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Interview: Kotaro Isaka

This week an interesting new crime novel from Japan will be pulling into the station. Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka is little different to most crime novels thus far translated from Japanese. Clever and sophisticated gives way to something that’s big on set-up, big on…
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The Wild One

Nick Petrie’s PTSD-afflicted hero, Peter Ash, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, takes on the job of finding a missing father and his eight-year-old son. Ash is told the father killed his wife and kidnapped the boy, presumably taking them to the isolated…
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The Wild One

Written by Nick Petrie — This is Nick Petrie’s fifth thriller featuring PTSD-afflicted Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Peter Ash, and it retains every bit of the energy of his earlier works. This time Ash’s old war-buddy seeks his help in locating an eight-year-old boy…
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The Dead Don't Sleep

Written by Steven Max Russo — It’s taken five decades for the long arm of retribution to reach halfway around the world and tap the shoulder of Frank Thompson in this new crime thriller by Steven Max Russo. Back in the late 1960s, when Frank…
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Over Your Shoulder

Written by CJ Carver — Followers of this site have met this author before – a former book rep and travel writer, Caroline Carver won the CWA Debut Dagger with Blood Junction in 1999 and we reviewed Know Me Now more recently in 2017. Now…
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Wrecked

Written by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones — This is the third crime thriller I’ve listened to by this astonishing duo, and familiarity has only heightened the pleasure in the experience. Author Joe Ide is a master at conveying distinctive personalities and subcultures with…
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