A single raindrop opens a Pandora’s box when the spawn of perverse genetic research performed during World War II is unleashed on an unsuspecting modern world. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00LWDQO90″ cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NgGJvPwSL.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”333″]By dawn, only a dead city remains, eerily quiet and still, except for mutant beasts that hide […]
Apocalypse Thriller Books
The best apocalypse thriller eBooks for kindle, nook, iBooks and more, including end of days, zombie stories, natural disaster, contagion stories and more.
The Bottom Line: A jaw-dropping paranormal thriller series that is clearly deserving of the TV deal it landed. Read it now before all you can imagine is Matt Dillon in the read role. In the opening pages of Pines, the first book in Blake Crouch’s incredible Wayward Pines trilogy, secret service agent Ethan Burke has arrived in Wayward Pines, […]
In the first installment of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Research Trilogy, Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third expedition in a hail of […]
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 […]
Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town’s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking […]
The Bottom Line: Essential reading for fans of The Passage, one of the most masterful and gripping vampire thrillers of all time. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B007GBTBMY” cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B007GBTBMY” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bHYJD50rL.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”279″]In our gushing review of Cronin’s first book of the […]
The Bottom Line: This stunner by Jeremy Robinson takes a horrific Nazi biological experiment and twists it into a futuristic end-of-times adventure. You’ll find yourself rooting for Lincoln Miller, the razor-sharp NCIS agent who is drawn perfectly human in this otherwise off-its-rocker world. Fair warning: the first chapter of this otherwise great book is so campy, and its depictions […]
Conservative political fiction writer Joel C. Rosenberg is back with another rich story of intrigue and danger in the far east.
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.
With apocalypse thrillers all the rage at the box office over the past few years (2012, anyone?), it’s easy to forget how many great books are devoted to a modern-day Revelations. Check out our top picks and weigh in with your own.