Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

DEEP BLUE SALOON by Thomas Courtney Click
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A high-stakes Caribbean thriller, fueled by sex, drugs, and deep-sea dives."
Raised by the Texas Mafia and addicted to the nitrogen high of deep-sea diving, a hired gun struggles to escape his past and start anew. Read full book review >
CASINO QADDAFI by Graham Tempest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"Like 007 with a CPA card—who knew accounting could be so wild?"
Taking place largely in Libya in 2011—just weeks after the assassination of Moammar Gadhafi—Tempest's (Casino Excelsior, 2012, etc.) third financial mystery/thriller featuring forensic accountant Oliver Steele revolves around his mission to locate an illegitimate son of the slain leader. Read full book review >

FLASH by Donna Ball
THRILLERS
Released: May 1, 2015

"One of this mystery's investigators may be fluffy, but this thoroughly entertaining novel certainly isn't."
A recent murder stirs up a cop's memories of being shot in the line of duty in Ball's (A Wedding on Ladybug Farm, 2014, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >
Baghdad Blues by Laszlo Hajdu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"A gripping narrative that explores the consequences of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the camaraderie and perseverance of America's veterans."
In Hajdu's (The Spirit of Palm Springs, 2005, etc.) latest novel, the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq is told by the men and women of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Divi­sion. Read full book review >
The Mask Maker by Ken Ulano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"Crime-fiction fans in search of depravity and gore will race through this swift thriller."
A tale of bloody murders in Baltimore by a killer who can swap his face for another. Read full book review >

DEAD IN DUBAI by Marilynn Larew
THRILLERS
Released: April 30, 2015

"Lee's charm and tenacity can conquer any obstacle, even an unsteady premise."
Former CIA analyst Lee Carruthers returns in Larew's (The Spider Catchers, 2013) thriller, this time searching for a murderer in Dubai and stepping into the middle of a war between arms dealers. Read full book review >
Snowy Elixir by Roberto de Haro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2015

"A heavily detailed but flawed crime thriller."
In De Haro's (Alejandro's Story, 2013, etc.) thriller, Mexican drug lords lock horns with an American military hero, drug enforcement agencies, a Dutch hacker, and occasionally with one another.Read full book review >
THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"Dive into this sweeping, romantic journey that will leave you breathless and a little unsure of where in time you've landed."
Four scientists receive a grant to study memory in the hope of finding a cure for Alzheimer's and make the discovery of a lifetime—or lifetimes. Read full book review >
The Story of Walter White by Ron Cooper
THRILLERS
Released: April 28, 2015

"A modern morality tale of redemption, adventure, and survival."
In Cooper's debut novel, a dying man in a nursing home breaks his silence to relate the story of his adventures aboard the Sweetie Pie, a modern-day pirate ship. Read full book review >
ENDANGERED by Lamar Giles
THRILLERS
Released: April 21, 2015

"Suspenseful and often wise. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A teen vigilante finds the tables turned when a mysterious correspondent uncovers her secret identity. Read full book review >
THRESHOLD by G.M. Ford
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 21, 2015

"If you can accept the hook of Grace's extraordinary powers, Ford strings the rest of the tale expertly between extended chases and moments of unexpected compassion the characters show each other and eventually themselves."
A beleaguered big-city cop works with and against an equally troubled young woman with the uncanny ability to help long-comatose patients return to life. Read full book review >
GBH by Ted Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"What stays in the mind is the seediness of an offseason resort town and the mix of swank and rot in the Fowlers' London life. Lewis' death meant the loss of an impeccable sociologist of the gutter."
A London porn king tries to ferret out the insider who's destroying his operation in the final novel by noir specialist Lewis (Get Carter, 1970, etc.).Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >