‘Breach’ Review: Loads of Intrigue & A Hells-Yes Protagonist

Breach, the third entry in the Analog series, gives us the story of the most mysterious character in the fictional universe, Emily Kim. The trials and tribulations of the Commonwealth mega-corporation continue to hold sway on the world order and the cast of characters from past books is at work to keep everything running. Breach…

‘Borderless’ Review: Smart Storytelling in a Tech-Driven World

Borderless is a wonderful continuation of the Analog series, giving us a new protagonist and a new conspiracy with global implications that threatens to undermine human civilization as they know it. The villains are more villainous, the secrets are more damning, and the stakes are as high as can be. This is a spy novel…

‘Amnesty’ Review: An Intriguing Look at What Comes After a War

Amnesty is a smart mix of family drama and political prowess, detailing a world where past wars are still present in the dilapidated halls of bygone mansions. The storytelling feels old school in the best way, reminiscent of Evelyn Waugh and the early twentieth century novel. It’s a character piece at its heart, showing us…

‘The Bayern Agenda’ Review: The Thrill of Spies in Space

The Bayern Agenda is an expertly written combination of science fiction and espionage thriller, filled with well-drawn characters and a story you won’t be able to stop reading. You’ll find all of the intrigue of a cold war spy novel, set amidst a galaxy on the brink of another massive war. Moren deserves high praise…

The Fall of Io: Aliens, Intrigue & Underdogs

The Fall of Io follows an interesting and refreshing recipe. Take an alien-inhabited version of Earth set in the near future, add in well-choreographed fight scenes along with some spy fiction intrigue, top it off with a witty, annoyed alien presence lurking in the background, and you’ve got a hit. Chu’s Tao universe is a masterpiece…