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August 2 2016

Review: Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Scorched Earth by George Galdorisi

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth by George Galdorisi is a gripping thriller about an Islamic extremist who is on a quest for vengeance after his only son is killed, and it’s up to Op-Center...
June 29 2016

Q&A with Rick Campbell, Author of Ice Station Nautilus

Rick Campbell, author of Ice Station Nautilus, spent more than 20 years on multiple submarine tours. Now, he writes submarine-based military thrillers. Rick was kind enough to take some time...
June 14 2016

Review: Polaris by Todd Tucker

Polaris by Todd Tucker is a submarine-based military thriller and a riveting tale of warfare in the not-too-distant future (Available June 14, 2016). Like a sleek dark shape in the watery depths...
April 14 2016

Discount: The Trident Deception by Rick Campbell

In anticipation of Ice Station Nautilus, the newest submarine military thriller from Rick Campbell (Available June 28, 2016), get The Trident Deception in ebook format for only $2.99 through the month...
Rick Campbell
March 24 2016

Submarine Collisions in Fiction—Do They Occur in Reality?

Read this exclusive guest post by Rick Campbell, author of Ice Station Nautilus, and then make sure you're signed in and comment for a chance to win an advanced copy of this upcoming submarine...
February 16 2016

Cover Reveal: First Strike by Ben Coes

First Strike by Ben Coes is the 6th thriller in the Dewey Andreas series where ISIS troops invade U.S. soil and take 500 college students hostage. Pre-order your copy today! (Available June, 28...
May 25 2015

A Commemorative Bouquet of Links for Memorial Day

For this Memorial Day, we offer our best wishes, deepest thanks, and a commemorative bouquet of military-related links:   Author Joseph Koenig's personal list of the Best Fiction of...
Rick Campbell
February 19 2015

Diving into Submarine Movies: How Realistic are They?

A lot of people are fascinated with submarines, perhaps because of their stealthy missions, long periods underwater, or because few people have been aboard one. The public’s concept of submarine...
September 27 2014

Fresh Meat: Reign of Evil: A SEAL Team 666 Novel by Weston Ochse

Reign of Evil by Weston Ochse is the third paranormal thriller in the SEAL Team 666 series about the military team tasked with handling the world's supernatural threats (available October 7, 2014). The...
June 25 2014

Punishment Far Beyond the Crime: The Last Detail (1973)

When I decided to do a run of film appreciation pieces for this site I thought, “Ok, so I need to go through my DVD collection and pick out some favorites that have some kind of crime/suspense...
May 20 2014

Now Win This!: Pick Your Poison Sweepstakes

This six-book sweepstakes has a crime novel for every taste! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes. You must click the link above to enter. NO...
November 8 2013

Rock Meet Ochse: SEAL Team 666 Heading to the Big Screen

It looks like one of Crime HQ's own is heading to the movies, well, his characters are anyway.  Weston Ochse's SEAL Team 666, a paranormal military thriller, has been optioned for...
October 22 2013

Pass the F**king Potatoes, or Foul Things Soldiers Say

There’s a scene in the movie Hamburger Hill that rings so true, I can’t help but remember it every time I hear someone say pass the potatoes. Usually at Thanksgiving or Christmas, someone...
October 8 2013

Afghanistan: My Green Zone Symphony

  We hope you'll enjoy this exclusive look at Kabul, Afghanistan's Green Zone through the eyes of a writer serving there, presented as special, long-form feature in four parts.   1....
June 24 2013

Fresh Meat: The Eye of God by James Rollins

The Eye of God by James Rollins is the ninth military thriller of apocalyptic proportions in the Sigma Force series featuring a doomsday sentence and the one team that stands in the way (available June...
May 5 2013

Fresh Meat: Shattered Trident by Larry Bond

Shattered Trident by Larry Bond is a submarine-centered, military thriller set in the not-too-distant future (available May 7, 2013). China is the new Russia, a writer’s go-to country for...
April 5 2013

Walking Away from The Walking Dead

It’s over. The time has come once again to rebury our dead and take stock. Or you could celebrate; I suppose it all depends on how you view certain characters. But we all know that AMC’s...
November 27 2012

Fresh Meat: Seal Team 666 by Weston Ochse

Seal Team 666 by Weston Ochse is a paranormal military thriller (available November 27, 2012). It’s May 2, 2011, at Zero Dark Thirty and we’re with five men and a dog in a helicopter...
October 6 2012

Last Resort: “Blue on Blue”

Episode 2 of ABC’s Last Resort picks up exactly where the pilot left off, maintaining the high stakes intensity in an hour that’s just as jam-packed as the premiere. It’s amazing how...
September 28 2012

Last Resort: Pilot Recap

It’s rare for network television to take chances, especially on serial dramas—true serials, that is, which don’t revolve around the “case/monster/trial of the week”...
September 22 2012

The Pain Box: A Lesson from the Naval Reserve

Twenty U.S. naval reserve officers arrive at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. These officers are from New York City, and in their day jobs they are longshoremen, firemen, police officers . . . and three...
April 24 2012

Now Win This!: The Joe Ledger/Echo Team Sweepstakes

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Stay tuned on our Sweepstakes page for more offers! Click here to enter for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT...
November 21 2011

My Lost Weekend—Sucked into Homeland

So last week, Tara Gelsomino posted here on Criminal Element about Homeland on Showtime. I’d never heard of the show before, but her recap sounded so fascinating I thought I’d give it a shot. ...
November 16 2011

Homeland Brings Terrorism Home

The unreliable narrator is a tricky storytelling device to pull off successfully. Audiences can feel deceived or cheated or they can lose interest in the multiple questions being raised without clear...
May 6 2011

Secret Weapon: Military Working Dogs

Rebecca Frankel has a remarkable photo essay at Foreign Policy, with links to her other articles as Chief Canine Correspondent. The question of how the dog got into bin Laden's compound...