Search Results: "John M. Nuckel"


BOOK REVIEW

BLIND TRUST by John M. Nuckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A good choice for readers interested in an action-packed plot without literary pretensions."
A New York-based thriller that connects the worlds of counterterrorism and high finance. Read full book review >

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GRIT by John M. Nuckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"A slow-burning story with a fiery climax that more than lives up to expectations."
A deranged killer comes to New York seeking vengeance in Nuckel's (The Vig, 2011, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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THE VIG by John M. Nuckel
Released: Dec. 10, 2011

"A taut thriller that cruises through the New York financial market, with all its blind curves and bumpy roadways, like a sports car."
In this debut thriller, a New York options trader finds himself in even a greater mess than the financial market. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A significant, lucid presentation of a little-known slice of Jewish history, the history of science, and the history of racism. (11 illustrations, not seen)"
A thorough and fascinating study of how 19th-century gentile and Jewish scientists worked to find a scientific understanding of race and of how that labor affected their views of Jews. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Solid, mainstream popular science."
Canadian theoretical physicist Moffat describes efforts to explain several distressing new cosmological phenomena that don't fit comfortably into the theory of relativity. Read full book review >

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TERPSICHORE by John M. Brewer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2011

"A pleasing historical tale by a promising writer."
Brewer (Matthew Dobbs, Esquire, 2011), an apparent history buff,puts his avocation to good use in this novel set in Europe during World War I. Read full book review >

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SIGNS OF LIFE by M. John Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"A fascinating and terrible little tale, illuminated from unfamiliar perspectives in a spare and glowing prose."
Mainstream contemporary about the sometimes destructive nature of dreams, from the British author of various science-fiction novels (A Storm of Wings, 1980, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POET’S FUNERAL by John M. Daniel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2005

"Nonstop wisecracks and an amiable tweaking of the publishing world add up to a highly entertaining debut, mystery aside—which, for the most part, it is."
Murder at the ABA convention. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN MARY by John M. Brewer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2015

"A briskly paced, entertaining historical romance."
In Brewer's (Quests, 2016, etc.) historical novel, a land deal brings romance and mortal danger into the life of a member of the House of Commons in 1536.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Perhaps he's saving that story for a sequel. (photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club alternate selection)"
A devastating flood is both the protagonist and the backdrop of this brilliantly narrated epic story of the misuse of engineering in thrall to politics. Read full book review >