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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 »

Blood Virus by L A Hollis

The blurb of this book interested me, in that it was a thriller involving a genetically engineered virus designed to target specific racial groups, which I thought was an interesting discussion in the current political climate. I was quite surprised to see how short the book was, given the subject matter. A husband and wife... 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 »

The Good Spy Dies Twice by Mark Hosack

Synopsis: Jake Boxer is an investigative journalist who has a knack for getting himself into sticky situations. His career implodes amidst a meltdown on national television, after he discovers a Russian conspiracy to murder his sound engineer who discovers something he shouldn’t have. Years later, he uncovers yet another mysterious spy plot in a mountain... Read More »

Dracula vs Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Dracula vs Hitler by Patrick Sheane DuncanDracula vs Hitler, what a wonderfully click-baity title, I will admit that it got my attention. In a world where historical mashups like Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter, and Android Karenina, are profligate, I had certain expectations, or ideas about what the book might involve. I supposed that it was going to be either “so... Read More »

Four Legendary Kingdoms by Matthew Reilly

Four Legendary Kingdoms by Matthew ReillyI think most people know what they’re getting themselves in for when they pick up one of Matthew Reilly’s books, for good or ill, although he has dabbled outside his home turf of high-paced military thrillers in recent years with The Tournament (quasi-historical fiction) and The Great Zoo of China (his love letter to Jurassic... 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 »