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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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RELIC by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A thriller staged in the world's scariest building, with no room for the squeamish."
An eccentric, grisly, thoroughly original thriller sure to please doctoral candidates and gore junkies alike. Read full book review >

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BLUE LABYRINTH by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Great character-driven crime fiction—readers new to the series won't be entirely lost, and Pendergast patrons will be thoroughly satisfied."
Preston and Child (White Fire, 2013, etc.) return with another adventure for modern crime fiction's most esoteric detective, FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST ISLAND by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Preston and Child keep an eye out for the legendary and introduce Cyclops, mystical humanoid, to stretch the boundaries of the action-adventure novel."
Preston and Child (Gideon's Sword, 2011, etc.) sail Gideon Crew into his third adventure for Effective Engineering Solutions, a "company specializing in failure analysis" that's the brainchild of Eli Glinn, a banged-up ex-military genius who pilots his enterprise from a power wheelchair. Read full book review >