Category Archives: Thriller

Term Limits-Vince Flynn (1997)

One of the best thrillers of the 90’s. I found myself putting things off so I could spend time with this large book. This was the late Flynn’s first and only stand alone novel and then he went into his … Continue reading

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Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)

If you like a heavy dose of cheeze with a side order of borscht then here it is. The Soviets have launched Sputnik. Are we doomed? At the Pentagon General Watkins¬† orders George White, the head of the European division … Continue reading

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The Avenging Ray-Seamark (Austin J.Small) (1930)

On the moors of Devon, England stands a cottage. It’s owned by a seven foot tall mad scientist. He doesn’t want to take over the world. He wants to reduce it to atoms. This is fun, fast paced early stuff … Continue reading

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Final Orbit-S.V.Date (1997)

If you’re a fan of the space program you’ll like this one about the cover up of an astronauts death in space. As a reporter,Date¬† covered NASA for the Orlando-Sentinel. He gets some nice digs in at reporters and even … Continue reading

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The Red House (1947)

This belongs on the must see list. Edward G.Robinson is terrific as a farmer obsessed with the nearby woods and a red house within. He even hires someone to patrol them and keep everyone out. Judith Anderson is very good … Continue reading

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Deathmate-Martin Caidin (1982)

A good one about a man who turns into a mass executioner with an insatiable blood lust. Some readers will need a strong stomach to get through the first section about the man’s experiences in Vietnam. It’s the early 60’s. … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Keeper-Charles Sheffield (1982)

Not the typical hard SF book that Sheffield usually writes. This is an entertaining thriller with a SF premise. Like the cover blub says, it’s a fun read. Leo and Lionel are twins that were raised separately after their parents … Continue reading

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The Man Between (1953)

James Mason with a German accent along with Claire Bloom in a good one that takes place in East and West Berlin. Susanne (Clair Bloom) visits her brother and sister-in-law in West Berlin. She’s met at the airport by Bettina … Continue reading

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The Charm School-Nelson DeMille (1988)

One of the best of the Cold War thrillers. Never a dull moment in its 630 pages that combines life in the Soviet Union with a plot to undermine America with deep cover agents. Along with the thriller elements the … Continue reading

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H-Bomb Over America-Jeff Sutton (1967)

Decent entry in the cold war paranoia-mania genre. Russia has a nuke orbiting the Earth. Will they drop it? It’s July,1973. Russia has a new Chairman. He and the President of the United States are two weeks away from peace … Continue reading

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