Most widely held works by Peter Hyams
The musketeer ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
A young man comes of age and decides to avenge the brutal murder of his parents. In a world threatened by war, and finding he has impressive combat skills, he finds the opportunity he is looking for in the elite fighting force of the infamous Musketeers. After years of disgrace, he reunites the group and brings them back to their previous glory. Along his journey, he helps the Queen of France and finds love.
End of days ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
When a burned-out former New York City cop named Jericho is assigned to security detail for a mysterious and foreboding stranger, Jericho thwarts an assassination attempt. During the ensuing investigation, he and his parner save the life of a beautiful and terrified woman, whose destiny involves death, the devil and the fate of mankind.
2010 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
American and Soviet astronauts go to Jupiter in an attempt to solve the puzzle of the original Discovery flight made in 2001.
Beyond a reasonable doubt ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Martin Hunter is a high profile laywer who has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoo-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist C.J. Nicholas begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney's perfect record is up for scrutiny. Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the the corrupt D.A. in the act.
The Presidio ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Lt. Col. Caldwell and Police Inspector Jay Austin don't like each other because Caldwell helped run Austin out of the military police a few years before. Now these two enemies are forced to team up to solve a brutal murder at The Presidio military compound.
Capricorn One ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Three astronauts are forced by NASA to participate in an elaborate hoax. Capricorn One makes the first 'manned' mission to Mars but the astronauts remain on Earth to be filmed in a studio made up to look like the Martian surface. When the empty capsule burns up on re-entry, the world believes the astronauts to be dead. A struggle ensues between the government and the astronauts whose very existence incriminates NASA.
Hanover Street ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 394 libraries worldwide
An American bomber pilot falls in love with a British nurse, and then must escort her husband on a mission behind enemy lines.
Timecop ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 390 libraries worldwide
In the year 2004, time travel is not only a reality, it's an opportunity-- for criminals of the future to alter the past for profit and power. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this sci-fi action-thriller as embittered timecop Max Walker-- toughest member of the elite "Time Enforcement Commission" which was created to enforce one simple rule: no one goes back. But Walker may have met his match in the person of Senator McComb, a corrupt ruthless politician who's determined to reinvent history, get rich and buy his way into the White House.
A sound of thunder ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 363 libraries worldwide
In the year 2055, a team of time travelers accidentally changes the course of evolution, threatening the continued survival of the human race.
Outland ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and French and held by 360 libraries worldwide
A future cop probes some mysterious deaths among the workers in a mining colony on on of Jupiter's innermost moons.
The Monster Squad ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Count Dracula has until midnight to retrieve an ancient amulet that will give him final control over the delicate balance between good and evil in the world. To help him, the creepy County calls on some old friends; the weird Wolfman, grotesque Gill-Man, mildewed Mummy and freaky Frankenstein. As the ghoulish group gets closer to the amultet, it becomes up to the Monster Squad, headquartered in the local tree house, to pool its questionable resources and stop the monster mayhem.
The relic ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 312 libraries worldwide
A researcher at Chicago's National History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the Museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover gruesome murders on the cargo ship that brought the crates to the US. While investigating another murder in the Museum itself, the police and a museum curator found that there is a large creature roaming the museum which is gearing itself up for a benefit reception which the city's major is to attend.
The star chamber ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and German and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Vicious criminals and sadistic killers are running rampant, fearlessly preying on whomever they choose with no fear of punishment. They know that if they're caught slick lawyers will get them off scot free by using obscure loopholes to put them back on the street again. A small group of powerful men decide to meet behind closed doors in the utmost secrecy and decree their own punishment for the guilty.
Sudden death ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 216 libraries worldwide
A man tries to save his children and a sports arena full of people from being blown up by terrorists.
Narrow margin ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Gene Hackman stars as an L.A. District Attorney attempting to take an unwilling murder witness back to the United States to testify against a top-level mob boss.
2010 the year we make contact ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and German and held by 178 libraries worldwide
While planet Earth poses on the brink of disaster, a team of Russian and American scientists hurtle to a rendezvous with the abandoned Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.
Stay tuned ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Couch potato Roy Knable (John Ritter) has entered a new dimension in TV viewing - on the other side of the screen. If he survives, he can return home. If not, like a show with no audience, he'll be cancelled ... for good! The out-of-this-world satellite dish Roy just bought on a free trial offer has sucked him and his wife Helen (Pam Dawber) into a hilariously bizarre TV world.
Running scared ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Ray and Danny are the wild men of the Windy City's police force whose unorthodox methods get results in a tough town until they come up against Julio Gonzales, a smooth-talking drug dealer who is bucking to become Chicago's first Spanish Godfather. Includes special features.
The Hunter ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
The true story of Ralph "Papa" Thorson, a modern day bounty hunter. Thorson pursues fugitives who have skipped bail; the chase comes full circle when he becomes the quarry of vengeful psychopath.
The Odyssey file by Arthur C Clarke ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Action and adventure films Amulets Anne,--Queen, consort of Louis XIII, King of France,--1601-1666 Astronauts Comedy films Corruption investigation Crime films Detective and mystery films Dracula, Count (Fictitious character) Drama Evidence tampering Evolution (Biology) Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) Frankenstein films Good and evil Horror films Illinois--Chicago Journalists Judgments, Criminal Jupiter (Planet) Lawyers--Political activity Legal films Man-woman relationships Military police Mine accidents Motion pictures Mummies Murder--Investigation Outer space Police Public prosecutors Science fiction films Science fiction films Space flight to Mars Thrillers (Motion pictures) Time travel Trials (Murder) United States United States.--National Aeronautics and Space Administration Vampire films Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Werewolf films Werewolves World War (1939-1945)
Multiple languages (17)
No Linguistic content (16)