Mystery, Political Thriller, Suspense

Dark Network by McCrone

Dark Network is James McCrone’s second novel, but the story reads like the work of a veteran author. In this political crime thriller, America is a divided country in the wake of a hotly contested, possibly rigged election. The people are angry, dissent has spread across the nation, bodies are piling up, and the fate… Continue reading Dark Network by McCrone

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History, Nonfiction, Political Thriller

The Liberation Trilogy by Atkinson

An Army at Dawn Rick Atkinson’s An Army at Dawn is the first of three books detailing the United States’ role in the liberation of Europe during World War II. Along with excellent maps and notes and anecdotes, this military history details the Allied invasion of North Africa. Atkinson portrays war as it is—brutal, gritty,… Continue reading The Liberation Trilogy by Atkinson

Historical Fiction, Political Thriller, Spy Games, Suspense

Munich by Harris

Munich is Robert Harris’s latest spy thriller, and it transported me to the Führerbau for the Munich Conference of 1938. Revolving around the Oster Conspiracy, the political machinations behind the annexation of the Sudetenland, and an intrigue of Mr. Harris’s imagining, the tale has its strengths and its weaknesses. Fictional and historical characters alike fill… Continue reading Munich by Harris