Almost every thriller promises action and intrigue. Many novels go astray trying to push their heroes’ exploits to that level, but once in a while a book comes along that really delivers on that promise. Assassin’s Code by Jonathan Maberry is one of those books.
But the pacing is definitely a potboiler from the old school. Jonathan Maberry has his roots in horror fiction and he makes good use of them in this thriller. Zombies appear to be all the rage these days, and Maberry delights in pointing that out while describing the office of one of the medical doctors his character meets. The events come piled on top of each other and there’s no real break for characters to grow and change.
"A fast-paced, brilliantly written novel. The hottest thriller of the New Year! In , Jonathan Maberry reigns supreme." —Brad Thor, #1 bestselling author of
Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and Marvel Comics writer. He’s the author of many novels including ASSASSIN’S CODE, DEAD OF NIGHT, PATIENT ZERO and ROT & RUIN. Nonfiction books range from martial arts to zombie pop-culture. Since 1978 he has sold more than 1200 magazine feature articles, 3000 columns, two plays, greeting cards, song lyrics, poetry, and textbooks. He founded the Writers Coffeehouse and co-founded The Liars Club; and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries, as well as a keynote speaker and guest of honor at major writers and genre conferences.
Interview with Jonathan Maberry
Featured title: Rot & Ruin
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