Thrillers Book Reviews (page 9)

Blind Impact by Andy Maslen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2016

"A sometimes-slow series installment, but one that continues to develop its rugged hero."
A former British soldier's assignment to investigate an experimental drug becomes a hostage-rescue mission in Maslen's (Trigger Point, 2015) thriller.Read full book review >
THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Longer than it needs to be but Berry gunfights his way entertainingly enough to the save-the-world conclusion of this formulaic yarn."
Cotton Malone of the Magellan Billet, the Justice Department's elite intelligence group, once again yanks the U.S. back from the precipice of annihilation. Read full book review >

FAMILY JEWELS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A low-stakes, low-octane thriller that seems to have been cobbled together entirely from dead ends."
Between rounds of international intrigue and blood feuds (Scandalous Behavior, 2016, etc.), even superheroes need a little down time, and Woods provides some for New York cop-turned-attorney-turned-world's policeman Stone Barrington in his latest outing.Read full book review >
THE GIRL FROM HOME by Adam Mitzner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"An engrossing little gem that starts slow and gets better."
A Wall Streeter on the way up digs himself a huge hole in attorney Mitzner's (Losing Faith, 2015, etc.) latest offering.Read full book review >
Death by Dog by Aya Walksfar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2016

"An engaging thriller about dogfighting that features two appealing heroines."
The Special Crimes Team must crack a new case that soon leads to murder in this fifth installment of a series. Read full book review >

Grandma's Lost And Found by Robert Lewis Hayes, Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2016

"A potent, if flawed, novel that combats racism and child endangerment."
A thriller finds a trio of African-American sisters lost in Georgia's questionable foster-care system. Read full book review >
ORCHIDS AND STONE by Lisa Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"Read it for the characters, but don't expect much from the mystery/thriller."
In Preston's debut novel, a tough, wounded woman discovers that in helping others, she can also help herself make peace with great family loss. Read full book review >
The Dolphin by Craig Bennett Hallenstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"Stark and harrowing, with a troubled protagonist's inner turmoil magnified by a tangible evil."
In this debut thriller, a man's decadelong registration as a sex offender sparks police interest following a 7-year-old girl's murder in New Orleans. Read full book review >
Too Greedy to Live by Ad Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A tensely written tale of class conflict that can't transcend its flat characters and uncomplicated agreement with violence."
Long's debut novel fuses thriller-style writing with an examination of wealth inequality. Read full book review >
Justifiable Evil by Mario J. Pabon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"An engaging opus, packed with action and conspirators, that gains punch and steam after a sluggish start."
An array of players instigates a three-pronged terrorist attack in Puerto Rico in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
The Italian Club by Jeff Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2016

"An undemanding murder story reinforced by superlative characters who need not even leave the bar."
Members of a Pennsylvania social club find themselves at risk when a motorcycle gang rides into town in search of a sizable stash in this thriller. Read full book review >
COLD BARREL ZERO by Matthew Quirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"A lethal game of cat and mouse fuels Quirk's third and best novel, a military spy thriller in which one all-out conspiracy is met by another."
Former combat medic Tom Byrne finds himself in the ultimate squeeze when he's caught between the FBI, which falsely arrests him for stealing government secrets, and a Special Ops veteran he once fought with who's accused of committing terrorist acts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >