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About the Author

Jeff Mariotte is a mystery writer and the co-owner of Mysterious Galaxy, an independent bookstore specializing in mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He has written more than three dozen tie-in novels, including two for CSI and one for CSI: Miami and graphic novels based on both.

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Obras por Jeff Mariotte

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide, Volume 2 (2000) — Autor — 681 exemplares, 3 críticas
Witch's Canyon (2008) 408 exemplares, 11 críticas
The Burning (2001) 281 exemplares, 1 crítica
Door to Alternity (2001) 269 exemplares, 1 crítica
Long Way Home (2001) 268 exemplares, 1 crítica
Witch Season-Summer and Fall (2004) 181 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Lost Era: Deny Thy Father (2003) 170 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Xander Years Volume 2 (2000) 152 exemplares, 1 crítica
Close to the Ground (2000) 152 exemplares, 2 críticas
30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead (2006) 151 exemplares, 3 críticas
Mirror Image (2003) 129 exemplares, 2 críticas
Hollywood Noir (2001) 118 exemplares, 2 críticas
Haunted (2002) 111 exemplares
Stranger to the Sun (2002) 101 exemplares, 1 crítica
Year of the Wicked: Summer; Fall; Winter; Spring (2019) 100 exemplares, 1 crítica
Survival of the Fittest (2004) 97 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sanctuary (2003) 95 exemplares
Angel Omnibus Volume 1 (2008) — Autor — 79 exemplares, 1 crítica
Solitary Man (2003) 70 exemplares
Witch Season 2 Winter and Spring (2008) 66 exemplares
The Folded World (2013) 65 exemplares, 2 críticas
Brass In Pocket (CSI) (2009) 57 exemplares, 1 crítica
Love And Death (Angel) (2004) 54 exemplares
Blood Quantum (CSI) (2010) 51 exemplares, 3 críticas
Angel: The Curse (2006) 50 exemplares, 2 críticas
Summer (Witch Season) (2004) 49 exemplares
Serpents in the Garden (2014) 48 exemplares, 1 crítica
Angel: Old Friends (2006) 45 exemplares, 2 críticas
Trail Of Time (2007) 45 exemplares, 1 crítica
Right To Die (CSI: Miami) (2008) 43 exemplares, 2 críticas
City Under the Sand (2010) 41 exemplares
Fall (Witch Season) (2004) 38 exemplares
Winter (Witch Season) (2005) 37 exemplares
S.C.E.: No Surrender (2002) 33 exemplares
The Slab (2003) 30 exemplares
Spring (Witch Season) (2005) 30 exemplares
Requiem (2008) 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
Angel: Spotlight (2007) 28 exemplares
Boogeyman (2005) 27 exemplares
River Runs Red (2008) 27 exemplares
Ghost of the Wall (2006) 26 exemplares
The Burning Season (2011) 26 exemplares
Missing White Girl (2007) 25 exemplares
30 Days of Night: Light of Day (2009) 24 exemplares
Gen 13: Time and Chance (2001) 23 exemplares, 1 crítica
Season of the Wolf (2013) 19 exemplares, 2 críticas
Cold Black Hearts (2009) 19 exemplares
Dawn of the Ice Bear (2006) 18 exemplares
Winds of the Wild Sea (2006) 16 exemplares
Desperadoes: A Moment's Sunlight (1998) 14 exemplares
Empty Rooms (The Krebbs and Robey Casefiles) (2015) 12 exemplares, 1 crítica
Barack Obama: The Comic Book Biography (2009) 12 exemplares, 1 crítica
Desperadoes: Quiet of the Grave (2002) 12 exemplares
CSI: Thicker Than Blood (2003) 11 exemplares
Gen13: Version 2.0 (2002) 10 exemplares
Gen 13: 3: Version 2.0 (2002) 10 exemplares, 1 crítica
CSI Miami: Smoking Gun (2003) 9 exemplares
Bolthole (2016) 9 exemplares
Desperadoes: Buffalo Dreams (2007) 9 exemplares
Desperadoes Omnibus (2009) 9 exemplares
Desperadoes: Epidemic! (1999) 8 exemplares
Angel: Masks (2006) 7 exemplares
CSI Miami (2005) 7 exemplares
Zombie Cop (2009) 6 exemplares
Graveslinger (2009) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Desperadoes: Banners of Gold (2005) 5 exemplares
The Devil's Bait (2012) 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
Angel: Old Friends #5 (2006) 4 exemplares
Angel: The Curse (Issue 2) (2005) 4 exemplares
Mafia III: Plain of Jars (2017) 4 exemplares
Angel: Old Friends #4 (2006) 3 exemplares
Narcos: The Jaguar's Claw (2018) 3 exemplares
Angel Spotlight Doyle (2006) 3 exemplares
Angel: The Curse (Issue 4) (2005) 3 exemplares
CSI brandgevaar (2012) 3 exemplares
Angel: Old Friends #1 (2005) 3 exemplares
Angel: The Curse (Issue 1) (2005) 3 exemplares
Angel: The Curse (Issue 3) (2005) 3 exemplares
Fade to Black (2010) 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
Angel: The Curse (Issue 5) (2005) 3 exemplares
Shield: Spotlight (2004) 3 exemplares
Janey in Amber 2 exemplares, 1 crítica
Angel: Old Friends #3 (2006) 2 exemplares
CSI Bloedspoor (2010) 2 exemplares
Angel: Old Friends #2 2 exemplares
Gen13:Bootleg #14 (1997) 2 exemplares
Sick Doll 1 exemplar
The Deadly Duo #3 (1995) 1 exemplar
Sleight of Hand (Las Vegas) (2007) 1 exemplar
Star Trek Special 1 exemplar
Garrison 1 exemplar
Mafia III: Plain of Jars (2017) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Deadlands: Black Water (2012) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Hellbound Hearts (2009) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares, 6 críticas
S.C.E.: No Surrender {omnibus} (2003) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares, 2 críticas
Westward Weird (2012) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares, 9 críticas
Full Spectrum (1988) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Longest Night, Vol. 1 (2002) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares, 4 críticas
Out of Tune (2014) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares, 37 críticas
San Diego Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Ghost Towns (2010) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Stories in Between: A Between Books Anthology (2009) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Lost Trails (2007) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares, 1 crítica
Straight Outta Deadwood (2019) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Submerged (2017) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
MECH: Age of Steel (2017) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares, 1 crítica
Tales of Zorro (2008) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Good, The Bad, & The Uncanny: Tales of a Very Weird West (2023) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares

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If you've played the Mafia Trilogy then you've come to the right place for a little backstory on Lincoln Clay.

Essentially the entire book is a bird's eye view into Clay's tours in Vietnam, the beginning vestiges of his relationship with nutjob CIA rogue John Donovan, and the circumstances in the war that provoked his rage and vengeance that lead into the events of Mafia III.

Essentially if you've played Stones Unturned DLC, this is a companion piece to that in my honest opinion. Stones Unturned for the uninitiated is the backstory of John Donovan's slippery dealings taking down dirty double agents within the CIA ranks. Plain of Jars is almost a initiation companion to that from the perspective of Clay and his issues out in the field dealing with the same type of corruption from his superiors.

This book starts Clay off as a buck Private, and then explores the who what when where why and how of his time coming into the Special Forces that is talked about in the video game. He's good with a gun and getting out of sticky situations with the enemy, so he gets recruited into the Green Berets quite quickly, and that's where his trouble starts. He's young (about 19) and he's naive to the corruption in ranks. It comes knocking on his door in more ways than one as he figures out who he can trust and who can't, as well as a sidebar love story that comes to a bitter end that provokes his rage similiar to what he did in the DLC Sign Of The Times with the Blessed.

Essentially, this book will give you a backstory window into how Clay pretty much went through so much shit in the Nam that by the time he came back home to help Sammy, he'd taken all he could take.

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Articul8Madness | Nov 6, 2023 |
This particular Charmed entry has a lot going for it that makes it a very nice read for fans of the show. It begins rather darkly, almost atypically, with an atmospheric murder in the San Francisco fog which is very well written. Others are described just as atmospherically as the narrative goes along, adding a touch of depth to a series mostly read as a light and nostalgic book for entertainment purposes.

San Francisco gets more page time as the backdrop to the magical adventures of our favorite three sisters in this one than is often the case, and that’s a big plus. Also a plus is we get sections featuring Darryl, one of the nice male characters from the show that is missed by this reader. He’s involved in a task force set up to catch the “Wet Killer” but realizes early on that they may be dealing with someone more up the alley of our Charmed Ones than the San Francisco Police Department, or the FBI, who will be taking over the investigation if the killer can’t be stopped.

