Monday, August 1, 2016

James Abel

James Abel is the pseudonym for Bob Reiss, an accomplished author and journalist who has written extensively on the Arctic. He lives and works in New York City.

Abel's new novel is Cold Silence.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
Sometimes I return to old favorites for inspiration, and these days, that's the case. Don Winslow's California Fire and Life manages to move a thrilling story with blinding appropriate speed, without sacrificing depth.

Robert Timberg's Blue-Eyed Boy reminds us of the hideous cost of the wars that the US has undertaken, and hopefully makes us think twice about undertaking more.

Michael Connelly and Alan Furst are two annual favorites, Furst for his astounding ability to set historical scenes, in The Polish Officer. Connelly in his calm way of pacing thrillers, controlling the tension like a jockey rides a horse, as he unleashes Nine Dragons.
Visit James Abel's website.

The Page 69 Test: Protocol Zero.

My Book, The Movie: Protocol Zero.

The Page 69 Test: Cold Silence.

--Marshal Zeringue