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The Black Shrike
**spoiler alert** Early MacLean was the best. His later stuff--think Puppet on a Chain or Goodbye California--was formulaic and usually lacked any rea ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
Sharp Shot (Rich and Jade, #3)
The books Jack HIggins has co-authored with Justin Richards for the Young Adult market have, in many respects, been some of the best work he's done in ...more
Sep 23, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
Assignment Palermo (Sam Durell #24)
I read this book recently because I needed some comfort books--the kind that are familiar and easy to read for me--as I was dealing with my father's d ...more
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May 15, 2009
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
Having just finished this, I have to say that I'm surprised at how well the most recent film version of this followed the book. There were adjustments ...more
Jul 04, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
Death of a Citizen (Matt Helm, #1)
Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm Spy novels are some of the best spy books ever written. In this book Helm is reactivated after leaving the spy game at the ...more
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Apr 13, 2009
Where Eagles Dare
This is based on MacLean's own script for the movie, which he wrote for his friend, Richard Burton. It is full-throated, roaring adventure, complete w ...more
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Jun 17, 2009
The Eagle Has Landed (Liam Devlin, #1)
This raises above the level Higgins usually wrote at, and made him an internationally acclaimed author. It's based on a plot, ordered by Hitler, to as ...more
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Apr 24, 2009
Puppet on a Chain
For me the story was too predictable, too transparent. I really felt no sense of serious danger or suspense throughout the book. One of my least favor ...more
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May 05, 2009
First Strike
Oct 11, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
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