Vince Flynn ushered in his counter-terrorism hero, Mitch Rapp, in the late 1990s and never looked back. His Mitch Rapp political thrillers are reliable best-sellers, and even after Flynn died far too young at age 47, the series continues through author Kyle Mills, who has done incredibly well with big shoes to fill. The Rapp […]
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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 […]
No James Bond film is complete without a she-spy with a naughty name, endless cleavage and a knife hidden in her knee boots. We rate the 5 best.
Check out the book trailer for Gideon’s War, the new novel from Howard Gordon, the scribe behind TV’s 24 series.
Conservative political fiction writer Joel C. Rosenberg is back with another rich story of intrigue and danger in the far east.
John Le Carre, master of the spy thriller genre, is back with another tale of espionage. Fittingly, his publisher has given him one of the best thriller book trailers on the market thus far.
So many books to read and so little time. We’ve read more great books this year than in any other in recent memory. Increasingly, talented authors seem to be drifting into the thriller genre with new approaches to familiar literary conventions. Here’s our take on the best of the best so far.
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.
Another slew of exciting thrillers is on deck for release between now and August 1st. Here’s a sneak peek at the spy novels that are filling up our queue.
The official trailer for George Clooney’s new spy thriller, An American, is available here. This Focus Features film is based on Martin Booth’s book, A Very Private Gentleman, and casts Clooney as an assassin in Europe trying to extract himself from his violent life by completing his last job. It’s a very familiar tale, but one […]