Thriller

Reviews of books in this genre:

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

Cold Fall by

I should start by saying that I listened to the abridged version, which didn’t do this any favours (it doesn’t any book). It did mean this was mercifully short though. I was assuming this would be a thriller in the vein of the original Bond novels, where we delve into the world of super-villains and – Read the rest of this review

Zero Day by

I’ve been looking for a good cyber-crime story. I’m still looking. Russinovich works in the computing world and has been involved in investigating or uncovering things like rootkits — something that comes up repeatedly in the novel. I was therefore expecting plenty of technical details, cat-and-mouse games in the command line, brilliant minds unraveling secrets. – Read the rest of this review