Book Review: Kill Zone by Kevin J. Anderson

Kill Zone by Kevin J. Anderson

I was in the mood for some disaster thrillers and saw the new book, Kill Zone, by Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason. I haven’t read anything by this author duo before, although I’ve noticed they’ve written several thrillers so far, so I gave it a go. And, let’s just say, it didn’t disappoint me. What could go wrong when a team of experts enters a decommissioned Cold War-era nuclear warhead facility which now has been turned into a secret nuclear waste dumping ground, especially when there is something else hidden in that Hydra Mountain facility that is even more […] Read more »

Book Review: The Price of Time by Tim Tigner

price of time tim tigner

I was excited to pick up the latest Tim Tigner book, The Price of Time, since I am an avid fan of his Kyle Achilles series. The book is very different from the series we know and love (although I wonder if anyone else noticed the tiny easter egg within the pages). I found the book quite interesting, fast-paced for the most part, and the main characters, Zachary Chase and Skylar Fawkes, were fun to read about as well. The book basically asks a what-if question related to the fountain of youth. What would you do if you found it? Would […] Read more »

Book Review: Old Bones by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Nora Kelly #1)

Old Bones by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Having read all the Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child books, including the Pendergast novels in order, I was quite excited to learn that they’ve started a new series with a side character from their popular series: Nora Kelly. I’ve first met Nora in Cabinet of Curiosities, the third Pendergast book, and I became fond of her from back then. Of course, I also liked Bill Smithback, with whom Nora had a history, but that’s an ancient story. In Old Bones, several years passed since Nora’s husband died, and she has been working as a museum curator and archaeologist in Santa Fe, […] Read more »

Book Review: Mission Critical by Mark Greaney

Missin Critical by Mark Greaney

I’ve been an avid fan of the Mark Greany books ever since I picked up the first Jack Ryan books he co-authored with Tom Clancy. While I love his Campus series, my all-time favorite is his Court Gentry series, aka the Gray Man, aka Six, aka Violator. I don’t think I’ve read another book with a main character having so many nick and code names during his or her career as Court Gentry has. In this latest installment, Court Gentry is drawn into a battle between US, UK, and Russian forces (both military and political), almost against his will. It […] Read more »

Book Review: Recursion by Blake Crouch

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Ever since first picking up the Wayward Pines trilogy, Blake Crouch has been on my radar as one of my favorite mind-bending sci-fi thriller authors. The two new books he has written, Dark Matter in 2018 and Recursion in 2019, prove that he is just getting better and better at creating fantastic, yet utterly believable sci-fi plots that keep you on the edge of your seat. The book’s main protagonist is New York City cop Barry Sutton who literally stumbles into the whole thing by accident when he goes to the scene of a suicide-to be and can’t save the […] Read more »

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 »