Thriller

Reviews of books in this genre:

Black Ops by

I think my dad gave me this one after having read it — it’s the sort of thing he tends to read. It was the sort of book I used to read, having churned my way through plenty of Clancy and the like in days past. This one doesn’t feature a plot that threatens the – Read the rest of this review

Nomad by

This was another two-for-one offering on Audible. The premise sounded interesting and it was a more generic tale (I try not to get pigeon-holed into specific genres). Having said that, the core of the story is the tired premise of a secret service agent who gets accused of treachery by his own department and has – Read the rest of this review

Bearskin by

This got recommended on a number of year end ‘best of’ lists so I made a note, plus the story sounded intriguing and very different to my usual staple (I’ve been trying to expand my reading horizons). A sicario-trained biologist and former cash mule for a Mexican cartel, on the run from one of their – Read the rest of this review

Ghostman by

It’s been a while since I’ve read a contemporary thriller, partly because every back cover I read sounded so cliched. That accusation can’t be leveled at this book. Following our protagonist, a ‘ghostman’ — which is to say a chameleon who can change his appearance and body language to take on different personalities — we – Read the rest of this review

Abuse of Power by

I can count the number of books I haven’t finished on one hand. This is among them. I didn’t know anything about this book before borrowing it, I went off the description. It quickly became clear that this is a thinly-veiled Republican wet dream. The protagonist is an unapologetic alpha-male, a throwback, and it wasn’t – Read the rest of this review