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 […]
Hardly a year goes by without a juicy international incident involving the CIA. Plotting to overthrow foreign governments. Using illegal interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists. Secret assassination squads. With so many real-life scandals, it’s no wonder that screenwriters love to feature protagonists from “The Company.” With that said, my current Top 10 list features not […]
The most recent list of NYT Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers features two (count ’em – 2) vampire thrillers. Bolstered by the success of the TV series True Blood, the latest Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse novel “Dead and Gone” is in at #10, and fellow fang writer Christine Feehan’s novel “Dark Slayer” at #6. The Top 10 […]
Legendary spy novelist John Le Carre apparently hasn’t missed a step. NYT reviewer (and spy novelist in his own right) Alan Furst calls Carre’s latest book, A Most Wanted Man, his “strongest, most powerful” novel. With a career as distinguished as Carre’s, that’s really saying something. Check out the full review.
With Joseph Finder at #1 and Daniel Silva still holding strong at the #2 position,
Vince Flynn’s back catalog is creeping up the Amazon.com besteller charts as buzz
abounds for the release of his new novel.