Search Results: "Matt Rees"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DAMASCUS THREAT by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"This series kickoff by the author of the Omar Yussef thrillers (The Fourth Assassin, 2010, etc.) keeps the action and the close calls coming and tucks colorful characters into unexpected corners. Crackerjack entertainment, even if it mostly feels familiar."
In a race against the clock, an American special agent crisscrosses New York and travels to Syria to prevent a devastating chemical attack. Read full book review >

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MOZART'S LAST ARIA by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A beautiful book illuminated by the author's own musical background that moves slowly and deliberately to a fine conclusion."
Rees' latest marks a distinct departure from the Omar Yussef detective series as it combines mystery and historical intrigue with a timeless love story. Read full book review >

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CHINA STRIKE by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Rees' second ICE thriller (The Damascus Threat, 2016), long on action, moves at breakneck speed."
A bizarre international incident triggers the hunt for an elusive and dangerous cybercriminal. Read full book review >

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THE COLLABORATOR OF BETHLEHEM by Matt Beynon Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"In a city already divided by hatred, Omar Yussef's sleuthing is bound to be anticlimactic. But no one will forget his violent world."
Time correspondent Rees (Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East, not reviewed) poses an absurd but thoroughly logical question in this first of a series: What opportunities do the strife-torn Palestinian Territories offer for detective work? Read full book review >

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THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET by Matt Beynon Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The depth and heart in Omar Yussef's third case makes it a tearjerker as well as a page-turner."
Layers of secrets and a tradition of distrust complicate a mysterious Israeli murder case. Read full book review >

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A GRAVE IN GAZA by Matt Beynon Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gaza, where nothing is as it seems, is the perfect setting for the puzzle Sirhan's second in a series offers."
An inspection of UN schools in the Gaza refugee camps turns as deadly as the landscape itself. Read full book review >

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THE WISH HOUSE by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Compelling for its examination of the darker side of desire both sexual and artistic. (Fiction. YA)"
An intense foray into first lust and the meanings of art in the summer of 1970 and six years later. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE HIGH by Douglas Rees
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Readers will love to find out. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Cody Elliot's plan to get his parents to return to California (Objective #1: fail all subjects in his new Massachusetts public high school) backfires when his not-so-doting dad transfers him to Vlad Dracula Magnet School. Read full book review >

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Find It, File It, Flog It by Hedley Rees
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A thoroughly researched and considered industry critique that includes substantive, visionary ideas for rehabilitation.
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A searing indictment of "Big Pharma" offers specific recommendations for change. Read full book review >

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SOVAY by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

It's best not to mess with Sovay Middleton. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An intimate peek at Gauguin's creative process and the story behind the cover painting Matamoe with just enough action and native color to entice. (notes, biographical timeline, and suggested reading) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin's arrival in the lush, colorful world of Tahiti in 1891 is the focus of this second entry in the Art Encounters historical-fiction series. Read full book review >

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THE MUM HUNT by Gwyneth Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"Moderately intriguing, yet ultimately unconvincing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A presumptuous, hip, young French au pair caring for motherless Esmie, 11, and Matt, 15, decides to orchestrate a match-making campaign by encouraging the children to place an ad in the newspaper personals column. Read full book review >