Search Results: "Donald A. Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

TIME TO KILL by Jack  Coughlin
Released: May 7, 2013

"Swanson, who clearly thinks he's an American James Bond, dishes out plenty of 'plain old ass-kicking payback' for red-meat fans."
This time out, it's the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution against Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson. Guess who wins? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2005

"Of most interest to military history buffs and students of the air war in the Pacific."
A well-paced, action-packed narrative of a minor episode in WWII that had major results. Read full book review >

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RUNNING THE MAZE by Jack  Coughlin
Released: March 13, 2012

"Add a corrupt astronaut, sniper rifles with a two-mile range and a former British SAS fighter who is now a rich industrialist willing to support Trident clandestine ops with weapons and transportation, and Coughlin and Davis (An Act of Treason, 2011, etc.) hit the action-adventure 10-ring again."
Mohammad al-Attas is a genius construction engineer in service of jihad. He is also a Djinn, a blood-thirsty demon. Not to worry. Special-ops sniper USMC Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Swanson has al-Attas in his sights. Read full book review >

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ON SCOPE by Jack  Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"The outcome is never in doubt, but Coughlin and Davis keep things moving with suspenseful sniper scenes and a little graphic violence, including a truly grisly death by flaying."
U.S. Marine sniper Kyle Swanson saves the world from terrorism once again in the seventh fast-moving installment of Coughlin's (Time to Kill, 2013, etc.) Sniper series. Read full book review >

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IN THE CROSSHAIRS by Jack  Coughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Coughlin and Davis (Long Shot, 2016, etc.) have the action/revenge formula down to a science, making this another enjoyable if predictable page-turner."
Marine-turned-CIA sniper Kyle Swanson is back to take on two targets at once, the Taliban and the Mexican drug cartels. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE COBRA by Jack  Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Much like Swanson's dispatch of the Cobra, the book's execution is precise and well-practiced, and a bit too routine."
Marine Corps gunner Kyle Swanson saves the world from yet another band of terrorists. Read full book review >

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STONEWALL JACKSON by Donald A. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A handy introduction to the military genius whose philosophy of war was 'draw your swords and throw away the scabbard!'"
Brisk entry in Palgrave's Great Generals series spotlights the battle prowess of Dixie's warrior-saint. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF BETRAYAL by Lee Vance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2010

"Details of international politics and technology overwhelm a potentially gripping family tale."
An advisor to hedge-fund traders learns that the disappearance of his 12-year-old son is linked to international terrorism in this often colorless, disappointing thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Most of these rural and small-town episodes are available as recordings—on Davis's Christmas at Grandma's (1994) and elsewhere—but they translate just fine into print, and for sharing, make the next best thing to a live concert. (Short stories. 10-12)"
In nine warm and winning holiday tales, veteran storyteller Davis either looks back at his own youthful experiences or recalls family tales from a previous generation. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM A FREE-RANGE CHILDHOOD by Donald Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"An overdramatic, occasionally clichéd recounting of a childhood in rural America."
One rural boy's misadventures with his younger brother in the foothills of Appalachia. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"There's no huffing and puffing here but enough plot twists to bring smiles to young readers. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
A red fox is the villain in this variant of "The Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >

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Catching A Glimpse by Donald Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"This book's mix of personal text and well-chosen photos will make it a treasure for the author's family."
Davis' slim debut collection contains a range of forms—haiku, lyrics, short stories, and memoir. Read full book review >