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Marcus Sakey


Marcus Sakey

Marcus Sakey's thrillers have been nominated for more than 15 awards, named New York Times's Editor's Picks, and selected among Esquire's Top 5 Books of The Year. His novel GOOD PEOPLE has been turned into a movie starring James Franco and Kate Hudson, to be released fall 2014, and BRILLIANCE is currently in development as a studio tent-pole starring Will Smith and Noomi Rapace.

Marcus was also the host of the acclaimed television show "Hidden City" on Travel Channel, for which he was routinely pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs.

Prior to writing, he worked as a landscaper, a theatrical carpenter, a 3D animator, a woefully unprepared movie reviewer, a tutor, and a graphic designer who couldn't draw.

He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

Books by Marcus Sakey

by Marcus Sakey - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Nick Cooper has always fought to make the world better for his children. As both a brilliant and an advisor to the president of the United States, he’s against everything the terrorists represent. But as America slides toward a devastating civil war, Cooper is forced to play a game he dares not lose --- because his opponents have their own vision of a better world. And to reach it, they’re willing to burn this one down.

by Marcus Sakey - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in --- and betray his own kind.

by Marcus Sakey - Fiction, Thriller

A man wakes up naked and cold, half-drowned on an abandoned beach. The only sign of life for miles is an empty BMW. Inside the car he finds clothes that fit perfectly, shoes for his tattered feet, a Rolex, and a bank envelope stuffed with cash and an auto registration in the name of Daniel Hayes. None of it is familiar. Is he Daniel Hayes, and if so, why doesn't he remember?