Posts tagged Assassin

Mysterious Book Report No. 290 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report The Spy Across The Table

The Spy Across The Table by Barry Lancet Simon & Schuster, $26.00, 435 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-9491-4 Although prognostication and predicting the future isn’t what we normally do here at the MBR, there’s always exceptions, and this is one. I’m gonna stick my neck all the way out to the cut-on-the-dotted-line tattoo and forecast the near […]

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Mysterious Book Report Dancing With The Tiger

Dancing With The Tiger by Lili Wright Miriam Wood/Putnam Penguin Random House, $26.00, 453 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-17517-6 Today, in nearly every corner of the world, works of art are being stolen, forged or destroyed by persons of the criminal classes. They are rapacious, greedy, ignorant and uncaring of the fact that their crimes are against […]

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Mysterious Book Report Forty Thieves

Forty Thieves by Thomas Perry Mysterious Press, $26.00, 356 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2452-4 Start reading any type of great fiction, and you’ll soon realize that it’s based upon conflict . . . because conflict creates drama . . . and drama is what captures, then holds, our attention and keeps us reading. Why? Because we humans […]

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Mysterious Book Report Near Enemy

Near Enemy by Adam Sternbergh Crown Publishing/Penguin Random House, $24.00, 306 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-34902-4 Hey! Remember Spademan? He’s the shady character who has boxcutter, will travel and take out your enemies . . . as long as you can pay his fees. He’s the anti-hero operating in a decimated New York City where a radioactive […]

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Mysterious Book Report No. 199 – Spark

Spark by John Twelve Hawks Doubleday, Random House, $25.95, 301 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53867-1 My Oxford Dictionary defines the word dystopia as an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be . . . which makes it the exact opposite of utopia, and an ideal descriptor for end-of-the-world type literature. Lately, with the […]

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Mysterious Book Report Sniper’s Honor

Sniper’s Honor by Stephen Hunter Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 416 pages, ISBN 978-1-4516-40212 Earlier this year, the world’s attention was riveted on a movie depicting the life and times of an American serviceman named Chris Kyle—the deadliest sniper in US Army history, with 160 confirmed kills. Suddenly, there was a national debate about the morality […]

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Mysterious Book Report Shovel Ready

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh Crown Publishing/ Random House, $24.00, 243 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-34899-7 Truthfully, I’ve been getting bored with most of the dystopian-themed novels that have been all the rage for the last few years.  I mean, how much end of the world zombie-alien-robopocalypse or vampire-werewolfen invasions can we take before we go Yeah.  […]