Search Results: "James W. Huston"


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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 >

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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 >

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SECRET JUSTICE by James W. Huston
Released: May 27, 2003

"After so much cynicism about craven government hacks, whining liberals, and ruthlessly efficient bad guys, Huston's happy ending might not convince. Everything else does."
Another thinking-man's slam-bang military thriller from Huston that asks what the American government might do if it ever got its hands on bin Laden. Read full book review >

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FLASH POINT by James W. Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"A thinking man's military thriller, with superb action, crackling hardware-speak, and just enough tragedy to emphasize the emotional price for so much gung-ho American heroism."
Huston's third military thriller is also his best as it examines the cost of another hypothetical American reprisal against terrorism, this time with a supersonic fighter-jet pursuit of a bin Laden stand-in to his secret desert fortress. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF POWER by James W. Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Right-wing cant and a vastly hypothetical scenario reduce this overlong cautionary tale to little more than a hardware-heavy Tom Clancy clone. (Author tour)"
A dated, tediously plotted revision, posing as a sequel to Huston's stirring, high-tech Washington legal procedural, Balance of Power (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 6, 2006

"Potentially a startling 21st-century update of The Manchurian Candidate, but the fiery premise loses focus by delving too deeply into a sick criminal mind."
Debut author Mintz presents a contemporary twist on the classic thriller: A Muslim sleeper agent has infiltrated a modern American college campus, but he's unlikely to be suspected of terrorism because he's a lecherous, alcoholic professor and a failed novelist. Read full book review >

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TRANSGRESSION by James W. Nichol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The long-awaited climax, though heart-rending, is too anticlimactic to resolve the knotty problems the story has posed. But Nichol makes a persuasive case that it couldn't possibly have done so no matter what."
Slow-motion calamity awaits a girl in occupied France who falls in love with a member of the occupying army. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by James W. Hilty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"This well-written book is timely, coming just as the 30th anniversary of RFK's assassination approaches, and just as the current crop of Kennedy scions is making news for all the wrong reasons. (29 b&w photos)"
A fine study of the assassinated senator's contribution to national politics. 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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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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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 >