Search Results: "Jon Land"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST PROPHECY by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Engaging heartstuff about lovers divided by religious loyalties, while Land's mock-serious pulp fiction plot moves hell-bent—just as fans want and as Land loves to deliver."
Seventh in Land's swiftly paced prisoners-of-a-world-in-conflict saga. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE WIDOWS by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"No rest for the conflicted."
Sixth in the hauntingly irresolvable Arab/Israeli thriller series featuring Palestinian-American Police Inspector Ben Kamal and his beloved Israeli Chief Inspector Danielle Barnea, who in novel after novel meet and part, meet and part, with Danielle having a miscarriage (sired not by Ben), then a fatally flawed fetus sired by Ben, and then turning from Ben with the unbearable foresight that a child by her and Ben would be crushed by religious conflict. Read full book review >

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BLOOD DIAMONDS by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Sweeps along at mach-Ludlum speed but still digs deeply into Arab/Israeli horrors—resolvable perhaps only by the 'miscegenation' that Ben and Danielle stand for."
Fifth in Land's series featuring Palestinian-American Police Inspector Ben Kamal and Israeli Chief Inspector Danielle Barnea (Keepers of the Gate, 2001), star-crossed lovers who meet and part, meet and part. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN KEY by Jon Land
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"Only the meanest critic could carp at such well-intentioned storytelling, although environmentalists as the heavies seems a little mean-spirited itself."
Land abandons his usual thriller format (The Pillars of Solomon, p. 169, etc.) to instruct and entertain us with a medical suspense tale about the healing powers of dolphins. Read full book review >

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THE FIRES OF MIDNIGHT by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"It's got a kid, a girl, a hero, not to mention Nazis and even a mechanical dinosaur: a slick and serpentinely constructed triumph of boy fiction if ever there was one."
A still-tough-as-leather former CIA operative and a genetically engineered boy prodigy race to save the world from a synthetic virus that gobbles up human blood: a zippy hardcover debut from the prolific Land. Read full book review >

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KEEPERS OF THE GATE by Jon Land
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"A strongly plotted, impressively solid new entry."
The fourth in Land's series about Palestinian- American detective Ben Kamal and Israeli detective Danielle Barnea (The Pillars of Solomon, 1999, etc.), once rivals, then lovers, then parted by Danielle because, as a Jew, she could not see mothering a child crushed by religious conflict. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN THE DARKNESS by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"One from the heart, we guess."
Palestinian Police Inspector Bayan "Ben" Kamal, born on the West Bank but raised in America, where his family was slain by a serial killer, again teams up with beautiful Chief Inspector Danielle Barnea of the Israeli National Police in this follow-up to The Walls of Jericho (1997) and The Pillars of Solomon (1999). Read full book review >

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THE WALLS OF JERICHO by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1997

"Gory, formulaic, and a bit silly, but what would have been pointless entertainment is saved by sad, frequently ironic glimpses into the seemingly bottomless morass of Arab-Israeli politics."
Land's 16th thriller (The Fires of Midnight, 1995, etc.) is an overdone cop-buddy serial-killer procedural, spiced, however, by romance and convincing below-the-surface probing into contemporary Arab-Israeli issues. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN SINS by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2008

"Cartoonish and silly."
From prolific Land (The Blue Widows, 2003, etc.), an all-action-every-minute scramble through the fabulosity of Las Vegas, the romance of Puzo-esque Sicily and the fatal extremes of Afghan border territory. Read full book review >

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HOPE MOUNTAIN by Jon Land
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 1998

"Plunges you into the thrill and danger of the slopes—and may even lead the able to take up skiing."
From formulaic thriller-writer Land (Dead Simple, p. 138, etc.), an inspirational holiday season novel about the disabled learning to ski. Read full book review >