Review: Harlan Coben's 'Run Away' has an array of emotions

"Run Away" (Grand Central Publishing), by Harlan Coben Simon works on Wall Street, and his wife, Ingrid, is a successful doctor. They had a wonderful family life until their oldest d...

Review: 'The Liar's Child' is a compelling story

"The Liar's Child" (Ballantine Books), by Carla Buckley Young Cassie and her 5-year-old brother, Boon, live at the Paradise apartments near North Carolina's Outer Banks and are deali...

Review: 'The Last Act' is a compelling thriller

"The Last Act: a Novel" (Dutton), by Brad Parks Tommy Jump has worked in theater for a while, but with a fiancee who is pregnant, he realizes that he has to get a real job to generat...

Review: 'Malta Exchange' is blend of history and thrills

"The Malta Exchange" (Minotaur), by Steve Berry Steve Berry's pragmatic hero Cotton Malone soon regrets taking on what is supposed to be a simple mission in "The Malta Exchange," the...

Review: Takedown of Paul LeRoux is gripping true-crime tale

"Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire" by Elaine Shannon (Morrow). A master criminal and the step-by-step methods used to stop him...

Review: Lisa Gardner returns with a cracker in 'Never Tell'

"Never Tell" by Lisa Gardner (Dutton). What seems like a slam-dunk case turns into something mysterious in Gardner's latest featuring Boston Detective D.D. Warren. ...

Review: Goldberg's 'Killer Thriller' is action-packed

"Killer Thriller" (Thomas and Mercer), by Lee Goldberg Lee Goldberg has written an action-packed sequel to "True Fiction." His main character, Ian Ludlow, knows how to craft best-sel...

Review: 'Out of the Dark' is a great thriller

"Out of the Dark: an Orphan X Novel" (Minotaur), by Gregg Hurwitz Evan Smoak was trained to be Orphan X, and his first assignment over 20 years ago seemed to be successful. Now the o...

Book Review: Dismas Hardy returns in 'The Rule of Law'

"The Rule of Law" (Atria), by John Lescroart Dismas Hardy and his colleagues are forced into a case with personal ramifications in John Lescroart's latest novel, "The Rule of Law." ...

James Lee Burke's new novel is engaging, emotional mystery

"The New Iberia Blues: a Dave Robicheaux Novel" (Simon and Schuster), by James Lee Burke James Lee Burke's novels have mysteries that light the fuse of the story, but the almost poet...

Review: Gervais crafts intelligent and thoughtful thriller

"Hunt Them Down" (Thomas and Mercer), by Simon Gervais Pierce Hunt has returned from a six-month forced leave after a reporter is injured during a bust even though it's not Hunt's fa...

Preston and Child's stories are multifaceted and complex

"Verses for the Dead" (Grand Central), by Preston and Child The two authors working together are masters at crafting a story that goes beyond a simple mystery or thriller. Their stor...

'Secret Cities' is mix of history, mythology and geography

"The Three Secret Cities" (Gallery Books), by Matthew Reilly The story in "The Three Secret Cities" by Matthew Reilly picks up from the previous novel, "The Four Legendary Kingdoms,"...

Baldacci introduces readers to Atlee Pine in new thriller

"Long Road to Mercy: an Atlee Pine Thriller"(Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci David Baldacci introduces readers to FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine in his latest thriller, "L...

Review: 'Sea of Greed' will have readers turning the pages

"Sea of Greed" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown "Sea of Greed," the latest entry in the NUMA Files series, pits Kurt Austin and his colleagues against a seemin...