Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

AMERICAN BLOOD by Ben Sanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Great dialogue and a hero who won't stay hidden make this a winner for crime fans."
A fast-moving thriller that leaves a trail of blood and grit across the pages. Read full book review >
Sway by Katherine Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Tantalizing for genre fans but also an honest romance between characters working for the British Secret Service whose attachment is both cherished and inescapable."
A woman's intoxicating tryst with her boss takes a startling turn when she learns that he has some peculiarities and that the two are bound by a supernatural connection in Savage's debut erotic thriller. Read full book review >

A DIFFERENT LIE by Derek Haas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"An unflinching little gem of a story: violent, dark, and unrelentingly entertaining."
Two dangerous assassins tangle with deadly results in the latest book by screenwriter, novelist, and producer Haas. Read full book review >
THE WHISPERING CITY by Sara Moliner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"If this first mystery is, as many are, the introduction of a detective for a new series, then this young reporter may prove to be a character readers are eager to follow."
The 1952 murder of a famous socialite in Franco's Spain brings an aspiring young newspaperwoman up against the oppressive regime. Read full book review >
Gallery Pieces by Larry Witham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"A thoughtful, well-written, and well-developed novel about the art world that's an exuberant, satisfying read."
In this mystery/thriller set in New York City, an art restoration consultant stumbles upon clues pointing to his grandfather's possible association with World War II looting. Read full book review >

THE PROMISE by Robert Crais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Not Crais' deepest or thorniest mystery but another solid outing with a host of involving characters."
Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole is joined by K-9 cop Scott James and his battle-scarred German shepherd, Maggie, in the search for a woman out to avenge the killing of her son in a suicide bombing in Nigeria. Read full book review >
Unholy Alliances by Kevin Land Patrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A spy novel that runs full tilt from beginning to end; action junkies will be more than satiated."
The CIA and allies try to stop a formidable and malignant terrorist organization from instigating an international war in Patrick's (Threatened Waters, 2014) thriller.Read full book review >
The Prudent Man by Isaac Ritter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"The hero's cautious but no pushover, intrepidly facing the engaging story's multiple obstacles."
In Ritter's debut thriller, a windfall of problems hits a trust officer, who may have uncovered embezzlement at his company while simultaneously infuriating a gang of racist bikers. Read full book review >
In Absence of Fear by Celeste Chaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"A compelling novel to tease readers' paranoia."
Chaney imagines a society under total surveillance in this debut sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
THE MULBERRY BUSH by Charles McCarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Good enough while it lasts, but richer characters would have made it last longer."
Classic noir themes of trust, motive, and tarnished ideals spin through this mordant, cerebral thriller about an agent on a two-tiered mission. Read full book review >
THE CROSSING by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Solid, unspectacular, utterly engrossing work from the reigning master of the police procedural."
Harry Bosch goes to work for the Lincoln lawyer. Read full book review >
Based on a True Story by Jameson Currier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An involving, sentimental yarn of love, secrets, and relationships."
Four aging, gay male friends reunite over a Thanksgiving holiday, unearthing hidden pasts and a smoldering tragedy in Currier's (A Gathering Storm, 2014, etc.) novel.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >