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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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"An unsettling page-turner and sobering reminder that in the legal treatment of the least fortunate of our citizenry lie all of our rights. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
Criminal lawyers will find plenty of useful trial tips here. Read full book review >

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FLINT’S LAW by Paul Eddy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2002

"Bids fair to be a thoroughly entertaining series. Pare the next one down some, and Grace understated will really shine."
International cop Grace Flint makes a second intriguing appearance (Flint, 2000)—but then hangs around too long. Read full book review >

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KIT’S LAW by Donna Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2001

"Look for a film version soon, but don't deny yourself the pleasure of reading the book. Kit's Law is a charmer."
This appealing first novel, set in coastal Newfoundland and certain to be compared to E. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, was published to widespread acclaim in its author's native Canada in 1999. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A good-humored account of an uncommonly productive life, which belies the notion that nice guys finish last. (16 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 75,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An agreeably upbeat and anecdotal memoir from the corporate executive who kept American Airlines flying during a period of notable turbulence. Read full book review >

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BOMBER'S LAW by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1993

"The author's ability to tease an entire plot out of a series of delaying tactics—and to provide a satisfying ending for what seemed at first like an entire meal of gooey desserts—is nothing short of amazing."
Higgins's matchless ear for dialogue often overshadows the way his art relies on digressive anecdotes for its garrulous music and its flavorsome sense of reality. Read full book review >