Category Archives: thriller

Impact by Douglas Preston

Another in his Wyman Ford series, Impact, by Douglas Preston, sends our hero to Cambodia, where mysterious deadly gemstones make an appearance.  At the same time, a young woman in Maine sees a meteor fall to the earth and she’s determined … Continue reading

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Mission One by Samuel Best

An exciting science fiction thriller, Mission One opens when a private spaceship embarks to Titan, the sixth moon of Saturn, on a preliminary mission to establish a research station on the distant moon. From the beginning there are clues that things aren’t … Continue reading

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The North Water by Ian McGuire

Set on a whaling ship headed for the arctic circle, The North Water is a gripping, gritty thriller I found hard to put down.  Patrick Sumner, the ex-army surgeon discovers a young cabin boy brutally raped and obviously beaten, and is … Continue reading

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Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

From Goodreads:  “When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a ‘Have You Seen This Child?’ flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops; the child in the photo is … Continue reading

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Temple by Matthew Reilly

From Goodreads:  “Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru. To the Incan people, it is still the ultimate symbol of their spirit. To William Race, an American linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to decipher … Continue reading

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The Blue Scarab by Ann Carter

A thriller set in the time of ancient Egypt, The Blue Scarab combines mystery with history.  Lillum is 15 when her father accepts a job working as an artist on the Pharaoh’s tomb.  Her mother long dead, Lillum suddenly finds herself … Continue reading

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Lost World Of Patagonia by Dane Hatchell

I’ll say from the outset:  I didn’t have high expectations of this novel, but it managed to surprise me with a high level of entertainment.  It’s subtitled A Dinosaur Thriller, and the plot is simple.  Rare and valuable red diamonds are … Continue reading

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