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Big Trouble
by Dave Barry


Putnam Pub Group (T)
Hardcover - 255 pages
(September 1999)
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4 out of 5 stars
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Dave Barry, the only newsman to win a Pulitzer for exemplary use of words like booger, will please humor and crime-fiction fans alike with this racy debut novel. The scene is Miami. In ritzy Coconut Grove, the teen son of Eliot, a newsman turned adman, sneaks up to spritz a cute girl with a... Read more

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Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin Series (Cloth), No 20)
by Patrick O'Brian


W W Norton & Co
Hardcover - 261 pages
(October 27, 1999)
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4 out of 5 stars
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Almost three decades after commencing his maritime epic with Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian is still at it. The 20th episode, Blue at the Mizzen, is another swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, complete with romantic escapades from smoggy London to Sierra Leone, diplomacy, espionage, the... Read more

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Rainbow Six
by Tom Clancy


Berkley Pub Group
Mass Market Paperback - 897 pages
(September 1999)
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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For many readers, Jack Ryan embodies the essence of the modern American hero. Morally centered, disciplined, humble yet powerful, Ryan (and his onscreen incarnations in Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford) has made Tom Clancy one of the most popular writers in the world. But as Clancy has constructed the... Read more

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To Say Nothing of the Dog
by Connie Willis


Bantam Books
Paperback - 493 pages
(December 1, 1998)
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4 out of 5 stars
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To Say Nothing of the Dog is a science-fiction fantasy in the guise of an old-fashioned Victorian novel, complete with epigraphs, brief outlines, and a rather ugly boxer in three-quarters profile at the start of each chapter. Or is it a Victorian novel in the guise of a time-traveling tale, or a... Read more

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N Is for Noose
by Sue Grafton


Fawcett Books (Mm)
Mass Market Paperback - 322 pages
1 ballanti edition (April 1999)
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3 out of 5 stars
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"Suppose we could peer through a tiny peephole in time and chance upon a flash of what was coming up in the years ahead?" The questioner is Kinsey Millhone, middle-aged, two-time divorcee detective and junk food junkie star of Sue Grafton's popular "alphabet" mysteries; the book... Read more

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Cuba
by Stephen Coonts


St Martins Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 390 pages
(August 1999)
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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When a North Korean freighter carrying a cargo of biological weapons runs aground in international waters off Cuba--Rear Admiral Jake Grafton wants go aboard, taking just one other man with him. His new chief of staff, Capt. Pascal, is skeptical and suggests that he takes along a half-dozen... Read more

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Hornblower : Beat to Quarters
by C. S. Forester


Little Brown & Co (Pap)
Paperback - 324 pages
Reprint edition (September 1985)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
John E. Sherman MD , February 20, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
Forget O'Brian
Recently I was consumed by the O'Brian series, devouring all in a short time. Since I an a surgeon, Maturin was appealing. Simply out of curiosity, I returned to Forester, whom I have not read in thirty years. There is no comparison. The writing flows,the language is not contrived, the battle scenes... Read more

 


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Standoff
by Sandra Brown


Warner Books
Hardcover - 224 pages
(May 2000)
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2.5 out of 5 stars
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Some reporters have all the luck--especially plucky, ambitious, determined Texas TV news reporter Tiel McCoy, who walks into a convenience store on her long-postponed vacation and finds herself smack in the middle of the biggest story of her life. A couple of scared kids--an all-American boy and his... Read more

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You Belong to Me : A Suspense Story
by Mary Higgins Clark


Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback - 373 pages
(May 1999)
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Much like the real-life Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Susan Chandler, the star of You Belong to Me, is a clinical psychologist who hosts a call-in radio show. She's bright, sharp-tongued, and even has "shoulder-length dark blonde hair." Fortunately for Dr. Laura, the similarities end there.... Read more

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Lieutenant Hornblower
by C. S. Forester, C. S. Forrestor


Little Brown & Company
Paperback - 313 pages
(November 1998)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Read by Ioan Gruffudd Two cassettes Running time: 2 hours --This text refers to the audio cassette edition of this title Read more

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Ship of the Line (Hornblower Saga)
by C. S. Forester


Little Brown & Co (Pap)
Paperback - 323 pages
Reprint edition (September 1985)
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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
A shy and lonely seventeen-year-old, Horatio Hornblower embarks on a memorable career in Nelson's navy as a midshipman on board H.M.S. Justinian. In action adventure and battle he is forged into one of the most formidable junior officers in the service. --This text refers to the audio cassette... Read more

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Flying Colours (Hornblower Saga)
by C. S. Forester


Little Brown & Co (Pap)
Paperback - 294 pages
Revised edition (April 1989)
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5 out of 5 stars
From AudioFile
This great sea story, one of the famous Hornblower series set during the Napoleonic Wars, begins with a long stretch on land as Hornblower and his lieutenant are carried overland to Paris for execution. Their escape and further adventures have captivated readers for sixty years. Chivers has an... Read more

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Hornblower and the Hotspur (Hornblower Series)
by C. S. Forester


Back Bay Books
Paperback - 394 pages
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
A shy and lonely seventeen-year-old, Horatio Hornblower embarks on a memorable career in Nelson's navy as a midshipman on board H.M.S. Justinian. In action adventure and battle he is forged into one of the most formidable junior officers in the service. --This text refers to the audio cassette... Read more

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Hornblower and the Atropos : A Novel
by C. S. Forester


Little Brown & Co (Pap)
Paperback - 342 pages
Reprint edition (September 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
A shy and lonely seventeen-year-old, Horatio Hornblower embarks on a memorable career in Nelson's navy as a midshipman on board H.M.S. Justinian. In action adventure and battle he is forged into one of the most formidable junior officers in the service. --This text refers to the audio cassette... Read more

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Monsoon
by Wilbur A. Smith


St Martins Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 613 pages
1 Us Ed edition (May 1999)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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South Africa's master storyteller Wilbur Smith has been writing his exotic historical sagas for so long that he's in danger of being taken for granted and typecast as an author of adventure stories for and about overgrown boys. But there's a lot more to Smith's books than mere blood, thunder, swash,... Read more

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Hornblower During the Crisis
by C. S. Forester


Little Brown & Co (Pap)
Paperback - 162 pages
Reprint edition (April 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
This last-written adventure of Horatio Hornblower finds him still a captain; the Napoleonic Wars rage on. Though the tale was incomplete at Forester's death, it offers a full measure of action at sea. Read more

17.   Commodore Hornblower (Hornblower, 9)
by C. S. Forester


Little Brown & Co (Pap)
Paperback - 314 pages
Revised edition (April 1989)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
"In this ninth installment in the Hornblower series, the incomparable Horatio Hornblower, recently knighted and settled in as squire of the village of Smallbridge, has been designated commodore of his own squadron of ships, led by the two-decker Nonsuch and bound for the Baltic. It is 1812, and... Read more

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Layover
by Lisa Zeidner


Random House
Hardcover - 272 pages
(June 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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Writing about grief has been the death of many a novelist--artistically speaking, that is. Even the most earnest attempts to describe this taxing and tenacious emotion can dip into bathos and rhetorical wire-pulling. In Layover, however, Lisa Zeidner gives grief its due, and does so with such wit... Read more

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Desolation Island
by Patrick O'Brian


W W Norton & Co
Paperback - 325 pages
Reprint edition (August 1991)
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5 out of 5 stars
Captain Bligh (yes, the guy from the Bounty) needs to be rescued, and the Royal Navy has the perfect man for the job: Captain Jack Aubrey. With his friend and cloak-and-dagger expert Stephen Maturin in tow, Aubrey sets off for Australia. Several factors, including an attractive spy and a small-scale... Read more

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Hannibal [UNABRIDGED]
by Thomas Harris, Daniel Gerroll (Performer)


Bantam Books-Audio
Audio Cassette
unabridged edition (June 8, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
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Horror lit's head chef Harris serves up another course in his Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter trilogy, and it's a pièce de résistance for those with strong stomachs. In the first book, Red Dragon (filmed as Manhunter), Hannibal diabolically helps the FBI track a fascinating serial... Read more

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Beyond the Great Snow Mountains
by Louis L'Amour, Beau L'Amour (Afterword)


Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd)
Hardcover - 282 pages
(May 4, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist April 1, 1999
Much published and widely read, Louis L'Amour is an American literary legend. He died in 1988, leaving 90 published novels, 20 short-story collections, and a handful of nonfiction. He also left plenty of unpublished material, including the tales that make up this collection, the first of four new... Read more

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The Descent
by Jeff Long


Crown Pub
Hardcover - 450 pages
1 Ed edition (July 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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In a high Himalayan cave, among the death pits of Bosnia, in a newly excavated Java temple, Long's characters find out to their terror that humanity is not alone--that, as we have always really known, horned and vicious humanoids lurk in vast caverns beneath our feet. This audacious remaking of the... Read more

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Dawn on a Distant Shore
by Sara Donati


Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd)
Hardcover - 480 pages
(February 29, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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Sara Donati's novel Dawn on a Distant Shore picks up soon after the conclusion of her prior book, Into the Wilderness. In the winter of 1794, on the edge of the New York wilderness, Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into the comforts of domestic bliss. Typically, however, adventure seeks... Read more

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The Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel
by Andrea Barrett


W W Norton & Co
Paperback - 399 pages
(September 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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In Andrea Barrett's extraordinary novel of Arctic and personal exploration, maps are deceitful, ice all-powerful, and reputation more important than truth or human lives. When the Narwhal sets sail from Philadelphia in May 1855, its ostensible goal is to find the crew of a long-vanished... Read more

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Dirk Pitt Revealed
by Clive Cussler, et al


Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback - 516 pages
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description

With nearly 100 million copies of his bestselling books in print, Clive Cussler is an extraordinary author whose life parallels that of his fictional hero, DIRK PITT. Whether searching for famous shipwrecks or cruising in classic cars from his private collection, Cussler's spirit feeds the soul of... Read more


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