Search Results: "Greg Rucka"


BOOK REVIEW

A FISTFUL OF RAIN by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"In the past, Rucka has done extremely well with edgy heroines (Critical Space, 2001, etc.), but his self-absorbed, self-loathing rock goddess is just not likable—and name the novel that can survive that."
Off-key thriller about the agonies of a boozy rock star who's crocked around the clock. Read full book review >

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SMOKER by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"Tiresome, preposterous plotting in an otherwise compelling tale filled with well-drawn, believable people and nicely turned- out scenes."
Bombs, bullets, and killings galore in a third adventure for bodyguard Atticus Kodiak. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE WARS by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Overcomplicated, of course—it's a spy novel—but the action bristles and Rucka's way with amoral characters continues to seduce: Chace chases, chills and somehow charms."
That Amazonian killing machine, Brit spy Tara Chace, hasn't lost a step though she's now become a mom. Read full book review >

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FINDER by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Flawed, but still superior to most lone-wolf genre tales."
Professional bodyguard Kodiak is literally caught in the crossfire of a lethal child-custody fight involving the daughter of a former client, in an uneven sequel to Rucka's equally uneven debut (Keeper, 1996). Read full book review >

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ALPHA by Greg Rucka
Released: May 22, 2012

"Sometime-graphic-novelist Rucka again crosses genres with positive results. Not much new here, but energetically done and not a comic strip character in sight."
In Rucka's latest (The Last Run, 2010, etc.), the sneak attack on WilsonVille—world's largest theme park—is no Mickey Mouse operation. Read full book review >

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WALKING DEAD by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"Only Lee Child's Jack Reacher thins the bottom-feeder population with as much brio as Atticus."
In his seventh outing (Patriot Acts, 2007, etc.), Atticus Kodiak goes after sexual predators and kills them deliciously. Read full book review >

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PATRIOT ACTS by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2007

"Rucka is always readable, but some pace-slowing talkiness and certain plot twists that fail to convince keep this from being as good as he gets."
Professional bodyguard Atticus Kodiak (Private Wars, 2005, etc.) finds that one of the bodies in need of guarding is his own. Read full book review >

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A GENTLEMAN’S GAME by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"Better-than-average writing can't overcome a tired plot."
Thriller about sending a woman to do a man's job, only to find she's better at it than most men. Read full book review >

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KEEPER by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Powerful, but uneven."
First novel about a professional bodyguard hired to protect the director of a women's health clinic in New York City. Read full book review >

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BATMAN: NO MAN'S LAND by Greg Rucka
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"Rucka (Shooting at Midnight, 1999, etc.), canny suspense writer that he is, wrings so much from his high-colored cast you almost forget that they—re, well, comic strip characters."
A novelized version of the venerable comic strip almost makes it as a top-drawer thriller. Read full book review >

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CRITICAL SPACE by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Deftly plotted, elegantly written: might just be the thriller of the year."
Professional bodyguard Atticus Kodiak (Shooting at Midnight, 1999, etc.) returns to face one of the world's most fearsome assassins. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING AT MIDNIGHT by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"And Bridie is a triumph."
First-rate suspense about the obligations of friendship—and about a woman who's forced to make some murderous choices. Read full book review >