Mystery & Thriller
Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson has gotten a great deal of positive feedback from critics, as the author’s debut novel. It was also named Crime Thriller of the Year 2009 by the British Book Awards. Upon reading the first the few chapters, I was not impressed. A few of […]
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly is the first installment of the Harry Bosch series. Connelly introduces a new fiction hero, with his unveiling of the Heironymous (Harry) Bosch character. A weathered LAPD detective, Bosch has enough realistic, human qualities, including faults, that you immediately relate to some aspect of the character. In the first […]
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly is a intriguing tale of a lawyer that happily defends a variety of criminals on a daily basis without a trace of moral conflict. Despite regularly going to the aid of drug dealers and violent criminals, Mickey Haller believes he is simply doing his job as a lawyer defending […]
The Narrows by Michael Connelly is a sequel to the Poet and draws lines to Blood Work, two of his popular titles. Centered around the Harry Bosch character, The Narrows is a slowly building thriller. The case for the mass-murdering ‘Poet’ was closed when the investigation uncovered that a high-ranking FBI agent was the killer […]
Dead Tomorrow, a Roy Grace novel by Peter James is a thriller that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat throughout. Told from multiple perspectives, the story takes the reader into the world of human trafficking and organ sale. Because James tells the story from the perspectives of a UK police detective, a […]
The Devil’s Punchbowl, by Greg Iles is a grueling tale of the corruption that occurs in all business industries and highlights how susceptible all people can be. Certainly a thriller, The Devil’s Punchbowl keeps your attention and includes some explicit detail thrown in for dramatic effect. From dog fighting to gambling, prostitution and government corruption, […]
The Bourne Sanction by Eric Van Lustbader is a continuation of the series made famous by Robert Ludlum and the movies, starring Matt Damon. The saga continues and is action packed, with Jason Bourne continuing to be involved, voluntarily or not, in the fight against terrorism across the globe. Lustbader does a decent job of […]
Cross Country, by James Patterson is another thrilling installment in the Alex Cross series. As always, it is a page turner that makes the reader want to keep reading to find out what happens next. Slightly different than many of the other books in the series, Cross Country is centered around the genocide and slave […]
The Associate by John Grisham is a tale about a young man graduating form law school with a bright future and noble intentions until a past college incident comes back to haunt him.
A twisting and turning mystery novel that centers around the profit made by companies exploiting the environment.