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The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA
3.76
it was amazing
While I was researching the CIA background for my debut thriller, HUNTER, I devoured a host of books written by former Agency officers. My goal was to ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 31, 2013
 
The Gray Man (Gray Man, #1)
4.09
it was amazing
I won't repeat what others have said in describing the hero or the story. Let's just say that The Gray Man is the best debut thriller that I've had th ...more
not set
Jul 11, 2011
 
Writing Fiction for Dummies
4.10
it was amazing
I downloaded Writing Fiction for Dummies with some trepidation, figuring that any book with a title like that had to be hack-work. And that it also ha ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 31, 2013
 
Pandora's Grave (Shadow Warriors #1)
3.93
it was amazing
Pandora’s Grave is truly an extraordinary work by an enormously gifted writer.

I don’t want to rehash details about this novel that you can easily get
...more
Mar 23, 2014
Feb 03, 2013
 
In From the Cold
4.17
it was amazing

In from the Cold is a gripping story, by turns haunting, harrowing, and ultimately, heroic.

It's the tale of Tess, a young woman with small children wh
...more
Oct 10, 2013
Apr 21, 2014
 
The Red Fox
3.72
it was amazing
Way back in September 1985, when I was reviewing books for "The Boston Herald," I read "THE RED FOX," a spy thriller by Anthony Hyde. It blew me away ...more
Jan 1985
Mar 21, 2016
 
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
3.67
it was amazing
As both a nonfiction author and a bestselling novelist, I’ve pondered certain puzzles for decades.

Why do people find certain ideologies and philosophi
...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
 
Death of a Citizen (Matt Helm, #1)
3.93
really liked it
This was one of the most auspicious launches of a spy series of all time. Death of a Citizen was the remarkable debut of a memorable character by the ...more
Jan 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
Matt Helm: Death of A Citizen
3.93
really liked it
This was one of the most auspicious launches of a spy series of all time. Death of a Citizen was the remarkable debut of a memorable character by the ...more
Jan 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
Rambling
4.83
it was amazing
The cover of Rambling -- Edd Voss's collection of thirteen beguiling short stories -- uses such adjectives as "unique," "heartwarming," and "legen ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
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