Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

GENOCIDE OF ONE by Kazuaki Takano
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"The dense, erudite, multiparagraph lectures on microbiology slow down this better-than-average techno-thriller."
Best-selling Japanese author Takano blends cell-manipulating microbiology and pyscho-cultural social analysis, all while sending four men into the Congo to save the human race. Read full book review >
IRÈNE by Pierre Lemaitre
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A book that no matter how fast the reader connects the dots still produces a bombshell that's both brilliant and diabolical."
Though this isn't the first of Lemaitre's books to be translated into English—that would be Alex (2013)—this was the first he wrote, and it introduces his unique and unforgettable police investigator, Commandant Camille Verhœven.Read full book review >

Secret Wars: An Espionage Story by Joe Goldberg
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"A remarkable thriller that delivers exactly what its title promises, despite a few disconnected characters."
In Goldberg's debut thriller, the mid-1980s' war on terrorism is waged via military action, covert operations and propaganda. Read full book review >
THE ENIGMA WRAITH by Charles V Breakfield
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"Another stellar installment. Breakfield and Burkey show no signs of slowing down in an ever improving series."
The fourth entry in Breakfield and Burkey's (The Enigma Ignite, 2014, etc.) techno-thriller series pits the R-Group against a seemingly untraceable computer virus and what could be a full-scale digital assault. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT MOTHER by Nina Darnton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A fast-paced thriller with the kind of emotional impact that transcends a simple whodunit.
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In this fictionalized account of the Amanda Knox case, journalist Darnton asks the question any parent would dread: Is my child capable of murder? Read full book review >

TAMING THE TELOMERES by R.N. Shapiro
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A quiet thriller—a little too quiet at times—that ignites in the final act."
In Shapiro's debut thriller, a teenager miraculously survives a suspicious plane crash. Read full book review >
BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"But exemplary first and second acts are enough to make this the most successful melding to date of Rosato & DiNunzio's cases and Scottoline's family-centered stand-alones (Keep Quiet, 2014, etc.)."
It's associate Judy Carrier's turn to feel the heat at Rosato & DiNunzio, Philadelphia's premier all-female law firm. And girl, does she ever. Read full book review >
A BILLION WAYS TO DIE by Chris Knopf
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 21, 2014

"After the brilliance of his debut (Dead Anyway, 2012), Cathcart's third adventure shows an increasing tropism toward proficient but forgettable rounds of cat-and-mouse byplay punctuated by the occasional action scene."
What is it with people? Whoever it is that's trying to kill Arthur Cathcart just won't quit. Read full book review >
THE BLUE FOLIO by Matt McMahon
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"A political thriller for readers on both sides of the aisle."
This debut political thriller explores the consequences of ushering in and maintaining a less corrupt U.S. government. Read full book review >
SINS OF OUR FATHERS by Shawn Lawrence Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Ethnic animosities make for an awkward fit with standard-issue midlife floundering."
A white banker tries to thwart a Native American entrepreneur while handling his midlife crisis in this first novel set in rural Minnesota. Read full book review >
THE JOB by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Evanovich and Goldberg offer another wild ride. Even if you can't always tell the good guys from the bad guys, there's no doubt who'll come out on top when the Fox is in the hen house."
An FBI agent leads a motley crew that includes her father into battle against a drug lord no one's ever seen. Read full book review >
A CASE OF GREED by Don L. McCarty
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A solid thriller at its best in lawyer mode."
In McCarty's (Jonathan's Travails, 2012) legal thriller, a retired California attorney tries to settle a murdered man's vast estate, but a trio of avaricious lawyers stands in his way.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >