Reviews - Pat T. (Chesara)

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The Adept (Adept, Bk 1)
The Adept (Adept, Bk 1)
Author: Deborah Turner Harris, Katherine Kurtz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 94
Review Date: 7/11/2006
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"More than a doctor, more than a detective...He is Sir Adam Sinclair: a nobleman, physian, scholar - and an Adept. A man of learning and power, he practices ancient arts unknown to the twentieth century.

His mission - to protect the Light from those who would tread the Dark Roads. Now his beloved Scotland is defiled by an unholy cuilt of black magicians who will commit any atrocity to achieve their evil ends...even raise the dead."


Almost Forever (Spencer-Nyle Co, Bk 2)
Almost Forever (Spencer-Nyle Co, Bk 2)
Author: Linda Howard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 116
Review Date: 9/19/2006


"She didn't let any man close enough. He didn't let anything get in the way of his job leading corporate takeovers. But he needed information and planned to seduce her. It was simple, until his loyalties were put to the test and she dared to let down her defenses. Now they're playing for the highest stakes of all."


Angel At Troublesome Creek (Augusta Goodnight, Bk 1)
Angel At Troublesome Creek (Augusta Goodnight, Bk 1)
Author: Mignon F. Ballard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 61
Review Date: 5/8/2007
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"A fun read. Good for when you want something to brighten your day."


Animal ER: Extraordinary Stories of Hope and Healing from One of the World's Leading Veterinary Hospitals
Review Date: 8/21/2006
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"Twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five days a year, injured and critically ill animals are rushed through the double glass doors of the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals and into the emergency ward of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine by their frightened owners.

Written in collaboration with the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine by a Boston Globe reporter and aithor who was granted rare access to their emergency ward, Animal ER takes us into the emotionally charged day-to-day drama of life on the front lines of veterinary medicine."


Backblast (Ghoster, Bk 2)
Backblast (Ghoster, Bk 2)
Author: Lee McKeone
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 9/17/2006


"Conek Hayden had been ducking both planetary and space police for much of his life, smuggling, running and dodging blaster bolts - until he had enough to buy his good-guy license.

Now it back to square one. The militaristic Amal have taken over the government and once more Conek, his friends, and Cge, his devoted 'droid, find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

For Conek it's business as usual - dodging the establishment and fighting for his life. Only this time the odds against survival are a thousand to one - with civilization itself at stake!"


Behind the Attic Wall
Behind the Attic Wall
Author: Sylvia Cassedy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 50
Review Date: 11/11/2006


"At twelve, Maggie had been thrown out of more boarding schools than she cared to remember. "Impossible to handle," they said--nasty, mean, disobedient, rebellious, thieving--anything they could say to explain why she must be removed from the school.

Maggie was thin and pale, with shabby clothes and stringy hair, when she arrived at her new home. "It was a mistake to bring her here," said Maggie's great-aunts, whose huge stone house looked like another boarding school--or a prison. But they took her in anyway. After all, aside from Uncle Morris, they were Maggie's only living relatives.

But from behind the closet door in the great and gloomy house, Maggie hears the faint whisperings, the beckoning voices. And in the forbidding house of her ancestors, Maggie finds magic...the kind that lets her, for the first time, love and be loved."


Beyond This Horizon
Beyond This Horizon
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 8/21/2006


"Utopia has been achieved. Disease, hunger, poverty and war are found only in the history tapes, and applied genetics has brought a lifespanof over a century.
But Hamilton Felix is bored. And he is the culmination of a star line; each of his last thirty ancestors chosen for superior genes. He is, as far as genetics can produce one, the ultimate man, yet sees no meaning in life.
However, his life is about to become less boring. A secret cabal of revolutionaries are planning to revolt and seize control. Knowing of Hamilton's disenchantment with the modern world, the want him to join their Glorious Revolution. Big mistake! The revolutionaries are about to find out that recruiting a superman was definitely not a good idea...."


The Big Thaw (Carl Houseman, Bk 3)
The Big Thaw (Carl Houseman, Bk 3)
Author: Donald Harstad
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 19
Review Date: 11/11/2006


"What initally looks like a small time midwinter break-in, leads to something much bigger - a million dollar siege of a floating casino on the frozen Mississippi River. But the temperature is rising and the heat is on Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman...

