Rescue Run, an Essential World War II Thriller by John Winn Miller
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by Tyler Denning
1w ago
The Bottom Line: Based on real World War II heroes, and profoundly researched from cover-to-cover, Rescue Run is every bit as riveting and essential as anything in Clive Cussler’s body of work.  Set during World War II, Rescue Run opens as American Captain Jake Rogers’ cargo ship comes under attack from a Nazi submarine. Despite the assistance of a B-24 bomber in fending off the U-boat attack, Rogers’ battered vessel splits in half, forcing the crew to abandon ship. After attempting to save as many of his men as possible, Rogers steers his lifeboat toward Ireland. Two ..read more
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OPERATION: Running Brook, a Rapid-Fire Spy Novel by Alex A. Jameson
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by BestThrillers Staff
1M ago
The Bottom Line: This rapid-fire spy novel features an irresistible premise and brims with ample doses of romance.  A young woman wakes up at City Memorial Hospital with a broken ankle, a concussion, some abrasions on her hands and face – and no recollection of how she got there. The possessions in her hospital room reveal a flip phone and ten dollars, but no identification or credit cards. She knows only that her name might be Jamie. Thankfully, she has left herself a well-marked trail of breadcrumbs leading to essential resources. Around her neck, she finds a locker key with the n ..read more
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Lex’s Story Part II: Life Unguarded, by Kimberly A. Biggerstaff
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by BestThrillers Staff
6M ago
The Bottom Line: A fast-paced, high-stakes romantic suspense thriller. As the sequel to Kimberly A. Biggerstaff’s Lex’s Story begins, U.S. Air Force Captain Lex Rogov has a complicated personal life. Lex has a daughter from a previous relationship who will be living with them now that his ex is moving to Romania. Meanwhile, Lex is expecting a son, Alek, with new wife Laura.  And that’s far from it. A delicious wrinkle is Lex’s stalker, Cindy, a bartender with whom Lex may or may not have had a one-night stand. When Laura finds out, she seems ready to call it quits. What she doesn’t reali ..read more
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Rogue Agent, a Military Thriller That Hits All The Right Targets
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by BestThrillers Staff
7M ago
The Bottom Line: Rogue Agent is a near-future military thriller that hits all the right targets. Dan J Ford has created a compelling one-man wrecking crew in his protagonist, Tom Wiseman.  Wiseman, a Former FBI agent and current Army criminal investigator is contacted by his former mentor and Quantico trainer five years after Tom’s FBI’s career ended badly. His mentor – who Tom feels betrayed him – calls about a case involving a Saudi-born suspect who was shot and killed by the FBI. It’s tempting, but not tempting enough for Tom to reconnect ..read more
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The One, a Can’t Miss Sci-Fi Thriller by Edward Miller and J.B. Manas
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by Tyler Denning
7M ago
The Bottom Line: Miller and Manas will make believers out of sci-fi fans in this can’t-miss thriller. As The One opens, Pastor Luke Remington is on a flight returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan as a Navy chaplain. On his journey home to see his wife and daughter, he’s recognized by a wounded soldier whose life he saved in an act of immense bravery. But at the airport in Philadelphia, he has an ominous encounter with a suddenly deranged man he knows from his home church. Wearing a demonic smile, the man warns Luke that he had better leave the church while he still can. The ne ..read more
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The Silver Waterfall, the Year’s Best Historical Thriller
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by Tyler Denning
8M ago
The Bottom Line: Honored in the Best Thriller Book Awards as the Best Historical Thriller of 2021. In the desolate middle of the largest ocean on earth, two great navies met, one bent on conclusive battle, the other lying in ambush. Six months after Pearl Harbor, Yamamoto again crossed the Pacific with the most powerful naval armada the world had ever seen, this time to finish the job. Nimitz waited for him with what he had, placed exactly where he needed it. Both admirals depended on their fliers, some veterans of battle, others raw and unproven. Striking first meant decisive victory. The Si ..read more
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The Theseus Conspiracy, a Full-Throttle Military Thriller by Victor Alvarez
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by BestThrillers Staff
8M ago
The Bottom Line: A vivid, full-throttle military thriller featuring a villain that readers will never forget. In the eagerly awaited follow up to Victor Alvarez’ first Jacqueline Sinclair thriller, Requiem for the Dead, the Army’s counterterrorism ace is again tasked with stopping a potential global catastrophe. As the book opens, an American SEAL team is preparing to infiltrate the Russian Federal Prison at Murmansk and extract a double agent codenamed Theseus. The scene, which involves a stealth attack sub in mine-infested waters, is as breathtaking as any opening scene in the genre. Even if ..read more
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Sea of Red, a Powerhouse Military Thriller by James Bultema
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by Tyler Denning
8M ago
The Bottom Line: A timely, powerhouse military thriller with the highest possible stakes, Sea of Red reads like future history. Highly recommended. Sea of Red opens in the South China Sea weeks after the Chinese military downed a Malaysian drone. As the United States Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy conduct joint military exercises, a Chinese destroyer appears and refuses to yield to their warnings. Soon, over the international distress frequency, a Chinese voice declares the area as Chinese territory, demanding that all foreign vessels leave immediately. This is just the first volley in an expl ..read more
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10 Authors Like Brad Thor
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by Bella Wright
8M ago
Since the debut of his first novel in 2002, Brad Thor has become the gold standard for fans of military fiction, terrorism thrillers and political thrillers. But what happens when ravenous fans polish off Thor’s terrific back catalogue? I’m often asked by our readers: what are the best writers like Brad Thor? Brad Thor novels combine political intrigue, espionage, and compelling narratives with complex moral dilemmas that explore the human experience. He is best known for his Scot Harvath series, where a former Navy SEAL-turned-secret agent protects the country from dangerous threats, with rea ..read more
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The Dead Don’t Sleep, a Perfectly Crafted Revenge Thriller by Steven Max Russo
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by Tyler Denning
8M ago
The Bottom Line: A perfectly crafted revenge thriller about an aging soldier who refuses to go quietly into the night. Fans of Thomas Perry’s The Old Man will love The Dead Don’t Sleep.  Decades after serving in Vietnam, the war has returned to Frank Thompson. As part of a joint CIA-special operations unit, Frank carried out lethal missions in enemy villages that he would like to forget.  But while on a trip to New Jersey to visit his nephew, Frank is recognized by a member of his former unit. Shortly afterwards, the windows of Frank’s home in Maine are shattered, and Frank finds 19 ..read more
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