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1933 NYC. When is a suicide not a suicide? When it’s murder. Hired by a wealthy widow to investigate her husband’s mysterious death, private detective Charlie Doherty finds himself face to face with not only some of the most powerful people in New York City, but the most evil men in the world.
A riveting new novel of historical thrills from an author who: “Merges the brilliant old school spycraft of Charles Cumming and John le Carré with the technology and contemporary feel of Alex Berenson.” (Library Journal)
I love thrillers set in the 30’s! Especially ones that are ALSO set in New York City or Chicago. Is anyone else as intrigued with the 1930’s Mob as I am??
I really liked this book. It kept me hooked. McCauley’s writing is excellent.
ReviewPraise for the novels of Terrence McCauley
“In our new reality, Terrence McCauley’s A Conspiracy of Ravens is not far from the realm of possibility. He hits all the right notes while creating an simultaneously entertaining and frightening scenario. Read it.” ―Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break
“Two parts noir and three parts adrenaline-packed intrigue, A Conspiracy Of Ravens is gritty and fast and taut―all the right stuff when it comes to a good, no, a great thriller.” ―Marc Cameron, New York Times bestselling author
“Boasts tech savvy, international settings, nail-biting action, and an arsenal of twists.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Stunning set pieces…Solid fare for no-nonsense spy fans.” ―Booklist
“This exuberant thriller is, as they say, torn from today’s headlines…McCauley is also a wonderful dialogue writer…this one really sparks.” ―Booklist (starred review)
“Terrence McCauley has written an exciting, fast-paced thriller. Readers of conventional spy novels will discover that today’s intelligence community and work bear little resemblance to what in retrospect are the tamer Cold War politics.”
“A fast-moving spy-vs-spy thriller.”
“A fascinating, fast-paced spy thriller for the modern age, equal parts techno-wizardry and old-school tradecraft, and featuring a terrorist plot that reads like its been ripped from the headlines, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL is an exciting first entry in what’s already a gripping intelligence saga.”
―Owen Laukkanen, New York Times bestselling author of THE PROFESSIONALS
“Hard to put down…the story line succeeds in large part because of the gritty and stylish narrative, the virtually nonstop action…those looking for some top-shelf adrenaline-fueled escapism will be rewarded.”
“Merges the brilliant old school spycraft of Charles Cumming and John le Carré with the technology and contemporary feel of Alex Berenson. The action is fast and furious in this hard-as-nails thriller but what sets it apart is McCauley’s grasp of how modern spy technology finds and tracks its targets. ”
“(A) fast-paced spy thriller…tautly written, tightly plotted…delivers action and suspense aplenty.”
“A fast-moving noir spy thriller…a fun read for fans of classic espionage.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of Jack Bauer rejoice, your new hero just rode into town. Sympathy for the Devil by Terrence McCauley has enough gadgets to satisfy tech junkies and enough character to bring humanity to a story that is all too terrifying in its plausibility.” ―Criminal Element
“Intense to the very end, Sympathy for the Devil is a ‘must-read’ for connoisseur of the genre.”
―Midwest Book Review
I was given this book in exchange for my honest review from Netgalley. All opinions stated above are my own.