Praise for The Real Book Spy

“There’s a new go-to site for all things thriller—Ryan Steck’s The Real Book Spy”

— Kyle Mills, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Order To Kill

“The Real Book Spy is a great follow.”

— Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Scot Harvath series

“One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there.”

— Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“There are lots of great books and authors out there. Check out The Real Book Spy for reviews and recommendations . . . He’s the real deal and we all read him.”

— C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Pickett series

“If you’re not following The Real Book Spy then you’re doing it wrong… Incredibly cool and supporting thriller writers around the world.”

— Don Winslow, #1 Internationally Bestselling Author of The Cartel and The Force

“A great site dedicated to thrillers, up-to-the-minute reviews, interviews, news about authors. Really well done… Thank God for The Real Book Spy, without him the thriller world would be in total chaos.”

— Ben Coes, New York Times bestselling author of international espionage thrillers featuring Dewey Andreas

“One of the coolest things to happen in the Thriller community in the last few years is The Real Book Spy. . .  He’s the guy people in the mystery/thriller world talk to behind the scenes.”

— Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

“Ryan Steck. A Name known by any and all who labor in the vineyards of the thriller novel. Besides his encyclopedic knowledge of the genre, Ryan is a book doctor extraordinaire, an editor, and a huge promoter of us pencil pushers. More importantly, I will acknowledge his huge contribution to all of us. When I came of age in this thriller game, there was a pervasive air of competition between all of us writers. A given. But Ryan changed all that single-handly. He took it upon himself to turn us into a community. A group of people who became friends, not competitors, people who support the work of their fellow authors, and cheered their success. This is no small thing. It has made our profession much more satisfying and rewarding. (From the Acknowledgements in DRAGONFIRE)

If you love spy books, you’re going to love The Real Book Spy.”

Ted Bell, New York Times bestselling author of Alex Hawke spy thrillers and Nick McIver historical novels

“Book Spy followers are the best readers!”

— Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Orphan X series 

“The Real Book Spy has quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers.”

— A.J. Tata, Bestselling author of the Jake Mahegan thriller series

“Great work for a key genre.”

— Hugh Hewitt, broadcast journalist and host of  The Hugh Hewitt Show, a nationally syndicated radio show

“One of the leading websites that tracks and reviews new mysteries and thrillers.”

— Joel C. Rosenberg, New York Times bestselling author of Without Warning

“The Real Book Spy blew me away when I discovered it… Be sure to check out his reviews and recommendations, too – the man can write… one of today’s finest book reviewers!”

— Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestseller and award-winning author of ten international espionage novels, including The Book of Spies and The Last Spymaster.

“Why aren’t YOU following The Book Spy? (His newsletter is awesome, BTW.)

Nick Petrie, author of the bestselling Peter Ash series


 “The Real Book Spy provides critical insight into the thriller genre, the books, and their authors.  It’s obvious he’s methodically done his research, has a discerning eye, and is enthusiastically professional about the business.  TRBS is a highly-valuable resource to both fans and authors.”  

— Matthew Betley, author of Overwatch

“Absolutely love Use it all the time to find new books to read. Great work!”

– Erik Storey, author of Nothing Short of Dying

“All thriller sextants point to the pinnacle: The Real Book Spy.  Agent Ryan Steck’s reviews are so Bond-solid that we’ve given him a new code name001!”

— Larry Loftis, author of Into the Lion’s Mouth

“When the time comes to select the perfect thriller for the long weekend, Ryan Steck is THE guy to know. Knowledgeable and reliable, he’ll steer you in the right direction every single time. For the latest news on your favorite authors —from Vince Flynn to Ted Bell— trust Ryan Steck to break it out first. I do.”

 — Simon Gervais, former federal counterterrorism agent and #1 bestselling author of THE THIN BLACK LINE

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