Following hard on the heels of the bestselling Eleven Days and The Known Dead, Donald Harstad really hits his stride with The Big Thaw, an irresistible big thriller with a Fargo-like atmosphere.The dead of winter has hit the heartland. It's thirty below zero and all anyone has to look forward to in Nation County, Iowa is an evening's entertainment aboard a floating casino docked a short drive away on the Mississippi River. With his friend and partner Hester Gorse pulling security duty on the Beauregard, it's left to Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman to keep Nation County criminals in check. In Carl's experience, though, crime takes a holiday when the mercury falls. But the men lying low at a nearby compound have much bigger plans. They're waiting for a break in the weather to pull off a masterful million-dollar siege of the state's biggest economic asset. And Hester, trapped on the Beauregard, is directly in the line of fire. While desperately trying to maintain his control of the investigation, Carl has to plan for disaster relief, lobby the FBI for a team of SWAT sharpshooters, hold the media at bay, and save Hester's life before the temperature rises for the big thaw ..."


The Black Stallion Legend
The Black Stallion Legend
Author: Walter Farley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 7/9/2006


"Alec and the Black...at the end of the world!

Alec and the Black Stallion were wondering in the desert when they heard an amazing story from an Indian. The end of the world was coming, he said, but an ancient legend promised help from a rider on a black horse."


The Black Stallion's Courage (Black Stallion)
The Black Stallion's Courage (Black Stallion)
Author: Walter Farley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 18
Review Date: 7/9/2006


"Although other trainers might not want the job of brining an older howrse back into winning form Henry Dailey willingly took it on. And Alec Ramsey, eager to ride "his horse", created a racing sensation when he returned with the Black. Fans who came to the track realized they were about to watch the race of the century!"


The Black Stallion's Filly (Black Stallion)
The Black Stallion's Filly (Black Stallion)
Author: Walter Farley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 30
Review Date: 7/9/2006


"Could a filly win the Kentucky Derby? That's what Henry Daily hoped when he brought the Black Stallion's filly home to alec Ramsey. But Black Minx had a mind of her own. So Strongly did she resist training that Henry and Alec had to fool her into running! All the same, which faith in her will to race - and to win - they brought her to the Derby."


Blind Alley (Eve Duncan, Bk 5)
Blind Alley (Eve Duncan, Bk 5)
Author: Iris Johansen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/21/2006


"The New York Times bestselling author of Firestorm, Iris Johansen, returns with a psychological thriller so terrifying, so relentlessly paced, it won't leave you time to catch your breath before the next shock comes. A forensic sculptor is locked in a deadly duel with a serial killer determined to destroy her--one life at a time.

Eve Duncan's job is to put a face on the faceless victims of violent crimes. Her work not only comforts their survivors--but helps catch their killers. But there is another, more personal reason that Eve Duncan is driven to do the kind of work she does--a dark nightmare from a past she can never bury. And as she works on the skull of a newly discovered victim, that past is about to return all over again.

The victim is a Jane Doe found murdered, her face erased beyond recognition. But whoever killed her wasn't just trying to hide her identity. The plan was far more horrifying. For as the face forms under Eve's skilled hands, she is about to get the shock of her life. The victim is someone she knows all too well. Someone who isn't dead. Yet.

Instantly Eve's peaceful life is shattered. The sanctuary of the lakeside cottage she shares with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and their adopted daughter Jane has been invaded by a killer who's sent the grimmest of threats: the face of his next victim. To stop him, Eve must put her own life in the balance and question everything and everyone she trusts. Not even Quinn can go where Eve must go this time.

As the trail of faceless bodies leads to a chilling revelation, Eve finds herself trying to catch a master murderer whose grisly work is a testament to a mind warped by perversion and revenge. Now she must pit her skills against his in a showdown where the stakes are life itself--and where the unbearable cost of failure will make Eve's own murder seem like a mercy killing."


Blood Price (Vicki Nelson, Bk 1)
Blood Price (Vicki Nelson, Bk 1)
Author: Tanya Huff
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/24/2006


"Set in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This book follows the courageous and hard-headed Vicki Nelson, a private investigator, formerly of Toronto's homicide detail.

As she delves into a series of seemingly unstoppable murders, she teams up with a writer of romance novels, Henry Fitzroy, but there's more to him than meets the eye (as Vicki's suspicious on-again-off-again boyfriend, Det. Mike Celluci suspects)but Fitzroy is not an ordinary man at all, for he is a vampire."


Blood Trail (Vicki Nelson, Bk 2)
Blood Trail (Vicki Nelson, Bk 2)
Author: Tanya Huff
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/24/2006


"Silver Bullets
For centuries, they had peacefully coexisted with ordinary humans in Canada. But now death had invaded the peaceful retreat of they London, Ontario far. For someone had learned their most closely guarded secret. Someone knew they were werewolves and whoever it was was determined to destroy them all.

The only one they could turn to for help was Henry Fitzroy. a Toronto-based vampire and writer of bodice rippers. But, forced to hide from the light of day, Henry couldn't hunt down the killer alone. So he called upon Vicki Nelson, ex-policewoman and now a private investigator. Vicki and Henry had sucessfully worked together before, and once she met the wers, he knew she'd have to take the case.

Yet as silver bullets continued to take their ghastly toll, Henry and Vicki began to fear that even their combined talents might not prove enough to trace the blood trail of destruction to its source before it was too late....."


Bones of the Past (Faia, Bk 2)
Bones of the Past (Faia, Bk 2)
Author: Holly Lisle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 18
Review Date: 9/24/2006


"Stand-alone sequel to Fire in the Mist.

A tablet discovered in the heart of the Wen jungles hints at the secrets of Arhel's ancient inhabitants -- but in the search for the truth, an unlikely band of allies will discover that the past is alive . . . and hunting them."


Carradyne Touch
Carradyne Touch
Author: Anne McCaffrey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 2/11/2007


"This is also published under the title "The Lady""


The Carriage House (Texas Rangers, Bk 1)
The Carriage House (Texas Rangers, Bk 1)
Author: Carla Neggers
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/19/2006


"Fun and a little hard work. That's all Tess Haviland had in mind when she purchased the run-down nineteenth-century carriage house on Boston's North Shore. A weekend project that would get her away from her busy career as a graphic designer in downtown Boston.

Tess never anticipated getting involved with the local residents--especially not her neighbors: architect Andrew Thorne, his six-year-old motherless daughter, Dolly, or Dolly's "babysitter." Harley Beckett, the girl's white-haired, ponytailed, reclusive uncle. And Tess never imagined what it would be like to own a house rumored to be haunted by one of Andrew's ancestors.

But then Tess discovers a skeleton in the dirt cellar--human remains that suddenly go missing. And she begins to ask questions about the history of her house ... and the wealthy, charismatic man who planned to renovate it, until he disappeared a year before. Questions a desperate killer will do anything to silence before the truth exposes that someone got away with murder."


The Cat Who Saw Stars (Cat Who...Bk 21)
The Cat Who Saw Stars (Cat Who...Bk 21)
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/9/2006


"UFO's in Mooseville? Another wonderful mystery adventure for Qwill and his siamese sidekicks Koko and Yum Yum."


Catfantastic 4
Catfantastic 4
Author: Martin H. Greenberg (Editor), Andre Norton (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/10/2006


"Eighteen tales of extraordinary felines. From the dangerous to the daredevil, from nose sense to nonsense, they will sniff out the trail to the most satisfying conclusions."


Caverns (Journeys of McGill Feighan, Bk 1)
Caverns (Journeys of McGill Feighan, Bk 1)
Author: Kevin O'Donnell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 9/17/2006


"A gastropod sent to Earth by the Far Being Retzglaran swallows McGill Feighan, age 4 days, and studies him for 71.4 hours.

At age 5, Feighan becomes a Flinger - able to travel the universe in a flicker and a flash - and one of the most endangered individuals in the Galaxy.

And in the year 2100, McGill Feighan begins an unguided quest for the Far Being, source of his powers and persecution. It is a journey that promises to send him to the far reaches of both experience and space..."


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