Tag Archives | Political Thrillers

David Baldacci’s New Thriller Enters Bestseller List

David Baldacci’s latest thriller, Deliver us from Evil, entered the LA Times bestsesller list at #3 last week despite lukewarm reviews. The prolific author has a had a string of hits since his debut, Absolute Power, and has created a sizable following over the past several years. Publisher Weekly’s take: “David Baldacci’s sequel to The […]

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Polanski Delivers a Taut, Imperfect Thriller with Ghost Writer

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 […]

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Angelina Jolie as Rogue CIA Agent in New “Salt” Trailer

Ever get tired of movies about rogue CIA agents? Me neither. This time it’s Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt. When Salt is accused of spying for the Russians, she goes on an unauthorized covert op to prove her patriotism and protect her husband. This looks to be a far more serious role than […]

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New Alex Berenson Thriller Hits Stores

Preorders for the new thriller from bestselling author Alex Berenson, The Midnight House, is on the bestseller list for the second week in a row.  The Midnight House is currently #12 on the newest NY Times hardcover fiction bestseller list. A New York Times reporter inspired by his time as a correspondent in Iraq, Berenson […]

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Is Glenn Beck Really the Oprah of Thrillers?

A few weeks ago I posted a blog questioning  the business wisdom of Vince Flynn’s association with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Lielly (whoops – I mean O’Reilly). And while I realize that many of you disagreed with my assertion that Rush Limbaugh is too divisive of a figure for a mass market success like Vince […]

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Vince Flynn Launches Book Tour, Flaunts Right-Wing Endorsements

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?  […]

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