Cooler weather and long autumn nights are the perfect time to keep an action-packed thriller or suspenseful mystery at hand. If you’re looking for a pulse-pounding adventure to explore on a dark and stormy night, you’re sure to enjoy these four riveting and suspenseful novels, excellent to read this fall.
By Andrews & Wilson
Dark Fall is the next adventure in the Shepherds series from military veteran writing duo Andrews & Wilson. Throughout the series, readers have seen former Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson go from a man searching for purpose after retiring from military service to a leader of a squad in an elite covert unit. In this thriller, Jed and his team are hunting for a gruesome weapon: one that turned a remote village in Peru to ash within seconds. The hunt leads them around the world to Hong Kong to extract the scientist who developed the weapon. As Jed’s team races against the clock to find and disable the weapon, secret plans for another attack begin to unfold . . . and this target is much closer to home.
If you’ve missed out on the first two novels of this military thriller series with a supernatural twist, now is the perfect time to start from the beginning with Dark Intercept.
The Beirut Protocol
By Joel C. Rosenberg
“Joel C. Rosenberg writes taut, intelligent thrillers that are as timely as they are well-written.” —Mark Greaney, New York Times bestselling author
Joel C. Rosenberg is known for headline-beating, page-turning political thrillers; the latest in the Marcus Ryker books is no exception. But this is Marcus Ryker as readers have never seen him before: kidnapped, bloodied, and deep behind enemy lines. A game-changing Middle Eastern treaty is nearly done and Special Agent Marcus Ryker is leading an advance team to the region to scout out trouble. A nightmare scenario begins to unfold when Ryker and his team are abducted; Ryker knows no amount of ransom will save them. But time is running out to find an escape. You won’t be able to put this novel down.
Fields of Fire
By Ryan Steck
“Ryan Steck’s Fields of Fire busts out of the chute with nonstop action and it never lets up until the final page.” —C. J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author
In this debut thriller by Ryan Steck, better known as the Rappologist and the Real Book Spy, a Marine Raider is on the hunt for answers in Montana. After being discharged from the Marine Corps, Matty Redd receives a cryptic message from his adoptive father, J. B.: “Trouble’s come knocking . . . Might need your help.” Redd races home to Montana to find that J. B. is dead, with an explanation that is far from satisfying. Determined to solve the mystery of who killed J. B., Redd stays in town and uncovers a dark global conspiracy with his hometown at the epicenter. Perfect for fans of western thrillers like the Longmire series or the Yellowstone TV show and military thriller authors like Vince Flynn and Brad Thor.
All That Is Secret
By Patricia Raybon
“This intrepid sleuth would give Sherlock Holmes a run for his money.” —Sophfronia Scott, author of Unforgettable Love
Look out, Maisie Dobbs and Miss Marple: there’s a new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Annalee Spain. Set in 1923 in dangerous Denver, Colorado, All That Is Secret introduces readers to Annalee Spain, a young Black theology professor–turned–amateur sleuth. Armed with knowledge of her literary hero Sherlock Holmes and her own brilliant mind, Annalee hunts for clues to investigate the mysterious death of her estranged father. Helping her with her quest is Eddie, a young boy searching for his own missing father, and Jack, a handsome pastor. As Annalee follows clues that lead her to Denver’s elite, she uncovers sinister motives and deep secrets that could make her a victim, too. If you’re looking for a murder mystery with a strong female lead, you don’t need to look any further than Annalee Spain in this historical mystery novel.
Start reading now before the second in the series, Double the Lies, comes out in the spring.