Search Results: "Lêleh Land"


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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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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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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 >

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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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PILGRIMS UPON THE EARTH by Brad Land
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2007

"The hero's resigned expectation that soon enough he will be an old man like his dad—'alone, watching others, waiting on someone to come who never would'—bleeds onto the page and infects the reader with a terrible, mortal fatigue."
Grim debut novel by heralded memoirist Land (Goat, 2004) imagines the peripatetic, deeply hopeless life of a motherless boy in 1980s South Carolina. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK CHIP by Gary Land
Released: May 9, 2012

"A welcome foray into the Vegas PI genre, hopefully the first of many."
Ex-PI Noly Boots must race against time and circumstances to rescue his girlfriend and her daughter from an assortment of Vegas gamblers, lowlifes and psychos. 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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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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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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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 >