Ridley, John 1965-
Most widely held works by John Ridley
Those who walk in darkness by John Ridley ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
In the near future, superheroes are very real. But so are supervillains. When San Francisco is toasted during a superbeing clash, America has had enough. All metanormals must leave the country--or face extermination at the hands of an elite new law enforcement branch.
Three kings ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,157 libraries worldwide
Absurdly comic tale set after the end of the Gulf War, when three American soldiers looking to plunder stolen gold become involved in an uprising.
Everybody smokes in hell by John Ridley ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 829 libraries worldwide
A young man goes to Hollywood to become a famous filmmaker and ends up working in a convenience store. One day he gains possession of a recording by a rocker who subsequently commits suicide and he tries to sell it for one million dollars. Right away Paris Scott becomes the target of killers. By the author of Love Is a Racket.
Love is a racket : a novel by John Ridley ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
A failed Hollywood scriptwriter catches sight of a homeless woman who resembles a dead actress. He dresses her up and has her approach a producer who loved the actress. All part of a get-rich scheme. By the author of Stray Dogs.
What fire cannot burn by John Ridley ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Soledad's second adventure finds her hunting down a vigilante who is murdering metanormals indiscriminantly. She has no love for the mutants, but no one is above the law. So with her modified sidearm at her hip, she hits the pavement, determined to dish out some street justice.
The drift by John Ridley ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Tormented by his past, drugs, and an advancing dementia, Charlie ekes out a perilous existence on the railroads, until he is asked to find the missing teenage niece of the man who had taught him how to survive the rails.
Stray dogs by John Ridley ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 661 libraries worldwide
A penniless gambler who owes money to a gangster is offered blood money by two people--a wife wants a husband killed and the husband wants the wife killed. The offers are tempting, especially as the gangster's henchmen are on the way to collect the debt. The setting is Nevada.
A conversation with the Mann : a novel by John Ridley ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Dreaming of making it big in the entertainment world, aspiring black comic Jackie Mann will do anything to achieve his goal as he journeys from Harlem to the height of fame, in a novel set during the early days of the civil rights movement.
Undercover brother ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Undercover Brother uses gadgets and disguises to steal from the rich and give to the poor. His activities are discovered by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., a spy organization devoted to subverting The Man and his henchman, Mr. Feather, who use their power over the media to demean black people and destroy racial unity. The spy organization is run by The Chief. When a popular black political figure calls a press conference, presumably to announce his presidential candidacy, he instead announces that he's opening a chain of fried chicken restaurants. The agency rightly suspects foul play.
Justice League starcrossed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
When a Thanagarian spaceship descends upon Earth, the Justice League turns to Hawkgirl for some answers. And their questions multiply when they discover she has been living amongst them as a spy! As the Thanagarian visitors reveal their dark intentions, Hawkgirl must choose between loyalty to her people and love for her friends on her adopted planet Earth.
Love is a racket by John Ridley ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Everything's a racket for Jeffty Kittridge, an ex-wannabe scriptwriter living on the skids in Hollywood. He's seen jail twice and he's a big-time loser, getting bigger all the time. Then he stumbles on a street-hardened, beautiful young woman, who inspires love -- and the idea for the perfect con.
U-turn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
A small-time gambler stranded in a desert mining town finds himself caught in a twisted game of lust, money, and madness between a seductive woman and her powerful husband. As the gambler tries desperately to get out of town, the couple rigs the game and raises the stakes, putting his life on the line as events grow more treacherous and bizarre.
Third watch. The complete second season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Sometimes it seems as if the world is crashing in on itself. It's the job of the first responders to hold it together. Police, firefighters, paramedics: the men and women of the 3-11 PM shift called third watch are ready to serve in situations ranging from small (attending to a frequent 911 dialer) to playful (a football match between fire departments) to harrowingly large and complex (tracking an elusive sniper who targets cops). Combines the rigors of duty with compelling vignettes of life away from work.
U-turn : the shooting script by John Ridley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
The Authority : human on the inside by John Ridley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Human on the inside by John Ridley ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
U-turn by John Ridley ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Before they were kings. Volume 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
With nothing more than a punch line and a dream, these struggling young artists transformed themselves into comedy legends. Here is a rare opportunity to see some of today's greatest stars perform the routines that would one day make them kings of comedy.
Those who walk in darkness ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Soledad O'Roark, a female cop, must battle against strangely powerful enemies in a near-future Los Angeles.
Third watch. The complete second season, Disc 5 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Sometimes it seems as if the world is crashing in on itself. It's the job of the first responders to hold it together. Police, firefighters, paramedics: the men and women of the 3-11 PM shift called third watch are ready to serve in different situations. Contains 22 episodes.
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