Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

THE RISK AGENT by Ridley Pearson
Released: June 19, 2012

"Exotic locale. Credible heroics. Vicarious thrills. Fans will want more, and soon."
If you have the right incentives, dollars in the billions can be made in Shanghai, where capitalism wrestles with communism. So says Pearson (In Harm's Way, 2010, etc.) in this first in a new series of thrillers. Read full book review >
THE THIRD GATE by Lincoln Child
Released: June 12, 2012

"Think, a Dan Brown-ian adventure amongst Pharaohs ready with a pocket full of curses."
When setting out to investigate Near-Death Experiences, it's best to employ an "enigmalogist." Read full book review >

Released: June 12, 2012

"The novel recalls a time when black and white applied to both movies and moral choices. It's a tale with wide appeal."
A historical spy novel that takes the reader back to the 1930s, when Europe hurtled toward the abyss. Read full book review >
THE DEMANDS by Mark Billingham
Released: June 12, 2012

"This great novel should put Billingham in the same league as Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, John Harvey and Denise Mina."
The clock is ticking for London detective Tom Thorne. Read full book review >
Dead Ringer by William Cone
Released: June 9, 2012

"A historically faithful and ingeniously thrilling account of the last throes of the second world war."
A historical thriller set during World War II that revolves around the global race for an atomic bomb. Read full book review >

SUNSET by Al Lamanda
Released: June 6, 2012

"The latest from Lamanda (Running Homeless, 2011, etc.) is an exciting thriller filled with tough but sympathetic characters who drag you breathlessly along to the final scene."
A former police officer sunk in the depths of despair is rescued by the mob boss he thinks had his wife killed. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2012

"One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are chilling."
A perfect wife's disappearance plunges her husband into a nightmare as it rips open ugly secrets about his marriage and, just maybe, his culpability in her death. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2012

"An exciting, well-written and compassionate eco-thriller with real heroes and a mission worth caring about."
An American biospherist and a Chinese nanoengineer risk everything to save Earth's climate in this thriller set 40 years in the future. Read full book review >
Released: May 29, 2012

"With dialogue that can go off like gunfire and a streak of nostalgia that feels timeless, this book takes its place among espionage novels as an instant classic."
In 1945 Istanbul, Allied veteran Leon Bauer is running spy missions under the cover of a U.S. tobacco-importing business. Read full book review >
THE LAST MAN by P.T. Deutermann
Released: May 22, 2012

"Damn good."
Deutermann's latest (Nightwalkers, 2009, etc.) is a strong thriller that mixes archaeology, history and geopolitics. Read full book review >
HIS GOOD FRIENDS by Paul Michael Buck
Released: May 20, 2012

"A breezy, unpolished thriller with a digestible plot and a likable protagonist."
A struggling writer gets caught up in crime in this New York City-based thriller from debut author Buck. Read full book review >
THE PRISONER'S WIFE by Gerard Macdonald
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though this is McDonald's first adult novel, it boasts the assurance and authority of a veteran spymaster, making us feel like we've been reading this author for years."
Living in Paris in 2004, former CIA spy Shawn Maguire accepts a freelance job to find an Iranian named Darius Osmani. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >