Search Results: "Robert Ferrigno"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HEART OF THE ASSASSIN by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Pulpy and sometimes oppressively busy."
Ferrigno wraps up a dystopian trilogy set 30-odd years in the future. Read full book review >

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THE CHESHIRE MOON by Robert Ferrigno
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"All in all, then, despite patches of hot prose: an oddly enervated thriller."
Ferrigno's smoldering The Horse Latitudes was one of the most striking thriller debuts of 1990. Read full book review >

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HEARTBREAKER by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Tightly written but uneven, with an uncomfortable mix of over-the-top comic plotting and tough-guy machismo in a surrealistic SoCal setting."
A California playboy, a pair of homicidal hustlers, and a feisty but beautiful marine biologist all make trouble for an ex-cop who wants revenge on the southern-fried drug dealer who killed his partner. Read full book review >

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PRAYERS FOR THE ASSASSIN by Robert Ferrigno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Instead of exploring the dynamics of holy wars and culture wars, Ferrigno reduces such provocative topics to pulp."
A novelist known for hard-boiled suspense laced with dark humor conjures a vision of a frightening future, but isn't quite sure where to take it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINS OF THE ASSASSIN by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Overstuffed with disturbing imagery and not for the faint-hearted, but seductive and occasionally amusing in its gloomy way."
Biologically enhanced combatants beat the stuffing out of each other in a race to recover secret weapons buried in the final days of the good old U.S.A. in the second volume of Ferrigno's Assassin Trilogy (Prayers for the Assassin, 2006). Read full book review >

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DEAD SILENT by Robert Ferrigno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 1996

"It's the bigger units—characters, relationships, plot—that keep this familiar tale from sounding as fresh as the prose. (Film rights to Twentieth Century-Fox)"
Ever since The Horse Latitudes (1990), Ferrigno's been floundering in a deepening trough. Read full book review >

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FLINCH by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"But the characters are stuck in Noir Standard Time, and ever since The Horse Latitudes (1990), that's been a trademark as well."
The brothers Gage, Jimmy and Jonathan, share a relationship that makes Cain and Abel's seem loving. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S DANCE by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 1995

"But the choreography seems to be a problem, too. (First printing of 150,000; $250,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild and Mystery Guild featured alternate)"
Though Ferrigno struggles valiantly to inject gallons of angst and attitude into his latest, the result is a wandering, joyless attempt to reinvent the gruff roman policier. Read full book review >

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THE WAKE-UP by Robert Ferrigno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Sharp, fast, and slick. Ferrigno (Scavenger Hunt, 2003, etc.) can read like Raymond Chandler on speed, with pages turning and adrenaline pretty high throughout."
A mysterious Special Ops fixer makes the mistake of taking his job too personally. Read full book review >

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SCAVENGER HUNT by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Since then (Flinch, 2001, etc.) he's been solidly mid-pack."
Ace reporter Jimmy Gage, of Hollywood tell-all SLAP magazine, bares all trying to win a boozy scavenger hunt. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

One of ...


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