Uncommon Type

Tom Hanks is a fine actor (a lot better than his success gives people reason to deny); an interesting producer (From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers); and now it turns out he can write. Very well. I don’t know whether the stories in this book would have been published if they hadn’t …

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Flight

I don’t know what the pull is when it comes to horses and danger, but any story that combines them has me hooked right then and there. Dick Francis thrillers; Stacy Gregg’s The Island of Lost Horses and Darby Karchut’s Del Toro Moon; even the Australian World War I film The Lighthorsemen – it doesn’t …

Hopscotch

This is a totally straight thriller about a retired CIA agent who regains the will to live by threatening his former employers with a tell-all biography and then avoiding all their attempts to track him down and silence him. It’s a great read and it rolls along at a cracking pace. It’s also got a …