Search Results: "Stephen J. Rivele"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"In-your-face violence and resilient heroism that leaps off the page."
The life and work of a tireless Compton, Calif. beat cop. Read full book review >

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A BOOKE OF DAYS by Stephen J. Rivele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A stunningly mature novel of faith, violence, love, and loss that, while rooted in late-20th-century nihilism and uncertainty, remains scrupulously faithful to its period."
A historical saga of Pope Urban II's perverse ``armed pilgrimage''—that is, the First Crusade—brilliantly folds post- Vietnam cynicism and late-20th-century spiritual doubt into a bloody, muddy, horrifyingly surreal march to Jerusalem in 1096. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Film rights sold."
Spellbinding autobiography of a child prodigy—gifted in the black arts of weaponry—who enters the shadow world of international-arms sales. Read full book review >

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QUEST OF THE SHADOW FORGE by Stephen J. Bauer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"For fans of eccentric fiction."
A fantasy novel about an adolescent with ADHD and a transcendent destiny. Read full book review >

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VERTICAL COFFIN by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Action's been a reliable staple in the Scully series, but here Cannell gets the people right, too. A likable, believable cast makes this the best yet by the Rockford man."
Internecine warfare between feebies and sheriff's guys with the LAPD as peacemakers—could you believe—in this rousing bang-banger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"His engrossing book will interest not only serious Jews and Catholics, but all whose lives have been torn by intrafamilial religions schisms. (Author tour)"
A deeply affecting story of three people's intense religious journeys: from Judaism to Roman Catholicism on the part of the author's parents, and the reverse for Dubner himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The many ideas contained in Pyne's book alone will help that interpretation along nicely. (16 pages b&w photos, 3 maps, not seen)"
Intellectual and environmental history merge in a useful study of one of the world's great natural wonders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TIN COLLECTORS by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2001

"Lackluster plotting, paper-thin people, and slapdash prose."
A subpar thriller from veteran TV writer/producer Cannell (The Devil's Workshop, 1999, etc.) shows rogue cops conspiring against the one good apple in L.A.'s rotten barrel. Read full book review >

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ON THE GRIND by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"'The mop-up,' says our hero as crooks, creeps and assorted bottom feeders finally surrender to the forces of good, 'was right out of a Bruckheimer movie.' Or a phoned-in Cannell novel."
Could it be that one of the LAPD'S fairest-haired boys is actually a dirtbag? Say it ain't so, Shane (Three Shirt Deal, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAVERICK HEART by Stephen J. May
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fine job: May's attentions may well inspire new interest in Grey's largely forgotten work."
A well-crafted biography of the western writer. Read full book review >

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KING CON by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 1997

"Cannell shows off his skill at Elmore Leonardstyle plot twists and slangy street dialogue, but his blend of cinematically detailed violence and pointless Hollywood fairy-tale scenes fails to convince. (Film rights to MGM; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
Breezy, novelized screenplay from TV screenwriter Cannell (Final Victim, 1996, etc.) almost makes crime cute. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2014

"A smart, entertaining read on caring for our gray matter."
A comprehensive guide to the workings, care, and history of the brain. Read full book review >