Search Results: "R.J. Palacio"


BOOK REVIEW

RETRIBUTION by R.J. Pineiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

Agents of Saddam Hussein nuke 40,000 Iraqi troops marching on Kuwaitand Baton Rouge, La.in an over-the-top thriller that exposes the US to more high-tech perils than ever endured by Pauline of a Saturday matinee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAWYER TRAP by R.J.  Jagger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Stuffed with gratuitous sex and over-the-top violence, this novel has a riveting plot but could have benefited from better editing."
The latest from lawyer turned writer Jagger follows a particularly nasty set of murders set against the beauty of the Colorado countryside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRACKING THE BIBLE'S NUMERIC CODE by R.J. Gannaway
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Conservative Christians interested in the Bible and numbers will find this a reassuring introduction; others would do better with a book more open to non-Christian perspectives.
"
A Christian take on numerology that attempts to demonstrate that God is the sole author of the Bible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Architect by R.J. Spencer
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"A rudely entertaining satire."
An architect persecutes his clients for crimes against good taste in a surreal debut novel that is a sendup of the world of high-end design. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ULTRAVIOLET by R.J. Anderson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In bracing contrast to her passive, vampire-fodder counterparts, Alison steers her own course throughout her multi-layered journey—a thoroughly enjoyable ride. (author's note) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Once upon a time "science fiction" was not invariably preceded by "dystopian," nor was it just a handy synonym for "paranormal." This breath of fresh air reintroduces readers to traditional science fiction, with the bonus of a strong heroine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY by R.J. Martin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This morass of subplots and clichés can easily be ignored. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Is there anything but the priesthood in Jonah's future? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXPOSURE by R.J. Pineiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A fast-paced thriller that cuts to the chase often and effectively enough to hustle most readers past the less plausible features of its road-race plot."
The inexplicable meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Arizona, which kills 15,000 and exposes 400,000 more to potentially lethal doses of radiation, gets this taut damsel-in-distress entertainment from Pineiro (Retribution, 1995) off to a bang-up start. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A QUIET VENDETTA by R.J. Ellory
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"It even approaches happy, if you don't mind your happiness—and a lesson in family values—soaked in blood and brains. A satisfying effort in a franchise devoted to double-digit mayhem."
The hits keep coming in multiple-murder-master Ellory's (The Anniversary Man, 2010, etc.) latest—literally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD SIGNS by R.J. Ellory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"The story has enough depth to work on a few levels: as an existential look at the nature of fate or as a gripping story in its own right. And it wouldn't be a stretch to see the caring Clay and the violent Digger as symbols of America's divided psyche at this point in its history."
Is it truly possible to be born under a bad sign? The half brothers in Ellory's (Ghostheart, 2015, etc.) latest novel think so, and their attempts to shake their destiny are the subject of a haunting thriller set in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MORTIFICATIONS by Derek Palacio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Searching, heartbreaking, and achingly beautiful, the novel is as intimate as it is sweeping."
A powerful family saga, Palacio's gorgeous and challenging debut follows the Encarnacións as they navigate the space between Hartford, Connecticut, and their native Cuba. Read full book review >