Search Results: "Stephen Coonts"


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LIBERTY by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"Plodding, simple-minded post-9/11 thriller that rarely thrills."
In this latest us-against-them from Coonts (America, 2001, etc.), terrorists are once again trying to smuggle nuclear weapons into the US. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2006

"The Coonts method (Liars & Thieves, 2004, etc.) has always been slam-bang, seek-your-George-Smileys-elsewhere, but here the action seems forced, and gratuitous, leaving the storytelling punchless."
The G-8 schedules a sit down, al-Qaeda vows a blow-up and once again, the would-be Batman (Jake Grafton) and Robin (Tommy Carmellini) come to the aid of their country. Read full book review >

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ON GLORIOUS WINGS by Stephen Coonts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"For armchair pilots, love at first flight."
The flyboy talespinner takes a break between bouts of aerial combat (Liberty, 2003, etc.) to assemble 23 novel excerpts, stories, and pop fragments for those with their hearts in the clouds. Read full book review >

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THE INTRUDERS by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A good thing, since the book certainly won't keep them awake. (First printing of 225,000; author tour)"
Picking up where they left off in Flight of the Intruder (1986), Coonts and his inimitable Navy flyboy, Lt. Read full book review >

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PIRATE ALLEY by Stephen Coonts
Released: May 14, 2013

"Thriller lovers will enjoy this one for its fast pace, colorful locale and satisfying conclusion. There's never a doubt as to which side will win, of course, but Coonts takes us on a heck of a good ride."
A swashbuckling thriller from Coonts. Read full book review >

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FORTUNES OF WAR by Stephen Coonts
Released: May 12, 1998

"Coonts's best yet. ($300,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The veteran flyboy tale-spinner (The Intruders, 1994, etc.) rewrites the near-future-war formula—with splendid results. Read full book review >

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THE RED HORSEMAN by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Chalk up another red, white, and blue ace for the author and his jet- jockeys."
Rear Admiral Jake Grafton, aviator-hero of Coonts's Under Siege (1990), etc., now saves the world from potential Armageddon- -and gets to meet Boris Yeltsin and Saddam Hussein in the bargain. Read full book review >

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SAUCER by Stephen Coonts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 12, 2002

"Funny, featherweight frolic reminiscent of the we-found-a-spaceship-in-our-backyard SF juveniles of the 1930s."
The premier purveyor of flyboy thrillers (Combat, 2001, etc.) varies his formula with a comic, feel-good SF adventure that reads like a Disney made-for-TV movie. Read full book review >

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AMERICA by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"Coonts's action and the techno-talk are as gripping as ever."
The theft of a SuperAegis antiballistic-missile satellite launches this latest Jake Grafton technothriller from Coonts (Hong Kong, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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COMBAT by Stephen Coonts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2001

"CARRUMPH!"
Ten original novellas dish out military/technothriller fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"This cavil apart, a generous selection of martial aeronautica, and an ad hoc history of the way of the warrior pilot."
A glorious medley celebrating heroes of yesteryear's aerial wars, compiled and annotated by the author of Flight of the Intruder (1986), etc. Coonts scoured the voluminous annals of military aviation, from WW I through Vietnam, collecting more than two dozen pieces detailing varied aspects of combat aloft. Read full book review >

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THE ARMAGEDDON FILE by Stephen Coonts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2017

"If you believe a criminal lost the White House in 2016, give Coonts' (Liberty's Last Stand, 2016, etc.) latest a try. But be warned: it won't make American literature great again."
Tommy Carmellini returns in this thriller based on the 2016 presidential election. Read full book review >