New Military Thriller – Tom Clancy’s Command Authority

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 […]

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Broken Harbor book cover by Tana French

Book Review: Broken Harbor, a Murder Mystery by Tana French

The Bottom Line: A hard-nosed psychological thriller that ranks as French’s best yet. Inventive and complex, Broken Harbor features storytelling that’s as textured and authentic as anything the genre has to offer. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B003NX764O” 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=”B0072O00YI” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” […]

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Book Review: The Twelve, Book Two of the Passage Trilogy, by Justin Cronin

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 […]

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Thriller Review – Brad Thor’s Hidden Order

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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Revealed: Crime Writer Robert Galbraith Is J.K. Rowling

The literary and not-so-literary worlds were rocked this week when the Sunday Times revealed that Robert Galbraith, author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, is none other than Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling. The novel, supposedly based on Galbraith’s “own experiences and those of his military friends,” follows the private investigator and military veteran Cormoran Strike as he […]

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Vince Flynn 1966-2013

We lost a great thriller writer today – the great Vince Flynn has passed from prostate cancer. Here’s how the LA Times reported it: Vince Flynn, 47, a best-selling author who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series, died Wednesday at a hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after a more than two-year battle with prostate cancer, […]

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Review: Alex Berenson’s The Night Ranger

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, […]

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Best Books: 5 G-Men Turned Novelists

Many people who worked in national security and espionage—professions that prize discretion—have turned to successful careers as novelists. These former spies, security advisers, counter-terrorism operators and intelligence directors lend a realistic, veteran approach to their prose, but their books still don’t give up all their secrets. Here are some of the best. John Stockwell A […]

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Barry Eisler Takes Ownership of Book Rights, Renames Books

One of our favorites, Barry Eisler, has managed to own his entire back catalog of John Rain thrillers. We couldn’t be more pleased.  To celebrate the occasion, he’s renamed his books! Marketing-wise, that’s a pretty risky move. It’ll no doubt make it more difficult for people to find his back catalog (since the old titles […]

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Instant Classic: Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines

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 […]

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