling by a master of the genre."
A hair-raising yarn of the sea and a U.S. Navy cruiser on the cusp of war. Read full book review >

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THE TOWERS by David Poyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An involving, skillfully told tale of the after-emotions of 9/11 and the internal conflicts experienced by U.S. personnel in the hunt for bin Laden."
After barely surviving the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and having his wife maimed while escaping the attack on the World Trade Center, U.S. Navy officer Dan Lenson reconsiders retiring and becomes embroiled in the search for Osama bin Laden. Read full book review >

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TOMAHAWK by David Poyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 27, 1998

"On balance, though, his hero's fifth adventure is a disappointing jumble of stock characters, acronym-laden jargon, soul-searching platitudes, and convoluted plot twists."
Poyer (The Passage, 1995, etc.) once again juggles a mix of storylines with varying degrees of success as his introspective Naval officer, Dan Lenson, battles a succession of personal and professional demons. Read full book review >

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WINTER IN THE HEART by David Poyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Unremittingly bleak."
On leave from his skillful and successful military thrillers (The Med, The Gulf, The Circle), Poyer takes his readers to a ravaged corner of Pennsylvania where eco-despair, alcohol, and ruthless business practices make life miserable for everyone. Read full book review >

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THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE by David Poyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 2013

"Poyer spent a great deal of his life on the ocean, and it shows. This is a fine thriller."
Poyer's thriller takes fans on a frightening ride that will have them reaching for their Dramamine. Read full book review >

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BLACK STORM by David Poyer
Released: June 3, 2002

"Familiar stuff, but handled well enough so that few who begin will want to stray."
Men (and a valorous woman) at war: the reliable Poyer spins another of his patented grace-under-pressure tales. Read full book review >

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CHINA SEA by David Poyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Poyer's fans will love it; others may prefer to reread Patrick O'Brian."
China Sea ($24.95; Feb.; 352 pp.; 0-312-20287-3): In the sixth installment of Poyer's popular Tales of the Modern Navy series, midwestern straight-arrow (and Annapolis grad) Dan Lenson has attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and assigned the task of delivering the physically damaged battleship Gaddis to Pakistan, as a "donation" to its defense forces. Read full book review >