Author Archive | Mishka Rao

Code of the Assassin, an Essential Assassination Thriller by Bill Brewer

The Bottom Line: Essential reading for any fan of assassination thrillers, Code of the Assassin may be Brewers’ best book yet.    Bill Brewer’s third David Diegert series book picks up where Blood of the Assassin left off, and also infuses his trademark action with riveting philosophical and economic dimensions. For the uninitiated, David is a […]

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Heirs Apparent, One of the Year’s Best Thrillers

The Bottom Line: One of the year’s best thrillers. Fans of Matthew FitzSimmons will love Thorson’s meticulous, deliberate style. Heirs Apparent begins in Chicago as an assassin enters his target’s 18th-floor apartment, only to find that his intended victim has just been executed by someone else. A quick look around the apartment indicates that it […]

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A Surgeon’s Knot, a Medical Thriller That Will Change The Way You Think About Modern Medicine

The Bottom Line: Heart-pounding tales of a surgical intern that are both terrifying and profound. This medical thriller will stay with you long past the final chapter. Intern Jackson Cooper MD receives a call from a nurse convinced that she has made a terrible mistake that has put a patient’s life in immediate danger. Upon […]

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Thrash, an Unputdownable Superhero Thriller by Jason Palmer

The Bottom Line: Deadpool fans will adore this superhero thriller. Thrash deftly combines dark comedy and dystopian sci-fi to create one of the most original stories of the year. Thirty-five-year-old shapeshifter Harry McComber remembers the good old days, when a universally adored superhero named Enduro helped people. For his many acts of saving grace, Enduro […]

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Fatal Longevity, a Fast-Paced International Conspiracy Thriller by A.D. Pascal

The Bottom Line: A riveting, fast-paced international conspiracy thriller that will leave readers clamoring for the sequel. When a titan of industry dies under suspicious circumstances in Portofino, Italy, a forensic investigation discovers that he was poisoned by a jellyfish only found in Australia. David, an analyst for a mysterious intelligence agency called White Cube, […]

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When I Was You, an Engrossing Psychological Thriller by Minka Kent

The Bottom Line: Minka Kent gives identify theft an entirely new meaning in this thoroughly engrossing novel. In Minka Kent’s new psychological thriller, assault survivor and landlord Brienne Dougray suffers from crippling memory loss, and relies on tenant Dr. Niall for help. But soon, Brienne discovers evidence that she has a double. Someone else has […]

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Photographing the Dead, a Haunting New Thriller by Dean Koontz

The Bottom Line: Koontz’s foray into short-form fiction yields another gold nugget for both fans and newcomers. Late last year, legendary author Dean Koontz dropped six books in the new “Nameless” short story series. Among the best is Photographing the Dead, which packs a morality story about karmic justice in a fast-moving, action-packed tale that will […]

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Blood-Red Mist, One of the Year’s Best Thrillers

The Bottom Line: One of the year’s best thrillers. In Michael Allan Scott’s second Jena Halpern series book, the formidable psychic boards a plane to Washington, D.C., where her terminally ill stepfather is hospitalized in nearby Silver Springs Silver Spring. The trip is a powder keg of emotion, as the two haven’t spoken in years. […]

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The Last Widow, a Conspiracy Thriller by Karin Slaughter

The Bottom Line: A timely and socially conscious conspiracy thriller that may test the loyalty of series fans. Highly recommended for readers who are concerned about the anti-vaccination movement and other social issues. The latest in Karin Slaughter’s Trent Will series opens as a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants […]

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High Flying, a Gripping Psychological Thriller by Kaylin McFarren

The Bottom Line: A gripping psychological thriller about redemption wrapped in a rollicking time-travel plot, High Flying is a rare work of fiction that makes you feel better about humanity and the future. Stunt Pilot Skylar Haines is an adrenaline junkie who lives on the edge. During an airshow, she nearly collides with another aircraft […]

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