Today marks the release of Michael Palmer’s newest medical thriller Political Suicide and to celebrate, Palmer has graciously offered to giveaway a SIGNED Hardcover Edition here on the Lazy Day Books Blog! We’ll tell you how to enter for your chance to win at the end of our review.
I have to say the Prologue is one of the best I’ve read in quite a while and the shock value alone is enough to quickly propel you through many chapters while searching for answers to your questions. I mean, what kind of purely evil person would ever want to do such a thing to the truest, bravest, most honorable men of our armed forces? Because as soon as you read it, you know that wasn’t something these men signed up for, or were ever trained to do, or could ever believe in.
Which means somebody did this to them. And that person absolutely must be stopped.
Mitch Rapp is back!
The last two Rapp Series books went back in time to show us how Mitch Rapp became the meanest, toughest, baddest CIA Counter-terrorist Operative ever. American Assassin set the stage and showed us the whole selection and training process and gave us just the right amounts of insight into his psyche. The second prequel, Kill Shot, was a great action thriller and showed us more about Rapp’s development history.
With The Last Man, we are back to a modern-day setting in Afghanistan, where a CIA agent has gone missing.
Whiplash River by Lou Berney, although a sequel to Gutshot Straight, stands on its own. The main character, Shake, while losing the peace of mind he has worked hard to create becomes inevitably intertwined with an interesting cast of characters.
In the midst of his life literally hanging in the balance, he tries to resurrect an old flame, solve the enigma that is Harrigan Quinn who he begrudgingly partners up with, and dig himself out of the hole that is sure to consume him.
I usually find it difficult to read books that toggle between different times and places, but Iragorri and Aronica made this difference seamless and easy to follow.
Differential Equations tells the tale of four seemingly unrelated people connected only by their geographical locations. Each character was interesting and could easily warrant a book unto themselves.
I have never read magic realism before, but found that it made me think of my own history – the rumors and tales that get passed down that we too often lend little credence to…
I’ve been a fan of David Baldacci’s books for years, so when I had the opportunity to receive an advanced eBook copy of The Innocent, I jumped at the chance! I’ve especially loved Baldacci’s The Camel Club Series, but was excited to see that The Innocent introduces a new hero to us: Will Robie – an assassin with a moral code.
From the beginning, we follow Will Robie on two missions in Edinburgh and Tangier, the details of which are related in a detached, almost clinical, fashion. Through these missions, we learn Robie believes his handlers when they tell him his targets have done something terrible for which they deserve to die.
Stephen King’s newest book departs from the traditional horror genre on an interesting new path: a blend of sci-fi, philosophy, history, politics and romance. It wouldn’t be Stephen King if there weren’t some extraordinarily descriptive gore involved, but Constant Readers will be happy to see that King’s monumental talent for character and plot development translate well to other genres.
Through the magic of fake IDs, Jake becomes George, the man who goes back to a time without iPhones or the internet, to try to change history. But will it be everything he hoped? Will George risk everything for JFK?
It’s time for another installment of Thriller Thursday!
This one was really exciting for me – No Rest For The Dead was written by twenty-six amazing mystery and thriller authors including Sandra Brown, RL Stine, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Palmer, Kathy Reichs and more. Twenty-Six! As excited as I was for what promised to be a great mystery, I was even more excited to see how all these author’s writing styles would blend together into one cohesive story. Would it be seamless or would it be disjointed? The only way to find out was to dive right in.
Who are your favorite mystery writers?
With each terrorist attack on U.S. soil, Americans gave up more of their rights. Harvath was reminded of the line, paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin, that those who trade some of their liberty for a little temporary security deserve neither and will lose both. The wisdom of the founders never ceased to amaze him.
After tracking down a deadly terrorist cell, former Seal Team 6 and current Carlton Group member, Scot Harvath formulates a plan to infiltrate the cell to stop a string of deadly attacks on American soil. After the mission goes horribly wrong, and more attacks are launched in the heart of America, Harvath must go Full Black to uncover those responsible and bring them to his brand of justice.