“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
Writing good historical fiction is a particular challenge. Not only must an author craft a good story, they have to get the history correct, especially the mood and setting for the plot.
“Agent Running in the Field is a pleasure to read. It’s a worthy addition to the John Le Carré canon at a time when bestselling authors don’t always deliver the goods . .
“a remarkable debut novel . . . meticulously researched and a sure bestseller.”
“As always, Cornwell establishes time, place and mood by expertly crafting each scene to make you feel as if you’re in it.”
The title The New Girl is deep cover for action and deceit hidden in plain sight on the pages of the latest Gabriel Allon novel.
“Retelling wartime history as spy fiction is Downing’s deeply grounded path; pointing out the power of love and family within it, however, is his aria.”
“Matthews is an excellent storyteller, and the plot moves at a brisk pace that keeps us interested throughout.”
“Rogue Strike doesn’t let up for a moment. There’s no time to sit back and catch your breath, because each chapter explodes with action.”
“[a]n exceptionally gripping spy thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”
“The perfect pacing and brilliant intrigue of The Eighth Sister result in a page-turning, intelligent tale that will keep readers engaged until the very last page. . . .
“Readers can relax and enjoy a fast-moving romp through the shadows of Siberia in Finding Katarina M., learning about an area of the world that is strange, enticing, and also forbi
If you are an admirer of the FBI and/or the CIA you may not like this book, but you still should read it. The FBI is seen as too bureaucratic for its own good and many of its agents inept.
“Across the decades of the narrator’s life, Black Souls becomes as mysterious as a set of cave paintings or yesterday’s ‘tags’ on a building.”
“Marc Cameron is a crackerjack writer who knows how to evoke character, place, and action.”
“a riveting description of what really happens behind those closed doors of Washington’s flawed and dysfunctional traditions.”
“It’s stylish to portray Mossad as the least likeable and most dangerous of all the secret mission forces in the Western world.”