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Michael Koryta

Biography

Michael Koryta

Michael Koryta (pronounced Ko-ree-ta) is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 10 suspense novels. His work has been praised by Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Dennis Lehane, Daniel Woodrell, Ron Rash and Scott Smith, among many others, and has been translated into more than 20 languages. His books have won or been nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Edgar® Award, Shamus Award, Barry Award, Quill Award, International Thriller Writers Award, and the Golden Dagger. They’ve been selected as “best books of the year” by publications as diverse as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com, O the Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, People, Reader’s Digest, iBooks and Kirkus Reviews.

Michael Koryta

Books by Michael Koryta

by Michael Koryta - Suspense, Thriller

Rise the dark. These were the last words written in Lauren Novak's notebook before she was murdered. They've never meant anything to the police or to her husband, investigator Markus Novak. Now the man he believes killed her is out of prison. Meanwhile, a senseless act of vandalism shuts the lights off in the town where Sabrina Baldwin is still trying to adjust to a new home and mourning the loss of her brother, who was a high voltage linesman just like her husband, Jay. As the spring's final snowstorm calls Jay deeper into the mountains, chasing the destruction on the electrical grid, Sabrina is abducted by Garland Webb, the man Markus Novak believes killed his wife. Drawing them all together is a messianic villain who understands that you can never outpace your past. You can only rise against the future.

by Michael Koryta - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing. On the same day his wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened. Garrison is much like any place in America, proud and fortified against outsiders. For Mark to delve beneath the town's surface, he must match wits with the man who knows the caverns better than anyone. A man who seems to have lost his mind. A man who seems to know Mark Novak all too well.

by Michael Koryta - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When 14-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he is plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.

by Michael Koryta - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Adam and Kent Austin are brothers who haven't spoken since the brutal abduction and murder of their sister. But now, another girl has been found murdered, and details emerge that connect Adam and Kent to the crime. The two must bury their grief and unite to stop a killer before history repeats itself.

by Michael Koryta - Fiction, Thriller
In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade Ridge, stands a lighthouse that illuminates nothing but the surrounding woods. For years the lighthouse has been considered no more than an eccentric local landmark --- until its builder is found dead at the top of the light, and his belongings reveal a troubling local history.