Search Results: "Ridley Pearson"


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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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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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HARD FALL by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 1992

"Not as psychologically probing as Undercurrents, and hampered by the far-fetched premise, but, overall, a well-oiled thriller with every gear smoothly spinning at top speed."
Coming back strong from last year's ragged Probable Cause, Pearson turns in a tale of international terrorism that offers the sort of breakneck action, mature characterization, and tight forensic detail that made Undercurrents (1988) a police-procedural classic. 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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THE INSIDER by Ridley Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Surreal, bizarre and enchanting. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The Kingdom Keepers saga concludes with the final battle between the forces of good and evil. Read full book review >

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CUT AND RUN by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2005

"Awfully fast and agreeably scary."
A throat slasher and a U.S. Marshall duel for possession of a woman who knows much too much about the government's witness protection program. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF DAVID HAYES by Ridley Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2004

"Breathlessly exciting stuff, though impossible to follow in any detail either as it's going down or after it's over."
A massive, long-dormant case of embezzlement bobs to the surface, spelling trouble for Seattle Lt. Lou Boldt (The Art of Deception, 2002, etc.) and his banker wife and nonstop suspense for their fans. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF DECEPTION by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2002

"Middling, low-concept work from Pearson (Parallel Lies, 2001, etc.), whose handsome command of detail and breathless pace still bring it to the top of the summer's pile of procedurals."
Lieutenant Lou Boldt's eighth case (after Middle of Nowhere, 2000, etc.) uses Seattle's vast, unexplored Underground to link a pair of high-profile murder cases. Read full book review >

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KILLER VIEW by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"Pearson may not send readers to the edges of their seats, but his practiced work lets them lean comfortably against the backs of them as they follow durable Sheriff Fleming's engaging pursuit."
Part-time Sun Valley resident and prolific thriller author Pearson (Killer Weekend, 2007, etc.) gives readers an informed take on valley politics, class divisions and rugged backcountry as Sheriff Walt Fleming returns for a second case. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >