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City of Dreams

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    A thriller with the turn of every page!

    William Martin really has a firm grasp on what it takes to keep his readers flipping pages. The back and forth style of writing keeps the story line fresh. His extenstive research proves worth the effort. The recurring characters bring familiarity into the novel. Always an intense, well thought out plot, Martin keeps me coming back for each book he puts out.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2010

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    A must read--you won't be able to put it down!

    After following Peter Fallon and Evangeline through the streets of Boston in Martin's first novel many years ago, I always eagerly await their next adventure. Martin draws you into a world of history, drama and excitement with yet another perfectly crafted tale that will leave your pages flying and keep you up well past your bedtime. I have read them all and I sped through this one at record speed. Martin has graced us with yet another gem, offering some of his most exciting, captivating and moving passages to date. Join Peter and Evangeline as they delve into uncharted territory, New York, and I promise you will not be disappointed.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2010

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    Martin does it again -- get it for your book club now!

    William Martin has done it again with another fabulous entry into the Peter Fallon series of books. This is his best since BACK BAY and it delivers the thrilling story wrapped around great historical moments that is his trademark. Not only is the plot fast paced and exciting, but our favorite characters are back for the adventure, and the ongoing romance between Peter and Evangeline absolutely crackles.

    Full of big ideas and big scenes, CITY OF DREAMS is great for a book club - you're going to want to talk about this!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2010

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    Martin Does It Again, Only Better!

    I enjoyed "The Lost Constitution" so much, I pre-ordered "City of Dreams." The day I finished City of Dreams, I bought Mr Martin's two earlier Peter Fallon books (Back Bay and Harvard Yard). These books are intriguing, sensuous, and provocative--a real American mix of history, mystery, romance, and adventure. William Martin is a superb storyteller as well as a superior writer. And if you're already familiar with Martin's Peter Fallon stories, wait till you see how the character of Evangeline has developed. I couldn't stop reading City of Dreams, for the characters and story. At the same time, seeing the economic perils on the news every night, I couldn't help but think that City of Dreams was more than a good novel; it explains financial dynamics in definitely-not-dry terms in a plot that includes the heroes of the American Revolution right up to today. Then again, just the descriptions of Manhattan across three centuries make City of Dreams a real treat. Finally, it's the little things that make this book extraordinary. The chapters about the Riley Family living in Hell's Kitchen, for example, are written so well, the family and setting become chicken-skin real. Literary magic.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Worth the read.

    Keeps your interest. I have enoyed the mixing of the past history with rvents that are of today. The author makes it very enjoyable by creating a character from the past and following the adventure. Finally, he puts it all in a neat package of today.

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