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Check Out My Review of T. Jefferson Parker’s “Swift Vengeance”

For the last decade or so, T. Jeffferson Parker has been using the popular form of the thriller to explore the pressing issues of our day. His previous series, an uneven but sometimes brilliant one featuring undercover cop Charlie Hood, … Continue reading

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My Review of Jon Land’s New Caitlin Strong Thriller

Caitlin Strong, a trigger-happy, often insubordinate, fifth-generation Texas Ranger, is back in Strong Cold Dead,  another rollicking Jon Land adventure that reads like a cross between a Randolph Scott Western, a Steven King horror story and a Jason Bourne movie … Continue reading

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Land’s “Strong Light of Day” Wildly Entertaining

Strong Light of Day, the new Caitlin Strong thriller by Jon Land, is a suspenseful, fast-paced tale apparently constructed by a writer so obsessed with James Bond movies, Stephen King novels, Clint Eastwood westerns, Marvel Comics and The Matrix that … Continue reading

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My Review of David Freed’s New Thriller

In The Three-Nine Line, David Freed’s new thriller, his protagonist, Cordell Logan, returns to his comfort zone when he’s recruited for a top-secret overseas assignment. Check out my Associated Press review here.  

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Four Thriller Writers Who Also Review Books

Jon Land, Jeff Ayers, Myles Knapp, and I have two big things in common. We are all authors of thriller or crime novels and we all review books for major publications. In anticipation of the upcoming Thrillerfest conference in New … Continue reading

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John Lescroart Raves Over “A Scourge of Vipers”

Here’s what New York Times best-selling thriller writer John Lescroart says about the latest book in my Edgar Award-winning series of hard-boiled crime novels: “‘A Scourge of Vipers’ has made me an instant Bruce DeSilva fan. In the tradition of … Continue reading

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“Original Sin” by D.P. Lyle: A Review

D.P. Lyle, award-winning novelist and practicing cardiologist, has a new thriller in his series featuring police officer Samantha Cody. It’s a tense, intelligent tale well-told. You can read the full text of my Associated Press book review here. And you … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? It’s Best-Selling Thriller Writer Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder is one of the top thriller writers in the business, and his latest novel, “Suspicion,” is a New York Times best seller. You can learn more about Joe and his work here. Providence Rag is the third novel in … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? It’s Thriller Writer Ian Rankin!

Ian Rankin, author of the fine Rebus crime novels, is a two-time winner of the Thriller of the Year Award.  I snapped his photo earlier this month at the annual Thrillerfest conference in Manhattan. You can learn more about Ian … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? Best-Selling Thriller Writer John Lescroat!

John Lescroat is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into 16 languages in more than 75 countries. He’s one of the best and most successful thriller writers in existence. If you’d like to learn more about … Continue reading

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