Search Results: "Ridley Pearson"


BOOK REVIEW

WHITE BONE  by Ridley Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"This crackling adventure doubles as a survival guide for your next trip to the striking, endangered landscape of East Africa."
The improbable stars of Rutherford Risk tangle with murderous ivory poachers and warring local cops, rangers, and strongmen in Nairobi and the even wilder Kenyan countryside. Read full book review >

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CHOKE POINT by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Pearson plots resourcefully, and the complications are intelligently varied. The action is so nonstop, however, that long before the end, many readers will feel as exhausted, if nowhere near as battered, as Grace and Knox."
Now that they've established their credentials in Shanghai (The Risk Agent, 2012, etc.), John Knox and Grace Chu, of Rutherford Risk, go up against a coldblooded sweatshop owner in Amsterdam. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Reliable thrills from a pro, though only about half of Pearson's usual 12 cylinders are firing this time out. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild selection; first printing of 125,000; $300,000)"
No, it's not murder this time—just a series of violent robberies: only the first sign that master-plotter Pearson (The First Victim, 1999, etc.) has taken some of his accustomed edge off Lt. Lou Boldt's latest case. Read full book review >

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CHAIN OF EVIDENCE by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1995

"His fans probably won't even notice when the brains in this page-turner turn into testosterone. ($250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Good cops, rogue cops, and unscrupulous pharmaceutical CEOs duke it out in this near-miss technothriller from normally reliable Pearson (No Witnesses, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FIRST VICTIM by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1999

"Not even Pearson's niftiest action sequences can make up for the ho-hum forensics, the colorless villain, and the absence of any real urgency in the rescue. The master of the big-league police thriller has struck out in his own park. ($250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The smuggling of illegal aliens may be big business, but it makes for a surprisingly flat thriller for Seattle Police Lt. Lou Boldt (The Pied Piper, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEYOND RECOGNITION by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"But it's the richness of incident and the control of pace that'll keep them dangling as he switches gears each time you think the story's got to be winding down in this exhilarating entertainment. (Author tour)"
Patricia Cornwell could take lessons from Sgt. Read full book review >

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THE RED ROOM by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"Filled with bromides about tradecraft—'We don't know who we're working for. We don't know who we're working against'; '[t]he easy answer is never the right one'; 'too many unknowns'—that are all too appropriate to this Rubik's cube of a thriller."
A third adventure takes globe-trotting independent contractor John Knox and forensic accountant Grace Chu to Istanbul—and all around, over and beneath this crossroads city as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN HARM’S WAY by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"An excess of melodrama doesn't quite derail an otherwise cracking procedural."
Pearson's (Killer Summer, 2009, etc.) Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming tries to sort out his knotty personal life as he hunts for a killer, with a little help from Seattle cop Lou Boldt, another Pearson character. Read full book review >

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KILLER SUMMER by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2009

"A throwback to the time when plotting and pacing were the detective story's sine qua non; Pearson shows once again how it's done."
Sun Valley Sheriff Walt Fleming (Killer Weekend, 2008, etc.) must guard bottles of wine that once belonged to John Adams—or did they? Read full book review >

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KILLER WEEKEND by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2007

"Hyperactive and fairly tense fare from Pearson (Cut and Run, 2005, etc.)."
Sun Valley's plucky sheriff must head off a hired killer and save the woman he rescued eight years ago. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM KEEPERS by Ridley Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though the adventure makes cunning use of Disney's mythos—a scene in which the 'It's a Small World' dolls attack the adventurers while singing their famous song is chilling—flat characters and an anticlimactic finale detract from the cleverness. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
When Finn is selected as the model for a holographic guide in the Magic Kingdom, he never imagines it will pit him against the evil forces plotting to destroy Disney World. Read full book review >

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PARALLEL LIES by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Stick with the slow opening movement and you'll be rewarded with a bravura display of acceleration, even before the call for that fatal train. "
Pearson gives Seattle cop Lou Boldt (Middle of Nowhere, 2000, etc.) a well-earned sabbatical to concentrate on the high-speed pursuit of a vengeful saboteur obsessed with wrecking trains. Read full book review >