Search Results: "Marc Rainer"


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CAPITAL KILL by Marc Rainer
Released: March 31, 2012

"Despite its straightforward formula, the book's intense action, realistic tone and memorable characters will keep readers engrossed in this popcorn thriller with a superb payoff."
Lawyer Jeff Trask is just settling into his new job as an Assistant U.S. Attorney when he becomes embroiled in what seems at first to be a simple murder case, but quickly evolves into a high-stakes international case that could break an already-strapped legal system. Read full book review >

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HORNS OF THE DEVIL by Marc Rainer
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"A well-paced mystery featuring an entertainingly complicated protagonist, supported by a robust cast."
Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask returns (Capital Kill, 2012) to work on a case involving murdered Salvadoran gang members. Read full book review >

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Death's White Horses by Marc Rainer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2014

"An invigorating thriller with an engaging protagonist surrounded by equally worthy characters."
Rainer's third thriller featuring Jeff Trask (Horns of the Devil, 2013, etc.) pits the D.C. attorney against drug dealers. Read full book review >

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A Winter of Wolves by Marc Rainer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"The lawyer-hero remains, as always, resolute and razor sharp, even when using his gun more than his legal brain."
This latest entry in the Jeff Trask thriller series finds the federal prosecutor chasing a killer who targets police officers. Read full book review >

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APPRENTICED TO VENUS by Tristine  Rainer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"Feminists and fans of Nin's work will enjoy this unique insider's portrait of a complex, pivotal figure in women's liberation."
Getting to know lust, love, and Anaïs Nin (1903-1977). Read full book review >

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DIARIES OF A YOUNG POET by Rainer Maria Rilke
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Platitudes, poetry, and revelations for Rilke's many American admirers—translated for the first time into English. (photos, not seen)"
The musings of a writer during his apprenticeship. Read full book review >

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SHOW BUSINESS KILLS by Iris Rainer Dart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Like an amiable sitcom, complete with laugh track and schlocky ending."
Another ensemble piece by entertainment veteran Dart (Beaches, 1985, etc.), combining armed chases with tender embraces and bah- dum-bah humor with cinematic sensibility. Read full book review >

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THE STORK CLUB by Iris Rainer Dart
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"So not to worry if the split focus makes it hard for readers to bond with several of the characters: it's still entertaining, trendy, and seeping with baby lust."
Those at center stage in Dart's fifth novel (I'll Be There, 1991, etc.) are all L.A. types and members of a very special therapy group, presided over by a psychologist named Barbara Singer. Read full book review >

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HITLER by Rainer Zitelmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"Although much of Zitelmann's text is slow-moving and pedantic, relying too heavily on statistics and footnotes, his main point—that a true understanding of Hitler's rise to power must take closer account of the policies he promised and pursued—is bound to generate debate."
An English translation of a monumental and controversial new study of the politics and policies of Hitler's Third Reich, written by a respected journalist from Die Welt. Read full book review >

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SOME KIND OF MIRACLE by Iris Rainer Dart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2003

"Routine fare, from the author of When I Fall In Love (1999) and similar showbiz tear-jerkers."
Songwriter seeks schizophrenic cousin. Object: fame and fortune. Read full book review >