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Cyber Warfare, Classic Heroes, and International Crises

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Jon Land is back in action giving you his top picks for November in all things thrilling and suspense. This month’s picks feature some classic heroes, cyber warfare, and timely crises at an international scale. Don’t miss out on any of his top seven thriller selections to pick up while you’re sitting around over the holiday drowsy with Thanksgiving food. Lee Child is at his best in Past Tense (Delacorte), as is his seminal series hero Jack Reacher.  Reacher isn’t looking for trouble when he steps off a bus in Laconia, New Hampshire. The town happens to be the birthplace of his father and his intentions go no deeper than simply wanting to learn more about Stan Reacher’s upbringing. Before…

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ITW Spotlight: Digging Up the Past with Lee Child

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Iconic anti-hero Jack Reacher has made thriller writer Lee Child an internationally renowned author. In Past Tense (Delacorte Press)—the latest novel in this New York Times bestselling series—a turn in the road takes Child’s avenging loner to his long-deceased father’s hometown, where the ghosts of his past aren’t necessarily dead and buried. As is customary, Child started Past Tense without a plot. “I am the extreme example of a pantser,” he says. “I have no idea at all what the book is going to be about. I just start it and hope that somehow it sets in motion a chain of thought that will then produce a decent story. This is number 23 in the series. Having done so many, I’ve learned…

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43 Thrillers: Everything You Need To Know For This Fall

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As a reviewer and insider, Ryan Steck has been called “the Godfather of the thriller genre.” In this first contributed piece to BookTrib, Ryan names every thriller hitting the bookshelves this fall that genre aficionados should know about. Visit Ryan at www.therealbookspy.com. With half of this summer’s biggest titles already in bookstores, we’re turning our attention to fall, which is shaping up to be action-packed and full of suspense. Anytime you get new books starring Mitch Rapp, Harry Bosch, James Bond, Jack Reacher, and Stephanie Plum over the course of just a couple months, you know it’s going to be a good time. Check out all the must-read thrillers coming out this fall below. Happy reading!   Red War(Atria)by Kyle Mills Release…

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