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Research by Philip Kerr
Research by Philip Kerr
Kerr is best known for his dark and atmospheric Bernie Gunther series, which I’m keen on. I was interested to see what sort of standalone novel Kerr would write and whether it would have that combination of an interesting plot and atmospheric writing that the Bernie Gunther series has.

John Houston is a bestselling novelist, who excels at producing mass-market novels based on gripping storylines rooted in deep research, giving his books a rich authenticity. Except that Houston doesn’t write the actual novels themselves, leaving the mundane task of word-smithing to his team of ghost writers, who Houston says could never create ideas and plots as sophisticated and clever as he… Read more
netwars - The Code 1 (English Edition): Thriller (&hellip by M. Sean Coleman
I’ve described this on the blog I write for as a hardcore techno thriller which has lots of hackers, technology and the dark net, so if these kind of things are what you look for in a thriller, this book is for you. Netwars is published as an e-book that comes in six parts and this review based on Part 1.

Scott Mitchell leads a double life. He’s a specialist consultant at the National Cyber Crime Unit, expert at tracking down some of the most dangerous cyber criminals around. Mitchell’s alter ego is Strider, who operates through the dark net, “completing” the work Mitchell can’t because Mitchell is constrained by the law. Netwars - The Code 1 starts with Strider murdering… Read more
Skinjob by Bruce McCabe
Skinjob by Bruce McCabe
This is Bruce McCabe’s first novel which was a self-publishing phenomenon. The title can come across as slightly odd, but the novel is a solid futuristic techno thriller, where the police have all CCTV on live stream, people can be tracked real time using face recognition software and handheld lie detectors are used at crime scenes and interviews to identify suspects.

The novel starts with a bombing that completely destroys a “dollhouse”, a brothel of the future, where “clients” have sex with incredibly realistic robot dolls, hence “Skinjob”. Daniel Madsen is a federal agent brought in to support the local police, angry that one of their own officers was killed in the blast but… Read more