Hangman

Written by Daniel Cole –– This author’s shocking debut, Ragdoll, proved a runaway success when it was published last year and was one of my…

Need to Know

Written by Karen Cleveland — Debut author Karen Cleveland’s new spy thriller comes from a heartfelt place. She wrote it while on maternity leave when…

Kompromat

Written by Stanley Johnson — If you’re one of the millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic who look back on the votes…

The Final Hour

Written by Tom Wood — The man known only as Victor is a professional assassin. He has worked off the books for a number of countries’…

Night School

Written by Lee Child — We’ve got to number 21 in the Jack Reacher series and the big man is as unpredictable as ever. As…

The Travelers

Written by Chris Pavone — In an expertly assembled first few chapters, Chris Pavone sets the scene nicely. The Travelers of the title is a magazine,…

Ochoco Reach

Written by Jim Stewart — Here we have another PI novel, but if you want mean streets, neon bar signs reflected in rainy sidewalks, and the…

NTN: Deceits of Borneo

Written by HN Wake — This is the second full-length thriller by HN Wake and a repeat outing for her gutsy character, CIA agent Mac Ambrose.…

NTN: HN Wake interviewed

HN Wake is a pseudonym. The author used to be a US government employee and it seems possible she’s got the inside track on spying and intelligence……

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All the Old Knives

Written by Olen Steinhauer — Quite possibly the cleverest thriller of the year to the date, Olen Steinhauer has created an absorbing read that combines all…

Aloysius Tempo

Written by Jason Johnson — Aloysius Tempo was brought up hard. His mother, uncertain of which side of the Irish political divide his father came…

Personal

Written by Lee Child — Jack Reacher, once a major in the US Military Police and now a drifter, is on a bus. That it is not…

Blood Whispers

Written by John Gordon Sinclair — Following his blistering crime debut Seventy Times Seven, actor John Gordon Sinclair returns to the crime fiction scene with…

Arts and Crafts

Written by JT Prescott — If you’ve ever wondered where CIA black ops personnel go when they get too old to kill an opponent in…