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Jack in the Box

In this "shadow war" thriller, John Weisman explores the dark realm of "black ops" and the uncertain realities of the post-Cold War world. [Book review] Read More »

Rain Storm by Barry Eisler

There is just something about the real cool killer, to borrow a phrase from Chester Himes, which piques the interest of so many readers. The unique moral code, the take-charge attitude, the ability to do the things an ordinary person never could or would. As the books of Trevanian, Lawrence Block, Thomas Perry, Loren D. Estleman, Max Allan Collins and, ... Read More »

Killer Smile

Sometimes, the guy with the killer smile really is a killer. Knowing how to separate the two is the challenge facing Mary DiNuzio, the star of Lisa Scottoline's latest legal thriller, Killer Smile. Read More »

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

Sprawling dystopian cities, strange interstitial havens, nebulous virtual worlds, a seemingly effortless mix of bleeding-edge technology and ancient mysticism, ‘cyberpunk’ … these are the some of the things we have come to expect from the novels of William Gibson. Even if you’ve only read his first book, Neuromancer (the inspiration for the original Matrix movie), you’ll know exactly what I ... Read More »