Search Results: "Neal Baer"


BOOK REVIEW

KILL SWITCH by Jonathan Greene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Another police procedural about the criminal mind with lackluster characters and a predictable plot."
A brilliant young forensic psychiatrist tries to outwit a serial killer. Read full book review >

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MAX BAER & THE STAR OF DAVID by Jay Neugeboren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An accomplished writer, Neugeboren draws a nice sketch of an ebullient, affectionate Baer, but overall he leaves too many questions unanswered."
As the real-life prizefighter Baer rises to become heavyweight champion and a national celebrity, he shares himself and his good fortune with a black couple who guard an awful secret. Read full book review >

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WE ARE BUT A MOMENT by Ulrich Baer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Politicians confront environmental doom in this prophetic and altruistic tale about the near future."
A presidential adviser becomes stuck in quarantine after exposure to a deadly pathogen in this political novel. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT KILL by Robert Baer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Fascinating reading from an expert."
A best-selling author and former CIA operative chronicles his experiences as an assassin while offering chilling insight into the fine art of political murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2011

"An intermittently engaging but not entirely satisfying tale of love and espionage."
Two CIA spooks form a romantic bond while globe-hopping between trouble spots. Read full book review >

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FROST by Marianna Baer
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"For those fans of Gail Giles and Nancy Werlin who don't mind thrillers with a slower pace. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Boarding school turns from magical to deadly in this debut. Read full book review >

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AS FRANCESCA by Martha Baer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1997

"In the clear light of print, however, a mediocre style and increasingly flimsy plot distract from the clever premise, leaving a reader unfulfilled and underamused. ($40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Baer's six-month serial for Wired's on-line magazine, Hotwired (where this first-time novelist is executive editor), loses some pizazz in its translation to print as heroine Elaine V. Botsch, corporate cog by day, on-line sex slave by night, travels compulsively back and forth between her mutually enriching worlds. Read full book review >

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BLOW THE HOUSE DOWN by Robert Baer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 30, 2006

"A wild ride filled with the sort of insider details that make a difference."
Baer, whose memoir See No Evil (2002) inspired the film Syriana, puts his decades of intelligence work to good use in this predictably hard-boiled but unflaggingly entertaining tale of a terror plot and the renegade spy hell-bent on disrupting it. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"Mostly scattered testimonials: we may simply still be too close to allow the creative imagination to claim this territory yet."
A collage of responses to September 11, both original and reprinted, from the city with the highest concentration of literati in the world. Read full book review >

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THE INCONCEIVABLE LIFE OF QUINN by Marianna Baer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Uneven pacing hobbles an intriguing plot. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Quinn is 16, a virgin—or so she thinks—and pregnant. Miracle or repressed trauma? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"An important text studded with keen insights into a nation about which America remains dangerously misinformed."
Former CIA agent Baer (Blow the House Down, 2006, etc.) examines Iran's growing influence in the Middle East, fundamentally challenging commonly held U.S. views. Read full book review >