Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

THE NEXT TARGET by Marcel Trigueiro
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"Slow and occasionally jumbled but ultimately rewarding."
Terrorists in Rio de Janeiro target citizens for a series of cyberattacks and assassinations in Trigueiro's debut thriller. Read full book review >
LAST DAYS IN SHANGHAI by Casey Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Though its observations about China's construction boom and the dismal state of American politics are as fresh as the morning news feed, Walker's novel also feels like a disquieting peek deep into the coming decades of global economic upheaval."
Slimy all-American graft oozes from beneath the economic aspirations of contemporary China in this witty, illuminating thriller. Read full book review >

THE VOICES by F.R. Tallis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"But his incisive and beautifully observed storytelling trumps his clichés to produce a genuine page-turner."
A composer jeopardizes himself and his family when he becomes a kind of ghost hunter. Read full book review >
THE FOOL RETURNS by Tom Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"Think of a Dan Brown-like adventure penned by an erudite Talmudic scholar."
In Block's newest, Bill Willis is a Jew who doesn't realize he's Jewish until he discovers he's heir to a spiritual obligation originating with 13th-century philosopher Moses Maimonides. Read full book review >
A MOST UNLIKELY SPY by Linda A. Rich
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 14, 2014

"A concise thriller with an enthralling protagonist and a rich historical backdrop."
In Rich's debut historical thriller, a World War II codebreaker tracks down an American naval officer who may be working as a spy for the Japanese. Read full book review >

THE EXPERIMENT OF DREAMS by Brandon Zenner
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"A creative, sharply drawn thriller anchored by sturdy prose and a memorable hero."
New Jersey bartender and author Zenner combines corporate deceit, futuristic technology, and sleep science into a rousing debut. Read full book review >
SOLEIL'S STAR by Larry Bonner
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Sizzling twist on a Cold War thriller."
Set in 1990, the third installment of Bonner's (Soleil, Too!, 2014, etc.) Cold War espionage thriller series once again features beautiful Canadian heroine Soleil Tangiere in a highly palatable fusion of spy thriller and romance. Read full book review >
THE CRUISER by David Poyer
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Poyer is a master of the modern sea adventure, pitting both men and women against unseen enemies and turbulent waves."
This 14th entry in the author's Dan Lenson series (The Towers, 2011, etc.) is a naval thriller featuring heroism and high-tech warfare.Read full book review >
FIVE by Ursula Archer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Though Bea and Florin often seem to be phoning it in, Archer makes up for their lack of energy with an inventive plot."
Archer, an Austrian writer of teen novels, has created a series of gruesome killings in her Salzberg-based first thriller for adults. Read full book review >
DEVIL'S MOVE by Leslie Wolfe
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"There's no standout spy amid all the spying, but shady dealings and global struggles aid this solid genre outing."
In Wolfe's (Executive, 2011) political thriller, a secret U.S. agency tries to stop a covert group from hijacking the new voting process and possibly rigging the presidential election. Read full book review >
EVERLAST by Richard Bard
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"High-speed espionage thriller with sci-fi touches that'll have readers impatiently waiting for the next installment."
The first volume of a two-part thriller series brings back Jake Bronson, who's determined to find out why an unknown group has been abducting his family and friends, in Bard's (Beyond Judgment, 2013, etc.) latest. Read full book review >
THE PARDONER'S TALE by Morgan Ferdinand
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"This supernatural thriller's humor and well-developed relationships will keep the pages turning."
Ferdinand's sharp debut novel features a shape-shifting private eye who's hellbent on slaying demonic beasts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >