Search Results: "Eric Van Lustbader"


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ART KILLS by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"There's not even enough excitement to generate a really big yawn."
This patchy, illogical, curiously unmelodramatic novella sits art forgery expert Tess Chase down at a cafe across from the Empire State Museum of Art just as Howard Lenz leaves the building to become a hit-and-run victim, and a thin man with an El Greco face scoops up his briefcase and takes off. Read full book review >

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THE VEIL OF A THOUSAND TEARS by Eric Van Lustbader
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"World-building that should attract a new universe of fans."
Volume two of The Pearl, a fantasy saga begun with The Ring of Five Dragons (2001). Read full book review >

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THE KAISHO by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Superior hokum."
Lustbader—Master of the Orient!—returns stronger than ever with the fourth of the Nicholas Linnear novels (The Ninja, 1980; The Miko, 1984; and White Ninja, 1990), with a fifth promised. Read full book review >

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ANY MINUTE NOW by Eric Van Lustbader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"If Van Lustbader intends for Whitman and Red Rover to be serial players, he should avoid the fog of war and offer more focused narratives."
Joining the trend of blending a soupçon of fantasy into the action-adventure genre, Van Lustbader (The Bourne Ascendency, 2014, etc.) adds a Louisiana Santeria priest as a role player in a conspiracy against the "blackest of black ops" units, the Red Rover team. Read full book review >

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Released: June 5, 2012

"A carousel of stereotypes, devoid of suspense."
Jason Bourne is alive and well, but this, the 10th installment of the franchise, is tired. Read full book review >

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THE RING OF FIVE DRAGONS by Eric Van Lustbader
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2001

"As they beg our sympathy for their white-knuckled grief, these heroines speak a rhetoric that itself must have been bounced off the five moons. Still, this midnight dish will leave many disembodied with rapture."
As with the bloody Black Blade (1999), Lustbader again abandons his Ninja action tales to return to the fantasy and foam of his earlier Sunset Warrior cycles. Will loyal fans find this moonglow too greatly at odds with his somersaulting thrillers and perhaps not cross over? Read full book review >

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FATHER NIGHT by Eric Van Lustbader
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Fans will appreciate this installment. Lustbader newbies should start with the first in the series."
Readers unfamiliar with Lustbader's (Blood Trust, 2011, etc.) Jack McClure action series might want to keep a pencil handy when diving into this book. Read full book review >

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LAST SNOW by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Will the forces of good prevail? Stay tuned—but bet your bippy that there will be a sequel."
A lascivious senator meets an untoward end. The president's bewildered daughter is involved—and so is tough but sensitive ATF agent Jack McClure, the hero of the piece. Read full book review >

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SECOND SKIN by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Vacation fun."
The sixth semioccult in the Nicholas Linnear series dances between generations, summons up characters from earlier novels, and deals with time past almost like Proust. Read full book review >

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FLOATING CITY by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Whoever makes it to the end of this entangled thriller will find that the loose ends make the next Linnear installment a must-read."
The world's a perilous place indeed, full of moral ambiguity and inscrutable Asian mystique, in Lustbader's (Black Blade, 1993, etc.) second installation of the Kaisho series. Read full book review >

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THE FALLEN by Eric Van Lustbader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Intelligent, well-researched, and unsettling, this tale often references Yeats' 'The Second Coming' but doesn't reach that poem's level of disquietude."
A decade later, Lustbader (The Testament, 2006, etc.) reopens his study of good and evil, secret cults, and God and Lucifer's elemental struggle for world dominion. Read full book review >