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City on Fire by Don Winslow

Organised crime and corruption are constants in Don Winslow novels, but rarely has he roamed the classic gangster territory of the northeastern United States. Nor has he previously underpinned his storytelling with classical inspiration – in this case dating back to Ancient Greece. City on…
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The Mercenary by Paul Vidich

The Mercenary is the fourth novel in Paul Vidich’s Cold War espionage series featuring CIA officer George Mueller, which began with An Honorable Man in 2016. Vidich appears to be following the lead of his illustrious predecessor in that, like John le Carré’s George Smiley,…
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Repentance by Eloísa Díaz

Eloísa Díaz’s riveting new political thriller, Repentance, takes place during two tumultuous periods in Argentina’s history. The present-day of the story is December 2001, when riots in Buenos Aires and elsewhere will lead to the resignation of the country’s president. These disturbances were the culmination…
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Skim Deep by Max Allan Collins

Nolan, no first name, is a middle-aged man and former professional thief. These days – it’s 1986 in the story – he’s married and retired from armed robbery. He remains on good terms with the Outfit, the mafia-like criminal mob he occasionally worked for or…
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The Mist

The Mist is the final instalment of Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland series which tells the story of Hulda Hermansdottir, a police detective at the Reykjavik police force, in reverse chronology. It’s 1998 and 40-year-old Hulda is investigating the disappearance of Unnur, a 20-year old girl…
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