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First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors

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Publisher Comments:

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills.  Showcasing many of the organization's bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre, here are twenty-five brand-new, never-before published, stories packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem.

*A cunning criminal thinks he can use a child to take the rap for his crimes.

*A hospital intern turned body-snatcher.

*A priest who comes face to face with his wifes murderer on death row.

*A confederate soldier comes home to his love, but changed by more than just the war….he comes back wrong.

*The discovery of a flying saucer in the deep sea brings one man to the brink of a massive revelation.

*A dying mans last request proves to his ex-wife that hes still rotten to the core. 

*A clandestine operative finds himself caught in a wicked game of confusion . . . but who is calling the shots?  

 No matter what type of thriller you read, youll find something here that will entertain you . . . and perhaps a new writer youll cherish for years to come.

Review:

"Child, the creator of the Jack Reacher series (Gone Tomorrow, etc.), offers a mixed bag in this anthology of 25 original stories by members of ITW (International Thriller Writers), divided between fledgling authors and established names such as Gregg Hurwitz, Stephen Coonts, and Heather Graham. Daniel James Palmer and Michael Palmer's 'The Dead Club,' in which a greedy doctor joins a betting club that gambles on when unidentified patients will expire, does the best job at making the genre work in short form. Child, by contrast, misses the mark with the less than gripping 'The Bodyguard,' an account of how the narrator became an ex-bodyguard. Of the newcomers, Rip Gerber's 'Last Supper,' about a grieving widower's plot for revenge, is well-paced and compelling, while Ryan Brown's supernaturally tinged 'Suspended' isn't. Other contributors include Ken Bruen, John Lescroart, and Karin Slaughter. Steve Berry, ITW's current president, provides an afterword. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Rising stars join some of the greatest thriller writers today, including Stephen Coonts, Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, Alex Kava, and Karin Slaughter, to contribute to this anthology of never-before-published short thrillers.

About the Author

Lee Child, editor of First Thrills, is the bestselling author of the Jack Reacher books, including 61 Hours and Worth Dying For.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765326485
Subtitle:
High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors
Publisher:
Forge Books
Editor:
Child, Lee
Editor:
Child, Lee, Editor/Steve
Contribution by:
Bailey, Sean Michael
Contribution:
Bailey, Sean Michael
Author:
Gerber, Rip
Author:
Palmer, Daniel James
Author:
Child, Lee
Author:
Deaver, Jeffery
Author:
Dionne, Karen
Author:
Cantrell, Rebecca
Author:
Bruen, Ken
Author:
Stanley, Kelli
Author:
Mckenzie, Grant
Author:
Graham, Heather
Author:
Robinson, Cynthia
Author:
Carlin, Deb
Author:
Staub, Wendy Corsi
Author:
Palmer, Michael
Author:
Brown, Ryan
Author:
Lyons, Cj
Author:
Coonts, Stephen
Author:
Lescroart, John
Author:
Kava, Alex
Author:
Gangi, Theo
Author:
Ellison, J.t.
Author:
Hurwitz, Gregg
Author:
Berry, Steve
Author:
Paoletti, Marc
Author:
Cameron, Bill
Author:
Lutz, John
Author:
Baker, Lise S.
Author:
Bailey, Sean Michael
Author:
Slaughter, Karin
Afterword by:
Berry, Steve
Afterword:
Berry, Steve
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective/Short Stories
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100622
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers

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Product details 368 pages Forge - English 9780765326485 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Child, the creator of the Jack Reacher series (Gone Tomorrow, etc.), offers a mixed bag in this anthology of 25 original stories by members of ITW (International Thriller Writers), divided between fledgling authors and established names such as Gregg Hurwitz, Stephen Coonts, and Heather Graham. Daniel James Palmer and Michael Palmer's 'The Dead Club,' in which a greedy doctor joins a betting club that gambles on when unidentified patients will expire, does the best job at making the genre work in short form. Child, by contrast, misses the mark with the less than gripping 'The Bodyguard,' an account of how the narrator became an ex-bodyguard. Of the newcomers, Rip Gerber's 'Last Supper,' about a grieving widower's plot for revenge, is well-paced and compelling, while Ryan Brown's supernaturally tinged 'Suspended' isn't. Other contributors include Ken Bruen, John Lescroart, and Karin Slaughter. Steve Berry, ITW's current president, provides an afterword. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Rising stars join some of the greatest thriller writers today, including Stephen Coonts, Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, Alex Kava, and Karin Slaughter, to contribute to this anthology of never-before-published short thrillers.
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