Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

COLD SHOT by Mark Henshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Tense, suspenseful and loaded with immersive detail."
The Iranians are doing something shady in Venezuela, and it's up to the CIA's Burke and Stryker to put a stop to it. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP by Alex Grecian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Grecian's novel is the third in his Scotland Yard's Murder Squad series (The Black Country, 2013, etc.). Justice and punishment are the deeper themes, and the characterization is superb. Saucy Jack may be one of the most disturbing characters ever written on the page—again."
A historical thriller that moves quickly and surely, bringing Jack the Ripper back from the realm of nightmare to the streets of London. Read full book review >

THE BOOST by Stephen Baker
THRILLERS
Released: May 20, 2014

"Baker has written a true delight of a techno-thriller that has deep, dark roots in the present."
A novel about the technology that controls our lives accelerates into an exquisite thriller on the Mexican border. Read full book review >
THE LINCOLN MYTH by Steve Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"All action all the time as Malone once again yanks civilization back from the precipice."
In Berry's (The King's Deception, 2013, etc.) latest, retired secret agent Cotton Malone is drafted from his Copenhagen bookstore to battle a conspiracy, one threatening the U.S. Constitution. Read full book review >
RESISTANT by Michael Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Palmer (Political Suicide, 2012, etc.) doesn't spend much time developing female characters. But in the doctor hero's latest adventure, he's tender as well as tough, and you have to cheer him on in his fight to save the friend who helped save him."
A physician races the clock and a ferocious disease to save a friend's life. Read full book review >

SNIPER'S HONOR by Stephen Hunter
THRILLERS
Released: May 20, 2014

"Despite a not-wholly-related narrative thread highlighting Mossad's mad skills in frustrating Russian-Iranian anti-Israel machinations, Hunter loads up a whole magazine of action, double-dealing and gun porn."
In his latest Bob Lee Swagger adventure, Hunter (The Third Bullet, 2013, etc.) sends the indefatigable warrior into the Carpathian Mountains. Read full book review >
SUSPICION by Joseph Finder
THRILLERS
Released: May 27, 2014

"This is another winner from Finder, who, as ever, builds suspense without a shred of overstatement."
Following two Nick Heller novels (Vanished, 2009; Buried Secrets, 2011), Finder gives us a stand-alone in which Boston writer Danny Goodman gets in treacherously over his head after borrowing a large sum of money from a fabulously rich man who isn't what he seems. Read full book review >
THE STRANGER ON THE TRAIN by Abbie Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"An Alfred Hitchcock-like psychodrama drawn from a mother's nightmare."
Taylor debuts with a wired-tight psychological thriller dissecting a kidnapping. Read full book review >
THE LOST by Sarah Beth Durst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"This exuberant fantasy is finely crafted, filled with humor and very moving."
A daughter caring for her terminally ill mother must find her way out of an unusual desert town in Durst's debut novel for adults. Read full book review >
THE WHITEHALL MANDARIN by Edward Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A deftly plotted homage to the mavens of Cold War spy thrillers."
Another Cold War adventure for British MI6 agent Catesby, working at a time when a triple-agent double cross was de rigueur. Read full book review >
MOVING DAY by Jonathan Stone
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2014

"As tightly plotted as Stone's first four novels (Parting Shot, 2006, etc.) but with a much stronger rooting interest in a geezer hero who ends up reaching into himself more deeply and disturbingly than he could have imagined."
A bogus moving contractor meets his match in the Holocaust survivor whose household goods he pilfers. Read full book review >
THE BONES BENEATH by Mark Billingham
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 3, 2014

"Thorne's 12th is a tour de force of suspense that dares you to guess the secrets of a magician who's made his intentions perfectly clear from the very beginning."
DI Tom Thorne escorts a convicted serial killer to a remote Welsh island with predictably eventful results. Read full book review >