Search Results: "Lincoln Child"


BOOK REVIEW

DEEP STORM by Lincoln Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Mildly chilling techno-thriller."
Deep drilling in the North Atlantic brings discovery of considerably greater interest than the usual crude oil. Read full book review >

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UTOPIA by Lincoln Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"There are worse ways to kill a few hours than with Utopia, but, oh, what it could have done with a batch of hungry velociraptors."
A book that was much better when it had dinosaurs in it. Read full book review >

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DEATH MATCH by Lincoln Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 2004

"Terrific writing—though the climax, overly spun out, sticks to thriller format."
Second solo work by Child, who writes mighty thrillers with Douglas Preston (Still Life with Crows, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A splendid book, for every library. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Describing Lincoln as "one of the greatest masters of the English language," Meltzer lets him speak eloquently for himself, skillfully selecting passages from Lincoln's speeches, letters, and other writings to characterize the man, follow the development of his ideas, and exemplify his achievements. Read full book review >

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FULL WOLF MOON by Lincoln Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Mixing timeless legends of lycanthropy into a Jekyll-and-Hyde dynamic won't be everyone's cup of tea, but there's enough reading fun to while away an afternoon."
As he brings back his favorite "enigmalogist," Dr. Jeremy Logan, Child (The Third Gate, 2012, etc.) adds DNA manipulation to a prehistoric legend to create a very modern werewolf. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD GATE by Lincoln Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2012

"Think, a Dan Brown-ian adventure amongst Pharaohs ready with a pocket full of curses."
When setting out to investigate Near-Death Experiences, it's best to employ an "enigmalogist." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERMINAL FREEZE by Lincoln Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Child (Deep Storm, 2007, etc.) depicts his frigid setting with greater authority than his characters, diminishing his thriller's impact. Far from a classic, but a minor-league Jurassic."
Furry prehistoric beast thaws, then makes up for lost meals with human victims. Read full book review >

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GIDEON'S CORPSE by Lincoln Child
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"With sufficient Crews back story to give new readers the low-down, the authors adhere to a winning formula."
When a scientist from Los Alamos' nuclear weapon Stockpile Stewardship Team endures a nasty divorce, converts to a jihad religion and then takes hostages in the borough of Queens, it should be no surprise that he's radioactive.­­ Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIDEON'S SWORD by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"While the fun is, for the most part, worth the outlandish coincidences, exceedingly stupid adversaries and/or superhuman feats, it is not worth it by a large margin. Still, Crew is a great character, and this series holds promise."
A shadowy quasi-governmental organization hires a highly resourceful art thief-turned-physicist to obtain plans for a mysterious weapon in the first book in Preston and Child's (Fever Dream, 2010, etc.) new series. Read full book review >

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CRIMSON SHORE by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Pendergast is a modern Sherlock Holmes, albeit one preferring absinthe to cocaine. The conclusion of this compelling two-prong mystery assures another crime conundrum is sure to wash ashore."
Amid the salt marshes near Exmouth, Massachusetts, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast finds an antique medallion of Morax, a demon. Is there a connection to the deliberate sinking of the cargo ship Pembroke Castle by desperate town folk in 1884? Read full book review >

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RIPTIDE by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 1998

"Unstoppable suspense and mystery."
Thrilling adventure of dredging for pirate treasure on an island off the Maine coast, by the authors of the best-selling Relic (1995) and Reliquary (1997). Read full book review >