The Bottom Line: With Act of War, Brad Thor has taken over the throne left vacant by Tom Clancy as the undisputed king of the military thriller. For military hardware geeks, Act of War delivers an entirely new level of bliss, with descriptions of technology and their uses that thunder off the page. Strap in for a […]
The best military thriller eBooks for kindle, nook, iBooks and more, including war fiction, conspiracy fiction, assassination thrillers, sniper stories and more.
The Bottom Line: A delicious police procedural based on one of France’s most intriguing real-life spy scandals. The bachelor detective in an Officer and a Spy is French, not Belgium. Rather than operating a private detective agency, he serves as an officer in the French government. Still, the fastidious observations of Georges Picquart are sure […]
Tom Clancy practically invented the military thriller. Command Authority marks the first release since the author’s death, with Mark Greaney credited as a co-author. It’ll be interesting to to see whether Greaney will continue to author the Clancy franchise in the future, or whether the publisher is content to let Clancy’s empire remain as-is. The […]
Brad Thor’s hero, Scot Harvath, just can’t catch a break. Just back from a mission to Somalia that has left him physically and emotionally spent, he’s saddled with another high-stakes mission (from the publisher): The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be […]
Until now, Alex Berenson’s John Wells series was one of diminishing returns. After an amazing debut in The Faithful Spy, the thriller in which we were introduced to the CIA operative that nearly went too deep in his undercover role with the Taliban, and a good sophomore outing, there’s been little to write about. Fortunately, […]
Many people who worked in national security and espionage—professions that prize discretion—have turned to successful careers as novelists. These former spies, security advisers, counter-terrorism operators and intelligence directors lend a realistic, veteran approach to their prose, but their books still don’t give up all their secrets. Here are some of the best. John Stockwell A […]
One of our favorites, Barry Eisler, has managed to own his entire back catalog of John Rain thrillers. We couldn’t be more pleased. To celebrate the occasion, he’s renamed his books! Marketing-wise, that’s a pretty risky move. It’ll no doubt make it more difficult for people to find his back catalog (since the old titles […]
Check out the book trailer for Gideon’s War, the new novel from Howard Gordon, the scribe behind TV’s 24 series.
William Gibson, the father of techno thrillers, is back to narrate a suitably futuristic book trailer for his new work, Zero History.
So many books to read and so little time. We’ve read more great books this year than in any other in recent memory. Increasingly, talented authors seem to be drifting into the thriller genre with new approaches to familiar literary conventions. Here’s our take on the best of the best so far.