A Quick Snapshot Medical Thrillers may take place in hospitals, laboratories or other medical facilities, or out in the wide, wide world. The main characters are typically doctors, nurses, patients, medical students, scientists, or officials from such agencies as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Plots may revolve around Angels of Death, viral […]

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  A Quick Snapshot Spy Thrillers usually take place on an international stage, and feature spies actively involved in espionage who are often trained assassins as well. The plots are complex and well researched, and usually revolve around current political and world issues or events. Typically these thrillers are riddled with intrigue, betrayal, deception, expert […]

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  A Quick Snapshot These thrillers usually feature macho loner-type guys who shoot their guns a lot. The guys tend to be extremely physically fit, stoic, self-assured… and emotionally wounded. They’re usually in law enforcement or the military, or retired from those pursuits, and they can take a bullet or two without even blinking. And […]

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  A Quick Snapshot These thriller novels involve… well, crimes obviously, usually murder. They tend to be gritty and gory and gruesome. Murderous acts are described in graphic detail. Crime scenes are described in graphic detail. Autopsies are described in graphic detail. Well, you get the picture. The protagonists are often down-to-earth, world-weary, seen-too-much types. […]

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  *This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.* A Quick Snapshot These thrillers usually involve high-stakes games played in the corridors of power in Washington, DC. Political struggles, abuse of power, cover-ups, conspiracies, assassinations, and indiscretions by men in power abound. Senators […]

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A Quick Snapshot Corporate thrillers take place in the business world and usually feature workers and their colleagues, corporate executives, clients, and shareholders. The protagonist is often a rising young star in a company who is forced to deal with secrets, lies, powerplays, and sometimes an idealized work environment that turns out to be too […]

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A Quick Snapshot John Grisham’s books fall into this category, as do John Lescroart’s and some of Michael Connelly’s. Novels in this category are often written in a series, with Grisham who usually writes stand-alones being the notable exception. The protagonists are often attorneys, and storylines center around legal issues, litigation, law firms, and cases […]

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