The Crew Reviews Podcast

The Crew Reviews Podcast

Go behind the scenes with the world’s greatest storytellers. Hosted by CE Albanese, Mike Houtz, and Sean Cameron.

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August 14, 2022 39 min

Taylor Moore returns in this episode of The Crew Reviews podcast to discuss his highly anticipated sophomore title, featuring Garrett Kohl, FIRESTORM.

Praise for Taylor Moore:

"Taylor Moore's Down Range is an intense, authentic, and spellbinding powerhouse that pulls no punches. With high-octane action as well as genuine Texas lore and bravado, readers will be wanting more from hero Garrett Kohl and author Taylor Moore, and...

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Award-winning and bestselling author Meg Gardiner turns up the Heat 2 the delight of the Crew during her third appearance on the show. Co-authored with 4x Oscar-nominated writer/director Michael Mann, Heat 2 is the sequel/prequel fans have been waiting for.

“Riveting . . . . The best thing about this innovative tale is the way the fully fleshed human stories support and even transcend the often-breathtaking action.” - Booklist (sta...

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The Crew welcomed a long-anticipated guest this week as Matthew Betley joined the boys to discuss his wildly original new novel, THE NEIGHBORHOOD. His Logan Pike series has long been a Crew favorite, and now Betley takes us on a blood-pumping ride through THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

“Die Hard in a gated community, Matthew Betley’s new book, The Neighborhood, is a stand-on-the-pedal, runaway-train thrill ride of the year. Ever find yourself ...

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In this episode, the Crew is joined by the outstanding writing team featuring former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb and award-winning author John David Mann to discuss their blistering new thriller COLD FEAR. “One of the best crime novels of the year . . . a brilliant blend of procedural mystery and geopolitical thriller.”—Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of Hunting Time Disgraced Navy SEAL Finn is on the run. A wanted man...

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“Be Kind, Rewind”

In this edition of the Crew Rewinds, the boys take you back to December 2020 and the time they chatted with bestselling author Robert Dugoni about THE LAST AGENT, the sequel to 2019’s The Eighth Sister, an Amazon Charts, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal bestselling series. And the 3rd installment, THE SILENT SISTERS, hit bookshelves earlier this year. 

Get your copy of THE EIGHTH SISTER here: https://amzn....

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In this episode, retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and an Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist Jeff Edwards discusses his latest techno-thriller THE DAMOCLES AGENDA.

Collectively, Jeff's novels have won the Admiral Nimitz Award for Outstanding Naval Fiction, the Reader’s Choice Award, the Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award for Adventure Writing, the Military Writer’s Society of America Gold Medal for Navy Fiction, and the America...

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney returns to The Crew Reviews to discuss his latest standalone thriller, ARMORED—a novel inspired by his Audible Original drama of the same title.

Joshua Duffy is a Close Protection Agent—a professional bodyguard—and he’s one of the world’s elite operatives. That is, he was until his last mission in Lebanon. Against all odds, Josh got his primary out alive, but the cost was high. Josh...

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns to The Crew Reviews to discuss his latest Scot Harvath thriller, RISING TIGER. This is Brad's third appearance on the show.

"With RISING TIGER, Brad Thor continues to astonish, doing the seemingly impossible and raising his game to yet another level. A masterful plot told at a breakneck pace that somehow manages to till fresh ground in a genre where it seemed every doom...

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PART II

The Crew continues their ventures into the Tom Clancy Universe with the two talented authors charged with maintaining and building upon the legacy of the master himself. Don Bentley and Marc Cameron join us for a second hour, continuing our fascinating and wide-ranging discussion of all things Ryan, meeting and upending fan expectations, and balancing the popular series with their own original novels.

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PART I

The Crew ventures into the Tom Clancy Universe with the two talented authors charged with maintaining and building upon the legacy of the master himself. Don Bentley and Marc Cameron join us for a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion of all things Ryan, meeting and upending fan expectations, and balancing the popular series with their own original novels.

Get your copy of CHAIN OF COMMAND by Marc Cameron: https://amzn.to/...

