Thrillers Book Reviews (page 9)

JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIRROR by T.R. Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Worth a try for fans of the genre, but start with Book 1, Journey into the Flame."
The unexciting middle installment in the author's Rising World trilogy. Read full book review >
A PLEASURE AND A CALLING by Phil Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Deft characterization, but reading about someone this relentlessly unconscionable will make most readers lunge for the shower as soon as they've reached the final page."
William Heming sells real estate, but that's not his only pursuit in this dark first-person tale by English journalist Hogan. Read full book review >

RETRIBUTION by David Hagberg
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A believable story told in a clear and concise style."
A former CIA director battles German mercenaries to protect members of SEAL Team Six. Read full book review >
DESCENT by Tim Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Neither Grant nor Sean—Angela barely registers for the reader—makes for a compelling lead character, both laconic to the point of annoyance, and while Caitlin's ordeal is chilling, it's not enough to buoy this overwritten yet occasionally poignant tale."
Johnston tracks the dissolution of a family following the disappearance of the teenage daughter during a Colorado vacation. Read full book review >
TRUST NO ONE by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An intriguing, textured mystery that perfectly layers humor, suspense and romance."
When Grace Elland finds her murdered boss's body, she comes to the attention of the police, a sexy new neighbor and an apparent stalker who seems linked to both this crime and a violent event from Grace's past. Read full book review >

DOING THE DEVIL'S WORK by Bill Loehfelm
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This series just keeps getting better."
In the latest volume of Loehfelm's Maureen Coughlin series, the ambitious protagonist, now a rookie cop, tangles with some scary homegrown militia types called the Sovereign Citizens. Read full book review >
Calm Seas Stormy Ship by Joseph Isaiah
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sometimes-clinical narrative relays a smart, unquestionably regaling tale."
The crew of a Malaysian crude oil tanker bound for India is held hostage by armed men demanding a hefty ransom in Isaiah's debut thriller. Read full book review >
GRANT OF IMMUNITY by Garret Holms
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Fans of legal thrillers will be appeased, but the energetic, brisk story makes a thoroughly enjoyable read for anyone."
In Holms' debut legal thriller, a crooked cop manipulates the justice system to wreak havoc on the lives of a judge, a fellow officer, and a young woman. Read full book review >
THE ASSASSINATION OPTION by W.E.B. Griffin
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Another Griffin adventure to bring out the Walter Mitty in every red-white-and-blue-blooded American male."
In their second Clandestine Operations spy thriller, Griffin and his son and co-author, Butterworth (Top Secret, 2014, etc.), delve into the down-and-dirty work necessary to turn the OSS into the CIA.Read full book review >
NO FORTUNATE SON by Brad Taylor
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A surefire page-turner that is nearly impossible to put down."
An elite counterterrorist operator races to save his commander's kidnapped niece. Read full book review >
DIE AGAIN by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Mystery lovers not familiar with the author's work should brace themselves, because they might trip over a bucket of entrails. But they will also find a terrific storyteller."
A not-for-the-squeamish murder mystery set in both Boston and Botswana. Read full book review >
RAIN ON THE DEAD by Jack Higgins
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A good read for those who want bullets without the complexity or distraction of a tight narrative."
An elite British paramilitary unit squares off with a mysterious new al-Qaida master. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >