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Richard Hoyt
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Darwin's Secret

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published June 27th 1989 by DoubleDay
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Mark Goodwin
Jan 21, 2016 Mark Goodwin rated it did not like it
I was looking forward to reading this book. The jacket of the book and the 1st couple of pages peaked my interest. Then we slide downhill.

After just a few pages we are treated to a poor attempt at erotica as the driver of a vehicle is rubbing his girlfriend. Couple of more pages later and we get into a discussion of AIDS.

So I bailed out. Last time with this book and last time with this author.

Jul 06, 2016 Priya rated it really liked it
Not sure if there is a sequel to this novel but I would definitely want to read one. This was a great read—enthralling, fun, absurd, and profound, all at once.
Chris Dawson
Jan 03, 2013 Chris Dawson rated it did not like it
I love fish, I love the amazon, I love books about legends - this book had all three.
This book however is one of the worst, if not THE worst book I've ever read.
How this author even got this published is beyond me.
Worst plot, worst characters, and certainly the worst ending.
This read like a journal of someone's amazon river cruise vacation with acid induced fantasies thrown in as an attempt to make things more interesting.
Avoid this book like the plague!
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The author of 27 mysteries and thrillers, I’m a former army counterintelligence agent, newspaper reporter, Newsweek writer and college professor with a PhD. in American studies. The New York Times included four of my titles on its annual notable books list. My novels include 10 John Denson Pacific Northwest mysteries and 10 James Burlane international thrillers. My John Denson mystery 30 for a Har ...more
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