REVIEWS OF DAVID WIND BOOKS
Tales Of Nevaeh
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ANGELS IN MOURNING
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I’d never had the pleasure of reading any of David Wind’s 33 previous novels, but when I finished his latest novel, Angels in Mourning, I made a vow to go back and read the rest of this very talented writer’s work. Angels’ immensely likeable private investigator protagonist Gabriel Storm (if you think that’s a great name, wait until you read his assistant’s
moniker!) had been falsely imprisoned for many years for the murder of his beloved fiancée, stage actress Elaine Hall. While Storm lingers in prison, only two people believe in his innocence, playwright Scotty Granger and police captain Christopher Bolt. Through much steadfast determination, Bolt and Granger eventually win Storm’s acquittal. So when Granger is found viciously murdered in what was clearly a crime of passion, Storm is on a mission to find and bring his murderer to justice. Of course, the more Storm investigates Granger’s network, the more he realizes that many people could have wanted him dead. Was it one of the greedy hangers-on who have invested in Granger’s new play? Was it a jilted ex? Was it a slimy human-trafficker, or worse yet a pedophilic politician? Who can Granger trust? The Homeland Security agent who may or may not be on the up and up? His own new girlfriend who seems to show up every time someone tries to kill him? I thought I had the case solved by midway through the book, but in reality I’d taken Wind’s subtle bait and was way off track.
I will admit I’m a bit of a literature snob, but Wind’s narrative not only left my intelligence intact, he did a magnificent job of drawing me into Storm’s pleasantly-seedy New York. For instance:
The Westside diner was slow…a throwback from the forties. You know the type, all chrome and vinyl with a checkerboard black and white floor. Old and faded pictures of New York lined the walls. It was a cholesterol heaven of pies, muffins, and greasy donuts heaped in scratched plastic covered trays on the counter. Five big chrome coffee urns, like missile silos, were lined against one wall. A rectangular cut-out separated the dining room from the kitchen. Every sound made in the kitchen reached the eating area.
It takes a lot for a work of fiction to impress me but Angels did just that. David Wind has much respect for his readers and it shows. —Kelly Davis
Monica Silberman’s review:
I read this when it first came out and just re-read it. I’m not a big fan of the hard boiled detective stories, but this one was very different. It was contemporary and it’s main protagonist was really well done. He was hard where he was supposed to be, and warm at exactly the right times. His sidekick is-(you have to read about the sidekick) The plot was well paced and there were several spots that caught me completely off-guard. The ending, well…. it was surprising and great!
“A complex and highly intelligent detective story, David Wind’s latest novel demands your attention and pays off big time. Tightly written and intricately plotted, ANGELS IN MOURNING will leave you wanting more—and there’s plenty to choose from among Wind’s thirty-three previous works. Finding such a talented, prolific writer is a mixed blessing: So much to catch up on, and so little time!”
—Ken Isaacson Author of the amazon.com #4 best seller, SILENT COUNSEL. Visit Ken Isaacson’s website
“Angels in Mourning is a complex and fascinating story with a real surprise at the end.” —Roberta Gellis, best selling author of the Magdalene La Bârtarde Mysteries.
Queen Of Knights
This book was not what I was expecting – it was better. I love knights and the legends that have grown around them and this book did not disappoint. The opening pages took me
to a place I rarely visit, the fantasy area of my mind. Overall, this historical fantasy kept be wrapped within the story through every single page. The protagonists were well drawn and interesting, the places intriguing and the story perfectly crafted. I recommend this one for everyone.—M.S.
A refreshing story of good conquering evil
It is a different spin for a traditional type of story in the time era of the crusades. Also it is a fun mix of fantasy, historical figures and literary figures.—Theodore l Bessey
Sweeping saga of a love that defies war and death. Romantic, epic, powerful.
Bought it years ago, when it first came out. But I made my husband download it on his Kindle for me—Laura P. Castoro “Laura Castoro — author” (AR)
Read Queen of Knights when it first came out and loved it. Now that I have a tablet Iwanted to load it so I could read it again whenever I wanted.—SUSAN HOLVE
“Historical Fiction and Fantasy…Outstanding!” — Andre Norton
“An Unusual Fantasy in which history and fiction dances to the Author’s piping.” — Roberta Gellis
The Hyte Maneuver:
ALA Booklist (American Library Association)1/1/88
“…This excellent thriller is enhanced by by the careful detail with which police investigatory procedures are described, by the presence of a sharp protagonist in Hyte, and by more than a few clever plot twists….” —WL
KIRKUS REVIEW (1/1/88)
“…Half Thriller, Have whodunit, not half bad… Nicely handled stereotypes, from people to places to emotions…. Biggest asset is Hyte, who wears well enough to become a series hero.”
This type of thrilled is not usually the kind of thing I would read, but knowing David Wind’s work – I took a shot – WOW! I only wish he had written a sequel so I could spend another weekend just reading about Raymond Hyte.
Reader Reviews from Amazon.Com
Reviewer: C.L. Bradford
“Let Yourself Be Drawn In… Never much of a fan of science fiction, I was more than pleasantly surprised by David Wind’s “Infinity’s Doorway.” Well written, with excellent character development. This novel draws you in and leads you on a journey with breathtaking surprises, dangerous enemies, and loyal friends. I definitely recommend reading and sharing this book!”
I got this book as a present, and with it’s scary cover, I thought I wouldn’t like it. But as it turned out, it became one of my favorite books. It has a lot of elements combined–science fiction, romance, paranormal… and definitely makes an interesting read! I love the plot, the abilities of the characters, and of course, the ending. I highly recommend it!
Reviewer: A reader
I read this book thinking that it would be some kind of science fiction book that was like every other book out, but it’s not. It has a lot more. It has romance, war, and a little bit of immorality. It’s a great book to read. I read it in 3 hours just because I couldn’t put it down. I recommend this book for teenagers or older for they will get the terminology that is used.
Since I love Parallel world stories, this was perfect for me. The author took a story line that has been done in several versions and turned it into something special. I have followed this writer for many years, and I like the way he builds a character and tells a story. This book was no exception, another strong book by a strong writer!
David Wind and Terese Ramin have written a book around a premise that could be in the headlines tomorrow or any day. The characters come to life from the first page and take you by the throat. You can’t stop reading; this is an ‘up til 2 am’ book if ever there was one. If you want something that will pull you right out of your own life and put you breathlessly in the middle of a great story, this is the book for you!
This fast paced and enthralling thriller is a collaboration between David Wind and Therese Ramin, both of whom are very well-established writers and it shows. This is an excellent read and a real page-turner with lots of cliff-hangers at the end of chapters making me want to read on and find out what was going to happen next.
The story revolves around Dr Brockman who, a number of years before, developed a ground-breaking drug to cure stomach cancer which to all intents and purposes was highly successful. Only, a few years down the line those treated suffer fatal side effects from the drug in the form of a deadly virus. Is it the drug itself or has it been contaminated? There is a huge legal case and Dr Brockman is due to testify. But there are those out there who don’t want that to happen and he is abducted just before the trial is about to start. There is just one person who has the details of how to find his hidden files – his daughter Kira, herself a medical professional, but can she get the data to the lawyers before the bad guys get to her? With her autistic brother Michael in tow, and with the bad guys heavily in pursuit, Kira has to take flight. With the help of a stranger who, by a strange twist of fate, has a connection with all of this, Kira and Michael manage to narrowly avoid their pursuers at every turn until the final climax. Will they avoid capture and death?
You’ll have to read this seriously gripping thriller to find out.
The Cured by Terese Ramin and David Wind
A suspenseful treacherous journey about loss, healing and hope filled with characters that pull you into their world from the opening scene. You won’t be able to put this one down until you see how it ends.By mary o’connor on December 30, 2013
I don’t usually read this genre, but a friend recommended this book, thinking it would expand my reading tastes. Boy was he right! I found it hard to put the book down. The plot just pulled me in. I don’t know what frightened me more, the sinister characters or the things that computer geeks can do with just a few keystrokes, and a lot of know-how. I found this a great read
Lisa Ann Verge
The Cured is a rip-roaring, can’t-put-it-down thriller with more twists than you can shake a stick at. Dinner was on the table late two nights in a row because of it!
The Cured is great novel that’s full of suspense and action. It’s very well written and formatted, but, more importantly, It’s a real thriller. From the very first page, it’ll suck you in as Dr. Brockman tries to escape the claws of an ‘evil organization’ that strives to keep its skeletons locked away in the closet and will stop at nothing to do so. His family; son Michael and daughter Kira, as well as his dear ones, are now in danger, and anyone who knows about the ‘flaw’ will suffer because of it. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Enjoy this 5-star book.
I don’t usually read this genre, but a friend recommended this book, thinking it would expand my reading tastes. Boy was he right! I found it hard to put the book down. The plot just pulled me in. I don’t know what frightened me more, the sinister characters or the things that computer geeks can do with just a few keystrokes, and a lot of know-how. I found this a great read.
By A. Brantley
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not normally the type to pick up a medical suspense novel, but am so glad I picked this one up. From page one I was hooked. This is the type of novel that causes sweat to bead at your brow as you read through each anxiety-filled scene. Wind and Ramin have done such an excellent job and developing characters and a storyline that is believable, which makes it even more suspenseful. If you love medical suspense novels, you’re going to love this one.
THE CURED is brilliant – I couldn’t put it down. What a cracking ending – one of the best suspense-thrillers I’ve ever read. — Anna Jacobs, best selling author of Heir to Greyladies and In Search of Hope
From the first page, Wind and Ramin take you on a non-stop, life and death race. An intricate but believable plot leads to breath stealing suspense as the reader worries over the likeable protagonists, thrown together by fate.— Annette Mahon, author of the St. Rose Quilting Bee Mystery Series
PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY (4/22/87)
… Wind mostly confirms prejudices about venal, avaricious lawyers and real estate agents, but does so in a well oiled melodrama that should make good beach reading.
RAVE REVIEWS (6/87)
“…CO-OP will keep you on the edge of your chair until the explosive finish which has everyone running for their lives” —Maria C. ferrer