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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Publisher Comments:

In The Point Man, DJ Max August was thrust into a hidden war between the forces of chaos and order, where he learned how to use magick and become Timeless.

More than twenty-five years later, Max is summoned by a friend to save Dr. Pamela Blackwell from a mysterious force that is using magick to kill her. Pams research could save the lives of countless millions, putting her in the crosshairs of the FRC, a cabal of powerbrokers intent on world domination.

From San Francisco to Barbados to the shores of Suriname, Max and Pam must fight off magick-wielding assassins and legions of zombies. Max may be powerful and Timeless, but hes not indestructible. Hes going to have to keep his wits about him if hes going to stop the FRC before they kill millions.

Supernatural enemies, dazzling magic, and romance abound in this page-turner from a longtime master of storytelling.

Review:

"An unintentionally absurd plot is all that stands out in this by-the-numbers magickal [sic] thriller, the sequel to 1981's The Point Man. Former DJ Max August, a near-immortal magician, loses both his mentor and his wife to the demon Aleksandra. Two decades later, an old friend brings him to the rescue of Dr. Pamela Blackwell, who has found a way to cure zombis. Her discovery may interfere with the nefarious supersecret Free Range Coalition, who of course want to take over the world. The plot is further muddled by such diverse elements as sarin gas, zombi rape used to torture a woman into revealing secrets (at Guantnamo Bay, no less) and a deaf-mute assassin who communicates via Speak & Spell. August and Blackwell dully run a clichd gantlet of villains without seeming to notice the complete implausibility of their story." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In "The Point Man," DJ Max August had been thrust into a hidden war between the forces of chaos and order. Twenty-five years later, Max is summoned by a friend to save Dr. Pamela Blackwell from a mysterious force that is using magick to kill her.

Synopsis:

An action-packed thriller set in the real world featuring a Vietnam vet who becomes an alchemist-sorcerer trying to prevent a vast right-wing cabal from unleashing zombies in a genocidal war.

Synopsis:

In The Point Man, DJ Max August was thrust into a hidden war between the forces of chaos and order, where he learned how to use magick and become Timeless!

More than twenty-five years later, Max is summoned by a friend to save Dr. Pamela Blackwell from a mysterious force that is using magick to kill her. Pams research could save the lives of countless millions, putting her in the crosshairs of the FRC, a cabal of powerbrokers intent on world domination.

From San Francisco to Barbados to the shores of Suriname, Max and Pam must fight off magick-wielding assassins and legions of zombies. Max may be powerful and Timeless, but hes not indestructible. Hes going to have to keep his wits about him if hes going to stop the FRC before they kill millions.

Supernatural enemies, dazzling magic, and romance abound in this page-turner from a longtime master of storytelling.

About the Author

STEVE ENGLEHART is best known for writing for such series as The Avengers, Captain America, and The Fantastic Four (for Marvel) and Batman and The Justice League of America (for DC), and for his novel The Point Man, the first Max August novel. He lives in northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765317308
Author:
Engelhart, Steve
Publisher:
Tor Fantasy
Author:
Englehart, Steve
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Immortality
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Thrillers/Supernatural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Sci Fi Essential Books
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
20101130
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 512 pages Tor Books - English 9780765317308 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An unintentionally absurd plot is all that stands out in this by-the-numbers magickal [sic] thriller, the sequel to 1981's The Point Man. Former DJ Max August, a near-immortal magician, loses both his mentor and his wife to the demon Aleksandra. Two decades later, an old friend brings him to the rescue of Dr. Pamela Blackwell, who has found a way to cure zombis. Her discovery may interfere with the nefarious supersecret Free Range Coalition, who of course want to take over the world. The plot is further muddled by such diverse elements as sarin gas, zombi rape used to torture a woman into revealing secrets (at Guantnamo Bay, no less) and a deaf-mute assassin who communicates via Speak & Spell. August and Blackwell dully run a clichd gantlet of villains without seeming to notice the complete implausibility of their story." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In "The Point Man," DJ Max August had been thrust into a hidden war between the forces of chaos and order. Twenty-five years later, Max is summoned by a friend to save Dr. Pamela Blackwell from a mysterious force that is using magick to kill her.
"Synopsis" by ,

An action-packed thriller set in the real world featuring a Vietnam vet who becomes an alchemist-sorcerer trying to prevent a vast right-wing cabal from unleashing zombies in a genocidal war.

"Synopsis" by , In The Point Man, DJ Max August was thrust into a hidden war between the forces of chaos and order, where he learned how to use magick and become Timeless!

More than twenty-five years later, Max is summoned by a friend to save Dr. Pamela Blackwell from a mysterious force that is using magick to kill her. Pams research could save the lives of countless millions, putting her in the crosshairs of the FRC, a cabal of powerbrokers intent on world domination.

From San Francisco to Barbados to the shores of Suriname, Max and Pam must fight off magick-wielding assassins and legions of zombies. Max may be powerful and Timeless, but hes not indestructible. Hes going to have to keep his wits about him if hes going to stop the FRC before they kill millions.

Supernatural enemies, dazzling magic, and romance abound in this page-turner from a longtime master of storytelling.

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