Thrillers Book Reviews (page 6)

Death By Arbitrage or Live Low Die High by Urno Barthel
Released: Aug. 27, 2015

"An extremely clever thriller that dazzles on every level."
This third volume in a series of techno-thrillers pits Chester and Urno's (Death by Tech, 2014, etc.) scientist/sleuth against murderous inside traders. Read full book review >
WOMAN OF THE DEAD by Bernhard Aichner
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Gory, explicit, and crammed with dialogue that is often profane as well as curt, this tale of a woman brimming with hate and vengeance won't be for everyone."
Bloody corpses and an intriguing protagonist combine to flesh out Aichner's violent tale. Read full book review >

IRON WOLF by Dale Brown
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"While linked to Brown's previous novel, this fast-paced read has enough explanation to allay confusion as high-tension, all-out action-adventure flames across Eastern Europe."
As a diabolical false-flag scheme fractures the uneasy Ukrainian peace, Brown (Starfire, 2014, etc.) out-Clancys Tom in his latest action thriller.Read full book review >
END TIME by Keith Korman
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Consuming illicit chemicals might increase some readers' tolerance of this clunker. For others, its end time can't arrive a page too soon."
An apocalyptic thriller that will eat your brain. Read full book review >
Mrs. Valentine's Revenge by Al Ginsberg
Released: Aug. 23, 2015

"Formidable bad guys help retain steady, nail-biting tension for the good guys and for readers."
In Ginsberg's debut thriller, a private detective and a widow become targets of London thugs when looking into the presumedmurder of the woman's husband.Read full book review >

NIGHT OF THE COBRA by Jack  Coughlin
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Much like Swanson's dispatch of the Cobra, the book's execution is precise and well-practiced, and a bit too routine."
Marine Corps gunner Kyle Swanson saves the world from yet another band of terrorists. Read full book review >
HOSTAGE TAKER by Stefanie Pintoff
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Readers won't be dazzled by the forgettable Rossi or her team of scalawags, but the galloping storyline and behind-the-scenes view of St. Patrick's make this an addictive read."
After a brutal hostage taker invades St. Patrick's Cathedral, a team of misfits led by the emotionally damaged Eve Rossi takes charge in this fast-paced thriller. Read full book review >
CLEAR BY FIRE by Joshua Hood
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Hood has the foundation for an action-adventure series, with a shoot-first hero in the style of Child's Jack Reacher, Hunter's Bob Lee Swagger, or DeMille's John Corey."
In Hood's debut action adventure, it's tough to cheer for a hard-case hero who tortures with gasoline and a Zippo, but then special-ops warrior Mason Kane had good reason. Read full book review >
ZER0ES by Chuck  Wendig
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An action-packed yet cerebral thriller that lives in that murky nexus between today and the future."
A group of co-opted hackers discovers a secret government experiment gone terribly wrong. Read full book review >
Red Flag by Steve McManus
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A story like wildfire—starts cool but only gets hotter."
In McManus' debut thriller, a blogger whose writing has been tracking an arsonist-turned-killer may be so close to his subject that he becomes a target. Read full book review >
SLASHTAG by Todd M. Thiede
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"A dark, bracing volume in a series that's making it a habit."
Thiede (Miss Me?, 2015) weaves a gruesome tale of suspense in the fourth book of his Max Larkin series.Read full book review >
TRAP by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"But no matter. This is still an enjoyable tale of good vs. evil and the importance of knowing who you are."
A courtroom thriller that's a cut above the author's previous effort (Fatal Conceit, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >