Book Review: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Title: Red Sparrow (Book 1) Author: Jason Matthews Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Russia Publisher: Scribner Goodreads Summary: In today’s Russia, dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress…

Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

Title: Origin (Robert Langdon #5) Author: Dan Brown Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Historical Thriller Publisher: Doubleday Books Published: October 3, 2017 Page Amount: 461 pages Goodreads Summary: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will…

Book Review: A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre

Title: A Legacy of Spies Author: John Le Carre Genre: Fiction, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Mystery Publisher: Viking Published: September 5, 2017 Page Amount: 265 pages Goodreads Summary: Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead…

Book Review: The Devil’s Teardrop

Title: The Devil’s Teardrop Author: Jeffery Deaver Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Crime, Suspense Publisher: Hodder Published: May 4, 2000 Page Amount: 496 pages Goodreads Summary: After an early morning machine-gun attack by a madman called the Digger leaves dozens dead in the Washington, D.C., subway, the mayor’s office receives a message demanding twenty million dollars by midnight…

Book Review: The Truth And Other Lies by Sascha Arango

Title: The Truth and Other Lies Author: Sascha Arango (Translator: Imogen Taylor) Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Suspense, German Publisher: Atria Books Published: June 23, 2015 Page Amount: 241 pages Goodreads Summary: Dark, witty, and suspenseful, this literary crime thriller reminiscent of The Dinner and The Silent Wife follows a famous author whose wife—the brains behind his success—meets…

Book Review: Zeroes by Chuck Wendig

Title: Zeroes Author: Chuck Wendig Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Fiction, Cyberpunk Publisher: Tor Books Published: May 19, 2015 Page Amount: 336 pages Goodreads Summary: Five hackers—an Anonymous-style rabble-rouser, an Arab Spring hacktivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll—are detained by the U.S. government, forced to work as white-hat hackers for Uncle Sam in order…

Book Review: The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

Title: The Man From St. Petersburg Author: Ken Follett Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Published: April 1, 1982 Page Amount: 324 pages Blurb From Goodreads: His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his…

Book Review: Half World by Scott O’Connor

Title: Half World Author: Scott O’Connor Genre: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Thriller Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: February 18, 2014 Page Amount: 432 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Inspired by real CIA operations, the riveting novel of a fraying CIA analyst who conducts secret mind-control experiments and the young agent who, years later, uncovers the appalling legacy of the program and…

Book Review: The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips

Title: The Devlin Diary Author: Christi Phillips Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, European Literature, British Literature, Romance, Contemporary Publisher: Pocket Published: April 14, 2009 Page Amount: 427 pages Blurb From Goodreads: London 1672: Physician Hannah Devlin has a special knowledge that Secretary of State Lord Arlington desperately needs. At the king’s Machiavellian court, Hannah is drawn into a dangerous investigation by…

Book Review: Zagreb Cowboy A Marko Della Torre Novel by Alen Mattich

Title: Zagreb Cowboy: A Marko Della Torre Novel Author: Alen Mattich Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction Publisher: Spiderline Published: September 13, 2012 Page Amount: 384 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Yugoslavia, 1991. The State is crumbling, and in the midst of the political chaos secret policeman Marko della Torre has been working both sides of the…

Book Review: The Regional Office Is Under Attack by Manuel Gonzales

Title: The Regional Office Is Under Attack Author: Manuel Gonzales Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Humor, Urban Fantasy, Mystery Publisher: Riverhead Books Published: April 12, 2016 Page Amount: 400 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization—the Regional Office—and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation.At its helm,…

Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Title: Dark Matter Author: Blake Crouch Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Fiction Publisher: Tor Published: July 26, 2016 Page Amount: 342 pages Blurb From Goodreads: “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by…