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First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11 by Toby Harnden (Little, Brown). “In war, the first casualty is the plan,” sounds like an expression of hopelessness; … more
Fault Lines by Emily Itami (Custom House). Intelligent, sophisticated first novel, that’s going to be hard to describe accurately without convincing you it’s a commonplace … more
Revelator by Daryl Gregory (Knopf). Fine big historical horror novel, set in the Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee, over a couple of timelines in the 1930s and ’40s. The Revelator we get to know … more
Bloodless: A Pendergast Novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central). Just out, and already at the top of bestseller lists. This great series, eerie and sometimes funny, has been a … more
A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next by Tom Standage (Bloomsbury). The title’s a bit of a trick, I suppose. But the subtitle owns up: this is (yet … more
Learning in Public by Courtney E. Martin (Little, Brown). This book will have you cringing when I’m only half through describing it—even as I’m telling you, well, but, you should … more
The Quiet Zone by Stephen Kurczy (Dey Street). In a town adjacent to a supersized electronic telescope monitoring the universe, cell phones and certain other common electronic screens to focus on … more
When We Were Strangers by Alex Richards (Bloomsbury). A YA novel, actually, though you mightn’t notice unless you’re a really attentive reader. Central characters are young and in the … more
The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish (Atria). It’s not exactly psychological suspense, though there’s psychology involved, of course; in fact, most of the suspense consists of: what … more
  The King of Infinite Space by Lyndsay Faye (Putnam). Big contemporary…hm-m, murder mystery, for one thing; but then, theater novel, gay drama—and still more, by this column … more
The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond (Atlantic Monthly Press). First-rate espionage novel—but then some; then quite a lot, in fact. The intrepid FBI operative, a displaced New Yorker in … more
Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczynski (Scout Press). Another smart, nervy novel by a person who also writes for television and film and comics…would be one way to introduce this … more
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