While The Unfamiliar Garden by Benjamin Percy could certainly classify as a horror novel, I found it to be less scary and more of a science-fiction thriller.
The first thing I noticed, right off when starting to read The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer, is that it is absolutely believable and well written
Israeli art restorers/ spy Gabriel Allon is called one more time into service to investigate the mysterious murder of his friend Benjamin Stern
Even though The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry is a fictional book, there are many fascinating tidbits of information mixed into the fictional narrative
The pace is fast but the story is predictable, about half way through (if not sooner) I already figured out the ending which, this time, had no twists.
There are many elements in the mix: political intrigue, a wife, medical issues, international locations, twists, turns and a few surprises
A fictional, fast paced page turner, set mostly in days preceding the Normandy invasion in WWII. The story’s unlikely hero is recruited by Churchill for MI5.