Thrillers Book Reviews (page 9)

THE POLARIS PROTOCOL by Brad Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Admirers of the late Tom Clancy will enjoy this and other works in the series. Read them in any order."
Taylor's latest thriller starring Pike Logan. Read full book review >
SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE by Ian Rankin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Although Rebus is the protagonist of this gritty procedural, you see the action through so many other eyes that the hard-living detective is less vivid a presence than in his earlier outings. But the most persistent cop in the shop will still do whatever it takes to crack a case."
Rebus (Standing in Another Man's Grave, 2013, etc.) is working the streets as a detective again—and his loyalty is on the line. Read full book review >

Tip Of The POTUS Spear: THE COMPLEX by William Bunting
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A slick spy novel and stealthy Navy SEAL thriller."
Two Navy SEALs survive a botched mission that may be part of a coverup to blame terrorists for a U.S.-sanctioned attack in Bunting's (Welkin, 2012) thriller. Read full book review >
SCARS AND STRIPES FOREVER by Claudia Turner
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"An often entertaining read about political corruption, romance and hope for a better future."
In Turner's debut novel, career CIA agent Kat Hastings uncovers the shocking truth behind John F. Kennedy's assassination and confronts her own troubled relationship with her father. Read full book review >
IN THE BLOOD by Lisa Unger
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Another scary winner from an accomplished pro."
The Hollows is once again a poor choice for someone trying to keep a secret in this latest thriller from best-selling author Unger (Heartbroken, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

JOURNEY INTO THE FLAME by T.R. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Fans of Dan Brown will find this book worth a try for its action and mystical angle. Other thriller fans may just feel burned."
This adequate New-Age thriller, offering a vision of an apocalyptic future, is the first volume of Williams' Rising World trilogy. Read full book review >
THE ASCENDANT by Drew Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Chapman has managed a true seat-of-the-pants ride on an international scale."
TV writer Chapman's debut novel is a nonstop chase scene through the global connectivity of our times. Read full book review >
PHOENIX ISLAND by John Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A fast-paced, exciting novel with the promise of future installments."
This action-packed novel (with YA crossover appeal) combines adventure with extreme violence and concerns a young boxer sent to a very special youth boot camp. Read full book review >
STANDUP GUY by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The subplots lead nowhere, and the main upshot of Fratelli's little problem is some uncharacteristically salty language."
New York attorney Stone Barrington (Doing Hard Time, 2013, etc.) reaps the whirlwind after advising a walk-in client how to live safely on several million dollars in ill-gotten gains. Read full book review >
FROM THE DEAD by Mark Billingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Not the best of Thorne's nine appearances, but a solid, rewarding piece of work from beginning to end, with a particularly neat twist that arrives just after readers finally let down their guards."
DI Tom Thorne (The Dying Hours, 2013, etc.) faces "the Curious Case of the Suntanned Corpse." Read full book review >
THE WAY OF ALL FISH by Martha Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

Unlikely alliances form in a plot to neutralize an author's greedy former agent. Read full book review >
FEAR NOTHING by Lisa Gardner
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"If you think Gardner pulled out all the stops in D.D.'s previous cases (Catch Me, 2012, etc.), you ain't seen nothing yet. Better fasten your seat belt for this roller-coaster ride through family hell."
Recovering from a nasty fall down a flight of stairs, Detective D.D. Warren, of Boston Homicide, tangles with a pair of sisters who put her pain in a whole new perspective. Read full book review >