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December paperback releases: 7 books to read now

December paperback releases: 7 books to read now

A journalist chasing the truth and a team of dedicated investigators straight out of “The Fugitive” keep the revelations coming until the end. Though the characters are fictional, the portrayal of a politically divided country makes this twisty thriller feel all too plausible.
New Political Thrillers Head to the Brink of Disaster (and Dive In)

New Political Thrillers Head to the Brink of Disaster (and Dive In)

When Rosenstiel’s novel finally takes on the idea of international espionage and the advantages and disadvantages of keeping world-changing technology under wraps, it becomes genuinely thought-provoking and lives up to its ambition. Along with its more familiar elements, “The Days to Come” has a few surprises in store.
Booklist Review

Booklist Review

Rosenstiel, a veteran journalist and former member of the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, is a terrific storyteller. Readers get the sense that he knows whereof he writes, that the details about politics and human behavior in his books come not merely from imagination but also from long experience. A perfect novel for fans of political intrigue
Do journalists know less than they used to?

Do journalists know less than they used to?

Of the myriad crises threatening journalism — and therefore democracy — one challenge is almost invisible. For a host of reasons, journalists today understand less of the truth about the people they’re covering.
The best books to read — and gift — in December

The best books to read — and gift — in December

It’s presidential primary season — and two political parties are at war with each other. Sound familiar? Into this modern maelstrom steps a centrist senator and V.P. pick who hires Rosenstiel’s recurring characters, Peter Rena and Randi Brooks, to investigate a frightening threat.
This Winter’s Best Thrillers Will Make You Shiver

This Winter’s Best Thrillers Will Make You Shiver

Winter brings bone-chilling temperatures to Chicago, making it the perfect time to curl up inside with a book so engrossing you’ll forget the cold. The 16 best thrillers of January, February, and March 2019
‘Shining City’ Is Packed With Timely Thrills

‘Shining City’ Is Packed With Timely Thrills

Tom Rosenstiel — head of the American Press Institute — has written a novel about a political fixer who gets the biggest job of his career: Sanitizing a controversial Supreme Court nominee. Interview on Weekend Edition Saturday.
February’s Best New Thrillers

February’s Best New Thrillers

Rosenstiel has real-world experience in the sausage factory of Washington politics, and it shows—every twist and turn feels entirely plausible, even as the book races toward a surprising ending.