Welcome to my weekly segment, Waiting on Wednesday, where I look at upcoming books that I am planning to order and review in the next few months and which I think I will really enjoy. I run this segment in conjunction with the Can’t-Wait Wednesday meme that is currently running at Wishful Endings. Stay tuned to see reviews of these books when I get a copy of them. For my latest Waiting on Wednesday I take a look at an awesome upcoming thriller read with Three-Edged Sword by Jeff Lindsay.
Over the last few years, I have been having a lot of fun with some intriguing new heist novels from bestselling thriller author Jeff Lindsay. Best known for his Dexter books, Lindsay has recently been working on another awesome series with the Riley Wolfe books. So far made up of Just Watch Me and Fool Me Twice, the Riley Wolfe books follow the titular character of Riley Wolfe, the world’s greatest thief. Intensely arrogant and pretty damn psychotic, Wolfe is the master of the elaborate heist, pulling off some over-the-top crimes during his first two books, including snatching an un-stealable relic from the middle of an army guarded museum and looting an entire wall from the Vatican. However, his last few jobs have had added complications, and the character has drawn way too much attention to himself.
This leads to the third book in the series, Three-Edged Sword, which is set for release on 6 December 2022. In this book, Wolfe once again finds his loved ones under threat as a new enemy kidnaps the people closest to him in order to blackmail him into committing an impossible heist. This time, the protagonist will need to break into a highly fortified and remote Soviet missile silo to steal another madman’s property.
I love the sound of Three-Edged Sword and I can’t wait to see how this entire adventure unfolds. The previous two Riley Wolfe books have been pretty awesome, even if I have a large dislike for the protagonist, although that is part of the series’ charm. I am eager to see how Lindsay sets out the new scenario in Three-Edged Sword, and more importantly, the ridiculous lengths the protagonist will go to in order to achieve his goal. I have no doubt that this will be a fun and very easy novel to enjoy, and I can’t wait to see what crazy antics occur in the next Riley Wolfe book.
Super thief Riley Wolfe can do it all. He is a master of disguise, can scale a wall, and can vanish into thin air (thick air, too). He uses these unique talents to rob the richest. But this time, it’s the most powerful who have him in their grips.
ONE MADMAN. TWO HOSTAGES.
It’s not just that the high-up, rogue government agent has abducted the only two people Riley loves: it’s the fact that Riley has to do the man’s dirty work to set them free. It’s something Riley ordinarily would find a modest day’s work, infiltrating a madman’s Soviet missile silo in one of the world’s most remote places, all to find a secret on a tiny flash drive–but he’s never had to race the clock like this.
SOMETIMES TRUTH CAN BE A THREE-EDGED SWORD.
From its vivid, remote locales to its John Wick-meets-Deadpool dialogue, this gripping heist novel from Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter series, is everything: an utterly escapist, must-read novel of espionage, thievery, love and betrayal. It twists, it turns, and keeps everything on the line until the very end. Even for Riley, it looks like this time, the only way out is through.