Search Results: "John Weisman"


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KBL by John  Weisman
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A down-and-dirty thriller that feels as rushed as its publication date."
In a fictional version of the recent true-life event, SEAL Team Six rises to the occasion and terminates the world's most famous terrorist. Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR: TASK FORCE BLUE by Richard Marcinko
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"Another walk on the wild side with the Marcinko mob. (Military Book Club main selection; author tour)"
In their third outing, Marcinko and his roguish warriors do violent, imaginative battle with America's home-front enemies. Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR: SEAL FORCE ALPHA by Richard Marcinko
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"A slick, streamlined, outrageous but entertaining product. (Author tour)"
This fifth in a wildly successful series (Rogue Warrior: Designation Gold, p. 85, etc.) mixing brutal action and high-tech toys doesn't stray far from the formula. Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR: VIOLENCE OF ACTION by Richard Marcinko
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Sleep well, America."
Tenth, we think, in the outrageously vulgar Rogue Warrior series and the first solo effort by Commander Loose Cannon Marcinko in years (he usually writes with John Weisman). Read full book review >

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SOAR by John  Weisman
Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"Only experts will be able to keep in mind the differences between, say, an HIT helicopter and a HIND gunship, but so many crackerjack good guys, stirring esprit de corps, and spectacular explosions make for a suspenseful war fantasy."
Acronym-encrusted, jargon-heavy, military shoot-'em-up. Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR: GREEN TEAM by Richard Marcinko
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1995

"Despite occasionally distracting halts for mutinous asides on authority or deadly serious critiques of contemporary firearms, another excellent adventure for the rogue warrior and his highly trained SEALs. (Author tour)"
Marcinko has not gone gentle into the good night of retirement following a rough-and-ready career as a US Navy SEAL (chronicled in blood-red, white, and blue detail in his bestselling 1992 autobiography, Rogue Warrior). Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR: DETACHMENT BRAVO by Richard Marcinko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

The outrageously lippy Marcinko/Weisman team have marketed retired Commander Marcinko's original hotheaded memoir of his years as a Navy SEAL (Rogue Warrior, 1992) into what has become a quasifictional ten-volume series. Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR: ECHO PLATOON by Richard Marcinko
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"The first-person narration is as mannered as a Restoration comedy, but fans will enjoy the customary blend of heroics and politically incorrect commentary. (Author tour)"
A sixth blood-and-guts novel in the series spun off from Marcinko's bestselling (nonfiction) memoir of his career as a Navy SEAL (Rogue Warrior, 1992). Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR II: RED CELL by Richard Marcinko
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"Fast action and advanced weaponry at every turn; in-your-face commentary on the powers that be; a steady stream of imaginatively salty language: What more could any red-blooded, two-fisted, he-man fantasist want?"
Rogue Warrior, a blood-and-guts account of Marcinko's stormy- petrel career as a Navy SEAL, earned its author a top spot on 1992's bestseller lists. Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR by Richard Marcinko
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 1992

"Profane and asking no quarter: the real nitty-gritty, bloody and authentic. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
The stormy career of a top Navy SEAL hotspur. Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR: DESIGNATION GOLD by Richard Marcinko
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1997

"With sociopolitical asides (on Bill Clinton, equal employment opportunity in the armed forces, and allied targets of opportunity) as hard-hitting as the narrative action, the aging but perdurably macho man delivers another diverting road show. (Author tour)"
Following the assassination of an American military attachÇ in the former USSR, the Pentagon sends Marcinko on a priority (Designation Gold) mission to Moscow with orders to investigate the brutal murder. Read full book review >

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NO. 4 IMPERIAL LANE by Jonathan Weisman
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fresh, enlightening book, complex, emotionally resonant, and readable."
An American college student extends his year abroad in Thatcher-ite England and takes a position assisting a quadriplegic in New York Times reporter Weisman's debut novel. Read full book review >