Category Archives: Thriller/Suspense

Reacher tackles a ghost and a host of bad guys

Bob Moyer is taking time out from his travels to catch up on some of his favorite authors. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer. PAST TENSE. By Lee Child. Delacorte Press. 382 pages. $28.99. Wow. It takes a good writer to … Continue reading

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The right touch

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson When Stuart Woods is good, he’s really quite good, but sometimes he seems to be just cranking out yet another Stone Barrington ode to the joys of being ridiculously wealthy. A Delicate Touch, No. 48 … Continue reading

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Driving out the dark spirits

Don’t you just love it when a reviewer introduces you to a promising-sounding series with a lot of books in it? Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer DESOLATION MOUNTAIN. By William Kent Krueger. Atria Books. 320 pages. $26 When the mining … Continue reading

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The never-ending war

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson THE RECKONING. By John Grisham. Random House Audio. 18 hours; 15 CDs. Read by Michael Beck. $45. Also available in print from Doubleday. As John Grisham’s latest novel opens, Pete Banning, a highly decorated World … Continue reading

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Crime, life and most of all, books

Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer THE MAN WHO CAME UPTOWN. By George Pelecanos. Little, Brown. 263 pages. $27. Have you read the collection of Appalachian short stories Kentucky Straight?  How about westerns by Elmore Leonard, or The Things They Carried by … Continue reading

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Death in the Catskills

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson AN UNWANTED GUEST. By Shari Lapena. Penguin Audio. Read by Hillary Huber. 8 ½ hours; 7 CDs. $35. Also available in print from Pamela Dorman Books. This latest suspense novel by best-selling author Shari Lapena … Continue reading

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Women to the rescue

While I’ve been on a bit of a vacation, Bob Moyer has been keeping the book reviews coming. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer SAFE HOUSES. By Dan Fesperman. Knopf. 401 pages. $26.95. Spy novels too often teem with testosterone-driven heroes … Continue reading

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Danger, danger everywhere

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson THE RISING SEA. By Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. Penguin Audio. Read by Scott Brick. 11 ½ hours; 9 CDs. $45. Also available in hardcover from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. No. 15 in the NUMA files … Continue reading

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Hold your breath…

Briar Patch Books is the beneficiary when Bob Moyer goes on a reading/reviewing tear. Here’s his latest contribution. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer THE BOMB MAKER. By Thomas Perry. Mysterious Press. 372 pages. $26. Thomas Perry usually writes thrillers that, … Continue reading

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Prepare for turbulence

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. By Chris Bohjalian. Random House Audio. Read by Erin Spencer and Grace Experience, with Mark Deakins. 11 ½ hours; 9 CDs. $40. Also available in print form Doubleday. Chris Bohjalian is one … Continue reading

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