Search Results: "Gayle Lynds"


BOOK REVIEW

MASQUERADE by Gayle Lynds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A tedious would-be thriller that quickly shows itself to be a sheep in wolf's clothing. (Author tour)"
An overlong, tiresome debut from erstwhile think-tank editor Lynds. Read full book review >

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MESMERIZED by Gayle Lynds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"What dreams may come with a new mortal coil must give us pause, though Lynds suggests it's not over about Beth's cellular memory."
Lynds (Mosaic, 1998), once a think-tank editor with a Top Secret security clearance and lately the co-author who tamed Robert Ludlum's bloodlust for !!!s in The Hades Factor, stirs furiously at her latest thriller, abandons earlier thrusts at the CIA, and spins a plot device familiar from the Minnie Driver heartwarmer Return to Me, in which Minnie's heart transplant comes from her lover's dead wife. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SPYMASTER by Gayle Lynds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Solidly mediocre."
The tale of two unwanted spies' fight to foil a terrorist arms deal, Lynds's latest is almost as easy to read as it is to forget. Read full book review >

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MOSAIC by Gayle Lynds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 1998

"Overwrought, churlish melodrama, laden with gratuitous religious symbolism."
Schmaltzy potboiler, as grievously flawed as Lynds's first (Masquerade, 1996). Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE HADES FACTOR by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2000

"Even with Ludlum's urge to italicize and slam down double exclams kept under iron control, the new team still has a pop hit on their hands that should bounce right up the bestseller lists."
Veteran bestseller Ludlum (The Apocalypse Watch, 1995, etc.) takes on a co-author for his new trade paperback series. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE ALTMAN CODE by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2003

"Brand-Name Bob's Back!!! Battle stations! Battle stations!"
Rising from the dead, Ludlum's fourth postmortal burlesque in the Covert-One biotech series (lotsa germs!), with US President Castilla's ultrasecret personal agency's virologist, Lt. Colonel Jon Smith, M.D., lately retired from the Army Medical Research Unit for Infectious Diseases. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE PARIS OPTION by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2002

"Keep those particles streaming, Bob."
Third in the late Ludlum's co-authored paperback original series centered on Covert-One and begun with Ludlum/Lynds's The Hades Factor (2000) and the Ludlum/ Philip Shelby The Cassandra Compact (2001). Read full book review >

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TALKING TO THE WORLD by Dennis Lynds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Most notable for its spare mythical style and, in the novella, for its convincing portrayal of a character put upon by circumstances beyond his control and by his own stubborn nature."
A taut novella and five stories from the prolific Lynds, best known as Michael Collins, the pseudonymous author of the Dan Fortune mysteries. Read full book review >

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IDYLL FEARS by Stephanie Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Hobbled only by a monotonously terse style, Gayle's follow-up to Idyll Threats (2015) is believable in both characterization and the ebb and flow of police detection."
A kidnapped boy disrupts a small Connecticut town's holiday season. Read full book review >

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COLD WAR ON MAPLEWOOD STREET by Gayle Rosengren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A pleasant-enough story about a moment in history rarely captured in literature, this book doesn't rise above the ordinary. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The Cuban missile crisis disrupts a Chicago girl's life. Read full book review >

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IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Forman excels at inserting tiny but powerful details throughout, including the realistic sounds, smells and vocabulary of a hospital, which will draw readers into this masterful text and undoubtedly tug at even the toughest of heartstrings. (Fiction. YA)"
When snow cancels school, Mia and her family pile into their beat-up station wagon for a drive. Read full book review >

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SISTERS IN SANITY by Gayle Forman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Think Girl, Interrupted meets Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Punked out, pierced, tattooed and attitudinal, Brit Hemphill is an average teen, basking in her own rebellion and arrogance. Read full book review >