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“Be Kind, Rewind”

In this edition of the Crew Rewinds, the boys flip the script back to the summer of 2021 when they sat down with S.A. Cosby to discuss RAZORBLADE TEARS, his jaw-dropping follow-up to the brilliant BLACKTOP WASTELAND, the clash of cultures, and how to stay grounded when you’re one of the hottest writers on the planet.

Get your copy of RAZORBLADE TEARS here: https://amzn.to/3xwOhyQ

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In this episode, Crew fans are treated to a fascinating conversation with author Landon Beach and award-winning narrator Scott Brick discussing Landon's latest thriller, NARRATOR.

Landon is the author of six books. He was born and raised in Michigan but now lives in the Sunshine State with his wife, two children, and their golden retriever. He previously served as a Naval Officer and was an educator for fifteen years before bec...

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In this kick-ass episode, all killer, no filler author Joshua Hood returns to The Crew Reviews to discuss his third Robert Ludlum Treadstone thriller, TREADSTONE TRANSGRESSION.

Josh graduated from the University of Memphis before joining the military and spending five years in the 82nd Airborne Division. On his return to civilian life he became a sniper team leader on a full-time SWAT team in Memphis, where he was awarded the lifes...

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In this episode, prolific author and scriptwriter James Swallow joins The Crew Reviews to discuss his latest standalone thriller, AIRSIDE.

Swallow is a New York Times, Sunday Times, and Amazon bestselling author, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominee, a former journalist, and the award-winning writer of over fifty books, along with numerous scripts for video games, radio, and television. He is one of a handf...

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On this episode, Stephen Lloyd, four-time Emmy nominated screenwriter/co-producer of two of television’s most successful series (Modern Family and How I Met Your Mother) joins the Crew to discuss his debut thriller, FRIEND OF THE DEVIL.

FRIEND OF THE DEVIL is a noirish horror story that combines the gleeful gore of 80’s slasher pics with the teen angst of a John Hughes film, stirs in the classic sensibilities of Poe and Stoker, and...

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In this episode, former US Navy SEAL sniper turned #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr returns to the show, his fourth time, to discuss his latest James Reece thriller- IN THE BLOOD.

Jack talks about writing his favorite chapter of all time. His experience on the set of THE TERMINAL LIST series starring Chris Pratt. And the eye-opening and jaw droppings things he learned while researching IN THE BLOOD.

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New York Times bestselling author Boyd Morrison and his sister, expert art historian Beth Morrison join The Crew Reviews to discuss THE LAWLESS LAND, the first in a fast-paced knight-errant adventure series. This is Boyd's second appearance on TCR and Beth's first.

Boyd Morrison is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twelve thrillers, including six collaborations with Clive Cussler in the Oregon Files adventure seri...

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An exciting new voice in espionage fiction joins the Crew as former naval intelligence officer M.P. Woodward sits down with the boys to discuss his acclaimed debut, THE HANDLER. NYT Bestselling author Mark Greaney calls it “a brilliant thriller… one you don’t want to miss.”

 

A disgraced former CIA operative must go back in the field with only his ex-wife as his handler in this electrifying thriller from a former intelligence offic...

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Crew favorite Alma Katsu returns to discuss her latest novel, THE FERVOR. The last time Alma appeared on the show, we talked about RED WIDOW, her first spy novel, this time, we explored a totally different genre with her: horror-infused historical fiction.

We discuss Japanese internment camps, spiders, the Jet Stream, Fu-Go (fire balloon), and more. 

The New York Times and the Washington Post have called THE FERVOR one of the most ...

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A familiar face returns to The Crew Reviews as our friend Don Bentley discusses his upcoming Matt Drake novel Hostile Intent. Bentley’s prescient plot in the third outing in the critically acclaimed series finds Drake embroiled in intrigue in Ukraine, mirroring the real-world conflict playing out on our televisions.

“In Bentley’s third terrific Matt Drake adventure…The intricate level of who’s-doing-what-to-whom adds twists. Reader...

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