As winter storms slam much of the US, now is the perfect time to crank up the heat or fireplace, grab a blanket and settle in to read a good book.
Thankfully, for thriller fans, there’s three terrific books coming out tomorrow!
The First Hostage – Joel Rosenberg
“The president of the United States . . . is missing.”
With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan’s king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.
As the U.S. government faces a constitutional crisis and Jordan battles for its very existence, Collins must do his best to keep the world informed while working to convince the FBI that his stories are not responsible for the terror attack on the Jordanian capital. And ISIS still has chemical weapons . . .
Struggling to clear his name, Collins and the Secret Service try frantically to locate and rescue the leader of the free world before ISIS’s threats become a catastrophic reality.
To read my review of The First Hostage, click here. The Bottom line: This is a great book from an author that can really bring it. It’s thrilling, suspenseful and action-packed. Buy it!
The Forgotten Soldier – Brad Taylor
Brad Taylor’s ninth Pike Logan thriller is his best yet. I enjoyed every page from cover to cover. There is nobody else in the military thriller genre that delivers quite like Mr. Taylor.
For years, the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce has worked in the shadows, anticipating and preventing attacks around the globe. Created to deal with a terrorist threat that shuns the civilized rule of law, it abandoned the same, operating outside of the US Constitution. Though wildly successful, it was rooted in a fear that the cure could be worse than the disease.
And now that fear has come home.
A Special Forces soldier is killed on an operation in Afghanistan, and complicit in the attack is a government official of an allied nation. While the US administration wants to forget the casualty, one Taskforce member will not. When he sets out to avenge his brother’s death, his actions threaten to not only expose the Taskforce’s activities, but also destroy a web of alliances against a greater evil. Pike Logan understands the desire, but also the danger. Brought in to eliminate the risk, he’s now forced to choose between his friend and the administration he’s sworn to protect, while unbeknownst to either of them, the soldier’s death is only the beginning….
Read my review of Taylor’s The Forgotten Solider here, then head out to buy it wherever books are sold tomorrow. Or just stay by the fire, keep warm and order the eBook version!
Brute Force – Marc Cameron
Unlike the other two books on this list, I wasn’t able to secure an advance copy of Cameron’s latest Jericho Quinn novel. So like the rest of you, I’ll be settling in and starting this one sometime this week. I’m definetly excited for it, and will be posting a review next week.
In the meantime, here’s some info on the book via Amazon:
In the aftermath of a devastating biological attack, America stands on the brink of disaster. The President of the United States is controlled by terrorists. The Vice President, global mastermind Lee McKeon, is plotting his next move. And special agent Jerico Quinn is running for his life. Desperate to clear his name–and expose the conspirators in the White House–Quinn must race against time before McKeon can execute his evil plan. It begins with heightened security, mass surveillance, and the establishment of a brutal police state. It can only end in the takeover of America. The only thing standing between democracy and destruction is a man named Quinn. . .and one perfectly aimed bullet.
So to thriller fans everywhere, stay warm and enjoy! Leave me a comment and let me know which of these books you’re most excited for.