Picks and Pans Review: Critics' Choice

updated 05/22/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/22/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>DAY OF RECKONING Crime novelist John Katzenbach delivers a study in high suspense that spins around a pair of yuppies who are mercilessly stalked by a vengeful ghost from their radical past. (Putnam)

THE ARCTIC GRAIL True tales of man's quest for glory in the frigid landscape of the Polar outback, wondrously wrought by historian Pierre Berton (Viking)

THE EIGHT In this big fanciful adventure, Katherine Neville tracks two bold heroines in search of the lost formula for immortality hidden within a medieval chess set. (Ballantine)

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