A Passel of Thrillers (From THE NEW YORKER “Briefly Noted” of July 12 & 19, 2010)

Self catching up on her stacks of unread New Yorkers.  Here she is in the Briefly Noted section of the July 12 & 19, 2010 issue.  Yay, they’re all mysteries, which self loves:

Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The third and final installment of Larsson’s engrossing posthumous series finds the defiant, punked-out, inked-up girl hacker Lisbeth Salander under arrest in a Swedish hospital bed, a bullet removed from her skull and, down the hall, a threatening co-patient —  her father —  plotting her demise.

Alan Furst’s Spies of the Balkans

A police official named Costa Zannis —  dog-lover, Simenon reader —  designs escape routes for Jews fleeing from Germany to Turkey, attempts to ferry a downed R.A.F. pilot out of Paris, and conducts love affairs with a series of mysterious international beauties.

Tom Hinshelwood’s The Killer

At its center is Victor, a.k.a. Tesseract, a meticulous assassin who finds himself targeted by the same group that has just hired him to kill a Latvian with an important flash drive.

Peter Steiner’s The Terrorist

Few men of any age could so nimbly chase down Taliban leaders and Al Qaeda sleepers —  all while undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer.

Isn’t that a bunch of interesting reads?

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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