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The Night Ranger (John Wells, #7)
The Night Ranger is the latest John Wells novel by Alex Berenson. Instead of Aghanistan and the Middle East, this time the action takes place in Afric ...more
Feb 10, 2013
Nov 05, 2012
Runner (Sam Dryden, #1)
Runner by Patrick Lee is a thriller due out in early 2014 featuring a new hero, Sam Dryden. This is a fast-paced, non-stop action book that moves quic ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
A Foreign Country
Excellent slow-boiler of a spy novel. While not depending on constant action, this book still manages to be a real page-turner. Well-written and flesh ...more
Sep 03, 2012
May 08, 2012
Dead World Resurrection
I love a good zombie story told well. I don’t read a ton of them and a lot of them are simply not very good. The best stories recognize that it’s the ...more
Nov 27, 2014
Nov 09, 2014
The Train
I received a free electronic copy of The Train, by Georges Simenon, translated from French by Robert Baldick. What an extraordinary, wonderful short n ...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch, #2)
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie is the followup to the wildly successful Ancillary Justice. If you have not yet read the first book in this series, bewa ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
The Risk Agent (Risk Agent, #1)
Risk Agent, by Ridley Pearson is a very interesting thriller/espionage story. It pairs a male American ex-military (or as good as) with a female Chine ...more
Jun 12, 2012
May 15, 2012
The Leviathan Effect
The Leviathan Effect is a very interesting type of thriller. It has computer hacking, shadowy foreign agents, and weather control. The use of weather ...more
Mar 30, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
Progeny (The Children of the White Lions, #1)
I was fortunate to win this book in a first-reads giveaway. Very entertaining epic fantasy. The world-building and system of magic are impressive. The ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
The Great Zoo of China
Matthew Reilly is one of the best action writers in the business, but even so, I was a little hesitant when I began this book. I was worried it would ...more
Feb 07, 2015
Dec 17, 2014
Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles, #11)
Tess Gerritsen is a talented writer with a long history of success and her latest Rizzoli & Isles book, Die Again, proves she remains at the top o ...more
Jan 2015
Nov 01, 2014
Broken Monsters
Lauren Beukes is an author I’ve heard a lot of hype about for a while now and Broken Monsters confirms that the hype is right. Broken Monsters works o ...more
Nov 26, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
Lexicon is a tough book to pigeon-hole. Part thriller, part science fiction, part dystopia and all of it fascinating. It manages the difficult task of ...more
Feb 09, 2014
Jun 22, 2013
The Killing Season
The Killing Season is a great first novel and a great summer thriller. The action starts out fast with a prison break during a prisoner transfer. When ...more
Apr 05, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War, #1)
There is a new contender for favorite fantasy duo. Jal and Snorri, the main characters in Mark Lawrence’s newest novel Prince of Fools, book one in Th ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
No Fortunate Son
No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor is an exciting thriller that will both satisfy current fans of the Pike Logan series as well as win him new ones.

Dec 28, 2014
Nov 03, 2014
The Martian
I was intrigued by the premise of The Martian, a NASA astronaut stranded on Mars, and expected it to be interesting but maybe a little dry. Boy was I ...more
Jan 20, 2014
Dec 18, 2013
The Counterfeit Agent (John Wells, #8)
The John Wells books get better every time out, and Alex Berenson has done it again with the latest book, The Counterfeit Agent. The stakes are as hig ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Nov 15, 2013
The Galaxy Game
The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord is a fascinating book about culture, politics, fear and a game that illustrates the intersection of all of these things. ...more
Dec 26, 2014
Oct 04, 2014
By the Blood of Heroes (The Great Undead War, #1)
Steampunk, alternate history WWI, fighting the Kaiser’s zombies, oh, don’t forget the Bloody Dead Baron...what’s not to like? The answer is not much i ...more
May 06, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
Science fiction is about ideas, and Ann Leckie has a lot of them in Ancillary Justice. It’s an exciting debut novel and earning a lot of praise. It’s ...more
Feb 23, 2014
Aug 20, 2013
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
Prince of Thorns starts off right in the middle of the action. The first few pages make it clear that you are not going to feel much love for Jorg, th ...more
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Aug 14, 2011
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) is one of the funniest people writing today, in any format, and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) i ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Ghosts on Vintners Landing
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this novel as it lies a little outside my normal reading interests. What I found was a great book that kept ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
Kill Decision
Kill Decision is a non-stop action thriller featuring advanced technology and an all too plausible near future scenario. This book drops you right in ...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
The Sentry (Elvis Cole, #12, Joe Pike, #3)
I received this book from the Goodreads early reader program and wow, what a ride! The Sentry is an exciting page-turner that will keep you up late in ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
47 Echo
I stumbled across this book when it was mentioned in a book discussion thread. I went to the website to check it out. There was an excerpt available a ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Parasite (Parasitology, #1)
Parasite really ups the creep factor with a slow building sense of dread. Mira Grant takes current medical technology and moves it into the near futur ...more
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
The Kill Room
The Kill Room by Jeffrey Deaver is a great mystery/thriller with surprisingly intense suspense and action scenes. I found the characters extremely int ...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Those in Peril
I received this book through an early reviewer program. Those in Peril deals with a very topical subject, modern-day piracy. The private yacht of a ri ...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
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