Successful thrillers and adventure stories meet these criteria:
• tight, lean prose
• fast-moving plot
• a dangerous situation with high stakes
You know you’ve got a great book in your hands when you update your partner on the story at each meal and follow them around the house during the day reading out special passages.
“Make no mistake—this is what reading for pleasure is all about. The Last Odyssey is fast, fun, and thoroughly entertaining.”
“the storyline is strong and suspense is maintained throughout this fast-paced novel, but one would have hoped for more from Coes for the first book in a new series.”
“As always, Cornwell establishes time, place and mood by expertly crafting each scene to make you feel as if you’re in it.”
“If you like your thrillers fast-paced, intelligent, tough and good to the last drop, The Deserter is right up your alley.
“maintains a rocketing narrative that seamlessly integrates multiple plot lines, the latest military hardware and tactics, and a variety of characters into a frighteningly plausible scenari
“Maden has definitely made this character and his supporting cast his own in this excellent third trip through the Tom Clancy universe.”
“Tear It Down is a bit of a let-down. The story’s messy and implausible, . . .
“a very enjoyable mystery/political thriller in an alternate history timeline.”
Christina Dodd’s latest book Dead Girl Running has an interesting premise: a woman is looking for a home, a job, and her own history.
“With its themes of terrorists’ threats, mob rule, and the plight of returning vets, Kill the Heroes weaves a suspenseful thriller with an up-to-date and cogent plot.”
San Diego-based private investigator Roland Ford has a special talent for finding people, and in The Room of White Fire, T.
The nuclear industry, its dangerous shortfalls and, subsequently, its potential as a target for nuclear terrorism is clearly a subject book editor and author Robert Gleason has made it his business
“an action-packed thriller with an exotic Hong Kong setting . . .”
Alan Furst is the empathetic king of deeply researched historical fiction set in WWII Europe. His heroes are intelligent men attracted to complex women.
"The story is breathtakingly laid out . . ."
“Capitol Murder disabuses us of any notion that we as a nation can ever let down our guard. . . . like a cold shower—it grabs our attention and gets our adrenaline running.
“Fly By Night is fast-paced and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyable.”
There are good eggs and bad eggs in every organization. The U.S. Army is no exception, but the Uniform Code of Military Justice and dishonorable discharges usually take care of the worst.
Once again civilization is on the brink of collapse. Global warming is increasing to the detriment of the environment and all life on the planet.