Russell Brooks’s novels cover a wide range of plots that are inspired by real events. Some readers have described them as being “ripped from the headlines,” making them ideal books for teens and for adults. If your love jaw-dropping espionage, murder mysteries, and international crime that are guaranteed to keep you guessing, then you’ve come to the right place.
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"Russell Brooks has created an action-packed book that begins and ends with conflict. A very enjoyable action thriller for someone who enjoys reading the Jack Reacher and the Jason Bourne series.”
"Twists and turns on every page. This will not be my last Russell Brooks novel."
"Russell Brooks brought to life the very real worry of biological warfare and the possibility of what that would look like in our world."
"Russell Brooks has designed an entire cast of characters that are so well written you picture them in your head perfectly!"
"Brooks writes with a descriptive yet straightforward voice, guiding the reader along the journey yet keeping enough moving parts in play to prevent the reader from guessing ahead."
"Russell Brooks blew my mind with his action packed, thrilling and detailed writing."
"I do sometimes struggle with internationally-set plots, as I get lost in the other countries and can be hindered by terms and sayings used in other parts of the world that I am not familiar with, but that is not the case with Russell Brooks's writing."
"Russel Brooks is an amazing author with a powerful imagination."
The intricate details of each scene make Chill Run one the best thrillers of all time. Russell Brooks kept me wanting to read more. His thriller books are best read with a large cup of coffee.
I didn't know what to expect when I bought Chill Run because I enjoy my thrillers best when they're written by authors I'm familiar with. But after a few chapters I fell in love with Eddie Barrow. The situation he was thrown into after his publicity stunt backfired wasn't only hilarious, but I loved how he solved the murder he was framed for. This alone makes Chill Run one of the best mysteries of all time. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel when it comes out.
Russell ranks up there with some of the heavy hitters who've written some of the best thrillers. I can't wait until the next Eddie Barrow book comes out.
I thought that I'd only stick to the Ridley Fox/Nita Parris series because, in my opinion, this series is right up there with the best thrillers. When I read Chill Run, I was surprised. Now I'm looking forward to Jam Run.
"I read all of Russell Brooks's novels. Hands down, he's written some of the best mystery novels I've ever read."
"In Chill Run, Brooks has given us characters rich in charm and full of fun. Their friendship holds them together, and they are willing to help each other regardless of the danger it puts them in. He has done a great job in making the characters real, taking you through their sadness and despair, as well as sharing their humor."
"I would recommend this book for the suspense and thriller fan, it is fast paced and full of action. There is humor and danger, and weaved throughout the backdrop is a story of friends that give their all for each other. This would be a great gift for your thriller fan for the holiday."
"I absolutely LOVED Chill Run. I think it is one of the best stories I have read from a less well known author. I loved the fast pace of the book, and the way it kept you guessing. I didn't want to put it down."
"I’m not much of a thriller fan, but the blurb for Chill Run immediately caught my interest and decided to take a chance. I really enjoyed this novel and I would recommend it to anyone that loves reading thrillers. The suspense left me at the edge of my seat the entire time, the story line was amazing, I tried to guess throughout the novel who the killer was and the fact that I couldn’t just show you how beautiful this story was."
"The author had a great talent with dialogue. The accents sounded authentic. The arguments and heart-to-hearts were very engaging. In a way, I could see this story as a screenplay while I was reading because the characters’ speeches flowed so nicely and I got lost in the moment. Chill Run had a good balance of drama, suspense, comedy, and action. It even had a cool twist of who the other killer was."
"Russell Brooks has given us another great ride—thrills galore, but this time, with a very sympathetic wannabe novelist as the main character, together with two close friends who support him throughout. Loved the characters, the concept, and the thrills of this Chill Run! Highly recommended!"
"Chill Run is a story that will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next."
"At each point in Chill Run when you thought you knew what was going to happen next, Brooks' storytelling ability took the story into an entirely different direction. If you're looking for some of the best in mystery and suspense stories, this is the book for you. It is well written. The characters and situations seem real. I highly recommend this book to readers interested in this genre."
"If you start to read Chill Run, you should know two things: First, be forewarned that you may not want to put it down, and second, just a heads-up that there is some adult language. If you find that offensive, either read those words quickly or skip this one. I found it added to the believability of the characters. I’m sure I’ve let a bad word or two slip from my mouth (I think my husband just snorted from the other room)."
"Chill Run is a solid thriller with snappy dialogue. Just when the plot appears to reach its climax, Brooks delivers a final act that ties up some loose ends and deepens the story's complexity. Like some of the best mystery suspense novels in the genre, Chill Run requires a dose of awkward exposition to keep the action moving – but Brooks' characters are more than strong enough to carry the plot to a satisfying conclusion."
"The action and characters were all well-described and portrayed. Russell’s style is light and easy to read. I liked the use of French dialogue—it helped to integrate the setting into its French-Canadian backdrop. Chill Run is a lively and entertaining story. An excellent choice for those who are looking for some of the best mystery stories online."
"Overall, this is good read. As with Brooks' first novel there are twists in the plot, a lot of details to give the book some depth, and good dialogue. The book moves right along, and you want to know what happens next. "
"There’s no chilly reception here, and readers will run to the end along with Eddie and his friends. Writers will also definitely get a kick out of reading Russell Brooks’ CHILL RUN, although I recommend it to all. This is one of the best mysteries I've read in a while"
"After having read Chill Run I can definitely state that it is one of the best mystery novels I've ever read. I enjoyed the story more and more as it developed but didn’t quite manage to guess the ending, which was a nice surprise. This book has everything in it: action, drama humour and romance! It is well written and well worth a read
"I was shopping for some of the best mysteries on Amazon Prime and a friend recommended Chill Run to me. She told me that it was one of the best mystery/thriller novels of all time that she's ever read. Of course, I decided to buy my copy. I was hooked from the first page to the last. It was a fast-paced thrill to the end. The story has characters that are likeable. I found myself laughing at Eddie and Corey a few times. The storyline was well developed with a surprise twist at the end. I look forward to reading more from the author and can't wait for the sequel."
"The Demeter Code may be filled with action, murder, suspense, espionage, and all those things that most men seem to love in a book but it's so well written that I recommend it to all readers. As with the book before this, Pandora's Succession, I couldn't put this one down. This was one of the best suspense novels I've ever read. This is one writer that I plan on following."
"I found myself not wanting to put it down, and kept telling myself "Just one more page." Before I knew it, I was going to be late for work! It's a gripping, edge-of-your seat tale, and it just takes you further and further down the rabbit hole of what this case is all about. I can say, I didn't see quite a few things coming, and I love when an author can blindside me like that. Great sequel and definitely one of the best crime thrillers of all time"