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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 »

Trojan by Alan McDermott

Trojan is a well-crafted thriller which has the underpinnings of reality, as the plotline feels like things we often hear about in the news. British intelligence is charged with tracking down a terrorist group who have used a rather ingenious method to smuggle a dangerous biological weapon into the UK. I’ll be honest, I didn’t... Read More »

The Fallen Gatekeepers by C R Fladmark

The Fallen Gatekeepers seems like a relatively standard portal fantasy, with people from Earth with special powers being able to travel between worlds as and when it’s convenient for them, and people from a very tightly controlled society in an alternate dimension which sounds suspiciously like Japan who travel to our dimension. It has magic, lizard... Read More »

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox

I was not familiar with the television show The Librarians before reading this book, although I don’t think it left me at a disadvantage, because I pretty quickly bought into the idea behind the series, as it reminded me of another television series I very much enjoyed called Warehouse 13, which was in a similar vein.... Read More »

Buller’s Dreadnought by Richard Hough

Buller’s Dreadnought is a tale of romance, romance, politics, romance and the dawn of the age of dreadnoughts at the start of the 20th Century, and the race to develop the biggest baddest fighting ships… but mostly about dreadnoughts. The main character is a wandering genius in grand tradition of non-specific heroes in historical novels,... 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 »

Klaus Barbie by Tom Bower

I think that most people who have even a minimum of knowledge about the second world war know who Klaus Barbie is, at least at an intellectual level. One of the most notorious, or infamous Nazi figures, with a nickname like The Butcher of Lyons, he instantly evokes a certain image and emotion. As a student... Read More »

Nazi Gold by Tom Bower

I am not sure where to begin with this review, and as it deals with very difficult subject matter at time, and therefore I would not want my rating to be considered a commentary on the events that are described in the book. Needless to say, I don’t think that there are many who could... Read More »