Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

SECRETS OF STATE by Matthew Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A well-written imagining of how India and Pakistan could be pushed to the brink of nuclear disaster."
A rogue nuclear weapon and a ticking clock lie at the heart of this engaging thriller by the author of The American Mission (2014).Read full book review >
INDEPENDENCE DAY by Ben Coes
THRILLERS
Released: May 26, 2015

"A realistic and entertaining page turner."
Elite operative Dewey Andreas returns to protect America from nuclear annihilation. Read full book review >

The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >
DEVIL'S GARDEN by Lance Tuck
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 21, 2015

"A darkly satisfying novel by a writer with an eye for action and unnerving detail."
In Tuck's debut fantasy thriller, a spiritual crisis unfolds involving infernal antagonists. Read full book review >
DISCLAIMER by Renée Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"An addictive psychological thriller."
When a mysterious novel appears on her bedside table, a successful documentary filmmaker finds herself face to face with a secret that threatens to unravel life as she knows it. Read full book review >

I, RIPPER by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Hunter solves the crime, and the Prince of Wales wasn't the culprit."
Hunter (Sniper's Honor, 2014, etc.) sets aside long guns and MST-100 scopes for a Sheffield blade and then follows Jack the Ripper into the mean streets of Victorian London.Read full book review >
PINNACLE EVENT by Richard A. Clarke
THRILLERS
Released: May 19, 2015

"Thriller lovers no longer need the USSR and the Cold War for a scary-good story—just lose track of a few A-bombs for an exciting and all-too-plausible novel."
A fast-moving international thriller by the counterterrorism expert and author of Sting of the Drone (2014).Read full book review >
BLOWN by Chuck Barrett
THRILLERS
Released: May 19, 2015

"A long, exhilarating chase gloriously riddled with bullets and intrigue."
In Barrett's (Breach of Power, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a CIA operative becomes the unwitting protector of a man in Witness Security who's targeted by a myriad of groups. Read full book review >
BAD KARMA by Dwight Holing
THRILLERS
Released: May 15, 2015

"An engrossing novel that should earn the series a bevy of new fans."
In Holing's (A Boatload, 2014, etc.) thriller sequel, an ex-con dabbles in his dormant criminal ways to prove that his wife's friend is innocent of murder. Read full book review >
Killing Maine by Mike Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"Another stellar ride from Bond; checking out Pono's first adventure isn't a prerequisite, but this will make readers want to.
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In Bond's (Tibetan Cross, 2014, etc.) thriller, Hawaiian surfer Pono Hawkins books a flight to Maine to help a fellow Special Forces vet duck a murder conviction.Read full book review >
The Talis Dunes by Peter Lalor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"A complex but stilted entry in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi subgenre."
A young soldier is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy that borders on the supernatural in Lalor's (Philo Mae, 2007, etc.)thriller set in the future.Read full book review >
The Seventh Seal by Frank Heiberger
THRILLERS
Released: May 13, 2015

"A fast-paced thriller with some intellectual meat on its bones."
Heiberger's (The Feud, 2014, etc.) fourth novel weaves together theological themes and archaeological intrigue into a rollicking action adventure story as a seafaring academic seeks out a holy book before its profanation destroys the world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >