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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PLANK'S LAW by Lesley Choyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"The backdrop of disease can be elementary fodder for drama, but the story offers fine comedic vignettes and playful dialogue, raising this well above standard illness fare. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Terminally ill with Huntington's at 16, Trevor has nothing to lose and dares to live life at the brink. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A sobering, saddening but altogether excellent book of legal reportage."
Evenhanded study of justice blindfolded by "a broad, omnipotent reading of the president's wartime authority." Read full book review >

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SULLIVAN’S LAW by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 2004

New series debut in which a probation officer's life turns out to be just as full of menace, romance, and violence as that of any Rosenberg cop or lawyer. Read full book review >

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MURPHY’S LAW by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"The plot is perhaps too thick with red herrings, but the portrait of the ocean voyage, Ellis Island, and the early wave of Irish settlers in New York is fascinating."
Taking a sabbatical from her usual protagonist, Constable Evan Evans (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), Bowen introduces a new sleuth in a 19th-century setting. Read full book review >

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LIEBERMAN'S LAW by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 1996

"Next time, though, Kaminsky better watch the loose ends, or he'll drive this fine series into as soapy a rut as the Gideon stories."
Abe Lieberman specializes in intractable problems, but this time he may have met his match in the vandals who desecrated four Chicago temples, including Abe's own Mir Shavot. 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 >