9 Things Covert Ops Books Get Right About Undercover Operations—And One Thing They Didn’t—from Two Navy Veterans Who’ve Actually Been There Dec02

9 Things Covert Ops Books Get Right About Undercov...

As Navy veterans turned thriller writers, we’re regularly asked questions about the authenticity of covert operations portrayed in popular books and movies. Questions such as: “Do nuclear submarines really chase each other through underwater canyons like in THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER?” or “Did the Navy SEALs really take out Osama Bin Laden as portrayed in Zero Dark Thirty?” These questions speak to the very curiosity that attracts fans and writers to the genre in the first place and are examples of the topic of this article: the many things covert ops books get right about undercover operations, and one thing they didn’t. 1. Hardware: It’s a...

SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan Reviewed

SAY NO MORE Hank Phillippi Ryan 2016 Forge When I open a new book by Hank Phillippi Ryan I know I’m in for a good read. I also think to myself there is no way this no one can be as great as the last one. And every damn time she proves me wrong. I’m just a fly caught in the web of Hank’s words. I forget to eat, I ignore sleep and showering goes on hold. SAY NO MORE is another adventure with Jane Ryland, a reporter in Boston and the station she works at has her working with a new crew doing documentaries. Jane is working on a story about sexual assaults and it goes without saying it’s a tough assignment. Jane has a victim ready to go on...

Kensington Publishing’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide fo...

Gifts for Holiday Lovers CHRISTMAS CARAMEL MURDER by Joanne Fluke (September 27, 2016 / Kensington Hardcover / Cozy Mystery / $20.00) Joanne Fluke, the New York Times bestselling author known as the the Queen of Culinary Suspense, cooks up the most delicious Christmas gift of all – a recipe-filled holiday mystery from her Hannah Swensen series, now a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original TV movie franchise… When a naughty Mrs. Claus turns up dead before Lake Eden’s annual production of A Christmas Carol, the suspects start piling up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard. Can Hannah catch the merry murderer in time for a happy holiday?...

Hard Case Crime Comics Nov20

Hard Case Crime Comics

  Hard Case Crime has been consistently publishing great books for a long time now. This fall the opened a new door and have started publishing comics. It is safe to say if you are a fan of their books you will love these comics. And what a perfect fit. Crime fiction has always translated well in comics and there has been an upswing the last few years with some great stuff to read.   The first two comics from Hard Case are TRIGGERMAN and PEEPLAND.         PEEPLAND is written by two of my favorites, Christa Faust and Gary Phillips, both authors with true bonafides when it comes to this genre. The tale is set in...

Dopamine Collapse: Every Man a Menace by Patrick H...

Dopamine Collapse: Every Man a Menace Patrick Hoffman Atlantic Monthly Press At the opening of Patrick Hoffman’s second novel we meet Raymond Gaspar on the eve of his release from prison. Raymond’s street smarts have endeared him to the prison’s kingpin, Arthur, who sets Raymond up with a job on his release. With that EVERY MAN A MENACE sets Raymond as its anchor. He’s an innocent sort of criminal who’s in over his head. Raymond is the first character in a multi-POV, ocean crossing thriller that takes us through a case study of a vertically integrated MDMA supply chain. Despite the above description, the story doesn’t jump cut from one...