Angelina Jolie as Rogue CIA Agent in New “Salt” Trailer

Ever get tired of movies about rogue CIA agents? Me neither. This time it’s Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt. When Salt is accused of spying for the Russians, she goes on an unauthorized covert op to prove her patriotism and protect her husband. This looks to be a far more serious role than […]

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Green Zone Book Heads to Movie Theaters

The new Matt Damon thriller, Green Zone, takes its inspiration from the nonfiction book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone. Early reviews are favorable, and compare Damon’s character to his Jason Bourne counterpart.  Here’s the official film synopsis: Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United […]

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New Alex Berenson Thriller Hits Stores

Preorders for the new thriller from bestselling author Alex Berenson, The Midnight House, is on the bestseller list for the second week in a row.  The Midnight House is currently #12 on the newest NY Times hardcover fiction bestseller list. A New York Times reporter inspired by his time as a correspondent in Iraq, Berenson […]

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2009’s Most Satisfying Political Thrillers

With the holiday season upon us, the year’s major political thrillers are now in wide release. The genre’s most prolific authors put out another bumper crop of assassins, rogue intelligence agents, dirty politicians and bleeding edge technology. Relative newcomers stormed the scene, finding more readers than ever thanks to Amazon’s Kindle.  Here’s how our list […]

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Is Glenn Beck Really the Oprah of Thrillers?

A few weeks ago I posted a blog questioning  the business wisdom of Vince Flynn’s association with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Lielly (whoops – I mean O’Reilly). And while I realize that many of you disagreed with my assertion that Rush Limbaugh is too divisive of a figure for a mass market success like Vince […]

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David Rohde’s Harrowing Escape from the Taliban

This site often features authors or filmmakers that create exceptional works of fiction. However, we can conceive of no more harrowing – dare we say “thrilling” – story than the true story posted by New York Times journalist David Rohde, who recently escaped from the Taliban after being held hostage for several months. The story […]

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Thief Steals Proof Copy of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol continues to tear up the bestseller lists, ranking #1 again on Publisher’s Weekly list of hardovers. But according to a report by the Associated Press, readers in Iceland will have to wait a little longer. A thief purportedly broke into the publisher’s office and made off with the proof copy […]

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Top 10 Psychological Thrillers on Film

When reviewing our candidates for best psychological thrillers, we looked for movies that (a) made a lasting impression on us personally, (b) were critical and/or box offices hits and (c) sustained a sense of gripping unease and dread throughout the entire film without resorting to cheesy conventions. And of course, these films had to have […]

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Vince Flynn Launches Book Tour, Flaunts Right-Wing Endorsements

The latest Vince Flynn blockbuster, Pursuit of Honor, hits shelves next week and is expected to shoot to the top of the hardcover bestseller list. Accordingly, Flynn’s book tour schedule has been posted. The author has also prominently posted endorsements from controversial right wing conservatives on his site, including Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly. Limbaugh? Seriously?  […]

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The 10 Best Crime Thrillers Set in Los Angeles

When it comes to staging crime thrillers, the stories almost always take place in New York, New Jersey, Chicago or Las Vegas.  Think about it. A significant portion of heist and gangster films involve the mafia as central or ancillary characters, making those places are practically automatic. Even when there isn’t a gangster component, you’ve […]

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