To kick off Thanksgiving week, we have another superb crime fiction writer making a recommendation. We are all thankful that Sean Chercover contributes to this genre. TRIGGER CITY was his last publication and rumor has it, his next novel is not far off.
For this holiday season, Sean is recommending Kevin Guilfoile's 2010 release, THE THOUSAND. Here's why:
"Kevin Guilfoile's THE THOUSAND is a blistering conspiracy thriller, and on that score alone, it is a winner. But it's also a Tilt-A-Whirl for the intellect. Kevin likes to play with Big Ideas, and I love the way his brain works. I can't recommend THE THOUSAND highly enough."
High praise! Kevin's concepts are indeed big ideas meant to challenge the way the reader thinks, regardless of how he/she already thinks. Great choice, Sean. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
My recommendation will follow the big idea lead and go to Craig McDonald's PRINT THE LEGEND. This is the third release in Craig's Hector Lassiter series, but this is a series that actually has no set order to it. All the books are interlocking in the timeline of Lassiter's life; they don't follow one right after the other like traditional series do. Craig's story arc for the series spans amazing elements of history, breaking most any genre "rule" he can find. This is a series unlike any other and it is artistically brilliant.