ReadersMagnet Review recommends these exciting new action-thrillers to read this June 2021.

The Secret Empress by Frank Heller

 We begin our list with a dangerous quest on Secret Empress book by Frank Heller. The Secret Empress is a fast-paced novel set in the heart of China. Former CIA agent Joe Wilder is looking to start a new life by turning his successful body-building career into a billion-dollar international health and fitness conglomerate. However, Joe might be suddenly facing bankruptcy when massive price increases in his supply line from China. Wilder travels to China to confront the minister of trade regarding this issue. To his surprise, the deputy minister Wen Shu Xian offers Joe a deal in exchange for him to smuggle her twelve-year-old son Charley to America. Things took a nasty turn when the minister was murdered only hours after their deal, and all eyes are on Joe as the prime suspect. What follows next is never-ending hide-and-seek between Joe and Charlie and China’s most powerful gang and their allies. The Secret Empress is an impressive debut novel by Frank Heller.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List is the latest novel by Lucy Foley. The book is a suspense thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, especially Death on the Nile. The story is set on an island off the coast of Ireland. It is the wedding of a seemingly perfect couple. The groom is handsome and charming, a rising television star, and his bride is an intelligent and ambitious magazine publisher. For a while, it seems like the perfect wedding despite the spotty cellphone service and the rough backdrop of waves until someone turns up dead. It’s a classic narrative of “whodunit” but with a twist that only Lucy Foley and build and summon. The Guest List is a new suspense thriller worth checking out this year.

Breaking Point by C.J. Box

C.J. Box is known for his many action-thriller book series. The most popular is the Joe Picket series, with over 20 published novels. Breaking Point features a different case for Joe Pickett. It involves a hardworking business owner named Butch Roberson. His daughter is friends with Joe’s daughter. One day Butch says that he is going to the mountains to scout elk. Joe then learns that two EPA employees have been murdered, and Butch is the main suspect. He also discovers that the land Butch and his wife had bought to retire was declared a wetland by EPA. The penalties they charged Butch left him in debt. It must have been that Butch cracked. But Joe thinks there is more to it, and he is determined to find out the truth.

People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

People Like Her is a 2021 suspense thriller by Ellery Llyod. The book centers on technology and social media. Here, we meet Emmy Jackson, also known as @the_mambare, to her many fans. Emmy is the honest “Instamum,” a modern-day influencer who always tells it like it is. She enjoys the attention that she gets online and earns money by monetizing the intimate details of their family life. Emmy’s husband, a washed-up novelist who knows how crafty Emmy can be, is skeptical in all of this. Unknown to Emmy, out of her hundreds of followers, there is one who thinks that she does not deserve any of the good things that come her way. People Like Her is a timely, relevant thriller about privacy and the current standards that we embrace as a society because of social media and the Internet.

A Gambling Man by David Baldacci

David Baldacci is known for his best-selling suspense and legal thrillers. In his book, The Gambling Man, Baldacci takes us to the 1950s West California where we met Aloysius Archer, a straight-talking World War II Veteran. Archer just got out of prison and determined to get a fresh start. Archer lands a job with the help of a legendary private eye and former FBI agent Wilie Dash. However, Archer realizes that they are in the middle of a scandal involving a well-connected politician running for mayor. A Gambling Man is a hardcore action-thriller featuring the world of brothels, gambling dens, drug operations, and schemes. David Baldacci offers another fresh and unique masterpiece that fans will surely love.