Search Results: "Rebecca Land Soodak"


BOOK REVIEW

HENNY ON THE COUCH by Rebecca Land Soodak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Although Soodak's portrait of a privileged upper-class New York mom rings true, once Kara crosses from college student to frazzled yuppie she ceases to be interesting and sympathetic."
Soodak's first novel, about an affluent New York mom and her rocky relationship with her own mother, considers several mother-daughter parallels. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PROPHECY by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Engaging heartstuff about lovers divided by religious loyalties, while Land's mock-serious pulp fiction plot moves hell-bent—just as fans want and as Land loves to deliver."
Seventh in Land's swiftly paced prisoners-of-a-world-in-conflict saga. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE WIDOWS by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"No rest for the conflicted."
Sixth in the hauntingly irresolvable Arab/Israeli thriller series featuring Palestinian-American Police Inspector Ben Kamal and his beloved Israeli Chief Inspector Danielle Barnea, who in novel after novel meet and part, meet and part, with Danielle having a miscarriage (sired not by Ben), then a fatally flawed fetus sired by Ben, and then turning from Ben with the unbearable foresight that a child by her and Ben would be crushed by religious conflict. Read full book review >

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THE FIRES OF MIDNIGHT by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"It's got a kid, a girl, a hero, not to mention Nazis and even a mechanical dinosaur: a slick and serpentinely constructed triumph of boy fiction if ever there was one."
A still-tough-as-leather former CIA operative and a genetically engineered boy prodigy race to save the world from a synthetic virus that gobbles up human blood: a zippy hardcover debut from the prolific Land. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN KEY by Jon Land
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"Only the meanest critic could carp at such well-intentioned storytelling, although environmentalists as the heavies seems a little mean-spirited itself."
Land abandons his usual thriller format (The Pillars of Solomon, p. 169, etc.) to instruct and entertain us with a medical suspense tale about the healing powers of dolphins. Read full book review >

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BLOOD DIAMONDS by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Sweeps along at mach-Ludlum speed but still digs deeply into Arab/Israeli horrors—resolvable perhaps only by the 'miscegenation' that Ben and Danielle stand for."
Fifth in Land's series featuring Palestinian-American Police Inspector Ben Kamal and Israeli Chief Inspector Danielle Barnea (Keepers of the Gate, 2001), star-crossed lovers who meet and part, meet and part. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN THE DARKNESS by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"One from the heart, we guess."
Palestinian Police Inspector Bayan "Ben" Kamal, born on the West Bank but raised in America, where his family was slain by a serial killer, again teams up with beautiful Chief Inspector Danielle Barnea of the Israeli National Police in this follow-up to The Walls of Jericho (1997) and The Pillars of Solomon (1999). Read full book review >

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THE WALLS OF JERICHO by Jon Land
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1997

"Gory, formulaic, and a bit silly, but what would have been pointless entertainment is saved by sad, frequently ironic glimpses into the seemingly bottomless morass of Arab-Israeli politics."
Land's 16th thriller (The Fires of Midnight, 1995, etc.) is an overdone cop-buddy serial-killer procedural, spiced, however, by romance and convincing below-the-surface probing into contemporary Arab-Israeli issues. Read full book review >

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GOAT by Brad Land
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2004

"Fine, grim work."
A mugging and a hazing, both ferociously vile, have their victim closing on the edge of sanity in his debut memoir of two abominable years. Read full book review >

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KEEPERS OF THE GATE by Jon Land
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"A strongly plotted, impressively solid new entry."
The fourth in Land's series about Palestinian- American detective Ben Kamal and Israeli detective Danielle Barnea (The Pillars of Solomon, 1999, etc.), once rivals, then lovers, then parted by Danielle because, as a Jew, she could not see mothering a child crushed by religious conflict. Read full book review >