Search Results: "Jamie Freveletti"


BOOK REVIEW

RUNNING DARK by Jamie Freveletti
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 29, 2010

"Decent story, by-the-numbers execution."
Biochemist-cum-action hero Emma Caldridge, barely recovered from her frightening Colombian adventure in Running from the Devil (2009), is drafted by a Blackwater-like security firm to help save a cruise ship and its dangerous cargo from Somali pirates. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Freveletti turbocharges tension to nonstop levels in this Covert-One thriller."
The ninth in Ludlum's Covert-One series (The Ares Decision, 2011, etc.) again joins the perilous adventures of Lt. Col. Jon Smith of the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases. Read full book review >

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MISS MINGO WEATHERS THE STORM by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The appealing story and wide array of weather facts make this a breath of fresh air to round out and add interest to weather units that are heavy in nonfiction titles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A class hike to the weather observatory turns out to be more educational than anticipated for Miss Mingo and her eclectic group of students. Read full book review >

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BELLA'S BEST OF ALL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Cute, but a miss nevertheless. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A little mouse compares her things to her mother's, and all but one come up short. Read full book review >

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WAGON TRAIN 911 by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It's usually to an author's credit to render such a realistic picture of school, but in this case the authenticity—with a predictable plot to boot—is numbing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When the whole fifth grade embarks on a two-week simulation of a wagon train, Dinah is paired with Orin, a boy she despises, and grouped with an unpleasantly contentious bunch of children who seem set on ruining the game with their constant bickering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COUP by Jamie Malanowski
Released: July 17, 2007

"Playboy editor Malanowski (Loose Lips, 1995, etc.) deftly shoots fat fish in the barrel that is the nation's capital."
The U.S. vice president, wondering if he really couldn't do a much better job than his boss, finds a way to answer that interesting question. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING LOCAL by Jamie Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 1996

"Still, this second helping of Blue Deer madness will keep you cheering Absaroka County's status as Montana's murder capital while you're waiting for the franchise's next move."
It's his first day back on the job after getting shot at the climax of The Edge of the Crazies (1995), and already Absaroka County Sheriff Jules Clement has to tangle with two more homicides: environmental lawyer Otto Scobey and his girlfriend, Blue Deer bookkeeper Bonnie Siskowitz, the two of them run down in their snappy little tent and then dumped, Saab, tent, and all, into a convenient reservoir. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF THE CRAZIES by Jamie Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 1995

"Harrison's debut will have you checking the schedule for the next train back to Blue Deer. (Author tour)"
``Blue Deer had always boasted a high rate of insanity,'' reflects archeologist-turned-sheriff Jules Clement, and it's no idle boast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILBRACK by Jamie O’Neill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"O'Neill again proves himself one of Ireland's finest writer."
The pastoral image of rural Ireland is roasted over a slow fire in this inventive black comedy, a 1990 novel by the Irish author of the 2002 critical success At Swim, Two Boys. Read full book review >

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SIGHTLINES by Kathleen Jamie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A lyrical work of profound insight."
A Scottish poet's eloquent meditations on nature and on the art of observing the world around her "even when there's nothing much to see." Read full book review >

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AN UNFORTUNATE PRAIRIE OCCURRENCE by Jamie Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Harrison (Going Local, 1996, etc.) makes it all deliciously worthwhile in the most resonant and tightly controlled yet of her three bountifully plotted high-country idylls."
Jules Clement can't help feeling that October is too early to worry about serious snow or comical crime. Read full book review >