Search Results: "John Wayne Sears"


BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU LAUGHING AT ME? by John Wayne Sears
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"In this chronicle of humorous adventuring, Sears could use more adventure."
A disaster-prone adventurer gets into various predicaments at home in British Columbia and the far-flung locales of Hawaii, Costa Rica and Mexico in Sears' debut memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 2012

"Tighten up this thriller and you've got a contender."
In this thriller, an inadvertent car accident involving a former CIA agent and a top-secret black ops agent believed to be dead starts a firestorm that has the CIA and FBI frantically searching for answers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2010

"Military buffs will enjoy the nuts-and-bolts battle details, but Sears also offers a solid general history of naval air warfare."
Quality military history of naval aviation during the Korean War. Read full book review >

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LAST DAY by Richard Sears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Big thrills, amber with psychosis, nose-prickling as rotten apples. Brad Pitt, snap this up."
The latest from the author of First Born (2000) starts as a straight thriller, then takes its protagonist into increasingly occult territory. Read full book review >

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MORTAL BONDS by Michael Sears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"As densely plotted as Sears' strong debut (Black Fridays, 2012), with complications that keep mounting in the race to the final curtain. A particularly nice touch is the subordination of the scheming suspects to Stafford's troubled, loving relationship with his son."
Disgraced Wall Street trader Jason Stafford hunts the proceeds of a scam more successful and grandly scaled than he ever dreamed of. Read full book review >

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FIRST BORN by Richard Sears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A sequel seems likely."
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BLACK FRIDAYS by Michael Sears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Jason's attempts to reach his son—and to rescue him from his ex-wife's new partner—provide the book's strongest scenes and the key to Jason's redemption."
First-time author Sears does the near impossible in this high-finance thriller: He turns a Wall Street executive who's just served jail time for fudging figures into a sympathetic character. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Once properly edited, the novel's informative, unique focus should intrigue genre fans."
Sears debuts with a historical novel that traces the journey and experiences of a young Irish immigrant determined to make his way to the American West in search of freedom, security, and sense of purpose. Read full book review >

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LONG WAY DOWN by Michael Sears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"The chase action is enough to make this an agreeable read, and the Kid scenes add depth, though the book never delivers on the promise of well-turned financial intrigue."
Sears' (Black Fridays, 2012, etc.) sophisticated sleuth Jason Stafford returns in this odd hybrid of a high-finance mystery and a high-stakes chase thriller.Read full book review >

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SAVING JASON by Michael Sears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"You don't need a background in economics to get drawn into this thriller, but it probably helps."
Sophisticated sleuth Jason Stafford gets drawn into a mysterious corporate takeover plot in Sears' (Long Way Down, 2015, etc.) latest high-finance thriller.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A lively depiction of America's development of superior air power."
As a former naval officer who served during Vietnam, Sears (Such Men As These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies Over Korea, 2010, etc.) brings an insider's knowledge of combat to this comprehensive history of the air war in the Pacific during World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Of considerable interest to students of the Pacific War."
A victor's-eye view of the desperate suicide-bombing campaign in the closing months of World War II. Read full book review >