The Bottom Line: The second outing in the Brilliance Saga series manages to be even more riveting than the first. An ingenious hybrid of pulse-pounding conspiracy thriller and science fiction that is easily once of the year’s must-reads. [easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00IA7N7C8″ cloaking=”default” layout=”top” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″]If you haven’t yet read Sakey’s entry to the series, Brilliance, then consider it an obligatory appetizer. As good as […]
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Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva’s latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.
If you’ve read Blood Gospel, perhaps you’re already familiar with the story of two clans of vampires – one good, one evil – and the archeologist whose work invariably collides with their world. The premise for the new release is sure to resonate with fans of the original book: A vicious attack at a ranch in California thrusts archaeologist Erin Granger back into the folds
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 #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day
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 part of the United States government, its power is beyond
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.
Had we not had a big family gathering to attend, we certainly would’ve been at ThrillerFest in New York this year. Put on by the International Thriller Writers, the festival is part Emmys and part Comic-Con, giving fans a chance to chat with each other as well as meet the writers they adore. Fortunately Contra Costa Times correspondent Myles Knapp did attend, and she’s posted
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 got the writer/director that wants to make his mark in