Search Results: "Patrick Robinson"


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H.M.S. UNSEEN by Patrick Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 1999

"Far more smoothly written than Tom Clancy's mammoth digital readouts."
Robinson, rising master of naval technothrillers (Nimitz Class, 1997, is now being filmed by Universal Pictures), returns with his second supersubmarine tale, something of a sequel to 1998's Kilo Class. Read full book review >

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NIMITZ CLASS by Patrick Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"A hell-and-high-water technothriller, and an impressive debut from British journalist Robinson. (First printing of 250,000; $325,000 ad/promo)"
When one of America's prized Nimitz Class carriers is lost with all hands and planes while on station in the Arabian Sea, Washington publicly accepts the catastrophe as a tragic mishap and secretly organizes an all-out hunt to bring those responsible to justice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A gung-ho yarn of modern war that also clarifies the resilience of Afghanistan's tribal culture."
Pulpy retelling of a notable Afghan war flash point from the perspective of the Pashtun tribesman who saved wounded Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Perhaps inadvertently captures the folly and resource drain of the Iraq War, though its emphatic style should appeal to conservative readers."
Blustery, angry account of three Navy SEALs who snared a vicious Iraqi terrorist and were then ensnared by flimsy allegations of prisoner abuse. Read full book review >

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SLIDER by Patrick Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2002

"Game after game recounted in detail—loving to some, interminable to others. You know which you are."
A story by a baseball fan for baseball fans—but you really, really have to be one. Read full book review >

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KILO CLASS by Patrick Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Nimitz Class is now being filmed by Universal Studios.(First printing of 100,000; $150,000 ad/promo)"
British submarine novelist Robinson's nuclear device debut, Nimitz Class (1997), about a carrier lost with all hands and planes while on station in the Arabian Sea, received top reviews, largely due to its amazing and catastrophic plot: How can a carrier simply disappear? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A different view of the financial crisis that raises important questions about business ethics and personal responsibility."
A former Navy fighter pilot and 24-year veteran of the armed forces applies lessons he learned from the Navy to Wall Street. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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PATRICK HEMSTREET
by Rhett Morgan

Professionally, Patrick Hemstreet boasts experience as a neuroengineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, and Navy medic. Artistically, he has credits in acting, stand-up comedy, and, most importantly, writing. That long list of achievements feels impressive, but Hemstreet managed to distill his varied expertise into 2016’s surprise sci-fi bestseller, The God Wave. Originally self-published, Hemstreet’s novel explores advancements in human brain power—and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

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STARSEED by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Stardance fans will want to investigate."
Sequel to Stardance, the Robinsons' combination of dance, aliens, and politics in orbit above 21st-century Earth. Read full book review >

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STARMIND by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

Third in the trilogy (Starseed, 1991, etc.) about the Stardancers, human-alien symbiotes who are able to live unprotected in space, and who can share a mingled consciousness as and when they wish. Read full book review >