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Jon Land

USA flag (b.1960)

Jon Land is the USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels, including Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, Strong at the Break, Strong Vengeance, Strong Rain Falling (winner of the 2014 International Book Award and 2013 USA Best Book Award for Mystery-Suspense), Strong Darkness (winner of the 2014 USA Books Best Book Award and the 2015 International Book Award for Thriller), and Strong Light of Day (winner of the 2015 Books and Author Award for Best Mystery Thriller and the 2016 Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Mystery). Land is a graduate of Brown University. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Genres: Thriller, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Horror

Jon Land recommends
The Galilean Secret (2010)
Evan Drake Howard
"Thought provoking and riveting... a tale of truth and treachery that will stay with you long after the final page is turned."
Operation Caribe (2011)
(Pirate Hunters, book 2)
Mack Maloney
"Wildly energetic and entertaining."
The Delta Solution (2011)
(Mack Bedford, book 3)
Patrick Robinson
"An instant, surefire classic that is not to be missed. Evokes comparisons with masters like Vince Flynn, Steve Berry, and James Rollins."
Chain of Command (2012)
(McKenzie McClendon, book 1)
Colby Marshall
"Carved from the tradition of top-flight political thrillers, Chain of Command is a sizzling potboiler of a tale."
The Greenland Breach (2013)
(Lariviere Espionage Thrillers, book 1)
Bernard Besson
"Equal parts Clive Clussler and Michael Crichton."
Ultimate Betrayal (2014)
Joseph Badal
"Poignant and unrelentingly powerful."
Cut and Cover (2014)
(John Rexford, book 1)
Kevin Hurley
"A riveting foray into action noir. Bold, brash and bracing."
The Thin Black Line (2015)
(Mike Walton Thriller, book 1)
Simon Gervais
"The Thin Black Line is a refreshingly smart and blisteringly original tale that's equal parts financial thriller and cat-and-mouse game with the survival of the United States economy hanging in the balance. Simon Gervais puts his own law enforcement background to solid use in hitting a home run his first time at the plate. A major debut that places him on the level of Nelson DeMille and Brad Thor."
Blood On the Tracks (2016)
(Sydney Rose Parnell, book 1)
Barbara Nickless
"The aptly titled Blood on the Tracks offers a fresh and starkly original take on the mystery genre. Barbara Nickless has fashioned a beautifully drawn hero in take-charge, take-no-prisoners Sydney Parnell, former Marine and now a railway cop battling a deadly gang as she investigates their purported connection to a recent murder. Nickless proves a master of both form and function in establishing herself every bit the equal of Nevada Barr and Linda Fairstein. A major debut that is not to be missed."
False Flag (2017)
John Altman
"A wondrously complex thriller...Chillingly prescient and masterfully structured."
The Last Girl (2017)
(Dexter Vega Mystery, book 1)
Danny López
"The Last Girl features a masterful mix of murder; mystery, and mayhem as hot as its tropical settings. Danny Lopez's turn at postmodern noir evokes the very best from the likes of Elmore Leonard, Sandra Brown, and Don Winslow. This is crime writing at its level best, a twisty, turny tale that's smart, sexy, and sensational."
Into a Dark Frontier (2017)
John Mangan
"Into a Dark Frontier is an international thriller of rare depth and complexity that would make the likes of John Le Carre and Robert Ludlum proud. But John Mangan goes both of them one better by injecting into the mix a loner hero with a gunfighter mentality fit for taming continents as well as frontiers, with Africa subbing for the Old West. A vision splendidly realized and tale wondrously executed."
Long Walk Home (2017)
Don Helin
"Long Walk Home is blistering thriller, coolly reminiscent of Nelson DeMille at his best."
A-List (2017)
(Jake Longly, book 2)
D P Lyle
"One part Carl Hiaasen mixed with two parts Elmore Leonard and garnished with Robert Parker at his best. [The] narrative is peppered with snappy, staccato prose that pops clean off the page, making this a series and author you don't want to miss."
The Children's Game (2018)
Max Karpov
"The Children's Game is a cerebral, ground-breaking, all-too-plausible thriller made all the more prescient by the current state of U.S.-Russian relations. Max Karpov peers into his crystal ball in crafting a tale that's so cutting edge, flipping the pages may result in bloodied fingertips. Karpov proves himself every bit the equal of Daniel Silva in crafting the best book of its kind since Nelson DeMille's classic The Charm School. Searingly sumptuous storytelling sure to please fans of Brad Thor, Brad Taylor and the late, great Vince Flynn."
Game of the Gods (2018)
Jay Schiffman
"The dystopian novel is alive and well in the blisteringly effective Game of the Gods. Jay Schiffman breathes life into a moribund genre and ends up crafting a sly, shrewd and stunning take on a darkly depraved future that is every bit the equal of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and the Divergent series. Schiffman's striking vision serves up a cloud-riddled tomorrow featuring just enough silver linings to provide hope to an otherwise bleak landscape. A must read for fans of classics like Judge Dredd and Doc Savage."
Maze Master (2018)
Kathleen O'Neal Gear
"MAZE MASTER is a masterpiece of a bio-thriller that seamlessly melds science and superstition into a tale as relentless as it is rivetting. ...This is speculative storytelling at its best, weaving cutting edge genetics into a puzzle that must be solved if mankind is to survive..."
Flamingo Coast (2019)
Martin Jay Weiss
