Thriller Book Reviews – I’ve been struggling with a bout of pneumonia for ten days and too tired to keep hacking away on the draft of my next novel; so, I set it aside and dove into my Kindle Fire, where I found Michael Connelly’s “The Crossing,”, Lee Child’s “A Wanted Man”, and Daniel Silva’s “The English Spy”… Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Gabriel Allon… I wonder what I can contract next?
I have felt for many years that this triumvirate of mystery and suspense writers are the best in the business these days. The neat thing is that their styles could not be more different one from another. I love the Michael Connelly Harry Bosch books and watch his slow, careful, unwinding of the plot as Harry circles and traps the bad guys. In Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon, we watch a master chess player play 3-dimension international chess against terrorists, sweeping across borders from city to city to a conclusion where the bad guys usually end up dead. The dead part is equally true for Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, but he solves his conspiracies with a;; the subtlety of a sledge hammer. Al excellent, all great fun, the top three on my Beach Book thriller list… or the list of boosk to read when you get pneumonia.
The trick of course is to always have two or three of them downloaded on your Kindle Fire, or at least on your Kindle Wish List where you can immediately “break the glass” and grab one in the event of emergency, such as a rainy day, blizzard, or illness, without having to plow through the morning Kindle Daily Deals to find a good one.
Bill Brown is the author of eight mystery and suspense novels currently for sale on Kindle — Burke’s Gamble,” “Burke’s War,’ ‘The Undertaker,’ ‘Amongst My Enemies,’ ‘Thursday at Noon,’ “Aim True, My Brothers,’ ‘Winner Lose All,’ and ‘Cold War Trilogy.’ Enjoy! You can read my thriller book reviews at the Book Review tab on my website.