Search Results: "Lincoln Child"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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RELIQUARY by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 1997

The doughty crew that bested Mbwun, a flesh-eating Amazonian creature that stalked its victims through Manhattan's Museum of Natural History, in Relic (1994), faces a new but all too familiar threat. Read full book review >

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TWO GRAVES by Douglas Preston
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Pendergast—an always-black-clad pale blond polymath, gaunt yet physically deadly, an FBI agent operating without supervision or reprimand—lurks at the dark, sharp edge of crime fiction protagonists."
Preston and Child's (Cold Vengeance, 2011, etc.) thriller completes the Helen trilogy featuring the weird and unworldly Aloysius Pendergast, special agent for the FBI. Read full book review >

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WHITE FIRE by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Jaded crime fiction buffs might find the premise hyperbolic, but beneath the overwrought headlines, Pendergast solves captivating mysteries."
Preston and Child (Two Graves, 2012, etc.) bring back FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, expert in the psychology of serial killers and other criminal deviants. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF THE DEAD by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"Fast, punchy and relentlessly action-packed."
Brazenly convoluted, swift-going last title in the Pendergast trilogy (after Dance of Death, 2005) features FBI special agent Aloysius Pendergast in murderous rivalry with his brother Diogenes. Read full book review >

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BRIMSTONE by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2004

"As good as the genre gets. Don't miss it."
An outrageously entertaining thriller from these accomplished co-authors (Still Life With Crows, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOUNT DRAGON by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Didactic at times, but, still, the thrillfest runs full-force to (almost) the very last page. (Author tour)"
Following fast on the heels of 1995's Relic—the scariest thriller ever set in the American Museum of Natural History— dynamic duo Douglas and Child once again demonstrate their mastery of the genre, this time hopping the killer-virus bandwagon to evoke plenty of healthy bioparanoia. Read full book review >

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THUNDERHEAD by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Spellbinding as ever."
Since joining forces, Preston and Child have hit pay dirt, especially with 1995's wild and woolly Relic (subsequently filmed as an Alien clone, with a monster loose in the basement of Chicago's Field Museum); its follow-ups, Mount Dragon (1996) and Reliquary (1997); and the unstoppably thrilling Riptide (1998). Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Science fiction as action adventure, the sort of book primed for screen treatment if a producer can find a sufficient F/X budget."
Effective Engineering Solutions' chief honcho, Eli Glinn, is out of his wheelchair, walking and ready for revenge after his agent Gideon Crew discovered a "restorative, health-giving lotus" on his last adventure (The Lost Island, 2014, etc.). 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 >

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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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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 >