The preview for NBC’s new CIA series The Event may look familiar to watchers of Flash Forward, Lost and 24. Will it be a quality thriller, or just a formula knockoff? Check it out and tell us what you think.
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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 […]
Fans of Nazi hunters can look forward to The Debt, a film starring Helen Mirren as an Israeli Mossad agent with something to hide.
In Rubicon, AMC’s forthcoming conspiracy thriller, an analyst at a national think tank discovers that his employers may be part of a secret society that manipulates world events.
Route Irish, the infamously lethal route running between Baghdad’s airport and the Green Zone occupied by American forces, is the subject of a new thriller directed by Ken Loach (Riff Raff, Hidden Agenda, the Wind that Shakes the Barley). In the film, a former SAS officer investigates the suspicious death of his close friend. Check […]
Novelist Michael Gruber delivers a highly satisfying political thriller with The Good Son, the story of an American fighting with the Taliban.
Already thinking about beach books for summer vacation? Consider these new and upcoming thrillers. Line of Succession, by William Tyree After a series of political assassinations throw Washington leadership into disarray, a group of Pentagon insiders begin retaliating against Islamic radicals abroad while several forces seemingly vie for control of the White House behind the […]
Roman Polanski’s latest effort is based on Robert Harris’ controversial political thriller, The Ghost (British slang for “Ghostwriter”). The film opens ominously, with a BMW SUV seemingly abandoned on a wintertime ferry from Wood’s Hole, Massachusetts, to Martha’s Vineyard. Nearly as soon as the driver’s body washes up on the stormy beach, we learn through […]
The latest Vince Flynn blockbuster, Pursuit of Honor, hits shelves next week and is expected to shoot to the top of the hardcover bestseller list. Accordingly, Flynn’s book tour schedule has been posted. The author has also prominently posted endorsements from controversial right wing conservatives on his site, including Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly. Limbaugh? Seriously? […]
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.