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 […]
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Until now, Alex Berenson’s John Wells series was one of diminishing returns. After an amazing debut in The Faithful Spy, the thriller in which we were introduced to the CIA operative that nearly went too deep in his undercover role with the Taliban, and a good sophomore outing, there’s been little to write about. Fortunately, […]
Even if you survived diretor Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine, you’re probably plenty wary of his new crime thriller, The Place Beyond the Pines. Don’t be. Run, don’t walk, to see it. If there’s a better opening five minutes at the movies this year – which is all one uncut take, by the way – I’d […]
The bottom line: A meticulously researched historical thriller that employs 17th century superstitions to create a highly original read that’s impossible to put down. By the time you finish the third chapter, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that you live in the 21st century. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B003P9XMFI” cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” […]
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 […]
You know we love Bourne, right? The original Bourne thriller even made our list of Top CIA Movies of all time! We even loved the Bourne Supremacy, which had all kinds of bad pre-release buzz due to crazy rumors about script issues and on-set fights with director Paul Greengrass. But the new Bourne? Meh. Sorry. […]
Even while watching The Town, it’s tempting to make comparisons to one of the other big Boston crime thrillers of the decade, Martin Scorcese’s The Departed. Both films were crime dramas set in gritty white Boston neighborhoods. Both cast seasoned screen legends as neighborhood crime lords (Pete Postlethwaite and Jack Nicholson). Both featured one half of the […]
The second film in the Millennium Trilogy, based on the bestselling novels by Stieg Larsson, is a major step down from what was one of the freshest crime thrillers in recent memory.
Angelina Jolie delivers a solid, action-packed performance in her film about an uber-violent double-agent.
Earlier in the year, we called Justin Cronin the ultimate literary outlier. Cronin, the winner of the Pen/Faulkner award for a book that his Iowa Writer’s Workshop cronies must have admired, went off and wrote himself a gory-ass vampire novel. For those of you unfamiliar with the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, it ‘s far more prestigious […]