In veteran crime writer Michael Connelly’s previous novel, “The Late Show,” he introduced readers to a new character, Renee Ballard, an LAPD detective working the night shift.
Black propaganda is one of the more ticklish weapons of the intelligence profession. Put simply, it means lying to an adversary to attack the morale not only of his battlefield fighters, but also his supporters back home — which means civilians.
It’s become fashionable for conservatives to associate themselves with libertarianism. While these two groups share some similarities with respect to small government, low taxes and more personal liberties and freedoms, how accurate is it?
Of all the nonbattle technical accomplishments of World War II, perhaps the most important was the ability of the Allies to break coded messages of enemies and put the results to deadly use.
It is somewhat unusual for a mystery writer to urge a reader not to prematurely disclose the denouement of a book.
If you have not read Henry James’ “Portrait of a Lady,” you may have a hard time getting into John Banville’s “Mrs. Osmond.” It picks up the tale of Isabel Archer, now Mrs. Gilbert Osmond, pretty much where James had left her. She had defied her husband and gone to England to see her dying cousin Ralph.
You can count on an Andy Weir novel to be out of this world. He took us to the Red Planet in his phenomenally successful, mind-blowing debut novel, “The Martian.” Now, in his second one, “Artemis,” he sends us to the moon.