Search Results: "Patrick A. Davis"


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THE COMMANDER by Patrick A. Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2002

"Jet-fueled."
A fourth military thriller from Davis (The Colonel, 2001, etc.), this about a military criminal investigation that turns on a dead woman and a military cover-up. Read full book review >

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THE COLONEL by Patrick A. Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2001

"His third high-powered, conscientious outing confirms that Davis (The Passenger, 1999, etc.) delivers the goods—as long as you don't prefer Godiva chocolates to Raisinets."
Behind an unusually vicious Beltway triple murder lurk Davis's trademark military-industrial conspiracies and cover-ups. Read full book review >

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THE GENERAL by Patrick A. Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 1998

"Lots of action, but not much else."
Routine military whodunit set in the dusty warrens of the Pentagon, from a former Air Force major. Read full book review >

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THE PASSENGER by Patrick A. Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 1999

"The lesson here is that exciting things don't happen to lackluster people."
By-the-numbers suspense about the crash of a military jet and the cover-up that follows. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT NOTE by Patrick Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2008

"A bittersweet tale of hope for romantics."
The power of romance bridges 85 years and allows a grieving widower to find his emotional center. Read full book review >

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ASK AGAIN LATER by Jill A. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Well-drawn characters with emotional integrity surmount the familiar plotting."
From the author of Girls' Poker Night (2001), another light comedy with a dash of neurosis. Read full book review >

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THE PRACTICAL JOKERS by Richard A. Davis
Released: July 8, 2014

"An uplifting look at a cowboy's coming-of-age that will appeal to adventurous young readers."
In this short but sweet middle-grade Western, a gruff but good-hearted cowboy teaches an awkward kid how to handle the bullying he suffers at the hands of others. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Frances A. Davis
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 31, 1996

"Readers of this uncommonly rich biography will discover not only Wright's genius, but his heart and soul as well. (b&w photos, diagrams, sources, bibliograpy, index) (Biography. 10+)"
A faithful recounting of the story of the ``Maverick Architect,'' packed with colorful detail: Wright's mother taped pictures of cathedrals over his crib and brought him special toy blocks to stir his desire to build. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2005

"Of most interest to military history buffs and students of the air war in the Pacific."
A well-paced, action-packed narrative of a minor episode in WWII that had major results. Read full book review >

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STONEWALL JACKSON by Donald A. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A handy introduction to the military genius whose philosophy of war was 'draw your swords and throw away the scabbard!'"
Brisk entry in Palgrave's Great Generals series spotlights the battle prowess of Dixie's warrior-saint. Read full book review >

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Sand Castles & Snow Angels by T. A. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"Despite this entry's occasional flaws, readers will welcome more books in this series."
Liam O'Neal, the protagonist of Davis' debut novel, has a very special gift: he can delve into the consciousnesses of people who are locked in comas—and sometimes bring them out of them. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF BETRAYAL by Lee Vance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2010

"Details of international politics and technology overwhelm a potentially gripping family tale."
An advisor to hedge-fund traders learns that the disappearance of his 12-year-old son is linked to international terrorism in this often colorless, disappointing thriller. Read full book review >