Thriller

The Forever Spy by Jeffrey Layton

This book had me unequal parts interested and confused throughout, and while I like a good spy thriller, I like it to at least make sense in the end. The Forever Spy reminded me of one of those Celtic knots where the patterns go around and around and interweave with each other, and you’re never... Read More »

Traitor’s Gait by Geoffrey Osbourne

It is worth bearing in mind that this book was published in 1969, and so some of the things that would probably be unforgivable in a modern spy thriller must be tolerated. Traitor’s Gait is the story of a small team of agents who must infiltrate a Russian space facility to steal the plans to... Read More »

Attack on Nantucket by Thad Dupper

Attack on Nantucket is a military thriller set predominantly in the island community of Nantucket, and involves a well-coordinated attack on the family of the President of the United States. The attack is carried out by some extremely well-funded and organised generic brand terrorists, who seem to be sponsored by the Apple company. There are... Read More »

China Strike by Matt Rees

Thank god for the synopsis provided by the publisher, because I really had no idea what was going on in this book from beginning to end. China Strike is a pseudo-techno military detective thriller sort of thing, involving international conspiracies, computer hacking, and some ICE agents who don’t really seem to know their actual job description.... Read More »

The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter

On the face of it, the premise of The Devil’s Triangle seemed interesting enough – FBI agents teaming with a thief of a priceless artifact to uncover the mystery of a family of self-important lunatics who want to uncover some other ancient artifact so they can do something or other. There’s pseudo-science, mystical hand-waving, conspiracies,... Read More »

True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney

True Faith and Allegiance is the latest book in the continuation of the Jack Ryan universe – originally started by Tom Clancy, and continued after his death by others, including the Mark Greaney. Over time the series has evolved from focusing on Jack Ryan, to the activities of his son, Jack Ryan Jr who now... Read More »

Livia Lone by Barry Eisler

Livia Lone is Barry Eisler at the peak of his grimdark best. I’m a fan of Barry Eisler’s John Rain series, and when I read about his new story – the tale of a former child slave who survives to hunt down the likes of those who abused her as a child – I knew that... Read More »

Tier One by Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson

Tier One is a story about the establishment of a secret, undercover intelligence and paramilitary group that operates outside of the usual chain of command. As a former Navy Seal, John Dempsey is dragged into this world, and is tasked with fighting terrorists using methods which might not be acceptable to most ordinary people. This... Read More »

Executive Action by Jac Simensen

Executive Action by Jac SimensenTitle: Executive Action Author: Jac Simensen Publisher: John Hunt Publishing Ltd Pages: 224 This is the story of a psychotic billionaire who decides to launch a suicide attack against the Muslims for reasons that are never clearly explained. (Turnabout’s fair play I guess?) With that moderately interesting notion in mind, you have to set yourself in for a... Read More »

Foreign Agent by Brad Thor

Foreign Agent by Brad ThorTitle: Foreign Agent Author: Brad Thor Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 352 pages Foreign Agent is the 15th novel in the Scot Harvath series by Brad Thor, and is the first in the series that I’ve read. I was a little uncertain about starting this far into an established series, but I found that the... Read More »

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