Saturday, September 16, 2023

Five top international action thrillers

Tori Eldridge is the national bestselling author of the Lily Wong mystery thriller series including The Ninja Daughter, The Ninja's Blade, and The Ninja Betrayed.

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She is a two-time Anthony Award nominee, Lefty and Macavity Awards finalist, and winner of the 2021 Crimson Scribe Award for Best Book of the Year.

The latest Lily Wong thriller is The Ninja's Oath.

At CrimeReads Eldridge tagged five favorite international action thrillers, including:
Forgotten War by Don Bentley (Matt Drake, Book 4)

Don Bentley also pens the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan Jr. series. (I have Weapons Grade in my audiobook library right now.) I’ve read all of Bentley’s books, but Matt Drake, a Department of Intelligence Agency operative, impacts me the most. Trauma, humor, and steely determination go hand in hand with this protagonist in whatever clandestine mission he runs. Bentley’s experience as an Army Apache helicopter pilot and his connections to the U.S. Special Operations Community adds an additional punch. With Forgotten War, he was able to work through his own frustration and emotions concerning the U.S. exit from Afghanistan. This book won’t make you wish you were there, but it will definitely take you away from here.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue