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    A home run

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 25/02/2013

    » Critically and popularly acknowledged as the top contemporary novelist in the world, Yank author John Grisham specialises in courtroom dramas. Which is not to say that he isn't interested in other genres, too. American sports for one, which he occasionally pens stories about regarding his childhood, as well.

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    Terrorist or informer?

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 19/11/2012

    » I first heard the term as a child when my parents took me to see the John Ford movie, The Informer. Victor McLaglen played Gypo Nolan who, for 50, betrays his fugitive friend to the British. McLaglen and hangers on soon drink down the reward and he regrets his act, but it's too late.

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    An invincible hero

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 17/12/2012

    » In his first novel, Brit Victor Robert Lee is aiming high, his literary creation Cono meant to be on the same lofty level as James Bond and Jason Bourne. In Performance Anomalies, a cloak-and-dagger thriller, the first of a series, the hero is pretty much a cypher.

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    Smoke jumpers

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 12/11/2012

    » I'd thought that James Patterson, on his own and with co-authors, penned the most novels until I came across Nora Roberts. Under her own name and also the pseudonym JD Robb she has ground out 190 works of fiction to date without a co-author. To her credit, talent-wise she gives Patterson a run for his money.

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    An imaginative thriller

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 01/10/2012

    » When President Obama showed a select audience an ongoing closed circuit television mission that killed the most wanted man in the world enjoying sanctuary in Pakistan, he emphasized that locating and taking out the notorious Muslim terrorist by the US elite SEALs was a wholly American undertaking. It will certainly earn him votes at the next election.

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    SAS or Navy Seals?

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 30/04/2012

    » Every country has elite troops, but which are the best in the world? I used to think it was the Gurkhas, but they appear to have faded from the scene. The Russian Spatznaz get good marks, but in this day and time it comes down to Britain's SAS and America's Navy Seals.

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    Tourists beware

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 26/03/2012

    » When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tried to put Sherlock Holmes to rest a century ago, more than one literary critic noted that he was running out of the plots. The last involved a killer on stilts, which raised yawns as well as eyebrows. Yet in the hundred years since, other crime-thriller authors and scriveners of TV detective series demonstrated that there are no end of plots.

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