‘In the Shadow of a Valiant Moon’ Reminds Us of Man’s Indomitable Will to Survive [REVIEW]

Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington's IN THE SHADOW OF A VALIANT MOON
Destiny has no allegiance. (Artwork courtesy Vesuvian Books)

She’s an unassuming yet wily leader determined to protect her people. He’s a captive trapped by a parasitic villain bent on destruction. Will either of them survive long enough to save what’s left of mankind from a scheming creature on a sadistic rampage? Find out in the dazzling second installment of Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington’s brilliant and highly imaginative sci-fi epic that began with It Takes Death to Reach a Star.

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Meet Inspector Arkady Renko in Martin Cruz Smith’s Masterpiece, ‘Gorky Park’ [REVIEW]

Gorky Park, 1982

Pond in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, 1982 (Photo by RIA Novosti archive, image #510373 / Valeriy Shustov / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0)

A public venue. Three unidentified bodies. One determined investigator. Can one man solve a complicated case when no one in his own government wants him to do so? Find out in Martin Cruz Smith’s dazzling thriller, Gorky Park.  Read more of this post

Danger Lurks Behind Every Corner in Robert Dugoni’s ‘The Eighth Sister’ [REVIEW]

Russian woman in Moscow

Can a former CIA operative catch the assassin known as the eighth sister? (Photo by Kostya Romantikov, Flickr)

Just when he thought he was out of the game, a former intelligence officer is pulled back in. This time, he’s tasked with finding a dangerous assassin, but he must head to the heart of Russia to do it. Will he make it out alive? Find out in Robert Dugoni’s The Eighth Sister.  Read more of this post

Steve Berry’s ‘The 14th Colony’ Introduces An Interesting Loophole in the 20th Amendment [REVIEW]

Presidential seal

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain―in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Steve Berry explores this theme in THE 14TH COLONY. (Photo by Dave Newman, Flickr)

Steve Berry’s The 14th Colony, the new Cotton Malone thriller, is intriguing from beginning to end. The novel opens as Stephanie Nelle, the Justice Department’s director of the Magellan Billet Agency, comes to terms with facing redundancy as the new President of the United States is sworn into office. Read more of this post