Impala, a Wholly Engrossing Crime Thriller by Andrew Diamond

The Bottom Line: A smart, wholly engrossing cyber crime novel about a talented hacker trying to escape his past. When coder Russell Fitzpatrick receives an ordinary email advertising a 1967 Chevy Impala for sale, he knows deep inside that his world is about to be turned upside down. Knowing that the ad content will soon […]

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Death & Taxes

Death & Taxes, a Quintessentially American Crime Thriller by Richard Rupp

The Bottom Line: A smart, morally complex and quintessentially American crime thriller. An IRS auditor is found dead at work from a gunshot wound with a small-caliber pistol. Was it suicide, or murder? That’s the question posed to FBI agent Dick Hartmann, head of San Francisco’s Violent Crime Squad. Readers know far more from the […]

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Tier 1

Tier One, an Espionage Thriller by Andrews & Wilson

In a world violated by terror, the old lines have blurred. Meet the next generation of covert ops. John Dempsey’s life—as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper—is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is […]

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Silent Source, a First-Rate Medical Thriller by James Marshall Smith

The Bottom Line: A first-rate medical thriller that establishes new author James Marshall Smith as one of the year’s best newcomers. Among local law enforcement, scientist Damon Keane is something of a celebrity in Atlanta. So when Atlanta police’s Special Operations Section find themselves faced with three ghoulish deaths and no solid leads, the mayor […]

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Beleagured Truth

Beleaguered Truth, a Hard-Hitting Political Thriller by William P. Messenger

The Bottom Line: The second entry in William P. Messenger’s Shattered Triangle Series is a hard-hitting political thriller that deftly blends fact and fiction. Beleaguered Truth begins where Messenger’s Shattered Triangle leaves off, with an expanded first-person confession of the crime that was the focus of the first book in the series. Core characters Senator […]

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Tipping Point, a Truly Important Conspiracy Thriller by Tomas Byrne

The Bottom Line: Tomas Byrne scores again with an important and relentless political thriller that will have you pondering conspiracy theories long into the night. Fugitives Kate Farrow and Joe Hawkins have given up everything to expose an arms-for-oil scheme. Now hiding out in rural Iceland, with only each other to turn to for comfort, […]

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Shattered Triangle

Shattered Triangle, a Well-Characterized Murder Mystery by William P. Messenger

The Bottom Line: An uncommonly well-characterized murder mystery about the friendship between a politician, a priest and a police lieutenant. When a leading candidate for the U.S. Senate returns to his Los Angeles home, he finds his wife, two teenage daughters and eleven-year old son murdered. To investigating lieutenant and close family friend Tom Moran, […]

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