Search Results: "Leonard Goldberg"


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PATIENT ONE by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Goldberg, a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center, has the expertise to provide an exciting medical thriller. This fast-paced departure from his Joanna Blalock series (Lethal Measures, 2000, etc.) provides all the excitement, intrigue and danger you could ask for."
An emergency-room doctor must use all his considerable skills to save the president and the nation from disaster. Read full book review >

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DEADLY HARVEST by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 1997

"Shock value and more from Goldberg, a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center who has the anatomy of ingenious murders down pat."
Tough police Lieutenant Jake Sinclair and pathologist Joanna Blalock (Deadly Care, 1996) team up again to excellent effect, tackling a tangled web of a case that pits them against both garden-variety murderers and predatory traffickers in human body parts. Read full book review >

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LETHAL MEASURES by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A gripping tale that sails along on the wings of Joanna's Holmesian genius for gory and relentless deductive detail right up to the routine ending, which calls off all moral dilemmas to put Joanna in peril."
A lethal medical thriller, bringing back forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock of Los Angeles Memorial Hospital (Deadly Exposure, 1998, etc.), that for sheer tonnage of pathological detail outweighs Patricia Cornwell's medical exams of the shot and chopped, stabbed and stewed'and other hastily departed. Read full book review >

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PLAGUE SHIP by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"As if ocean cruising hasn't been scary enough recently, Goldberg (Patient One, 2012, etc.) devises another all-too-plausible medical scenario that will send chills up the spine despite a few moments readers will be glad are far-fetched."
A sick bird's last-ditch attempt to save itself leads to disaster aboard a cruise ship. Read full book review >

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THE DAUGHTER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Leonard Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Goldberg, well-known for his medical thrillers (Plague Ship, 2013, etc.), fuels the unquenchable fascination with Sherlock Holmes by combining detailed medical knowledge with the skills reincarnated in the Great Detective's daughter."
It's 1910. The elderly Dr. John Watson is asked to help a family in distress after their son's apparent suicide. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EXPOSURE by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"A salty vichyssoise of zingy technobabble and tiresome plotting that, thankfully, refuses to take itself too seriously."
A lethal microbe, a brutal murderer, and a sentient iceberg menace cooly competent forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock, back for a fourth outing(Deadly Harvest, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEADLY CARE by Leonard S. Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1996

"Cool cuttings by a sure hand."
In a first hardcover medical-thriller, Goldberg (a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center) gives HMOs rough treatment while concocting a scalpel-edged page-turner. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY SCALPEL by Marshall Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1995

"Just imagine the sensation when they page Dr. Blackman, and the whole cast leaves."
The sublimely soapy adventures of three generations of the Doctors Blackmannine strong, with a tenth about to graduate from med schoolmost of them on staff at Philadelphia's Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Read full book review >

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MADAME CLEO'S GIRLS by Lucianne Goldberg
Released: April 1, 1992

"Good-natured, lightly amoral entertainment."
Three top-of-the-line international call girls and their Parisian madame befuddle an American journalist who can't figure out whether he has been commissioned to tell all or nothing about their very scandalous, very entertaining lives. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND by Myra Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Rites of passage for the boomers—whose angsts, even when life-threatening, seem overanalyzed and overblown—coolly observed in taut, edgy prose."
In one of those literate and hip novels that are more about the head than the heart, an unexpected encounter with mortality is the catalyst for a family of urban sophisticates to examine their lives and finally grow up. Read full book review >

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MOTHERLAND by Rita Goldberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Goldberg writes eloquently of the 'volcanic pressures' that shaped her family's story and continue to haunt her own."
A daughter revisits her mother's harrowing past. Read full book review >

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PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >