A Gambling Man by David Baldacci

David Baldacci’s new crime thriller paperback is a must read for fans of his and for those who do not know him.

A Gambling Man is set in the 1940s in California it has a lusciously noir feel to it.

The book is the second book in his series about Aloysius Archer who is a former convict. The book captures the sense of a bygone age.

If you like fiction works by David Baldacci then why not try the political thriller See Glass by Ido Graf available on Amazon in ebook, paperback and audiobook.

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Fiction paperback Bestsellers of 2020

This is my selection of paperback fiction, thriller crime, mystery bestsellers so far in 2020.


American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins


Sea Glass - My best fiction books 2020

See Glass by Ido Graf


One Minute Out by Mark Greaney

One Minute Out by Mark Greaney


Blindside by James Patterson and James O Born

Blindside by James Patterson and James O. Born



House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas



Walk The Wire by David Baldacci


The 20th Victim  by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The 20th Victim  by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


Hideaway by Nora Roberts

Hideaway by Nora Roberts


The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett


The Summer House by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois

The Summer House by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois


Masked Prey by John Sandford

Masked Prey by John Sandford


Camino Winds bestseller Grisham

Camino Winds by John Grisham



Near Dark by Brad Thor


Golden igolden-in-death j d robbn Death by J.D. Robb


the boy from the woods bestseller 2020 Harlan Coben

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

These top fiction novels are the best of the best and are well worth a read. Many of them appear in the Washington Post bestsellers and New York Times bestsellers lists or on Amazon.

Though my main interest is in paperback books. Most of the above novels are available as audiobooks through Audible or one of the other companies or as eBooks.

Many of us are working or not at home, are taking staycations or some even holidays and we are keen to read more in our downtime.

I have tried to give you a wide selection of thriller writers work from both industry giants and relative newcomers.

Reading fiction is a great way to spend your time and to grow.


Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Absolute Power

Absolute Power by Baldacci

Absolute Power thriller was written by David Baldacci.

The novel opens when a professional burglar named Luther Whitney, breaks into the home of a billionaire in an upmarket Virginia suburb.  While trying to rob the house he sees the United States President and the wife of the billionaire having wild sex. While Whitney is watching their passionate sex becomes violent ending in the woman being killed as the Secret Service burst in on them. Whitney saw the killing through a large two way mirror door that concealed a closet room. In this hidden room the billionaire would sit watching as other men had sex with his wife. Whitney made his escape, but the Secret Service had already found out that someone had been watching. The Secret Service orchestrates a campaign to implicate Whitney in the murder of the billionaire’s wife. The agents try to track down Whitney, who goes on the run – though he wants to make sure the real culprit is exposed.

A very clever, believable plot that is a real page turner. David Baldacci is a master of his thriler craft and many of his books are available in ebook, audiobook and paperback formats.

Absolute Power was made into a film starring Clint Eastwood.

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