Search Results: "Deborah Coonts"


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LUCKY STIFF by Deborah Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Lots of sex and booze, and perhaps half-a-dozen too many mentions of Lucky's Hermès Birkin handbag, but this installment is as lively and endearingly wacky as Wanna Get Lucky? (2010)."
A prize fight, a pop star and a virginity auction. Could we be anywhere else but Las Vegas? Read full book review >

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LUCKY BASTARD by Deborah Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2013

"If you're entertained by sex, innuendo and a few fantasies you'd like to see played out—and who isn't?—you ought to have Lucky and her extended Vegas family (So Damn Lucky, 2012, etc.) on speed dial."
Like everything else in Vegas, the corpse is displayed extravagantly, draped over the hood of a candy apple red Ferrari, the heel of a Jimmy Choo stiletto embedded in her neck. Read full book review >

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SO DAMN LUCKY by Deborah Coonts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Like everything in Vegas, the plot is saturated with sex, booze and backgrounds that don't bear scrutiny. But the Houdini code is intriguing, and Lucky's the kind of gal who will make any heart beat faster."
If Houdini were going to send a message from the great beyond, what are the odds it would land in Vegas? Read full book review >

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WANNA GET LUCKY? by Deborah Coonts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Deliciously raunchy, with humorous takes on sexual proclivities, Vegas glitz and love, though Agatha Christie is probably spinning in her grave."
Losing big in Vegas. Read full book review >

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THE INTRUDERS by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A good thing, since the book certainly won't keep them awake. (First printing of 225,000; author tour)"
Picking up where they left off in Flight of the Intruder (1986), Coonts and his inimitable Navy flyboy, Lt. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2006

"The Coonts method (Liars & Thieves, 2004, etc.) has always been slam-bang, seek-your-George-Smileys-elsewhere, but here the action seems forced, and gratuitous, leaving the storytelling punchless."
The G-8 schedules a sit down, al-Qaeda vows a blow-up and once again, the would-be Batman (Jake Grafton) and Robin (Tommy Carmellini) come to the aid of their country. Read full book review >

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ON GLORIOUS WINGS by Stephen Coonts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"For armchair pilots, love at first flight."
The flyboy talespinner takes a break between bouts of aerial combat (Liberty, 2003, etc.) to assemble 23 novel excerpts, stories, and pop fragments for those with their hearts in the clouds. Read full book review >

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LIBERTY by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"Plodding, simple-minded post-9/11 thriller that rarely thrills."
In this latest us-against-them from Coonts (America, 2001, etc.), terrorists are once again trying to smuggle nuclear weapons into the US. Read full book review >

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PIRATE ALLEY by Stephen Coonts
Released: May 14, 2013

"Thriller lovers will enjoy this one for its fast pace, colorful locale and satisfying conclusion. There's never a doubt as to which side will win, of course, but Coonts takes us on a heck of a good ride."
A swashbuckling thriller from Coonts. Read full book review >

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FORTUNES OF WAR by Stephen Coonts
Released: May 12, 1998

"Coonts's best yet. ($300,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The veteran flyboy tale-spinner (The Intruders, 1994, etc.) rewrites the near-future-war formula—with splendid results. Read full book review >

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THE RED HORSEMAN by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Chalk up another red, white, and blue ace for the author and his jet- jockeys."
Rear Admiral Jake Grafton, aviator-hero of Coonts's Under Siege (1990), etc., now saves the world from potential Armageddon- -and gets to meet Boris Yeltsin and Saddam Hussein in the bargain. Read full book review >

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SAUCER by Stephen Coonts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 12, 2002

"Funny, featherweight frolic reminiscent of the we-found-a-spaceship-in-our-backyard SF juveniles of the 1930s."
The premier purveyor of flyboy thrillers (Combat, 2001, etc.) varies his formula with a comic, feel-good SF adventure that reads like a Disney made-for-TV movie. Read full book review >