RaveThe Washington TimesYou have to hand it to Mr. Ricciardi. An enemy hijacking a U.S. drone and using it to simultaneously create a horrendous nightmare for America and a dream opportunity for our enemies is exceptionally imaginative—brilliant ... the author is able to mesmerize the reader right from the start. The thrill and suspense continue throughout, keeping the reader gripped and enthralled by the plot and its execution. Rogue Strike has pretty much everything a thriller fan could hope for. You’ll find its cast of international villains...intriguing and remorseless, and you’ll have a difficult time forgetting them and the things they do. It’s a great read—well-plotted, plausible, riveting—a dazzling tale. The action is nonstop and the attacks that occur on U.S. soil will make readers pause, think and worry. Thriller fans who have not yet discovered David Ricciardi are in for a wonderful new treat.
RaveThe Washington TimesBrilliant ... gripping ...a terrific narrative that reinforces Frederick Forsyth’s reputation as a master storyteller few can rival in delivering spellbinding suspense ... This timely, well-written thriller has it all ... A fast, tremendously entertaining read. Since The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth has been considered a giant of the political and espionage thriller genre. This giant just became even more towering.
RaveThe Washington Times...Kyle Mills does a masterful job of capturing Flynn’s CIA counter-terrorism hero Mitch Rapp. He’s a very gifted writer ... Red War is highly entertaining, chock full of nail-biting action and surprising twists, and is a thriller that will rank among the top Mitch Rapp adventures ... The plot is original and compelling—scary, realistic, surprising. The action is heart-pounding, page-turning, riveting right from the start. And the ending leaves you gasping for breath. It’s for good reason that a novel such as this is called a thriller.
RaveThe Washington TimesWithout question, Spymaster is Brad Thor’s best novel ever ... Brad Thor once again demonstrates an eerie ability to make you feel you might well be glimpsing at news from the future ... The action is fast-paced. Surprises abound. It’s exciting—pulse-pounding. And it’s plausible, this time frighteningly so. The suspense keeps you on edge anxious to discover what’s next and how it all will end ... It utterly stunned this fan who has read every one of his books ... one of the all-time best thriller novels.
RaveThe Washington TimesThis remote small town in a forest is still reeling from scandal ... It’s an emotional roller coaster of a ride with surprising twists and turns as the intense rivalry between Beartown and Hed escalates from pranks to serious violence, leaving both communities stunned by what they’ve become. What you get in a Fredrik Backman work is wonderful writing and brilliant insights into things that truly matter — right vs. wrong, fear vs. courage, love vs. hate, the importance and limits of friendship and loyalty, and more.
MixedThe Washington TimesWhat makes Artemis interesting is what made The Martian so special: Andy Weir brings to the science fiction genre boundless passion for science he combines with a gift for making it entertaining and easy to understand. His science fiction is every bit as much science as it is fiction, giving it extraordinary authenticity ...if you’re expecting Artemis to be as good as The Martian, expect to be disappointed. Granted, very few could measure up, but this one doesn’t come close ... Characters, including the main one, are one dimensional, dialogue is of poor quality and some of the attempts at humor come across as barely more mature than juvenile potty humor. Painfully slow in first third, it gradually picks up until toward the end...a truly amazing job explaining how the challenges of constructing a city on the moon could be overcome, showing what such a lunar colony might look like, and describing what living there would be like.
RaveThe Washington TimesNothing Short of Dying is probably the best debut thriller of the year — and don’t be surprised if before long Erik Storey ranks among the giants of the thriller genre ... The nerve-wracking, nail-biting quest upon which he [Clyde Barr] then embarks brings him perilously close to dying a few times while others are not so lucky ...a roller-coaster of a read, fast-paced with surprising twists and turns, as Clyde finds himself plunging deeper and deeper into the middle of a conflict for drug distribution dominance ... This thriller takes off fast and has an ever-increasing pace. Original. Absorbing. Suspenseful. Full of action. Plausible. Realistic. A very well-written work marked by truly exceptional backstory development of characters that never impinges on the action and suspense. All this plus the author truly knows and loves Colorado’s wilderness and writes about it beautifully.