Search Results: "Raymond Khoury"


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THE SIGN by Raymond Khoury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"Uninspired."
Khoury's third high-concept thriller (Sanctuary, 2007, etc.) features much ado about an apparition in the Antarctic sky. Is it a sign from God—or maybe not so much? Read full book review >

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RASPUTIN'S SHADOW by Raymond Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Sure, the main action takes place far from Mother Russia. Still, this is a fast-paced, enjoyable tale."
Khoury's thriller reaches back into history to set up a 21st-century showdown that adds a nice touch of science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLAR SALVATION by Raymond Khoury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Probably irresistible to faithful Templar fans. But it's too talky, underimagined and much too heavy-gaited for mass conversions among the rest."
From Khoury (The Sign, 2009, etc.), a sluggish sequel to his runaway biblical bestseller, The Last Templar (2005). Read full book review >

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THE LAST TEMPLAR by Raymond Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2006

"A mostly implausible first novel."
Keep the code, scratch da Vinci. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S ELIXIR by Raymond Khoury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Vivid, energetic scenes ensure that Khoury's tale never falters or bores. It's the sort of novel that could make a colorful movie, but meanwhile, enjoy the book."
Lust for a potent, mind-ripping drug brings only trouble and dead bodies in this fast-paced thriller set primarily in Mexico and Southern California. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF STRANGERS by Elias Khoury
Released: July 1, 1996

The Kingdom Of Strangers ($24.00; paper $16.00; Jul. 1996; 112 pp.; 1-55728-433-4; paper 1-55728-434-2): This mosaic portrayal of its author's native Lebanon besieged by civil war in fact expands into a generalized examination of the chaos and despair suffered by families everywhere during wartime (e.g., in one of its segments that describes the unlikely friendship formed by an Arab and a Jew who meet in a neutral country and are thus uninfluenced by their rival cultures). Read full book review >

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KALAHARI by Jessica Khoury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Cultural infelicities aside, a gripping adventure. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Sarah is forced to explore her own boundaries when left not just on her own, but wholly responsible for others. Read full book review >

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VITRO by Jessica Khoury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Ultimately, a pretty standard mad-scientist thriller. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Sophie's mother works as a scientist on a secret island, so when the girl gets an emergency email, she rushes to join her. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Dripping in magic, strong women, and forbidden love. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A Middle East-inspired fantasy version of "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp." Read full book review >

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ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A teen thriller/romance without werewolves, wizards or vampires—utterly refreshing. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A surprising first novel set deep in the Amazonian rainforest. Read full book review >

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YALO by Elias Khoury
by Elias Khoury, translated by Peter Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Khoury's unsparing portrayal of a man without a country, a history or even an identity dominates this deceptively intricate novel."
The "confession" of an ingenuous, conflicted foot soldier in Lebanon's recent (1975-90) civil war forms the complex subject of this 2002 novel from that country's internationally acclaimed author (Gate of the Sun, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >