Search Results: "John C. Boland"


BOOK REVIEW

EASY MONEY by John C. Boland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 1991

"A trenchant, sly first novel—and cerebral fun throughout."
A wry insider's view of stock fraud, corporate raiders, genteel brokerage houses, and Wall Street ethics. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN JERUSALEM by John C. Boland
Released: July 22, 1994

"Boland (Rich Man's Blood, 1993) deftly balances political terrorists and guys who just have their hands in your pockets in a tale that roars along like a BMW in heat."
Partly out of idle curiosity about Agritech Consultants, the new Israeli venture his slick pal Harry Brickman, of Morgenstern Ozick, is trying to raise money for, partly to avoid worrying about a rumored shake-up back in his own Wall St. office, commodities trader Donald McCarry agrees to accompany Harry to the Holy Land, ostensibly to look over the operation. Read full book review >

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THE MARGIN by John C. Boland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 1995

"Richard's second case (Rich Man's Blood, 1993) should do best with people who skip the O.J. headlines and go straight for the financial pages."
No good deed goes unpunished. Read full book review >

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RICH MAN'S BLOOD by John C. Boland
Released: July 19, 1993

"Boland, who thinks like Paul Erdman and writes like Dick Francis, creates a winsome hero in Welles—and again (after Easy Money, 1991) scores big with this tale of complicated money maneuvering and family strife."
When a slick-talking Texan's financial shenanigans lead Stu Harris's New Orleans marine company to the brink of bankruptcy, young Richard Welles—Harris's financial advisor at venerable Ambrose and Welles, investment bankers—steps in and, with FBI help, extricates Stu from Charlie Fentress's scheme, which included blackmail, kidnapping, and strong-arm tactics. Read full book review >

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Cancer Family by C. Richard Boland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2015

"A hopeful account of the value of persistence, cooperation, and science in understanding and conquering disease."
A physician describes his lifelong quest to solve the riddle of the cancers that afflict his family. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE FOR ROOM 314 by Ed Boland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An unflinchingly honest account of one man's experiences with inner-city education."
A nonprofit executive tells the story of the year he spent as a teacher in a struggling urban high school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 1995

"As a short essay on poetic theory this might have been effective; as a full-length memoir it fails to move."
An ultimately lackluster testimony to the truism that art and life can't be separated. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 1996

"A useful look behind the scenes of modern science, as told by one of the key players."
The Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) was one of the most successful scientific packages ever launched by NASA; here, the chief project scientist tells its story. Read full book review >

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THE CIPHER by John C.  Ford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2015

"High-speed fun. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A dangerous breakthrough in cryptography leads to a high-stakes adventure for ne'er-do-well Robert "Smiles" Smylie Jr., whose father founded computing security giant Alyce Systems. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"A rallying cry against the U.S. income tax system that will doubtfully attract many people to join its crusade."
First-person account of one man's failed attempts to take on the Internal Revenue Service. Read full book review >

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ORPHANS OF CHAOS by John C. Wright
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Fascinatingly, dazzlingly, almost pointlessly erudite fantasy that trends inexorably toward science fiction; addicts will pounce."
Start of a complex mythology-based series from the author of the astonishing far-future Golden Age trilogy (The Golden Transcendence, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >