The Crew Reviews Podcast

The Crew Reviews Podcast

The world’s greatest storytellers join co-hosts CE Albanese, Mike Houtz, and Sean Cameron to discuss the latest crime, mystery, and thriller novels you should be reading and the television series and movies you should be watching. Visit us at


February 19, 2024 54 mins

#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gray Man series, Mark Greaney, unleashes Chaos on the Crew in his latest interview.

THE CHAOS AGENT: Artificial intelligence leads to shockingly real danger for the Gray Man in this latest entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

A car accident in Japan.

A drowning in Seoul.

A home invasion in Boston.

Someone is killing the world’s leading experts on robotics and artificial inte...

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In this episode, the Crew shares a drink with one of their favorite authors, Gregg Hurwitz, as they discuss his latest Orphan X thriller, "LONE WOLF."

About Lone Wolf: Once a black book government assassin known as Orphan X, Evan Smoak left the program, went deep underground, and reinvented himself as someone who will go anywhere, and risk everything to help the truly desperate who have nowhere else to turn. Since then, Evan has fo...

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So you want a glimpse into Nick Petrie's latest Peter Ash thriller? Well, this is The Price You Pay--an hour with The Crew Reviews.

For those living under a rock, Nick Petrie is the author of eight novels in the Peter Ash series. His debut, The Drifter, won both the ITW Thriller award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and was a finalist for the Edgar and the Hammett Awards. He also happens to be one of the Crew's favorite a...

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In this episode, Mike and Chris chat with acclaimed screenwriter and bestselling author Terry Hayes about his latest novel, THE YEAR OF THE LOCUST, a decade in the making.

About Terry:

Terry Hayes is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and novelist, born on October 8, 1951, in Sussex, England. Known for his versatile career, Hayes has made significant contributions to the film industry, having penned scripts for blockbuster movie...

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On this episode, Sean and Chris sit down with Top Gun fighter pilot turned thriller author, Jack Stewart to discuss his debut novel, UKNOWN RIDER.


After a Navy pilot inexplicably loses control of his stealth fighter, he stumbles upon a global conspiracy, and embarks on a thrilling chase filled with espionage and betrayal.

TOP GUN instructor Colt Bancroft has just catapulted off the USS Abraham Lincoln, his F-35C Joint Str...

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In this episode, the Crew sits down with Steve Urszenyi, to talk about his debut thriller, PERFECT SHOT.

Steve served for over thirty years as a paramedic in Toronto and as a tactical medic (TRU/SWAT, CBRNE, HUSAR, and public order unit) with the Ontario Provincial Police. He is an expert in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE/WMD) incident response.

Most recently, Steve was the commander of the Ontar...

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In this episode, the Crew Reviews goes behind the scenes with one of the world's greatest outdoorsmen, Jim Shockey, to discuss his debut thriller, CALL ME HUNTER. 

“Astoundingly original, relentlessly paced, and purely authentic.” —Jack Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Considered the Michael Jordan of outdoor sports, Jim Shockey has produced and hosted many award-winning Outdoor lifestyle television shows, including, Jim ...

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In this episode, New York Times bestselling authors Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille prove that brilliance runs in the BLOOD LINES… We discuss their latest collaboration, an intricately constructed thriller that kept us guessing till the final page.

BLOOD LINES features the return of Army CID Special Agents Brodie and Taylor who are on the hunt for the cold-blooded murderer of one of their fellow agents.

Army Criminal Investigation ...

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In this episode, the Crew ventures to the end of the road to chat with journalist-turned-thriller author Andrew Welsh-Huggins.

In "The End of the Road," Myles's testimony should have landed Pryor, their one-eyed ringleader, in jail after a botched bank robbery, but Pryor escaped unscathed while Myles served time. Now, determined to leave his criminal past behind, Myles must kill Pryor to start anew. A violent clash between them lea...

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The Crew indulges in "Small Town Sins" with the brilliant Ken Jaworowski, a former New York Times critic turned author. In this episode, we delve into the story behind the story of "Small Town Sins," which Publisher's Weekly hails as a "satisfying thriller with finely drawn, highly sympathetic characters."

Join us on an exploration of Locksburg, Pennsylvania, a seemingly quiet town where secrets run deep. Meet its fascinating resid...

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In this exciting episode of The Crew Review Podcast, we're thrilled to welcome back Taylor Moore for the third time! Join us as we dive into the electrifying world of his latest release, "RICOCHET," the third installment in the heart-pounding Garrett Kohl thriller series.

📚 Book Synopsis: DEA Special Agent Garrett Kohl is back and facing his most intense mission yet. Returning home to Texas after an elite CIA counterespionage assi...

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Get ready for an edge-of-your-seat episode as the Crew sits down with bestselling authors Steve Berry and Grant Blackwood to unravel the secrets behind their latest heart-stopping thriller, "The 9th Man." 

Join us as we dive into the high-octane world of Magellan Billet operative Luke Daniels, who finds himself entangled in a deadly plot involving America's most infamous assassination.

In this riveting interview, we'll explore the ...

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The entire crew assembled to welcome Don Bentley back to The Crew Reviews. Join us as we dive into the heart-pounding world of Tom Clancy's "Flash Point" and discover the high-stakes challenges that await Jack Ryan, Jr.

"Bentley proves himself a worthy successor to Tom Clancy" - Publishers Weekly

In this electrifying installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Jack Ryan, Jr. faces his toughest test yet. As the son of a...

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The Crew interrogates Bill Schweigart about his fantastic new novel THE GUILTY ONE. Not allowed to take the fifth, Schweigart implicates himself as a damn fine author and a very funny man.

“A raw, visceral, hard-charging police procedural and a relentless thriller packed into one explosive novel. You’ll finish this book breathless.” —Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of Movieland 

A hero cop thwarts a brutal murder an...

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The Crew is back... and so is Evan Smoak!

In this episode, the guys are joined by New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz to discuss his latest Orphan X thriller, THE LAST ORPHAN. 

As a child, Evan Smoak was plucked out of a group home, raised and trained as an off-the-books assassin for the government as part of the Orphan Program. When he broke with the Program and went deep underground, he left with a lot of secrets in h...

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On this episode, the Crew is joined by #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille to discuss The Maze, a blistering thriller featuring his most popular series character, former NYPD homicide detective John Corey.

Inspired by and based on the actual and still unsolved Gilgo Beach murders, The Maze takes the reader on a dangerous hunt for an apparent serial killer who has murdered nine—and maybe more—prostitutes and hidden t...

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“Be Kind, Rewind”

In this edition of the Crew Rewinds, the boys take you back to March 2021, and the time they chatted with American actor and audiobook narrator extraordinaire Ray Porter.

A multiple Earphones Award-winning and Audie-nominated narrator Porter possesses a commanding and versatile voice that allows him to work across a wide range of genres from epic nonfiction to groundbreaking sci-fi, including smash-hits like Proje...

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Halloween 2022 Horror Novel Recommendations

It's Halloween again, and that means the Crew got together to talk about all things gothic, dark, weird, and thrilling–and, hopefully, your next favorite scary book. 


Find us on social media and let us know your favorites!

And don't forget to subscribe to The Crew Reviews, hit the "LIKE" button, and leave a comment. And if you want to learn more abou...

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Knight falls on the Crew Reviews as Yasmin Angoe returns with her latest novel, THEY COME AT KNIGHT. It’s another fascinating and entertaining hour with Yasmin as she details the inspiration behind her outstanding follow-up to last year’s HER NAME IS KNIGHT, reveals the challenges and anxiety that come with an encore performance, and gives us another wonderful impression of her budding legend of a mother.

Yasmin Angoe’s THEY COME A...

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Adam Hamdy rejoins the Crew from the other side of the world to discuss THE OTHER SIDE OF NIGHT. Just as Adam left the comforts of home in England to explore a new land with his family in Mauritius, he left the confines of the conventional thriller to explore mind-bending new territory in the genre with a book unlike any other.

“I couldn’t stop thinking about the story’s incredible twist…like no crime novel I’ve ever read.” —James ...

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