Book Review: Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

I’ve been waiting for months for the latest book in the Special Agent Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child author duo. Ever since Relic, I’ve been devouring every single book, and I’m still not sated. If it were up to me, I’d read these books for the next century if I knew they would be still published. I bought Verses for the Dead the very same day it was published, and I finished reading it in just a few hours. Not because it was short, but because it was so engrossing. For the first time ever, Pendergast gets […] Read more »

Book Review: Little Sister by Mark Dawson

Little Sister by Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson has been one of my favorite contemporary spy-thriller authors ever since I’ve first met John Milton, the author’s most favorite character. I’ve been reading the Mark Dawson books ever since without fail. Little Sister is the third book in the Group Fifteen Files novella series which focuses on the same group of undercover assassins that John Milton so much wanted to leave after getting tired of it all. To place the series in the John Milton universe, they take place after John Milton left and before Isabella Rose came into view. In this book, we meet Bjorn Thorsson, who […] Read more »

Book Review: A Killer’s Mind by Mike Omer

A Killer's Mind by Mike Omer

I was in the mood for some serial-killer thrillers, so I picked up A Killer’s Mind by Mike Omer on a whim. I was not quite sure what to expect since this author was new to me, but after finishing the story, I have just added Mike Omer as one of my new favorite thriller authors. A Killer’s Mind is the first book in a new series titled Zoe Bentley (which is the name of one of the two main characters in the book). Zoe is a civilian, however, she is consulting with the FBI as a forensic psychologist, many […] Read more »

Book Review: The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

The Gone World by by Tom Sweterlitsch

I’ve just finished reading The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch, and I’m still confused by many aspects of it. The book is a mix of thriller and sci-fi time-travel story. If focuses on Shannon Moss, an FBI agent working for a secret brand of the NCIS which is dealing with time and space travel. She is sent to the future to investigate a possible ending of the world through something called the Terminus. For Shannon, it all starts in 1977 when she is investigating the gruesome murder of a family which incidentally lived in the same house her best friend […] Read more »

Book Review: Chasing Ivan by Tim Tigner

Chasing Ivan Tim Tigner

Chasing Ivan is a prequel novella in a spy thriller series by a new author to me, Tim Tigner. After recently reading Mark Dawson’s latest John Milton book, I got in the mood once again to read spy and political thrillers. You know, those in the veins of Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher, Pike Logan, Mitch Rapp, and so on. But I wanted to read something new, to find new authors. And find I did. First I picked up Ben Coes’s Dewey Andreas series, and having finished the latest book, a related Goodreads screen showed me the Kyle Achilles series by […] Read more »

Book Review: Shooting Gallery by Ben Coes

Shooting Gallery Ben Coes

I’m a huge spy-thriller fan, and I’ve been meaning to read the Dewey Andreas series by Ben Coes for a while now. I know that a new book is being released later this year with the title Bloody Sunday, so I got all the previous books, loaded them on my iPad and took them with me on my holidays abroad to read. Currently, the latest published book is a short novella titled Shooting Gallery, with Bloody Sunday to be published next month in July. Now, Shooting Gallery is just a short story, but it’s just as action-packed as the author’s […] Read more »

Book Review: Redeemer by Mark Dawson

Redeemer by Mark Dawson

After a one-year wait, finally, the latest John Milton book is here. I first learned about Mark Dawson last year, when I literally binge-read all the previous 11 books in the series. Once I read everything, it felt strange to no longer have a new John Milton book to pick up. It was absolutely a blast reading the Mark Dawson books in order for his John Milton series, which were followed by Beatrix Rose and Isabella Rose. This year, while waiting for the latest Milton book, I also picked up the Group Fifteen Files novellas, which are some great fillers […] Read more »

Book Review: Reset by Brian Andrews

Reset by Brian Andrews

I picked up Reset by Brian Andrews as I’ve read several of his books in the past (including The Calypso Directive and Ring of Flowers), so I knew I would be in great company for the next couple of hours. The story begins with a mystery right from the first few pages. We meet some guy in a straight jacket in an asylum who has an interesting story to tell. Next, we meet Sergeant Michael Pitcher who is on tour in Afghanistan. While there, deep in the Tora Bora Mountains in a cave, he discovers some strange object for which he […] Read more »

Book Review: The Assassin by Mark Dawson

The Assassin Mark Dawson

The Assassin is the latest book in the Isabella Rose spy thriller series by one of my favorites authors in the genre, Mark Dawson. If you like spy thrillers, books with assassins, hitmen, and shady organizations, reading the Mark Dawson books in order will give you a world where you constantly crave the next story to come out. You won’t get enough. I know I don’t. First, it was John Milton. I was hooked on that series. Next, I’ve read the Beatrix Rose series. I was still hooked. And now, we have already the 4th book in the Isabella Rose […] Read more »

Book Review: Agent in Place by Mark Greaney

Agent in Place by Mark Greaney

The latest book in Mark Greaney’s Gray Man, aka, Court Gentry series is one that I’ve been waiting for a year to read. And, finally, I grabbed it as soon as it was published. Reading this series is a real joy for any Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, Victor the Assassin, and The Nowhere Man fan. I love this type of emerging modern thriller, and thankfully more and more authors are writing their books following this fast-rising trend. The Gray Man is a guy by the name Court Gentry, and he is an assassin. And a very good one at that. Right […] Read more »