City of Dark Magic, by Magnus Flyte
The Intercept, by Dick Wolf
Empire and Honor, by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
Political Suicide, by Michael Palmer
Nano, by Robin Cook
Threat Vector, by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney
Are you looking at the list and wondering about those two at the top? The first, City of Dark Magic, is a first novel, and one that's getting a lot of positive press. Fans of books by Lev Grossman, Erin Morgenstern or Deborah Harkness should definitely take note of this one--magic, murder and time travel in Prague, all with ties to Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved". I am very interested to see if this lives up to the hype.
Recognize the name of the second author? It might be because you're used to seeing his name attached to things like all of the Law & Order TV series and the new series, Chicago Fire. Wolf was a copywriter early in his career, so I'm curious as to whether his previous experience will serve him in good standing here. But with decades of successful television shows under his belt, my guess is that this tense thriller featuring NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk is going to be a winner.
Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving, and you're looking for a good book to sink your teeth into. I'll be back on Thursday to share what I've been reading this past month. Happy reading!