Tag Archives: thriller

The Sentry by Robert Crais

Read  April 2018 Recommended for thrills ★    ★   ★   ★ “Button’s face was blank as Pike approached, but a deep line cut Futardo’s brow. Pike wondered what she was thinking. Button’s jacket was already off in anticipation of the coming … Continue reading

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The First Rule by Robert Crais

Read  March 2018 Recommended for fans of mystery-thrillers ★    ★   ★     1/2 I’ve been enjoying Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole mysteries, but apparently Crais felt the need to punch things up by featuring Elvis’ best buddy, Joe Pike as the lead … Continue reading

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The Watchman by Robert Crais

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★ The Watchman is the first book in the Elvis Cole series that switches focus to Elvis’ best friend and agency co-owner, Joe Pike. It’s a solid thriller, though … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais. Forget it.

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★     Into every series, a little unevenness must fall. Besides the first two books in the Elvis Cole series, this was my least favorite. But that’s mostly because it … Continue reading

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Indigo Slam by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    1/2 Fast, solid ride. A great beginning, where the reader witnesses the moment three children and their father leave their home in company with the U.S. Marshals. Cut to … Continue reading

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The Last Detective by Robert Crais

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★  Honestly, who let me start reading a thriller after 8 pm? I knew it was dumb, but I have no self-control about these things.In case you are wondering, … Continue reading

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L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★   (on the detective scale) I can’t stop reading Crais. In this one, our hero Elvis Cole is pulled into a case by long-time partner, Joe Pike. … Continue reading

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Free Fall by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★   A solid James Garner on the GRS-MV* 1– Peter Falk 2–Tom Selleck 3– Tony Shalhoub 4– James Garner 5– Benedict Cumberbatch Robert Crais is my new … Continue reading

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The White Road by John Connolly

  Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of atmospheric writing, thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★    “To invite me into their lives was to admit failure and allow death its provenance, for I was the one who arrived when all hope … Continue reading

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The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of police detectives, L.A. ★    ★    ★    ★      In book three of the Harry Bosch series, Connelly finally hits his stride. The preceding two books frequently referenced the lethal shooting of a … Continue reading

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