Blink is a book about decision making; how split-second decisions are made in our minds, factors and bias that affect those decisions, the dangers of having "too much" information and the power that experience and instinct can bring to the decision making process. I think I got turned onto this book after reading The Gift of Fear and they share very similar styles - there's a lot of psychology and science involved in the book but all of the points are illustrated with real-life anecdotes; everything from ER heart-attack policies to war games to criminal encounters. It's formulaic but it works so I like it. The other neat thing about these kinds of books is that the reader is guaranteed to be able to apply some of the lessons to their own life experience. Blink isn't quite the page-turner that De Becker's book is, but I'd certainly recommend it for anyone interested in this kind of subject.
I tend to follow the heavy stuff with some light reading - Dead Stop is a zombie apocalypse beach read. The characters are flat but likable, though he makes the error of casting the main protagonist as a sidekick. The writing is a little too conversational and Hilliard frequently breaks the cardinal rule about using cliches. The strength of the novel lies with the zombies, which is an unusual opinion for me to have because I normally enjoy the books that focus on how the characters survive and just use the zombies as part of the setting. Dead Stop, though is the first book that I've read that uses a fungus (inspired by Cordyceps, no doubt) as the cause for the dead to rise. He also crafted the zombies as having different levels of awareness and strength based on certain environmental conditions, which is a great tool. It's been a long time since I read a ZPAW book where the zombies were "fresh" and interesting, but this one pulled it off. I got this book for free off Amazon but it's now a 3-buck download, or free to borrow with Prime.