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Kilian, Michael 1939-2005

Overview
Works: 39 works in 166 publications in 4 languages and 8,009 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3561.I368, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Kilian
 
Most widely held works by Michael Kilian
Heavy losses : the dangerous decline of American defense by James Coates( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder at Manassas : a Harrison Raines Civil War mystery by Michael Kilian( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British actress Caitlin Howard and Harrison Grenville Raines travel "to the Manassas battlefield to witness the first clash between the Blue and the Gray, which ends in a Confederate victory. ... A Northern major, thought to have been killed fleeing the Rebels in cowardice, was in fact murdered--and Harrison was one of the last people to see him alive. To satisfy the major's widow, Harrison is pressed into service to solve the crime and clear the officer's name."--Jacket
A killing at Ball's Bluff : a Harrison Raines Civil War mystery by Michael Kilian( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To the people of Washington City, Virginia-born Harrison Raines is a gambler, horse trader, and investor, taking a neutral stand on the War Between the States despite his Southern upbringing. But to the Union government, Harrison is a captain in the U.S. Secret Service, answering to Allan Pinkerton and Abraham Lincoln himself."--Jacket
By order of the president by Michael Kilian( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A would-be assassin wounds the president{u2014}and throws the country into chaos The gunman crouches in his crawl space, dreaming of revenge. The United States has turned his homeland into a combat zone, killing his family and ruining his life. Today, vengeance will be had. President Henry Hampton is visiting Gettysburg, and the band has just struck up?Hail to the Chief? when the first shots ring out. Blood stains the old battleground once more. The president takes a bullet to the neck, and his bodyguard hustles him into his limousine{u2014}rushing him not to a hospital, but to Camp David, where he can be best protected against the conspiracy that threatens to consume America from the inside out. As days pass with only vague news about the president{u2019}s condition, the country threatens to slide into chaos, and it will fall to 2 unlikely heroes to rescue the government: a California adman and the desperate vice president of the United States
The ironclad alibi : a Harrison Raines Civil War mystery by Michael Kilian( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harrison Raines has returned home to Richmond, Virginia-no longer as the son of a wealthy plantation owner, but as a U.S. Federal Agent. His mission is to uncover any information he can about "The Monster"--The ironclad ship formerly known as the USS Merimack which has been reconstructed as the Confederate Navy's Virginia."--Jacket
The Shiloh sisters : a Harrison Raines Civil War mystery by Michael Kilian( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest adventure, U.S. Secret Service Agent Harrison Raines receives an assignment from General Ulysses S. Grant to discover why two civilians-sisters living on opposite sides of the conflict-were murdered
Antietam assassins by Michael Kilian( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As agent and scout for famed detective Allan Pinkerton's Secret Service in the first eighteen months of the American Civil War, Harry Raines has repeatedly risked his own life and experienced unbelievable horrors. Sick of it, he resigns from the service and retires to the horse farm he inherited from his mother in the upper Potomac Valley near Shepherdstown, Virginia. The idyll is quickly interrupted, however, when the local Presbyterian minister, a family friend, is found shot and hanged in lynch mob fashion
A grave at Glorieta : a Harrison Raines Civil War mystery by Michael Kilian( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dispatched to the territory of New Mexico, Harry Raines and his partner Joseph "Boston" Leahy have been assigned to uncover how the Confederate Nation plans to expand its domain all the way west to California. Awaiting their arrival in Santa Fe is their contact Don Luis Almaden y Cortes, the Union army's key asset in its struggle to stop the Rebels at Glorieta Pass."--Jacket
The last Virginia gentleman by Michael Kilian( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A counterfeit stallion lures a Virginia horseman into a billion-dollar conspiracy. Vicky Clay awakes with chills. She's still glowing from her victory in last night's steeplechase-- the genteel form of horseracing for which the Virginia gentry lives and dies-- but that's not why her skin tingles. She has been poisoned, and within seconds, she's as useless to the world as a thoroughbred with a broken leg. The stakes are high in the world of Virginia horseracing, where fortunes are won and lost by a hair. Captain David Showers, whose family has bred racing horses since before the Revolutionary War, knows how quickly luck can change. When he gets the chance to buy the descendant of a legendary mare, he leaps at the opportunity to revitalize his family stables. But the horse's bloodline turns out to be a fabrication of the mafia, and Showers will have to ride faster than ever if he wants to stay alive
Dance on a sinking ship by Michael Kilian( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A foreign correspondent discovers the scoop of a lifetime onboard a doomed ocean liner
Major Washington by Michael Kilian( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of George Washington as a young man through the eyes of a colleague who finds him ambitious, but not very bright, and much concerned with his bad teeth. The novel describes Washington's life in the British army as he fights Indians and the French, and his affair with the wife of his best friend
Who runs Washington? by Michael Kilian( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looker by Michael Kilian( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a murder at the Plaza, a society columnist races to save a model{u2019}s life A daytime fashion show at the Plaza Hotel attracts the most beautiful, cynical, and useless people that New York society has to offer. Swimming among them is A.C. James, who has been making enemies on the Upper East Side ever since trading in his life as a war correspondent to become the most vicious society columnist in the city. A notorious flirt, James spends the fashion show eying Camilla Santee, a stunning blonde. He is walking with her down the Plaza steps when a motorcyclist stops, draws a gun, and fires. Camilla survives. The model behind her does not. The bullet was intended for Camilla{u2014}not to kill her, but to warn her. The gunman is her stepbrother, just one of her mad relations who is desperate to get her out of the way. To save this beauty from her family, James must risk everything he has
Who runs Chicago? by Michael Kilian( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Valkyrie Project by Michael Kilian( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doomed journalist travels to Iceland to destroy a Soviet superweapon
The big score by Michael Kilian( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A billionaire{u2019}s commission draws an architect into a conspiracy of sex, lies, and murder The ship is dead in the water. Its lines are tangled and its sails are slack as it drifts toward the rocky coast. A fisherman spies the vessel and steps aboard, expecting it to be deserted. But there is 1 passenger: a lovely young woman with a rolled-up painting in her hand and 2 bullets in her chest. Across Lake Michigan, Matthias Curland returns to Chicago for the 1st time since he gave up architecture to devote himself to fine art. After emptying his bank accounts for the pursuit of painting, he{u2019}s shocked to find that his once-affluent family is also destitute, and their famed architecture firm is on the verge of bankruptcy. When the Curland name is linked to the dead woman{u2019}s painting, Matthias finds himself facing off against a power-mad billionaire who could bring Chicago to its knees
Blood of the czars by Michael Kilian( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actress infiltrates the Soviet Union to avenge the death of an ancestor
Northern exposure by Michael Kilian( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diplomat hounded by the KGB and the CIA fights to prevent a Canadian civil war Pulling over on the California highway, 2 men argue with each other in French. They open their car{u2019}s trunk and haul out 2 victims: a drunk man and a screaming woman. With 2 shotgun blasts, the couple is dead, and the killers drive back to Canada{u2014}the country their actions have just pushed to the brink of chaos. Standing in the men{u2019}s way is Dennis Showers, a rising star in the US State Department who has recently been posted in Ottawa. His mind is not on his career. Showers is instead obsessed with his long-lost childhood sweetheart, Felicity, who has fallen in with an environmental terrorist group bent on taking down the Canadian government. As Showers hunts for her, the CIA and KGB track his every move in a deadly dance that could push Canada into civil war{u2014}and drag the whole world toward nuclear Armageddon
The weeping woman by Michael Kilian( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jazz Age rake investigates an utterly divine art-world mystery Everyone who's anyone knows Bedford Green. Once a merciless gossip columnist, he has given up the life of sleaze and secrets and decamped for the Village to open a gritty little art gallery showcasing the most shocking European artists imaginable. The gallery is a money pit, and Green is in debt to some of the roughest loan sharks south of 14th Street, but that doesn't stop him from looking fabulous or having a good time. He's the happiest in New York society--at least until his assistant starts to cry. Sloane is a modern woman, a flapper with a razor-sharp bob and a bulletproof heart, but she's convinced that her friend Polly Swanscott is in danger. From the speakeasies of the Village to the finest cafes in Paris, Green will do his best to save Polly--and he'll do it with a cocktail in hand
Deep Kill by Michael Kilian( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an underwater valley known as Deepkill, off the coast of Delaware, a live nuclear bomb lies in some thirty feet of water. Only retired Air Force pilot Burt Schilling knows about it. As the government writes off his concerns, he can find no one to believe him, except for Coast Guard Investigative Service Special Agent Erik Westman--and the desperate terrorists he is hunting
 
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Murder at Manassas : a Harrison Raines Civil War mystery
Alternative Names

controlled identityDancer, Rex, 1939-2005

Michael Kilian American journalist

Michael Kilian Amerikaans journalist (1939-2005)

Michael Kilian US-amerikanischer Journalist und Kolumnist

キリアン, マイケル

Languages
English (127)

Polish (10)

Japanese (1)

Bosnian (1)

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A killing at Ball's Bluff : a Harrison Raines Civil War mysteryThe ironclad alibi : a Harrison Raines Civil War mysteryThe Shiloh sisters : a Harrison Raines Civil War mysteryAntietam assassinsA grave at Glorieta : a Harrison Raines Civil War mysteryMajor WashingtonThe weeping womanDeep Kill