Another big plus is Cole has some involvement here. Another great character that’s missed, he often doesn’t get a lot of page time in the entries I’ve read so far. Leo gets some page time, of course, and that’s good as always. The other good thing is there’s a pretty good story in this one, involving some crafty deception which tests the loyalty of the sisters to one another by calling into question the newest Charmed One, Paige. Phoebe has a vision — or is it a dream? — that leads her to the attic, where she discovers an old letter from a distant Halliwell aunt, Agnes, warning of a new arrival to the power of three who will betray them. Could it be Paige?

As you can imagine, this causes suspicion and distrust between Phoebe and Paige (Paige does not know of the letter), but also friction between Piper and Leo on one side, and Cole and Phoebe on the other, as Piper dismisses the letter but Phoebe is not so sure. But why are they so quick to anger, and so unwilling to talk it out? As they try to research their distant relative, and figure it all out, Leo gets a bad vibe off one of Darryl’s crime scenes. It eventually comes to pass that what’s happening now, may have something to do with a horrific killing spree in San Francisco’s distant past. Aunt Agnes eventually stopped an imposter named Timothy dead in his tracks way back when. But wait, isn’t that guy sowing seeds of distrust between Paige and her family named Timothy?

This one feels more fleshed out than some entries, and it’s not just exclusively the sisters — though don’t worry, there’s plenty of Piper, Phoebe and Paige too. There’s a very good ending to this one, and the aftermath is a nice wrap-up. This is a very good entry, with a bit of grit to balance out the fluff. Highly recommended.
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Matt_Ransom | 1 outra crítica | Oct 6, 2023 |
Well, it’s easy to say, you know, Kirk’s a jerk, and obviously it really is like that, since it rhymes, right. But I can sorta see Kirk in this as more the father of sons and daughters, than as a big fat turd, or whatever, you know (complex phraseology, you know: it’s advanced stuff, right). And, I don’t know, I don’t know if I expected it to be about Genesis, to be profound, I guess a lot of fun of mill literary biblical references are kinda sloppy and unconscious, just like a lot of actual Bible commentaries are pedantic and (the technical word is) stupid and pointless, you know, but, I don’t know. It is kinda that middle chilled-over reasonableness, which despite being kinda cookie cutter in more ways than one—it’s whatever people expected, I guess—still makes it more easy fun than easy mind puzzles, which is sometimes what you get from the popular thriller, right. (And I think this is a spacefaring thriller, you know.)

As to the plot, I always wondered about the Prime Directive—basically the “we don’t want to offend the Indian Hunters, so we’ll be vague” name for the Non-Colonial Directive—and what would happen if the rival spacefaring civilization didn’t honor it, which is what happens in this book, and I have to say that that’s a pretty good conflict generator, you know.

I am starting to think that Star Wars is more fun than Star Trek—not that they’re the only two speculative franchises, let alone adventure fiction out there, right—but I guess I am no longer tempted to dismiss James Tiberius Kirk with a monosyllable, right.

…. “Free people made their own choices, and sometimes those choices included hating one another.”

…. The hero is brave and the sociological comments make sense.

…. And the local secondary characters always kinda surprise me, you know.

Anyway, sometimes Star Trek is terrible, but people in general have a better memory for bad things, and you know—this was not terrible.

…. To indulge in the cliche head-to-head: it’s not as good as Star Wars, but sometimes Star Trek is almost romantic, you know.

…. I mean, it’s not a romantic adventure, properly speaking, like say “The Courtship of Princess Leia”—admittedly more feminine than most Star Wars stories, I guess—but Kirk & Company is more romantic than those sorta “Technical Specifications of the Battleship” (Technical Specification of Ships series) type “novels”; even though there’s superficial resemblance it’s far from a rigid observance, you know…. A lot of the plot-and-“science”-centric cavils about Trek plots that Trekkies and such make (I can almost hear them in my head, you know, the anti-literary set: rebel nerd, geek tyrant….) basically revolve around that not understanding what sort of a thing Star Trek is.

It flirts with detachment, in more ways than one, but it was always a little optimistic. Most people can’t really understand the point of chemistry lessons if the chemicals are all made up, you know. It’s just…. Optimism, you know. Romantic-not-romantic.
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goosecap | Sep 2, 2023 |

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Obras
142
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17
Membros
5,219
Popularidade
#4,776
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
66
ISBN
207
Línguas
6

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