Joseph Kanon’s DEFECTORS reviewed Jun07

Joseph Kanon’s DEFECTORS reviewed

Defectors Joseph Kanon Atria Pub 6/6/17 One of the greatest crimes against a country is treason, spying for the enemy. A recent brilliantly written espionage book, Defectors, by Joseph Kanon, is both fast paced and realistic. This Cold War thriller shows the moves and plays as if the characters are in a chess game. Beyond that it emphasizes the human side, what it is like for family members of a traitor, as well as the motivations of someone who is willing to betray and lie to everyone. Taking place in 1961 Moscow, during the height of the Cold War, readers learn about the history within a fascinating plot. It becomes obvious very early on...

Joseph Kanon talks about DEFECTORS

Elise Cooper: How did you get the idea for the story? Joseph Kanon: The origin came out of something personal. Years ago I worked with a man who actually had a brother that defected. It was a fascinating story to me, and I realized no one talked about the family left behind. Once he had defected, that was the last heard of him. I thought about the after story, since he did not just vanish. I wondered what kind of life did he have, and what did he do all day. EC: How did you do the research? JK: I read about Kim Philby, a high-ranking member of British intelligence who was a Soviet agent. He defected in 1963 after working for the KGB. I had...

Peter Kirsanow’s TARGET OMEGA Reviewed Jun04

Peter Kirsanow’s TARGET OMEGA Reviewed

Target Omega Peter Kirsanow Dutton Pub. May 16, 2017 Target Omega by Peter Kirsanow fills in the gap left behind by the late Vince Flynn regarding stories of political correctness. As with Mitch Rapp, this latest character, Mike Garin leaves no prisoners behind. This action packed tale will be enjoyable for those who want America to win and not succumb to caring about the bad guys feelings. The author wrote the book out of frustration, wanting to return to the days when leaders put America first, “which will also favor the world. Many American politicians believe today that they were elected by the world. We need to be more concerned about...

Michelle Cambell’s IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND is featured in this week’s giveaway Jun02

Michelle Cambell’s IT’S ALWAYS THE HUS...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND by Michele Campbell In college, Kate, Aubrey and Jenny are inseparable. Twenty years later, their friendship takes a deadly turn . . . Three young women who could not be more different meet as college roommates and become fast friends.  Wealthy, privileged, blonde and gorgeous, Kate Eastman seems like she has it all.  But her Park Avenue upbringing conceals a tragic loneliness and a wild side powerful enough to drag down everyone around her. Aubrey Miller comes from a poor family and can’t believe her luck when she winds up at...

2017 Shamus Award Nominees Announced May31

2017 Shamus Award Nominees Announced

The Private Eye Writers Of America have announced the nominees for the 2017 Shamus Awards. The awards honor the best novels published in 2016, the winners will be announced at PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Toronto, Canada. Best Private Eye Novel Reed Farrel Coleman, Where It Hurts. Putnam Lindsey Davis, The Graveyard of the Hesperides. Minotaur Timothy Hallinan, Fields Where They Lay. Soho Crime Al Lamanda, With 6 You Get Wally. Gale Cengage Robert S. Levinson, The Stardom Affair. Five Star Best Original Private Eye Paperback Michael Craven, The Detective and the Chinese High-Fin. Harper Collins O’Neil De Noux, Hold Me, Babe. Big Kiss...