Search Results: "Jerel Law"


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FIRE PROPHET by Jerel Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Diverting enough as clean escapist fare, but it could have been so much more. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The second entry in a Christian fantasy series scores high on action and adventure but strikes out when presenting the quieter aspects of religious experience. Read full book review >

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LAW by Ed Willis
Released: June 12, 2012

"Only for readers who like their literature on the strange side."
The bizarre tale of two twisted paths through life. Read full book review >

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Chicago Law by Joseph A Garofalo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Mild lessons and anecdotes from a Chicago man who lifted himself from the middle class."
Worker's compensation lawyer Garofalo recounts his life and law practice in Chicago. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Will appeal to fans of legal thrillers and stories of redemption."
With the assistance of Burke (co-author: The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur, 2008), Hopwood delivers an unusual tale of punishment and redemption. Read full book review >

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JERSEY LAW by Ron Liebman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2011

"The dilemma is so authentic that it's sad to see how cheaply and easily Liebman lets his two heroes off the hook. Fuhgeddaboudit, but be sure to check back next time."
The two bottom-feeding South Jersey lawyers from Death by Rodrigo (2007) are at it again, their goal not so much to excel in court as to survive outside it. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"A thoughtful introduction to a complex, often baffling subject."
If Britain suspected that a Boston bar harbored IRA terrorists, would it be justified in lobbing cruise missiles into the city? Canadian legal scholar Byers doesn't raise the question, but he achieves plenty of similar provocations in this lucid primer. Read full book review >

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NATURAL LAW by D.R. Schanker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Schanker is tough on sports 'ethics,' all right, but dissipates the tale's hard-boiled, smack-mouth nastiness with Lumsey's mushy center and an I Ching episode that seems to come from off the bench."
Big-boned Marion County, Indiana, Public Defender Nora Lumsey (A Criminal Appeal, 1998) wants to help Stormi Skye, a foul-mouthed, edgy-tempered prostitute and habitual druggie, get into rehab, but her more immediate concern is admitting to Harrison Police Department detective Luther Cox that she had a three-month affair with the area's freshest corpse—law professor James Barris, found shot and genitally mutilated in a cornfield. Read full book review >

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LOMBARDO'S LAW by Ellen Wittlinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

In a witty, touching first novel, 15-year-old Justine Trainor's borderline nerd image is pushed to the limit when Justine spends time with new neighbor Mike Lombardo, an eighth grader who shares her passion for avant-garde movies. Read full book review >

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DENNY'S LAW by Elizabeth Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Gunn (Noontime Follies, 2015, etc.) has produced an expert police procedural with plenty of quirks and twists that raise it well above the average."
A Tucson police detective catches a murder case that is anything but ordinary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"This overlong book cries out for further pruning of both text and photos (including 32 featuring Moore, many of them head shots), but techies will be delighted with its full treatment of an important figure often overshadowed by such luminaries as Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison."
An authorized biography of the little-known chemist who helped create Silicon Valley. Read full book review >

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CAINE'S LAW by Matthew Stover
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 3, 2012

"Brutal, witty, insightful, addictive, frequently baffling and altogether astonishing."
Continuing the blended fantasy/science fiction adventures of Stover's homicidal antihero (Caine Black Knife, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >