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Target Of Opportunity - Max Byrd
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Target Of Opportunity - Paperback

1999, ISBN: 9780553052954

Hardcover, ID: 156627852

Back Bay Books, 1999-03-30. Paperback. Very Good. 0316601950 Oprah Book Club? Selection, March 1999: With five novels to her credit, including the acclaimed The Weight of Water, Anita Shreve now offers a skillfully crafted exploration of the long reach of tragedy in The Pilot's Wife. News of Jack Lyons's fatal crash sends his wife into shock and emotional numbness: Kathryn wished she could manage a coma. Instead, it seemed that quite the opposite had happened: She felt herself to be inside of a private weather system, one in which she was continuously tossed and buffeted by bits of news and information, sometimes chilled by thoughts of what lay immediately ahead, thawed by the kindness of others ... frequently drenched by memories that seemed to have no regard for circumstance or place, and then subjected to the nearly intolerable heat of reporters, photographers and curious on-lookers. It was a weather system with no logic, she had decided, no pattern, no progression, no form. The situation becomes even more dire when the plane's black box is recovered, pinning responsibility for the crash on Jack. In an attempt to clear his name, Kathryn searches for any and all clues to the hours before the flight. Yet each discovery forces her to realize that she didn't know her husband of 16 years at all. Shreve's complex and highly convincing treatment of Kathryn's dilemma, coupled with intriguing minor characters and an expertly paced plot, makes The Pilot's Wife really take off. Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Susan Salter Reynolds ...an oddly gripping popular novel ... Shreve has done a terrific job with an otherwise dull subject: the aching innards of a betrayed spouse. The Washington Post Book World, Georgia Jones-Davis The Pilot's Wife is a gentle romance and a tale of inner anguish. It is not a thriller graphically depicting the horror of a plane crash and its grisly aftermath. In fact, Shreve's novel is perhaps too gentle, too vague about such a horrific and powerful experience as a bomb blowing up an airliner. BookPage, Laura Wexler, May 1998 Reading Anita Shreve's novel, The Pilot's Wife, is like unraveling a thread. From the moment Kathryn Lyons answers the late-night knock at her door, she and the reader set upon a course that leads to a surprising revelation - that Kathryn's life is not what she thought it was.... Her search leads her not only to some answers, but to a realization - that the possibility is slim of ever fully knowing those we love, even those we love the most. Book Description Oprah Book Club- Selection, March 1999: With five novels to her credit, including the acclaimed The Weight of Water, Anita Shreve now offers a skillfully crafted exploration of the long reach of tragedy in The Pilot's Wife. News of Jack Lyons's fatal crash sends his wife into shock and emotional numbness: Kathryn wished she could manage a coma. Instead, it seemed that quite the opposite had happened: She felt herself to be inside of a private weather system, one in which she was continuously tossed and buffeted by bits of news and information, sometimes chilled by thoughts of what lay immediately ahead, thawed by the kindness of others ... frequently drenched by memories that seemed to have no regard for circumstance or place, and then subjected to the nearly intolerable heat of reporters, photographers and curious on-lookers. It was a weather system with no logic, she had decided, no pattern, no progression, no form.The situation becomes even more dire when the plane's black box is recovered, pinning responsibility for the crash on Jack. In an attempt to clear his name, Kathryn searches for any and all clues to the hours before the flight. Yet each discovery forces her to realize that she didn't know her husband of 16 years at all. Shreve's complex and highly convincing treatment of Kathryn's dilemma, coupled with intriguing minor characters and an expertly paced plot, makes The Pilot's Wife really take off. From the Publisher Praise for Anita Shreve's The Pilot's Wife "Gripping. . . . A gentle romance and a tale of inner anguish. . . . You don't want to stop turning pages once Kathryn has opened her door." --Georgia Jones-Davis, Washington Post Book World "Kathryn's emotional quest is masterfully rendered. . . . We go where Shreve leads because the writing is so sure." --Kate Callen, San Diego Union-Tribune An absorbing, inventive tale rendered in fine, original prose. --Mike Snyder, Houston Chronicle "Compulsively readable. . . . To create both sympathetic characters and an enticing plot is no small feat, but Shreve does it seamlessly. . . . Her characters' grief and disillusion are palpable, and their relationships are moving. . . . I'd recommend taking this book anywhere-except, perhaps, on a plane trip." --Susan Hubbard, Orlando Sentinel "Highly readable. . . . Shreve is extremely skillful at showing the stages by which someone learns to live with the unthinkable." --Rebecca Radner, San Francisco Chronicle "Enthralling. . . . Shreve's ear for the hazy dread of a tragedy's immediate aftermath is excellent. . . . She accumulates the details gradually and quietly, bringing to life the grief-stricken Kathryn and Mattie with fascinating exactitude." --Jelena Petrovic, Minneapolis Star Tribune "Shreve weaves a narrative that is part detective story and part interior monologue. . . . A thoughtful, often poignant novel." --Boston Magazine "Oddly gripping." --Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book Review "The humanness of this novel, along with its attention to detail, makes this a provocative read. . . . While the story physically takes place in Ely, N.H., and extends to England and Ireland, there is much more exploration of a changing interior topogrpahy: the plateaus of normalcy, the valleys of sorrow, the vistas of strength. It is a story of a struggle to become self-reliant." --Angela Glaser, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "From cover to rapidly reached cover, The Pilot's Wife is beautifully plotted, tensely paced, and thoroughly absorbing." --Heller McAlpin, New York Newsday Inside Flap Copy Read by Blair Brown Three Cassettes, Approx. 5 hours A pilot's wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock at the door. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plane flown by her husband, Jack, has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable-one startling revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumors that Jack led a secret life. Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever that knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taut, impassioned audiobook as it movingly explores the question, How well can we ever really know another person. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. About the Author Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of twelve previous books, including A Wedding in December, The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oparh's Book Club, and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for Englands Orange Prize. She Lives in Massachusetts. Book Reviews "Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time. As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone - but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has died in a crash. As Kathryn struggles with her grief, she descends into a maelstrom of publicity stirred up by the modern hunger for the details of tragedy." ? The Publisher "Though sacrificing depth and credibility for speed, Shreve's sixth (The Weight of Water, 1997, etc.) is another suspenseful portrait of a modern marriage rent by betrayal and loss. After her pilot husband's plane blows up off the coast of Ireland, Kathryn discovers bit by bit how little she knew Jack Lyons. First, she faces a media frenzy when the flight recorder makes clear that Jack was carrying a bomb in his flight bag. Her illusions of a her so-called good marriage crumble, despite her belief in the love she and Jack had and the need to keep Jack's memory pure for teenage daughter Mattie. As she navigates the dark days with the priest-like assistance of Robert, the pilot union's grievance expert, Kathryn increasingly feels compelled to come to grips with Jack's hidden life." ? Kirkus Clean and unmarked; slight wear to cover., Back Bay Books, 1999-03-30, Bantam, New York, 1988. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Publishers Weekly (07/08/1988): "Sensibly told crime fiction and the drama of OSS intelligence operations during World War II come together in this latest novel by Byrd ( California Thriller ). San Francisco Police Inspector Gilman (his first name is never mentioned) and his brother-in-law, former Washington attorney Donald Kerwin, stop by a 7-Eleven store and into a fusillade of bullets: a gunman at the cash register kills Kerwin and wounds Gilman. Gilman's sister-in-law Nina is not only distraught about her husband's death; she is outraged when an illegal police search leads to the dismissal of charges against the suspect. When the killer returns to his home city of Boston, Nina trails him, promising revenge, and Gilman follows to stop her. The trail leads to a professor whose vivid memories of helping the French Resistance 40 years before have an unexpected correlation with present-day circumstances. Byrd accurately describes the gritty realities of both police work and war-time events without using the tinny prose of second-rate hard-boiled writers. He's good at building suspense, too, but when Gilman learns the truth behind Kerwin's murder and is set up to prevent another, the final race to stop the gunman leads to predictable results." Size: 180mm - 250mm. 279 pages. DJ has some shelf-wear, rubbing and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Crime Fiction; United States; ISBN: 0553052950. ISBN/EAN: 9780553052954. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16203. . 9780553052954, Bantam, 1988

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1988, ISBN: 0553052950

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[EAN: 9780553052954], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Bantam, New York], CRIME FICTION BZDB3 FICTION; UNITED STATES; TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY, Fiction|General, Jacket, Publishers Weekly (07/08/1988):"Sensibly told crime fiction and the drama of OSS intelligence operations during World War II come together in this latest novel by Byrd ( California Thriller ). San Francisco Police Inspector Gilman (his first name is never mentioned) and his brother-in-law, former Washington attorney Donald Kerwin, stop by a 7-Eleven store and into a fusillade of bullets: a gunman at the cash register kills Kerwin and wounds Gilman. Gilman's sister-in-law Nina is not only distraught about her husband's death; she is outraged when an illegal police search leads to the dismissal of charges against the suspect. When the killer returns to his home city of Boston, Nina trails him, promising revenge, and Gilman follows to stop her. The trail leads to a professor whose vivid memories of helping the French Resistance 40 years before have an unexpected correlation with present-day circumstances. Byrd accurately describes the gritty realities of both police work and war-time events without using the tinny prose of second-rate hard-boiled writers. He's good at building suspense, too, but when Gilman learns the truth behind Kerwin's murder and is set up to prevent another, the final race to stop the gunman leads to predictable results." Size: 180mm - 250mm. 279 pages. DJ has some shelf-wear, rubbing and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Crime Fiction; United States; ISBN: 0553052950. ISBN/EAN: 9780553052954. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16203.

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1988, ISBN: 0553052950

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Bantam, 1988. Hardcover. collectable like new. THIS IS A 1988 HARDCOVER EDITION THE DUST COVER AND THE BOOK ARE IN UNUSED CONDITION WAK 0-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, Bantam, 1988

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780553052954
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0553052950
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Publishing year: 1988
Publisher: Bantam, New York

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