Insidious, a Crime Thriller by Catherine Coulter

The Bottom Line: Yet another rock-solid outing in Coulter’s FBI series, Insidious is reliable comfort food for thriller fans everywhere. FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected. Venus Rasmussen, a powerful woman […]

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The Kingfish Commission

The Kingfish Commission, a Suspense Thriller by Hal M. Harrison

Rob Baldwin is the middle-aged, middle-class owner-operator of a small-town radio station in Louisiana. That means he anchors a daily talk show, sells advertising, manages a small staff — and vacuums the offices on weekends. Sherry LeVasseur is a media-buyer for an advertising agency in Baton Rouge purchasing commercial airtime from Rob’s station, and dozens […]

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A Selfless Man, a Crime Thriller by Shawn Raymond Poalillo

The Bottom Line: A cinematic page-turner about family, spite and sacrifice that manages to be both tragic and uplifting. Highly recommended. In 1994, projected first-round NFL draft pick Roland Moses was arrested for killing a man in Harlem. He went to prison. In 2015, he returned for his one and only year in the NFL, where […]

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Wolves at the Door, a Psychological Thriller by Jon Patrick Haugan

 The Bottom Line: An emotionally raw, first-person psychological thriller about a young reporter who internalizes the tragedies he reports. Reporter Peter Downs appears to have it all. He’s young, married, fit and fiercely intelligent, with a glamorous job as a TV news anchor. All is not as it seems, however, as Downs is a self-described […]

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Interference

Interference, a Mystery by Amélie Antoine

They were the perfect couple—but not all is as it seems. Young married couple Gabriel and Chloé have a picture-perfect life. But when athletic Chloé suddenly drowns, Gabriel is left to grapple with the mysterious circumstances of her death. Brokenhearted, he pours out his grief in a bereavement group and is consoled by photographer Emma. […]

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Transplant

Transplant, a Medical Thriller by Ambika Mathur-Kamat

The Bottom Line: A powerful medical thriller about the ethics of organ transplants, the desperate world of donors and the people who control the system. At Michigan’s Mount Carmel University, a world-famous organ transplant team prepares a patient for a liver transplant. Suddenly, a woman suddenly appears in the operating room with a gun. She […]

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The Mask of Minos, an Archeology Thriller by Robert Walton

The Bottom Line: Everything you hope for in an archeology thriller – superstitious lore, Nazis and a spectacular historical artifact that breathes new life into the genre. The Mask of Minos opens during Germany’s doomed invasion of Russia in 1941, where two operatives reveal a massive cloak and dagger effort to possess a rare and […]

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Active Measures by Matt Fulton

Active Measures, a new Espionage Thriller by Matt Fulton

The Bottom Line: A sophisticated and masterfully written tale about the dangers of loose nukes, terrorism and espionage. The fear of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, so-called “suitcase nukes” and unaccounted for nuclear material following the breakup of the Soviet Union have been edging the world’s doomsday clock closer to midnight for decades. With Active Measures, Matt […]

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