Search Results: "E. Howard Hunt"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON TEETH by E. Howard Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 1997

"Aimless, bloated, and undramatic fare unredeemed by any hint of suspense."
On a break from ex-DEA superstar Jack Novak (Izmir, 1996, etc.), Hunt offers a limp tale in which a CIA operative returns to the Peoples Republic of China in search of his missing son while Beijing and Washington stumble to the brink of WW III. Read full book review >

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IXTAPA by E. Howard Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 1994

"Even Neanderthals, though, won't find this any more nourishing than a bale of cotton candy."
Another return to arms for Jack Novak (Mazatl†n, 1993), the ex-DEA agent who seems to have built up so much energy sleeping through the consciousness-raising of the '70s and '80s that now he can't stay retired. Read full book review >

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CHINESE RED by E. Howard Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"Period piece for the Cuban-cigar set."
A retired spook gets sucked back into the geopolitical slugfest in the last days of the Soviet Union, where the bad old Stalinists want to do a deal with the bad old Red Chinese to quash the threat of peace. Read full book review >

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THE PARIS EDGE by E. Howard Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Competently written pulp trash for the 90s, verging on self- parody most of the way."
In the latest from Hunt (Islamorada, Feb. 1995, etc.), ex-US secret agent Bradley Mason (``call me Mace'') now owns and runs Secours S.A. in Paris, with help from secretary Yasmi, henchmen Rene and Raoul, and a clutch of on-call aids. Read full book review >

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IZMIR by E. Howard Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"Crude, chaotic, and puerile, with appeal mainly for those looking to step up in class from action comics."
A fourth globe-trotting turn for Jack Novak (Islamorada, p. 184, etc.), the ex-DEA operative who now does odd off-the-books jobs for agencies of the US government, damsels in distress, or anyone else who strikes his manic fancies. Read full book review >

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ISLAMORADA by E. Howard Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1995

"More than you ever wanted to know about guns, boats, and Florida fish, along with its ritual assortment of double-crosses, acts of violence, and boudoir antics."
A third appearance for Jack Novak, an ex-one-man army for the DEA (Ixtapa, 1994, etc.) who's now holed up in a Florida Keys fishing shack recovering from a shoulder injury, an ignominious retreat from Mexico, and a brush-off from a longtime girlfriend. Read full book review >

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MAZATLAN by E. Howard Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 1993

"No doubt they will, since Hunt gives his readership the sort of leathery fare they presumably want: For would-be tough guys only, though."
Another awesomely un-politically correct thriller from Hunt (Chinese Red, 1992, etc.), this kicking off a new series narrated by an ex-DEA agent who knows his way around guns, booze, and boats- -and who will slap a ``bitch'' around if she gets out of line. Read full book review >

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BODY COUNT by E. Howard Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"Lots of steaks and wine."
A sharpshooting Washington p.r. man does a little moonlighting as an assassin. Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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HOWARD ZINN by Martin Duberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Recommended for readers already smitten with Zinn."
A star-struck biography of the prominent historian and activist. Read full book review >

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HOWARD HUGHES by Charles Higham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"Undeniably a hypnotic portrait of a great American monster."
An outing of the billionaire closet bisexual by Higham, whose bios include lives of Cary Grant, Brando, Orson Welles, the Duchess of Windsor, and L.B. Mayer, among others. Read full book review >