Search Results: "Francis Hamit"


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A Perfect Spy by Francis Hamit
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"Clarity, humor, polished writing, and an engaging narrator make for an enjoyable read."
An Iowa college student discovers a new life filled with sex and adventure in this debut memoir by Hamit (Meltdown, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE SHENANDOAH SPY by Francis Hamit
Released: May 9, 2008

"Historical fiction at its most enlightening and entertaining; a must-read for American history buffs."
The adventures of Belle Boyd, real-life Civil War scout and spy, come alive in this blend of fact and fiction that takes readers for a ride on the Confederate side. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF WASHINGTON by Francis Hamit
Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"Historical cloak-and-dagger with only a quiet spark."
This exhaustively researched historical fiction examines Civil War-era spies and geopolitics. Read full book review >

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MELTDOWN by Francis Hamit
Released: April 2, 2012

"An overloaded, high-adrenaline read for those willing to overlook significant flaws."
An intense, militaristic drama centered on a plot against a U.S. nuclear power plant. Read full book review >

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SILKS by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Despite Mason's avocation, the outsider's view of racing takes a back seat to the courtroom sequences. Partnering for the second time with his son, Francis produces a whodunit more accomplished than ever but less distinctive than the work that put him on the map."
What new angles on horse racing are left for veteran Francis (Dead Heat, 2007, etc.) to explore? His latest hero is a barrister who's also a passionate amateur steeplechase jockey. Read full book review >

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SLAY-RIDE by Dick Francis
Released: Feb. 2, 1973

"The story's sound and Mr. Francis keeps it moving and changing directions with his customized touch."
At the start it's to the races again — this time in Norway where a jockey is said to have disappeared with the day's turnstile take. Read full book review >

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FADE TO BLACK by Francis Knight
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Intensely realized and gripping, nonetheless: an auspicious inauguration."
Dark fantasy from England: Sussex resident Knight's debut and first of a series. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE DAWN by Francis Ray
ROMANCE
Released: June 18, 2013

"The story moves forward, but the journey is uninspired."
Samantha Collins is shocked when her grandfather leaves her his auto turbocharger empire; even worse, he expects her to get Collins Industries back on track with Dillon Montgomery, the man she's secretly loved since she was 13. Read full book review >

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SECOND WIND by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 1999

"Urgent questions, all of them, answered with of all Francis's usual unobtrusive technical mastery—even if fans looking for the thrills he more often provides think the action here trails off long before the finish line."
Francis celebrates his 40th horses-plus suspenser by taking his hero on a vacation in the Caribbean—into the eye of a hurricane that will lead him to still deeper mysteries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"C.S. Lewis might not approve of the language, but he'd surely approve of the sentiment. A thought-provoking entertainment."
A highly personal—and unconventional—defense of belief in Christian doctrine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

It's exactly 40 years since Watson and Crick published their landmark double-helix papers in Nature, setting biology on a revolutionary course. Read full book review >

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Released: May 13, 2002

"Full canvas as the blood flies."
Fourth or fifth "Return to Treasure Island" novel striving to re-create Stevenson's breezy blood-and-thunder in a new course on the old chart—and tempting the reader with leftover loot still awaiting its return to civilization. Read full book review >