Search Results: "Jack Du Brul"


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CHARON'S LANDING by Jack Du Brul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"A densely detailed and well-paced thinking-man's melodrama."
A follow-up to the highly praised Vulcan's Forge (1998), again featuring engineer and geological consultant Philip Mercer, a Bond clone with a sybarite's taste for the good things in life and a Derringer strapped to his testicles. Read full book review >

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HAVOC by Jack Du Brul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"Lays on the action with a trowel."
The meeting of a gorgeous nuclear emergency tech and a rugged, rich geologist leads to romance and the tomb of Alexander the Great, who appears to have joined the Nuclear Club two thousand years before it was formed. Read full book review >

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MIRAGE by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Above-average action from Cussler."
Cussler and Du Brul (The Jungle, 2011, etc.) draw another adventure from The Oregon Files. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTNING STONES by Jack Du Brul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"'Climatology has been hijacked by politicians and environmental activists,' and now by Du Brul. Add science fantasy, and it makes for good action-adventure."
Du Brul (Havoc, 2006, etc.) moves from co-writing Clive Cussler books back to his own intrepid geologist, Philip Mercer, for another adventure where science meets special ops.Read full book review >

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VULCAN'S FORGE by Jack Du Brul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Remember, Fleming could never top From Russia With Love, so come aboard now."
A debut thriller introducing Philip Mercermine engineer, geological consultant, and the only Bond clone who carries a Derringer strapped to his testicles. Read full book review >

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Released: June 18, 2012

"An accurate but lifeless retelling."
Du Plessix Gray attempts to fictionalize the love of Marie Antoinette's life, without much success. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Serviceable but ultimately uninspiring."
Biographer/novelist/journalist du Plessix Gray (Them, 2005, etc.) brings her personal and professional expertise in French culture, letters, politics and history to a short biography of the celebrated liberal writer and political provocateur. Read full book review >

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THE SCAPEGOAT by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Feb. 20, 1956

"A sure best seller."
In her role as a spinner of tales, Daphne du Maurier has few equals, and this, which in any other hands would be a fantastically unbelievable yarn, holds the spellbound reader with a mounting conviction that so it might have been. Read full book review >

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MY COUSIN RACHEL by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Feb. 11, 1951

"A gifted craftsman and spinner of yarns, Daphne du Maurier excells herself."
This comes closer to Rebecca than anything Miss du Maurier has done and is, I think, one of her best novels, ingeniously contrived as to plot, successfully realized as to characters. Read full book review >

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GERALD by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 5, 1935

"Good reading."
A delightful biography of Gerald du Maurier, the actor, by his daughter. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1953

"These for sampling a collection that carries a name value."
A collection of eight stories, one of which is virtually a short novel and six of which appeared in England under the title, The Apple Tree. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"A must for math buffs."
A Royal Society research fellow takes the Riemann Hypothesis, reputedly the most difficult of all math problems, as the focus for his lively history of number theory. Read full book review >