Search Results: "John Case"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"An instructive and encouraging overview that submits that the nation's business glass may be well over half full."
A journalist's persuasive brief for the intriguing proposition that American business has taken a turn for the better over the past couple of decades. Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH DAY by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A standard come-to-realize, run-like-hell plot (consult your Collected Alfred Hitchcock), but Case, who writes so very well, keeps it all at a merry boil."
Briskly paced thriller from Case (The Syndrome, 2001, etc.), with high-tech gadgetry, old-fashioned melodrama, and much ado about "gray goo." Read full book review >

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THE SYNDROME by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Strip off the biomedical razzle-dazzle, and what's left is old-hat megalomaniac melodrama."
Husband-and-wife writing team Jim and Carolyn Hougan have done good work under the Case pseudonym (The First Horseman, 1998, etc.), but they stumble here with an overlong thriller about brain implants and other mind-boggling developments. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER ARTIST by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"It's all in the telling, and Case does it just right: no clue, moment, or character unturned."
Searching for his kidnapped twin sons, a TV journalist follows an eerie trail. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST HORSEMAN by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 1998

"Far more realistic than Stephen King's superflu in The Stand."
Superchilling tale of the Spanish Flu's revival (which killed 20 to 30 million people in 1918)from the pseudonymous Case (the well-received biotech thriller The Genesis Code, 1997). Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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THE GENESIS CODE by John F. Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"A first-rate biotech thriller with an intriguing, if ungodly, religious twist."
On the track of child killers with global reach, a dogged investigator uncovers a plot that gives new meaning to ecclesiastic militancy, in a chillingly effective debut by the pseudonymous Case. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

"His brief account of this sentimental journey adds considerable resonance to a narrative already rich in anecdotal detail and high adventure. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
An absorbing memoir of the Danish-born author's WW II experiences with the American military, which obviously provided a starting point for the many thrillers he later wrote as a civilian (Code Name: Grand Guignol, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Hilarious, laugh-out-loud fun for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Justin tries to convince himself that, in spite of his well-earned nickname, he is not a worried kid anymore and that summer vacation means that there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Absolutely marvelous. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third grader Justin Case gets this nickname thanks to his amazing ability to worry about everything. Read full book review >

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COLD CASE by Julia Platt Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"An indistinguishable middle-school narrator in an unremarkable mystery. (Mystery. 10-14)"
An interesting premise falls victim to too-familiar plotting. Read full book review >

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BASKET CASE by Robert Newton Peck
Released: March 2, 1979

"With all these shots he's bound to score occasionally, but the Henry Aldrich shenanigans pall."
Funny names are Peck's stock-in-trade, but this silly high school sitcom consists of little else, from the opening moment when Graffiti Prep's headmistress Portlee Stouter Winterbottom asks goof-off, hero Higbee Hartburn's help in the coming basketball game with Prat Falls High. Read full book review >