Yes, it really is possible to move espionage fiction away from the heritage of John Le Carré.
“The use of two first-person narratives gives Tapper the opportunity to tell two parallel stories that eventually grow together at the end of the story.”
“Kelly Rimmer’s scenes in both eras are fraught with anxiety, urging the reader to keep turning the page, anxious to learn about each character’s experiences, right up to the very end.”
“Dead Drop is a must-read for fans of realistic, intricately plotted espionage fiction.”
“Each story provides a unique cast of characters and distinctly different plots, each offers a gentle portrait of people and society.
“Lawton’s approach to espionage lacks the multiplying deaths and poignant self-blame of a Le Carré novel.
“Black's work is leaping ahead in power and energy, and Night Flight to Paris is one of the notable thrillers of the season.”
“Charles Cumming effectively ramps up suspense, in this hefty page-turner revelatory of modern espionage’s methods. “
To understand and appreciate this novel, you need to move past any aversion you might have to the idea of female killers. Women as paid assassins, murderers for hire . . .
“It’s easy to get wrapped up in Weaver’s storytelling skills as she carefully unfolds her story.”
“Herron’s plot is packed with twists and delightfully sardonic conversations, and the book’s only major flaw is that at some point it ends and one must resume normal life.”
“Thornton’s strong writing and seamless plotting compel the reader to keep reading, both to find out what happened to Elizabeth in her youth and to uncover the connection between the former
“Once a Thief is a good read and moves at a good clip.
“delivers a message of hope, drawing the story full circle to focus on the timeless power of beauty and love, two forces that can outlive even the darkest situations.”
“Silverview is a gift to scholars, aficionados of the genre, and readers at large eager for one last look at the creative mind of an acknowledged master.”
“For readers who enjoy a fast-paced international thriller, Sleeping Bear will keep you turning pages, even if it requires you to pause as you work to accept the implausible.”
“For the reader who expects an exciting spy thriller, this book does not deliver. The plot is less exciting, but Starford’s premise holds water.”
“Once one gets past the first half of the story, the pages begin to turn in more rapid succession.”
“Wedding Station is an ideal choice for both Downing fans and newcomers to his fast-paced and intense crime novels.”
“Fast, thrilling, and full of intrigue, The Power Couple is a story that surprises to the very end.
“Vidich carries the wintry mood of Soviet menace and danger powerfully, and his plot twists are tight and all too believable. “
“If you like a book that lands you back in reality feeling relaxed and happy about what could happen to an ordinary guy tossed into deadly events, Madness of the Q is ideal.
“Total Power is the sort of top-of-the-charts bestseller publishers are relying on among fiction titles to maintain their bottom line during trying times.”
“The suspense of Eagle Station lies in how each detailed flight maneuver in air or space will turn out, and who’ll walk away with few enough injuries to survive—and return to Earth
“The book spins quickly into risk and danger, and the final chapters, fast-paced and dark with threat, provide one of the best manhunt and intended escape sequences of curr