Search Results: "Oliver North"


BOOK REVIEW

COUNTERFEIT LIES by Oliver North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Lifting a white paper right off a think-tank desk, the authors have applied a bit of imagination and come up with an acceptable action-adventure."
With the conspiracy meter cranked to the max, North and Hamer (American Heroes, 2013, etc.) embroil Jake Kruse, Marine-turned–FBI agent, in the investigation of an unholy alliance between North Korea and Iran. Read full book review >

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MISSION COMPROMISED by Oliver North
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The vigor and candor of North's memoir (Under Fire, 1991) are missing in this uneasy mix of fiction and fact, reducing both to predictable stereotypes and mainly offering summaries instead of action itself."
Plodding retro thriller with a supervillainous Osama bin Laden—and an unintentionally funny supporting turn by the author himself. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN HEROES by Oliver North
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Authentic narratives of the men and women of the armed forces who have sacrificed for their country."
True stories of the men and women who put their lives in danger to defend the United States from terrorists. Read full book review >

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HEROES PROVED by Oliver North
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Predictable action sponsoring a political and social agenda."
North (Mission Compromised, 2002, etc.) forecasts a near future with a liberal government gone authoritarian, and it's left to Anarks (Anti-American Religious Kooks) and other right-thinkers to defend Constitutional ideals. Read full book review >

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BONE DEEP by Darian North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1995

"Sprawling, taxing (of time, patience, and belief), and finally exhausting, like a train that stops at every village between New York and Guatemala City. (First printing of 50,000; Literary Guild selection)"
North turns from hayseed legal intrigue (Criminal Seduction, 1993) to a push-those-buttons mystery that pits her young heroine against demons that seem to go back through her family tree practically to the dawn of time. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK by Anna North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"An engaging exploration of what it takes to make art and, more importantly, what it takes to love those who make it."
When love and art collide in Sophie Stark's life, art always wins. Read full book review >

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VIOLATION by Darian North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Until then, however, we get three very likable people to worry about a lot."
Once again, North (Thief of Souls, 1997, etc.) creates suspense fiction out of hurt people caught in untenable situations, this time netting her best score yet. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT PAPER CAPER by Oliver Jeffers
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Sophisticated readers may giggle over the mystery and mock trial, and adults may admire the undeniably hip artwork, but the story's message is a bit convoluted, mixing themes of forgiveness, eco-consciousness and teamwork. (Picture book. 6-9)"
"There was a time in the forest / when everything was not as it should have been." Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Oliver Jeffers
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Readers who (inexplicably) find David Lawrence's Pickle and Penguin (2004) just too weird may settle in more comfortably with this—slightly—less offbeat friendship tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lad finds a penguin on his doorstep and resolutely sets out to return it in this briefly told import. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE YOU ARE MY BABY by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"An energetic and inspiring testament to motherhood. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young mother expresses her love and commitment to her inquisitive baby through a limitless variety of possible vocations. Read full book review >

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FALL FROM GRACE by Richard North Patterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2012

"Seascapes full of red herrings, seaside cottages full of secrets—all good fun, and a most satisfying whodunit."
Taut thriller from accomplished attorney-turned-mysterian Patterson (In the Name of Honor, 2010, etc.) set on the familiar turf of Martha's Vineyard. Read full book review >