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Book Review: Minute Zero

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Minute Zero by Todd Moss is a diplomatic thriller set in Zimbabwe. Protagonist Judd Ryker, head of a special unit within the U.S. Department of State, is sent to the troubled country just before a presidential election. An authoritarian is being challenged in his quest to continue in power.

9 Books That Grab You From Page One

Kirkus | Posted 08.04.2015 | Books
Kirkus

9 books that grab you from page one.

Jenny Milchman on How to Get a Book Deal After Only 11 Years of Bitter Rejection

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Jenny Milchman when we heard about some crazy book tour she was doing that seemed almost as ridiculous as the book tour we were doing.

It's Time to Get Your Thriller on -- at ThrillerFest X

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

For many interested in the book publishing industry, conferences are some of the best ways to keep up with the changes occurring in this field, get the latest inside information about new technologies and new upcoming publications, and keep in contact with existing colleagues and meet new ones.

Book Review: Pinnacle Event

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Pinnacle Event is a thriller by Richard A. Clarke, someone who has had a diverse career -- including three decades of U.S. government experience. The story is centered upon South Africa's clandestine nuclear weapons program

Best Start to Summer Reading: 'Skies of Ash' Over Los Angeles

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Rachel Howzell has written another riveting thriller starring her favorite (and mine!) female sleuth, the fabulous when furious and even better when behaving Lou Norton, LA Homicide detective extraordinaire.

Is Fiction Ever Truly Fictional?

Renée Knight | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
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Renée Knight

It's the end of a long day and, at last, you are in bed snuggling down with a book you hope will lull you into sleep. As you turn the pages you reali...

Book Review: Bloodmoney

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Bloodmoney by David Ignatius is a suspenseful and engaging read. A small American-run intelligence group has been created; it looks quite a bit like part of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), but officially it doesn't even exist.

Book Review: The Golden Hour

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 06.06.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

The Golden Hour by Todd Moss is a thriller about a coup d'état in Mali. Protagonist Judd Ryker is an academic who has been appointed to a new, specia...

'Furious 7'

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Can't say this is the best film of the franchise, because so many of them have been excellent. But it's easily the most daring. Fasten your seat belts and test the airbags. This one accelerates real fast.

Political and Legal Thrillers, Chilling Literary Spines

Getrude Matshe | Posted 05.05.2015 | Books
Getrude Matshe

Kenneth Gordon Eade is an American environmental activist, author and lawyer, best known for his legal and political thrillers.

Focus Movie Review

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Will Smith carries this film on shoulders. His cool demeanor and devil-may-care attitude are appealing. He has tremendous stage presence, and he knows how to work the camera.

Book Review: Conspiracy Theory by Mike Enemigo

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.26.2015 | Books
Christopher Zoukis

Conspiracy Theory is a gritty story of drugs, crime, and the underground rap music scene in Sacramento, California, written by someone who knows whereof he speaks. Mike Enemigo, a Folsom Prison lifer is the Impresario of The Cell Block, an up-and-coming publisher of crime, urban fiction, and non-fiction.

Wild Tales

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Slivers of life gone awry take you in funny or perverted directions, and they'll make you reconsider your rash actions and ponder karma. Credit Szifron for the brilliant storytelling and astute direction: The actors move along like checkers on a checkerboard.

Pregnant Mom Nails 'Thriller' Dance Routine On Her Due Date

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents

February 11 was her due date, but her baby boy wasn’t showing any signs of emerging soon. So a pregnant Florida mom decided to try to give her son a...

'For I Have Sinned' Delivers a Memorable Pageturner

Greg Archer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Greg Archer

It's refreshing to discover a noteworthy female protagonist in Cate Harlow. She's the fiery private investigator in author Kristen Houghton's latest endeavor, For I Have Sinned.

MTV's Brenna Ehrlich Chats About Her YA Debut and Reveals Cover

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

November is finally here, which means National Novel Writing Month is in full swing, and Book Awareness Week is right around the corner. So with writing and reading on the brain, what better time to get the scoop on an awesome upcoming book and an exclusive look at the cover?

Greek Tragedy and John Wick

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

The accomplishment of the movie is less its athleticism than its inducement of empathy. The audience is more than rooting for the antihero. We take on the same desire to punish.

Interstellar

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The script, by director/writer Christopher Nolan and his brother, writer Jonathan Nolan, doesn't let the film get off the ground, literally, for 50 minutes. It meticulously, laboriously sets up the backstory and the reason why a trip to outer space is a do-or-die mission.

Review: R.G. Belsky Explores the Heart of Darkness in The Kennedy Connection

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Belsky's novel is a fascinating character study of disgraced journalist Gil Malloy, on the hunt for a serial killer who may very well be in possession of a long-buried secret that could reveal the rotted, corrupt truth behind the Kennedy assassination.

Nightcrawler

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.29.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

This journey into a bleak world not fathomed before is intriguing, unnerving and haunting. You'll walk out of the theater feeling like you need to go home to shower and scrub this film off your skin.

The Equalizer

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The last time they worked together, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua conjured up Training Day. Now, the successful duo goes back to the well once more for another powerful and violent movie. Do they yield the same results?

Highlights from Miami's 18th Brazilian Film Festival

Zach Udko | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

Sexuality, infidelity and creativity dominate as central themes in the highlights from this week's lineup.

Deliver Us From Evil

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Dwight Brown

At first, you might think that this creepy crime movie is just another The Exorcist rip-off -- but it's better than that. Better.

Sisters Lost and Found, in the Land of Shadows

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Land of Shadows, Rachel Howzell Hall's latest novel, is a riveting exploration of crime and its repercussions in the poor neighborhoods of Los Angeles.