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 PILLARS OF SOLOMON by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 1999

"But Land (Dead Simple, 1998, etc.), like so many other authors of big fat thrillers, is flummoxed by the problems of the middle, which sags and drags."
Star-crossed superheroes in a standard suspenser set in the Middle East. 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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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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An alarming, depressing tale of how law enforcement lost its way, how the insidious line between cop and criminal can be so easily obliterated."
A courageous FBI agent recounts his battle against a corrupt law-enforcement culture that protected one of the nation's most notorious criminals. 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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DEAD SIMPLE by Jon Land
Released: April 1, 1998

"Ten pounds of plot in a two-pound bag, filled with gruesomely cartoonish violence, macho posturing, and glib, gun-toting crazies who occasionally shoot straight."
A former Weather Underground bomber ransoms Manhattan after demolishing its bridges and tunnels: a formulaic shoot-'em-up featuring former CIA counterterrorist Blaine McCracken (The Fires of Midnight, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >