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Quicksilver, a Thought-Provoking Sci-Fi Thriller by Dean Koontz

The Bottom Line: 23andMe meets X-Men. Koontz explores what happens when genetic testing data from a group of extraordinarily gifted people gets into the wrong hands. Set in Arizona, the hero of Koontz’ latest sci-fi thriller is magazine writer Quinn Quicksilver. All he knows about his lineage is mysterious. He was abandoned at three days old on a desert highway. Raised in an orphanage, never …

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KGB Banker, a Must-Read Thriller by William Burton McCormick and John Christmas

The Bottom Line: A bewitching cocktail of financial fraud, international corruption and globetrotting action that – thanks to ample doses of Eastern bloc geopolitics – is also timely. This must-read thriller is guaranteed to raise your blood pressure in all the best ways.   Chicago-based financial executive Robert Vanags might be too principled for his own good. At least that’s the sentiment from the top brass at his …

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Killing the Butterfly, a Pulse-Pounding Psychological Thriller by Dale Ward

The Bottom Line: A pulse-pounding dark psychological thriller that will awaken your inner survivalist. In sessions with her school counselor, Patty, a teenager, describes a monster who comes to her at night. He seems so real that she can smell his sweat. “These are real to you,” the naive counselor explains, “But even you call them dreams or visions or nightmares.” Author Dale Ward needn’t …

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The Lincoln Highway, an All-American Mystery by Amor Towles

The Bottom Line: The cross-country quest at the heart of the novel defies genre, but will delight fans of unconventional crime thrillers. In 1954, Emmett Watson is releases from a juvenile work farm after accidentally killing another boy. His father has died, and the family ranch is being repossessed. His young brother Billy urges him to take them west in search of the mother who …

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The Attendant, a First-Rate Financial Thriller by Tony Powers

The Bottom Line: An absorbing and ingeniously crafted financial thriller. The title of Tony Powers’ new financial thriller is a clever double entendre referring to its main character, Emanuel Graves. After years of working in the Bronx, the forty-six-year-old Gulf War veteran will soon be approached with a Faustian bargain that will be hard to resist. Enter hedge fund manager Richard Alleroy, whose life could …

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Threads, a Mesmerizing Crime Thriller by Bryan Cassiday

The Bottom Line: A fast-paced, mesmerizing blend of classic LA noir and contemporary whodunnit. Bryan Cassiday’s fourth Scott Brody thriller finds the private investigator framed for the the murder of a controversial LA fashion designer. It doesn’t look good for Brody. The explosion that killed designer Max Reed happens not long after Brody delivers a package from local mobster Sal Andrasi, and he knows the …

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The Tooth Fairy, a Highly Recommended Horror Novel by Davide Tarsitano

The Bottom Line: Horror with heart. Treat yourself to this gloriously balanced, memorable and terrifying head trip.  Tech executive Johnny Hawk is rebooting his life. He’s decided to divorce his cheating wife, cash out of the company he co-founded, and embark on a cross-country journey to see his best friend in Los Angeles.  Not long after leaving Indiana in “Madeline,” a 1963 Jaguar that has …

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Bad Blood Sisters, a Must-Read Romantic Suspense Thriller by Saralyn Richard

The Bottom Line: An expertly crafted romantic suspense thriller that will have your blood running cold from the get-go. Author Saralyn Richard has created a potent heroine in Quinn McFarland, who is nearing 30 and lives alone with her Westie, Calvin. Quinn is no stranger to death. A mortician in the family mortuary, Quinn has learned to steel herself to get the job done – …

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Walking with the Dead, a High-Impact Noir Thriller by Charles Domokos

The Bottom Line: High-impact LA noir featuring a highly quotable amateur sleuth. Los Angeles is a great town for artists – but only if you can afford it. Forty-something performer Charlie Tobias reluctantly becomes a probate attorney at a firm specializing in everyday disputes among families. Little does Charlie know that his clients will often turn up dead, and that he will be the one …

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Family of Killers, a Captivating Crime Thriller by Stephen W Briggs

The Bottom Line: A captivating coming of age story about an Irish weapons trafficker. “This will all make sense one day.” That’s what James Grant tells his son, David, shortly after he’s pulled from his bed in Portadown, Northern Ireland. It’s the 1970s, and car bombings, shootings and other violent acts are relatively common. But this one is personal. David’s father attempted to assassinate a …

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