"Flamingo Coast is a bold, bracing and blisteringly original tale that bristles with energy. Martin Jay Weiss has fashioned a timely and topical tale of white-collar crime that hits dangerously close to home for disgraced IRS agent Jennifer Morton. Equal parts revenge and redemption, Flamingo Coast effortlessly blends the best of Nelson DeMille and Lisa Gardner."
A Room Full of Night (2019)
TR Kenneth
"A Room Full of Night is an ambitious, sprawling and wholly satisfying tale. TR Kenneth evokes the best of Jack Higgins and Frederick Forsyth in crafting a thriller that whisks us back to Nazi Germany and World War II in a fashion that would make Robert Ludlum proud as well. The pacing is pitch perfect and the characters vivid, as the story stitches a deceptively dangerous link between past and present. Not to be missed for fans of the classic thriller form."
Bangkok File (2019)
(Shake Davis, book 8)
Dale A Dye
"Bangkok File is action thriller writing of the highest order, as Dye manages to combine the pacing and plotting of Stephen Hunter with the angst-rattled soldier's sensibility of Phillip Caputo. He hits the bulls-eye dead center, resulting in a tale as riveting as it is relentless and not to be missed."
Vanishing in the Haight (2019)
(Colleen Hayes Mystery, book 1)
Max Tomlinson
"Beautifully written...expertly crafted."
Hostile Waters (2019)
(Jack Ferrell, book 9)
William Nikkel
"Be warned: You wont be able to put it down."
The Network (2019)
(Jack Logan, book 1)
L C Shaw
"THE NETWORK offers a superb blend of a political, speculative, and action thriller. Lynne Constantine manages this delicate balancing act with a skill and aplomb that is both a throwback to Robert Ludlum and testament to Dan Brown. The kind of tale Alfred Hitchcock would have loved to adapt and thriller lovers are certain to devour."
The Reflecting Pool (2020)
(Marko Zorn, book 1)
Otho Eskin
"The Reflecting Pool is a mystery-thriller constructed along classic lines. In unorthodox homicide detective Marko Zorn, Otho Eskin has created the best crime hero this side of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch and the result is a slam-dunk success. Woven from the fabric of masters like Ross McDonald and Robert Crais, this riveting page-turner is never afraid to cut its own cloth to terrific results."
The President's Dossier (2020)
(Max Geller, book 1)
James A Scott
"The President's Dossier is an international thriller of the highest order that enlightens even as it terrifies. Not to be missed for fans of high-stakes, high-action thrillers."
Cold to the Bone (2020)
(Nicole Cobain Mystery, book 1)
Emery Hayes
"Cold to the Bone sizzles with angst-riddled characters testing their own limits, the suspense boiling over on a level that would make Craig Johnson's Longmire or C.J. Box's Joe Picket series proud. A crime-thriller extraordinaire."
Anonymous (2020)
(Madison Kelly Mystery, book 1)
Elizabeth Breck
"Anonymous is an emotionally-wrought, angst-riddled, drop-dead terrific tale cut squarely from the cloth of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben. Elizabeth Breck introduces us to savvy and seasoned private detective Madison Kelly who finds herself probing a mystery in the past to solve another in the present to splendidly successful results. This is mystery/thriller writing of the highest order, as riveting as it is relentless."
City Problems (2021)
(Ed Runyon Mystery, book 1)
Steve Goble
"City Problems is a crime thriller of rare emotional depth, pathos, and angst. Steve Goble masterfully introduces us to a new hero in Detective Ed Runyan . . . in a bold and bracing fashion reminiscent of Michael Connelly and Robert Crais. And, if Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler had ever chosen a rural setting for their crime novels, this is what it would look like."
Huron Breeze (2021)
(Sunrise-Side Mystery, book 1)
Landon Beach
"Huron Breeze is destined to blow the reader away with its sprawling ambition and labyrinthine complexity. Landon Beach's hauntingly realized tale of murder, treachery and deceit strikes at our hearts as well as our minds along a twist-laden landscape. Beach perfectly straddles the mystery-thriller line in a tale that evokes the likes of Michael Connelly and John Hart, proving yet again that he is an author to be reckoned with."
Safecracker (2021)
Ryan Wick
"Safecracker is a blisteringly original slice of contemporary noir as channeled through both Donald Westlake and his alter ego Richard Stark. Ryan Wick's sterling crime thriller, also reminiscent of Lawrence Block and George Higgins at their level best, is part heist story and part cat-and-mouse game with a clock ticking loudly in the background. A wise and wonderful tale distinguished by razor-sharp dialogue and spot-on narration, Safecracker is a must for all readers who like their crime stories done fast and hard."
The Bucharest Dossier (2022)
William Maz
"The Bucharest Dossier offers up a smooth and scintillating mix of Robert Ludlum and John le Carre at their level best. William Maz's seminal effort is a masterwork of spy trade craft, as well as a prototype of everything a great tale is supposed to be. Solid writing and superb storytelling make this one a must read sure to leave its mark in the crowded international thriller field. Blistering, bracing, and bold."
Breath Control (2022)
Gary S Kadet
"Gary S. Kadet is a bold innovator who's not afraid to look the devil in the eye."
Landslide (2022)
(Mason Hackett, book 1)
Adam Sikes
"Landslide is a seismic quake of an international, high-stakes thriller in the grand tradition of Daniel Silva, Brad Thor, and Brad Taylor. Adam Sikes has penned a seminal effort that's bracingly effective in its portrayal of current geopolitical dynamics through the eyes of former Marine, and current expatriate, Mason Hackett. A terrific tapestry of a tale with the kind of stitching that would make the likes of Alistair MacLean and Frederick Forsyth take notice."

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