thriller http://wamc.org en "Prayer" By Philip Kerr http://wamc.org/post/prayer-philip-kerr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr has written an intense psychological thriller, <em>Prayer</em>.</p><p>In the book, Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism within our nation’s borders every day. He sees hatred and destruction wrought by every kind of “ism” there is, and the zealots who kill in their names. Until now, he has always been a part of the solution—however imperfect—a part of justice. But when Gil discovers he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes his faith—in the system, in himself, and in God—deeply.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94835 at http://wamc.org "Prayer" By Philip Kerr Paul Doiron's "The Bone Orchard" http://wamc.org/post/paul-doirons-bone-orchard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bestselling author <a href="http://www.pauldoiron.com/">Paul Doiron</a> is the editor in chief of <em>Down East: The Magazine of Maine</em>. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University and holds an MFA from Emerson College. His first book, <em>The Poacher's Son</em>, is the winner of the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony awards. His latest book is <em>The Bone Orchard</em>.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94981 at http://wamc.org Paul Doiron's "The Bone Orchard" "The Red Room: A Risk Agent Novel" By Ridley Pearson http://wamc.org/post/red-room-risk-agent-novel-ridley-pearson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>The Red Room</em> - the newest international thrill ride from New York Times-bestselling author Ridley Pearson - John Knox and Grace Chu, the incomparable and often incompatible duo, team up again, this time in the exotic “city between two worlds,” Istanbul.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94820 at http://wamc.org "The Red Room: A Risk Agent Novel" By Ridley Pearson Michael Dobbs' House Of Cards http://wamc.org/post/michael-dobbs-house-cards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, <em>House of Cards</em> reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. More than twenty years since its first publication it is still considered to be the definitive political thriller.</p><p>Michael Dobbs' novel - both its 1989 and 2014 incarnations - is a delicious wallow in British bad behavior, both public and private.</p><p>Michael Dobbs is also Lord Dobbs of Wylye, a member of the British House of Lords. He is Britain's leading political novelist and has been a senior adviser to Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron. <em>House of Cards</em> was made into an award winning TV series in the UK and for Netflix in the USA, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and directed by David Fincher.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90350 at http://wamc.org Michael Dobbs' House Of Cards NYPD Red 2 http://wamc.org/post/nypd-red-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met in the academy.</p><p>We welcome <a href="http://www.karpkills.com/">Marshall Karp</a> back to the show to talk about <em>NYPD Red 2</em>, which he co-authored with James Patterson.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87722 at http://wamc.org NYPD Red 2 The Book Show #1337 - Isabel Allende http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1337-isabel-allende <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Chilean writer, <a href="http://www.isabelallende.com/">Isabel Allende</a>, has written her first murder-mystery.</p><p><em>Ripper</em> takes place in San Francisco and centers on Amanda, a teen sleuth hooked on crime novels and online games. When a rash of killings strikes the city and her mother disappears, she takes it upon herself to investigate.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84863 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1337 - Isabel Allende The Book Show #1329 - Scott Turow http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1329-scott-turow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.scottturow.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott Turow</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> knows how to write legal thrillers. The lawyer-novelist has penned bestsellers like </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Presumed Innocent</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Burden of Proof</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He latest novel is <em>Identical </em>- and while there are lawyers and an unsolved murder, it is a story about the almost mystical connection that binds together identical twins.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81132 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1329 - Scott Turow "Fear Nothing" By Lisa Gardner http://wamc.org/post/fear-nothing-lisa-gardner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thriller writer </span><a href="http://www.lisagardner.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lisa Gardner</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is back with her </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> novel and the eighth crime book featuring Detective DD Warren.</span></p><p>Her latest, <em>Fear Nothing</em>, focuses on two sisters – one a successful therapist, Doctor Adeline Glen, who suffers from congenital analgesia (she can’t feel pain), the other, Shana Day, a serial killer serving time in prison for multiple murders.</p><p>As daughters of mass murderer Harry Day, they now have to join forces to help DD catch a predator copying their late father’s modus operandi.</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81263 at http://wamc.org "Fear Nothing" By Lisa Gardner "Innocence" By Dean Koontz http://wamc.org/post/innocence-dean-koontz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>Innocence</em>, Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.</p><p>He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81045 at http://wamc.org "Innocence" By Dean Koontz The Book Show #1318 - Jeffrey Deaver http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1318-jeffrey-deaver <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The author of two collections of short stories and 28 previous suspense novels, <a href="http://www.jefferydeaver.com/">Jeffrey Deaver</a> is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably <em>The Bone Collector</em>, which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.</p><p>His latest is <em>The October List</em> - a novel told in reverse.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75978 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1318 - Jeffrey Deaver