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Category Archive for 'Thriller'

Don Winslow – The Cartel

Author: Don Winslow Title: The Cartel Publisher: William Heinemann Hardback: 640 pages ISBN: 978-0434023547 Price: £18.99 Publication Date: 25/06/2015 Don Winslow’s epic The Power of the Dog – the precursor to The Cartel, although this can be read as a standalone novel – was a vivid, violent dissection of the US-Mexican drug war that spanned three decades. Now, ten […]

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 Author: David Baldacci Title: Hell’s Corner Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperback: 613 pages ISBN: 978-0-330-45655-5 Price: £7.99 Publication Date: 23/06/2011 It has been two years since David Baldacci’s last Camel Club novel, Divine Justice. In that time I have read – and enjoyed – books from Baldacci’s other series, but none have quite had that certain […]

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Author: SJ Watson Title: Before I Go To Sleep Publisher: Doubleday Hardback: 366 pages ISBN: 978-0-857-52017-3 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 28/04/2011 It probably says a lot about me – and not in a good way – that whenever something is effusively praised [whether it is a book, film, or anything else in the cultural sphere], […]

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Don Winslow – Satori

Author: Don Winslow Title: Satori Publisher: Headline Hardback: 448 pages ISBN: 978-0-7553-7020-7 Price: £14.99 Publication Date: 28/04/2011 Fuelled by my voracious reading of James Clavell novels and the films that my Japanophile friend used to lend when we were teenagers, I have been fascinated by Oriental culture – and in particular, Japan – for a number of […]

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Author: Elliott Hall Title: The Children’s Crusade Publisher: John Murray Trade Paperback: 338 pages ISBN: 978-1-84854-075-0 Price: £14.99 Publication Date: 05/05/2011 When The Children’s Crusade’s cover copy claimed that its central protagonist, Felix Strange, was going to “kill everyone” I assumed that it was exaggerating for effect. It wasn’t. Within only a few chapters the […]

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Author: Gregg Hurwitz Title: You’re Next Publisher: Sphere Paperback Original: 436 pages ISBN: 978-0-7515-4211-0 Price: £6.99 Publication Date: 06/01/2011 Mike Wingate, a builder turned property developer with a beautiful wife and young daughter, seems to have the perfect life. Until, on the day that he completes his first big property deal, two contract killers arrive […]

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Simon Toyne – Sanctus

Author: Simon Toyne Title: Sanctus Publisher: HarperCollins Hardback: 486 pages ISBN: 978-0-00-739155-4 Price:£12.99 Publication Date: 14/04/2011 Does such a thing as a low-concept thriller exist? This was the question that my brain decided to ask, rather childishly, as I was reading through the publicity blurb for debut novelist Simon Toyne’s “high-concept thriller” Sanctus. I still […]

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Robert Crais – The Sentry

Author: Robert Crais Title: The Sentry Publisher: Orion Hardback: 306 pages ISBN: 978-1-4091-1600-4 Price: £9.99 Publication Date: 03/03/2011 Vampires. Zombies. Werewolves. After reading the first chapter of Robert Crais’s new thriller, The Sentry, I was rather confused. Had he written a fantasy novel? Thankfully it soon became apparent that the answer to this question was […]

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Author: Simon Kernick Title: The Payback Publisher: Bantam Press Hardback: 352 pages ISBN: 978-0-593-06288-3 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 17/02/2011 The publication of a new Simon Kernick thriller is always something to be excited about. But his new novel, The Payback, is one that I have been anticipating even more eagerly than normal, as it sees […]

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Author: Matt Hilton Title: Blood and Ashes Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Hardback: 325 pages ISBN: 978-0-340-97833-7 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 03/02/2011 Matt Hilton has become known for his super-charged thrillers, and his latest [and fifth] Joe Hunter novel, Blood and Ashes, is no exception. A nigh-on-constant hail of bullets, car chases and bone-crunching violence, the […]

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