Search Results: "Vince Flynn"


BOOK REVIEW

TRANSFER OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1999

"The prose is pedestrian, the plotting predictable, the characters comic strip, and the end long in coming. (Author Tour)"
Second-novelist Flynn (Term Limits, 1998) returns, this time with an overstuffed political thriller about bad guys kidnapping the White House. Read full book review >

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TERM LIMITS by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 1998

"A sure-fire hit for readers who share Flynn's political outlook—the government as ogre. (Author tour)"
An underwhelming first technothriller—originally self-published. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD OPTION by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Weak writing, implausible characters, threadbare plotting. It's Flynn's third time out (Transfer of Power, 1999, etc.), but he still hasn't found the charm."
A plodding thriller in which all the good hit men shoot all the bad hit men, but everything else misfires. Read full book review >

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SEPARATION OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Stick figures, lumbering pace, wooden dialogue: Flynn remains a source of pulp fiction at its dreariest."
Top-gun Mitch Rapp (The Third Option, 2000, etc.), "America's Assassin," rides again—roughshod over Saddam Hussein—and earns anew the thanks of a grateful nation. Read full book review >

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BIRDY FLYNN by Helen Donohoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Reminiscent of older lesbian fiction, this novel will satisfy readers with a taste for queer angst—but they really need to want it. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
Donohoe's title character is a modern addition to tragic white butches of the past in this bleak debut set in 1980s England. Read full book review >

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ORDER TO KILL by Vince Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"All in all, a crackling good yarn. Author Mills proves himself a worthy successor to carry on the series."
Series creator Flynn died in 2013, but Mitch Rapp lives on in this 15th chronicle (The Survivor, 2015, etc.) of the legendary CIA agent's exploits. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN VINCE by Jess Walter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Dispassionate and compassionate by turns, and always engrossing. Walter's best by far (Land of the Blind, 2003, etc.)."
A petty thief bucks one system to join another. Read full book review >

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VINCE AND JOY by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"With wit and well-rendered characters, the author fills her story with keen observations about real life and the possibility of real love."
British author Jewell's fifth novel (after A Friend of the Family, 2003, etc.) is a deliciously addictive read filled with London oddballs, horrid husbands and romantic destiny. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH GURLEY FLYNN by Lara Vapnek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A brief encapsulation of the fury and disillusionment that characterized the career of this significant American activist."
Biography of an important early-20th-century labor and human rights activist known as the East Side Joan of Arc, now sadly neglected. This is the latest in the Lives of American Women series. Read full book review >

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IN LIKE FLYNN by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2005

"For good measure, Bowen (For the Love of Mike, 2003, etc.) tosses in a typhoid scare, an illegitimacy, the Black Hand, the Orphan Train, enough upstairs/downstairs door-slamming for a French farce and her heroine's love life, overdone as a Victorian valentine."
A turn-of-the-century private investigator puts on her bloomers and goes sleuthing. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL AND WINNIE FLYNN by Micol Ostow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"This stylish novel is both a celebration of horror as a genre and chilling in its own right. (Horror. 14-18)"
Family history is uncovered when a teen heads to New Jersey with her aunt's film crew to seek out the urban legend of the Jersey Devil. Read full book review >

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THE DOUBLE LIFE OF ZOE FLYNN by Janet Lee Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Thought-provoking, despite occasional lapses into social-studies lessons about Islam. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Zoe learns to cope with change, friendship, and homelessness in this poignant tale. Read full book review >