Thrillers Book Reviews (page 6)

GRANT OF IMMUNITY by Garret Holms
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"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 >

God Never Laughed by Dev Bhattacharyya
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 25, 2014

"A novel with a unique structure that falls victim to stunted prose, thin characters, and a barely justified climax."
A metaphysical thriller that follows a mysterious set of terra-cotta tablets through a violent history. Read full book review >
Perfect by Douglas Wickard
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"A leisurely paced but ultimately rewarding, riveting thriller."
A sea voyage from the U.S. to Italy churns up whirlwind romance and a strong possibility of murder in Wickard's (A Perfect Setup, 2013, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >
THE NEXT TARGET by Marcel Trigueiro
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"Slow and occasionally jumbled but ultimately rewarding."
Terrorists in Rio de Janeiro target citizens for a series of cyberattacks and assassinations in Trigueiro's debut thriller. Read full book review >
LAST DAYS IN SHANGHAI by Casey Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Though its observations about China's construction boom and the dismal state of American politics are as fresh as the morning news feed, Walker's novel also feels like a disquieting peek deep into the coming decades of global economic upheaval."
Slimy all-American graft oozes from beneath the economic aspirations of contemporary China in this witty, illuminating thriller. Read full book review >
THE VOICES by F.R. Tallis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"But his incisive and beautifully observed storytelling trumps his clichés to produce a genuine page-turner."
A composer jeopardizes himself and his family when he becomes a kind of ghost hunter. Read full book review >
THE FOOL RETURNS by Tom Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"Think of a Dan Brown-like adventure penned by an erudite Talmudic scholar."
In Block's newest, Bill Willis is a Jew who doesn't realize he's Jewish until he discovers he's heir to a spiritual obligation originating with 13th-century philosopher Moses Maimonides. Read full book review >
A MOST UNLIKELY SPY by Linda A. Rich
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 14, 2014

"A concise thriller with an enthralling protagonist and a rich historical backdrop."
In Rich's debut historical thriller, a World War II codebreaker tracks down an American naval officer who may be working as a spy for the Japanese. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >