Episode 224: Karen Cleveland

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At the start of Karen Cleveland’s new thriller, You Can Run, it’s just a normal day for CIA reports officer Jill Bailey, who postpones approving a new intel source to take a break and log into the video stream from her son’s daycare. Only he’s not there. To get him back Jill must do “just… Read more »

Episode 183: Alan Furst

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In Under Occupation, Alan Furst’s new historical espionage novel, Paul Ricard lives in a garret apartment, writes espionage thrillers and does his best to survive the German Occupation of Paris. And then a man is shot—probably by the Gestapo—and dies at his feet, but not before stuffing a piece of paper with a schematic drawn… Read more »

Episode 151: Robert Olen Butler

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Paris in the Dark, Robert Olen Butler’s fourth Christopher Marlowe Cobb thriller, is a story of violent acts of terrorism; weapons of mass destruction; waves of immigration driven by international strife; the clash of ideologies both political and religious; racial and gender oppression; dictators gaining and asserting power; and the media, by turns truth tellers… Read more »