Search Results: "R.D. Lawrence"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 13, 1994

"This memoir should appeal to fans of Lawrence's nature writings, but may be hard reading for those not already acclimated to his at times tedious writing style."
The bittersweet memoir of a respected naturalist and novelist (The White Puma, 1990) who finds peace and a surprising measure of happiness in the Canadian wilderness after enduring years of bloody conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLVES by R.D. Lawrence
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Released: Dec. 1, 1990

The author of In Praise of Wolves (1986) and other adult wilderness books contributes to the "Sierra Club Wildlife Library." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD TRANCE by R.D. Zimmerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 22, 1993

"The sustained note of hysteria keeps your blood pumping while preventing you from taking any of it seriously."
When she gets a letter from her agoraphobic former patient Loretta Long begging for help in ``a matter of life and death,'' blind, paraplegic hypnotist/psychologist Maddy Phillips (Death Trance, 1992) sends her brother Alex to Chicago to help Loretta. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH TRANCE by R.D. Zimmerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"First, if you can believe it, of a series starring Maddy."
Edgar-nominated Zimmerman (Mindscream, Deadfall in Berlin) frames this thin, jumpy whodunit with a clever premise: Alex Phillips's blind, paraplegic older sister Madeline, a psychologist retired to an island in Lake Michigan, uses hypnosis to walk him attentively through his memories of the last days he spent with his onetime lover Toni— Dr. Antoinette Domingo—before her murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED TRANCE by R.D. Zimmerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 25, 1994

"Though Maddie's hypnotherapy sessions provide a mystery formula that guarantees thrills and chills, no matter how empty, Zimmerman (Blood Trance, 1993, etc.) overreaches himself this time in his search for a still more amazing climax, making this the weakest of the Maddie and Alex yarns to date."

BOOK REVIEW

THE FILTHY FEW by R.D. Cain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"The atmosphere is suitably noir, the dialogue tough and the characters hard-bitten to a fault, though you do keep wondering who's on first."
Widowed of the wife who provided one of his few tethers to anything like a normal life (Dark Matter, 2012, etc.), a disgraced Toronto police detective gets into the line of fire among a biker gang, their ailing chief executive and the hit man determined to shake them all up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTBURST by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"As in Todd's hardcover debut, Hostage (1997), the clever mystery is completely overshadowed by Zimmerman's high-intensity look at the dark side of sexual politics—in this case, the plight of Kris Kenney, stigmatized and despised by both straights and gays as beyond the pale. (Author tour)"
It's been six weeks since Todd Mills's last big story for WLAK-TV in Minneapolis, and since the pressure is on him to justify his A-list salary, he's willing to follow a fishy tip to meet an anonymous blackmail victim in the middle of Stone Arch Bridge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Icarus Prediction by R.D. Gupta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A solid, action-packed financial thriller, ideal for beach reading."
A Wall Street golden boy applies the skills he learned while working for the CIA in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD BALL by R.D. Rosen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Like contact-hitter Cooley, Rosen gets solid wood into Blissberg's return, turning out a sequel that's stylish and substantial."
Looks like ex-slugger Harvey Blissberg (World of Hurt, 1994, etc.) is headed for a major-league depression. Read full book review >