Matthew FitzSimmons crafts fun and unique thrillers that sidestep the usual procedurals and exorcises deus ex machina contrivances. Origami Man skillfully continues this excitement.
Comic Book Implosion tells the rough tale of a difficult time that is hardly flashy. Or, truthfully, all that significant. The DC Implosion was one such tale. Maybe not entirely unique, but entertaining as hell.
One Day You’ll Burn proves that there is originality in the town that has seen it all. Detective Jarsdel is not a hard-boiled copycat who pounds away at both villainy and Scotch but a hip cat who fights LA traffic and sips rosé.
Hewson never allows the reader to play the guessing game, to try out their Poirot mustache or Holmes pipe. Instead, details are fed at an unusual pace, and are often times repetitive.
With pop-culture references a go-go, A Trick Of Light is a surprising read that surfs the conventions of genre yet never wipes out.
Solomon’s narrative is confusing at times, yet also beautifully dream like.
Amazon’s Forward collection offers short stories of AI dominance, cloning, genetic fertility, and, why not, good-old planetary doom
The Deserter is everything a Nelson DeMille fan has come to expect and even wants to expect: clever dialogue, precarious situations, bad choices, and badder bad guys. But man, even a slight change in the routine would be as welcomed as Dewar’s on ice instead of neat.
Cold Storage is part sci-fi thriller, part conspiracy cover-up, and all-out b-movie cheese.