Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

Released: April 23, 2012

"A stylish reimagining of the psychic mystery genre."
Influence peddling—the telepathic kind—fuels the big city in this hard-boiled but soulful fantasy thriller. Read full book review >
COMPLICATION by Isaac Adamson
Released: April 10, 2012

"A freshly imagined work, this novel boasts clever twists and revelations right up until the end."
Prague is the setting for this unusual meta-mystery, in which an American's investigation of his older brother's disappearance occasions stories-within-stories involving Nazi occupiers, Communist spies, a gangster known as Rumpelstiltskin and a still-ticking watch that goes back to Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Read full book review >

Released: April 10, 2012

"A stellar thriller that handily juggles its formulaic elements to achieve near-perfect liftoff."
Debut author Steere shows off his air-and-space mastery in this swashbuckling tale of Apollo 18, the moon landing that never was. Read full book review >
EXIT PLAN by Larry Bond
Released: April 4, 2012

"Iran's nuclear ambitions are prominent in the news. That makes this novel a perfectly timed, first-class read."
A fast-moving military thriller that grabs the reader's attention and holds on tightly. Read full book review >
STRANGE FLESH by Michael Olson
Released: April 3, 2012

"A profane, heady thriller more startling and compelling than its individual components and influences might demonstrate."
Sex, lies and video all play a role in the unraveling of a lusty, gifted hacker. Read full book review >

THE DEEP ZONE by James M. Tabor
Released: April 3, 2012

"A smart, informative debut thriller with a pair of assertive heroines that draws us into the strange wonders of inner space."
A super-lethal, fast-spreading bacterium that eats its victims from the inside out is decimating U.S. troops in Afghanistan and posing the threat of a pandemic. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2012

"A lot of atmosphere complements the excitement, while the ending seems to suggest that a sequel might be in the works. Let's hope so."
A solid literary thriller from Mills. Read full book review >
BLOWOUT by David Hagberg
Released: March 27, 2012

"An enjoyable and fast-moving tale that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next one."
A blistering thriller from Dorgan, a former congressman and senator for North Dakota, and Hagberg, a former U.S. Air Force cryptographer. Read full book review >
TRADE by Tareq A. Hassan
Released: March 23, 2012

"A fast, brutal thriller about manipulation, drugs and terrorism."
When the CIA cracks a local terrorist cell in Hassan's debut spy thriller, the higher-ups begin planning an international operation—then 9/11 happens. Read full book review >
ANGELMAKER by Nick Harkaway
Released: March 20, 2012

"A touch early in the season for a beach book, though just the kind of thing to laugh at away from polite society. Top-notch."
A bang comes at the door, and with it an offer that one shouldn't refuse but must. Thus begins Brit novelist Harkaway's (The Gone-Away World, 2008) latest stuffed-to-the-rafters romp through genres and eras. Read full book review >
FALL FROM GRACE by Richard North Patterson
Released: March 20, 2012

"Seascapes full of red herrings, seaside cottages full of secrets—all good fun, and a most satisfying whodunit."
Taut thriller from accomplished attorney-turned-mysterian Patterson (In the Name of Honor, 2010, etc.) set on the familiar turf of Martha's Vineyard. Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN SPY by Olen Steinhauer
Released: March 13, 2012

"Thickets of tricky conspiracies, swamps full of secret agendas: Reader, you're in le Carré-land, guided there unerringly by one of the best of the newer crop."
In Steinhauer's superb spy novel, Milo Weaver (The Nearest Exit, 2010, etc.), in from the cold, wants to stay that way, but no one will let him. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >