Search Results: "Thomas H. Kean"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"A valuable resource for those needing proof that the government machine could use a good overhaul."
A carefully nonpartisan examination of the events surrounding 9/11 and the government's response—or lack of response—to them. Read full book review >

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MARCH GRAND PRIX by Kean Soo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An unfalteringly sunny, action-driven collection. (Graphic adventure. 7-11)"
Known as "the fast and the furriest," March Hare and his porcine sidekick, Hammond, race to adventure in three different illustrated tales. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Mallory may have been an important orthopedic surgeon, but he's no Jerome Groopman."
Tedious memoir of a retired physician. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A tense, sometimes violent, but satisfying ecological thriller."
A grizzled mountaineer and his friends take extreme measures to prevent a shady road-building project. Read full book review >

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GHOST HORSE by Thomas H. McNeely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"A dark, deeply stirring novel about the quiet tragedy of growing up in a broken family."
A Texas boy grapples with his parents' estrangement in McNeely's debut novel. Read full book review >

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PERIL by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"A fluent, suspenseful, synthetic yarn, this time without the staying power of Cook's more characteristic descents into the dark past (The Interrogation, 2002, etc.)."
A runaway wife is pursued by half a dozen men whose violently conflicting agendas will put them in just as much danger as she is. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 1992

"An immensely involving work that shifts from the repellent to the heartwarming and back and asks important questions about the clash between criminals' and victims' rights. (Eight page photo insert—not seen.)"
Alternately horrifying and deeply moving, this fast-paced true-crime report by Cook (Early Graves, The City When It Rains- -both 1990, etc.) focuses on the murder of six members of the Alday family of rural Seminole County, Georgia, on May 14, 1973. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CLIMB by Thomas H. Cosgrove
Released: March 1, 1999

"Like the brutal government forces, Cosgrove's debut novel, blanketing every corner of 'the sublime agony that was Peru' in soggy inspirational tracts, leaves only the natural landscape itself clothed in dignity and grandeur."
A legendary mountain climber finds his toughest peaks to scale when he joins forces with indigenous Peruvian revolutionaries in 1965. Read full book review >

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THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"No visit to Cook's dark landscapes is without its rewards, but even fans may find too many cobwebs and too few thrills this time."
Beneath the apt title, which would have served equally well for half a dozen of Cook's previous thrillers, is a portrait of a family torn asunder by madness, death and suspicions of foul play. Read full book review >

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SANDRINE'S CASE by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A marvelous tale of human nature."
A psychological courtroom thriller from Cook (The Crime of Julian Wells, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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FATHERHOOD by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"Probably won't make you smile, but it will certainly grab and hold your attention."
A collection of 11 short stories, each one dark, crisp and satisfying. Read full book review >