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by J.C. Pollock
"Art thieves aren't usually associated with this type of violence," observes an art squad detective in J. C. Pollock's new thriller when three wealthy New Yorkers are brutally murdered and specific works from their collections are stolen. Similarly, neither would any of the murdered men - a famous philanthropist, a former ambassador, and an influential industrialist - usua ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 423 pages
Published November 5th 1995 by Dell
(first published 1993)
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I don’t read many thrillers, but when I do, J. C. Pollock is going to be at the top of my list. IMHO, Goering’s List out-Bonds Bond (James Bond) and out-Bournes Bourne. Goering’s List has it all: the tradecraft, the counter-espionage, the action scenes, the double-crosses, and the screw-ups. It has everything but the requisite sex scenes one would expect in a Bond novel (though the implications may be there) and it has a post-WWII mystery-conspiracy to play with, as well. The only problem I had ...more
This is J.C. Pollack's last novel. He wrote several between 1982 and 1993 then stopped. They all had a military slant. Typically there was a mix of special forces types and goverment agents. For the most part his books always entertained. but as the years went by it did seem that he was starting to run out of inspiration and his last few books took on a paint by numbers feel. Goering's List isn't terrible. It's just tired. In my opinion Mr. Pollack had run out of ideas, but he was committed to ...more