Search Results: "Nelson DeMille"


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NELSON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"To understand what made Nelson different from his contemporaries, one will have to read elsewhere."
A lively but incomplete biography of Admiral Nelson that keeps most strategy below decks and instead concentrates on one of the more celebrated adulteries in history. Read full book review >

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UP COUNTRY by Nelson DeMille
Released: Jan. 29, 2002

"Bloated but bouncy, bound for big sales."
DeMille's biggest yet deserves high points for entertainment and readability, though nothing of his has been as moving or richly written as 1990's The Gold Coast. Read full book review >

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NELSON by John Sugden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Despite its length, a tremendously engaging work with few dull moments."
The exhaustive second volume of this definitive biography treats the admiral's supreme command of the British Navy and the bittersweet Lady Hamilton years. Read full book review >

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THE PANTHER by Nelson DeMille
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Quintessential DeMille: action-adventure flavored with double-dealing and covert conspiracy."
Prolific thriller author DeMille (Night Fall, 2004, etc.) sends his NYPD detective John Corey into Yemen in pursuit of Bulus ibn al-Darwish, an Al-Qaida operative known as al-Numair, the Panther. Read full book review >

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THE GATE HOUSE by Nelson DeMille
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"The rich are different from you and me, DeMille instructs in this lightweight entertainment, where nearly every element can be seen coming from a long way off."
More good-natured tough-guy fiction from regular-as-clockwork novelist DeMille (Wild Fire, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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PLUM ISLAND by Nelson DeMille
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 1997

"Heavy wisecracking keeps the fun flowing as DeMille cranks up a thrilling, entertaining plot. ($500,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Since The Charm School (1988), DeMille's page-turning skills have only improved, peaking with The Gold Coast (1990), faltering on Spencerville (1994), and returning to form with this trip back to the Long Island venue of The Gold Coast. Read full book review >

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THE CUBAN AFFAIR by Nelson DeMille
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A good day's work from an old pro."
Old bones and old grudges in contemporary Havana. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST by Nelson DeMille
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Despite some rollicking good action, particularly aboard Mia, an ancient Navion aircraft, DeMille's quest's conclusion may leave readers thinking, 'Is that all there is?' However, Vivian Smith finally does make up her mind."
DeMille (The Panther, 2012, etc.) dispatches three knights errant in search of the Holy Grail in this major revamping of his first novel. Read full book review >

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NIGHT FALL by Nelson DeMille
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Ahhh! Now where's that videotape?"
Terrific dialogue punctuates DeMille's third John Corey outing (Plum Island, 1997; The Lion's Game, 2000). Read full book review >

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RADIANT ANGEL by Nelson DeMille
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action."
DeMille (The Panther, 2012, etc.) follows former NYPD detective John Corey, the bane of Middle Eastern terrorists, after he's contracted to the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Read full book review >

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THE RICH AND THE DEAD by Nelson DeMille
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2011

"Not helped by DeMille's lackluster introduction or the generally pedestrian handling of the volume's uninspiring theme."
The 20 new stories in this year's Mystery Writers of America's annual anthology focus on financial vicissitudes. Read full book review >

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WILD FIRE by Nelson DeMille
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Too long, too repetitive, too many one-liners that don't quite work, but Corey's hard-nosed way with a bad guy (homegrown as well as foreign) may resonate even with the skeptical."
Number 14 (Up Country, 2002, etc.) from the master of the parboiled potboiler, in which an intrepid cop single-handedly staves off Armageddon. Read full book review >