thriller http://wamc.org en 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 “Let It Burn” By Steve Hamilton http://wamc.org/post/let-it-burn-steve-hamilton <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Let it&nbsp;Burn </em>is the&nbsp;newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by&nbsp;two-time Edgar award-winner and&nbsp;New York Times&nbsp;bestselling author <a href="http://www.authorstevehamilton.com">Steve Hamilton</a>.</p><p>Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he’d just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partner’s death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So he’s more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, three hundred miles and half a lifetime away.</p><p>When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times’ sake, it’s an offer he would normally refuse. However, there’s a certain female FBI agent he can’t stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit. While there, he’s reminded of something about that last case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. It’s not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex can’t let go of this gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75982 at http://wamc.org “Let It Burn” By Steve Hamilton "Then We Take Berlin" By John Lawton http://wamc.org/post/then-we-take-berlin-john-lawton <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John Lawton is a producer/director in television who has spent much of his time interpreting the USA to the English, and occasionally vice versa. He has worked with Gore Vidal, Neil Simon, Scott Turow, Noam Chomsky, Fay Weldon, Harold Pinter and Kathy Acker. He is the author of 1963, a social and political history of the Kennedy-Macmillan years, six thrillers in the Troy series and a stand-alone novel, Sweet Sunday.</p><p>His latest, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802121969/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0802121969&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Then We Take Berlin</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0802121969" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em> is a gripping, meticulously researched and richly detailed historical thriller &ndash; a moving story of espionage and war, and people caught up in the most tumultuous events of the twenty-first century.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75403 at http://wamc.org "Then We Take Berlin" By John Lawton "Three Can Keep a Secret" by Archer Mayor http://wamc.org/post/three-can-keep-secret-archer-mayor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Archer Mayor&#39;s New York Times bestselling Joe Gunther series returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mental patient, and a long-held secret that binds them together.</p><p>Joe Donahue welcomes Mayor back to the show and they discuss <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQYBANE/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CQYBANE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Three Can Keep a Secret: A Joe Gunther Novel</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00CQYBANE" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em> and Mayor being mistaken for his characters.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 74811 at http://wamc.org "Three Can Keep a Secret" by Archer Mayor Valerie Plame's "Blowback" http://wamc.org/post/valerie-plames-blowback <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Valerie </span>Plame<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, whose cover as a CIA agent was famously blown during the Bush Administration, joins us to talk about the new thriller she has written, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399158200/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0399158200&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Blowback</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0399158200" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>In the book, Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is finally close to capturing the world&rsquo;s most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer: Bhoot, alias the ghost. One of her assets has information about Bhoot&rsquo;s upcoming visit to a secret underground nuclear weapons facility in Iran&mdash;in only a few days. But just as Pierson&rsquo;s informant is about to give her the location, they&rsquo;re ambushed by an expert sniper. Pierson narrowly escapes. Her asset: dead. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 74809 at http://wamc.org Valerie Plame's "Blowback"