Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

Love and Mayhem on The Sunny Isle of Jamaica by Hope Hamilton Tate
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 22, 2014

"A spirited, diverting thriller that's marred only by some narrative repetition."
In Tate's debut romantic thriller, the answer for a woman being obsessively pursued by dangerous men may lie in uncovering her mother's mysterious past. Read full book review >
INFLUX by Daniel Suarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Fun tech-fiction wrapped in black helicopter conspiracy."
In his latest, Suarez (Kill Decision, 2012, etc.) follows the adventures of eccentric genius Jon Grady, who has run afoul of the Federal Bureau of Technology Control. Read full book review >

RUNNER by Patrick Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Readers who pick up Lee's latest should be prepared to miss their favorite television shows, since they won't put this book down long enough to watch them."
Lee amps up the tension in this nonstop, action-packed thriller that teams two unlikely protagonists: a former soldier with a special skill set and a 12-year-old girl in desperate need of help. Read full book review >
HALF WORLD by Scott O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An invigorating historical thriller that examines the boundaries of man."
The hunters are the haunted in a thriller from Los Angeles-based author O'Connor (Untouchable, 2011, etc.) that mines the depths of fact and fiction. Read full book review >
A BURNABLE BOOK by Bruce Holsinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A highly literate thriller from medievalist Holsinger."
In 1385 London, the race is on to recover a missing book.    Read full book review >

BROTHERHOOD OF FEAR by Paul Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Read it, then hope Grossman writes more about Willi in Paris. He has plenty of time before the Nazis arrive."
Another richly painted Willi Kraus thriller, in which a mundane assignment goes horribly wrong. Read full book review >
THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Sharp, funny and thrilling, with just the right amount of geekery."
When a freak dust storm brings a manned mission to Mars to an unexpected close, an astronaut who is left behind fights to stay alive. This is the first novel from software engineer Weir. Read full book review >
THE DEALER AND THE DEAD by Gerald Seymour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Decades after establishing himself as a master of British spy fiction with Harry's Game, Seymour shows no signs of slowing down or losing relevance."
In 1991, Croatian villagers pooled together their worldly goods to buy weapons to use against advancing Serb forces, only to be left defenseless by a shadowy arms dealer who took the money and ran. Nearly 20 years later, survivors of the brutal attack discover his identity and pay to have him killed to avenge the deaths. Read full book review >
ARCADIA FALLS by Kai Meyer
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Snappy dialogue and well-paced excitement bring this adventure to its ambiguous but nevertheless satisfying conclusion. (Paranormal romance. 15 & up)"
The Arcadia trilogy concludes with magic, shootouts, family betrayals and a cruise ship full of monsters: everything that's necessary for a romance about Cosa Nostra shape shifters. Read full book review >
WENDELL BLACK, MD by Gerald Imber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A heck of a story, with a hero who deserves a series of books."
A high-stakes debut thriller by plastic surgeon Imber, featuring an NYPD surgeon whose troubles begin with an in-flight emergency high over the Atlantic. Read full book review >
PILLAR TO THE SKY by William R. Forstchen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Unlike some of the futuristic novels to which it will be compared, Forstchen's work is as convincingly told as it is diverting."
Unhappy with America's moribund space program at a time when the world is desperate for new energy sources and technology, visionary rocket scientist Gunther Rothenberg devises a controversial supertower that stretches up some 23,000 miles. Read full book review >
WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Grim and tense, but readers will want more payoff."
Brekke's big-boned debut thriller, spanning two continents and 500 years, delves into the unholy connections between a pair of monstrous killings in Norway and the U.S. Read full book review >