Thrillers Book Reviews (page 9)

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 >
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 >
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 >