Search Results: "James W. Clarke"


BOOK REVIEW

Backcountry: A Novel by James W. Clarke
Released: March 13, 2013

"An engaging thriller that will give readers reasons to fear Glacier National Park, and the unsavory creatures its beauty may conceal."
A serial killer stalks a national park in this thriller from Clarke (Defining Danger, 2012). Read full book review >

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DEAD LAST by James W. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Hall works some pleasing changes on a gimmick that was threadbare when Josephine Tey used it 75 years ago. Not the best Thorn, despite some deeply felt moments."
Nothing, it seems, can boost a sagging TV crime series but a series of copycat crimes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1993

"Quiet, simple, disturbing: An invaluable contribution to the cultural history of the 60's."
Why one group of young men chose not to go to war, as told in their own words. Read full book review >

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BLACKWATER SOUND by James W. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Average for this action-packed series, built for speed rather than reflection, and boasting still another in the most grotesque gallery of villains since the glory days of Dick Tracy."
More spirited apocalyptic escapism pitting Thorn, the hero lesser mortals disapprovingly describe as "some kind of amateur vigilante," against a hideously dysfunctional South Florida family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"A detailed, easy-to-follow guide to the all-too-common problem of theft in the workplace."
A reference book of practical information that can be used as a standalone crime-fighting guide for business owners and managers, or in conjunction with the website TheftStopper.com. Read full book review >

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RED SKY AT NIGHT by James W. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"If you can overlook Thorn's preening for the Hemingway Attitude award, there's lots of expert action and some entertaining pop psychology here, without the overblown self- importance that sank Buzz Cut (1996). (Author tour)"
Thorn, Key Largo's most heroic fishing guide, confirms his credentials as self-ordained savior of the Florida ecosphere when he avenges the killings of 11 dolphins. Read full book review >

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HUGE by James W.  Fuerst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"There are few challenges greater than voicing a smart, tough kid. Fans of teen fiction or hard-boiled detectives will find this one credible and engaging."
An uncompromising 12-year-old gumshoe takes on the case of his short life. Read full book review >

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MEAN HIGH TIDE by James W. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 1994

"Merry, brawny, and rambunctious: guaranteed to please fans of John D. MacDonald, Elmore Leonard, and anybody in between."
Hall's latest blast of Florida heat resurrects stylish dropout Dick Thorn (Tropical Freeze, 1989), hell-bent on avenging the suspicious diving-accident death of his ladylove Darcy Richards, who'd been asking one question too many about red tilapia. Read full book review >

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PLUNKING REGGIE JACKSON by James W. Bennett
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A sports novel with some depth, this may fit the bill for older readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Coley Burke is a star pitcher, but his senior year is anything but stellar. Read full book review >

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FALLOUT by James W. Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Easily predictable plotting, with fun facts about MiGs, sensational in-the-cockpit realism, and the stirring flyboy spirit that put Huston in the same firmament with Dean Koontz and Dale Brown."
Forsaking politics and legal legerdemain for standard shoot-'em-down combat thrills, flyboy-turned-lawyer Huston (Flash Point, 2000, etc.) proves he can do a tightly plotted, by-the-numbers military adventure as well as anyone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 1997

"Though this debut has both style and energy, it lacks the savage originality of the predecessors Blinn so clearly admires. (Author tour)"
An antic, abrasively obscene, and extremely noisy first novel that attempts to do for the Persian Gulf War what M.A.S.H. and Catch-22 did for (or, if you will, to) the Korean War and WW II. Read full book review >

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BALANCE OF POWER by James W. Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 1998

"Huston's answer, a qualified yes, is supported by numerous heartstopping scenes of military derring-do, steely camaraderie, and selfless patriotism. (Film rights to Disney; author tour)"
A debut military thriller that delivers the requisite guts and glory while making a meaningful statement about the ambiguous role of violence in America. Read full book review >