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Caryl Rivers
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Indecent Behavior

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Sally and Jack, like a modern-day Tracy and Hepburn, wisecrack their way through the intrigue and terror of a hi-tech suspense story.
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published May 31st 1990 by Dutton Books
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Jenni
Indecent Behavior is a re-release of a 1990 thriller by Caryl Rivers. It follows two investigative journalists who stumble upon a secret human experiment which has deadly consequences.

For me Indecent Behavior shows its age, and this really drags the book down. There is a huge focus on class and background, with ethnic slurs like spic, nigger and yankee used so liberally that they lose any real impact. The two lead characters seem obsessed with their class/ethnicity and those of others, and this
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Tome
Indecent Behavior is a re-release of a 1990 thriller by Caryl Rivers. It follows two investigative journalists who stumble upon a secret human experiment which has deadly consequences.

For me Indecent Behavior shows its age, and this really drags the book down. There is a huge focus on class and background, with ethnic slurs like spic, nigger and yankee used so liberally that they lose any real impact. The two lead characters seem obsessed with their class/ethnicity and those of others, and this
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Philip
A nice ride through an investigative journalists run in with a conspiracy. Some of the Jewish WASP references didn't work for me in the UK but I'm sure they meant more to a Boston or at least US Based audience. Nice bit of sci-fi thrown in without turning it into a true sci-fi thriller. Some nice plot surprises but the main twists were fairly obvious a long way out.

One bit that was better than average was the grown up approach to the key relationship, adults having sex - whatever next.
Katie
May 18, 2008 Katie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the author
enjoyed the perspective of a crime beat journalist - combined the investigative stuff I have grown to enjoy thanks to my husband and the journalism I once thought I wanted as a career. more enjoyable than "intimate enemies," I think because the subject intersted me more - but I still find it facinating to read books that Rivers wrote in the early '80s that almost predict what life is like in America today. either nothing has changed or her foresight was impecable.
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Caryl Rivers has been called “one of the brightest voices in contemporary fiction.” Her novel VIRGINS was an international critical success, published in the US, UK, Sweden, Germany and Japan. It was on many best seller lists and in paperback (Pocket Books) sold more than a million copies. Her novels deal with American women trying to find a foothold in a rapidly changing world.

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