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Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight

Each week we explore in depth the work of suspense/thriller authors. While many of you know authors like John Grisham, James Patterson and David Baldacci, the goal is to take readers behind the work of authors whose work you may be less familiar with. We'll explore their new books --- and their past ones, known in the industry as the backlist. The goal is that you, like us, will meet new authors and read books that you previously may have missed.

Gregg Olsen, author of Fear Collector

For two women, Ted Bundy is the ultimate obsession. One is a cop who thinks her sister may have been one of his victims, and the other is a groupie who is raising her son to finish Bundy's work.

Andrew Britton, author of The Operative

Finally settling into a peaceful life after more than a decade on the deadly front lines of the war on terror, Ryan Kealey believes he’s put danger behind him --- and some of his demons to rest. But his calm is shattered when he’s swept into a highly organized and merciless terror attack during a charity gala in downtown Baltimore.

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Linwood Barclay, author of Trust Your Eyes

Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon --- but has not --- in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.

John Lutz, author of Pulse: A Frank Quinn Novel

What the killer does to his victims is unthinkable. Homicide detective turned P.I. Frank Quinn has seen this M.O. before. It's the work of Daniel Danielle, a notorious serial killer who blurs the line between male and female, human and monster. Danielle disappeared 10 years ago. Is a copy cat repeating the crimes? Or has Danielle made a deadly return?

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Marc Cameron, author of Act of Terror

From coast to coast, our nation is witnessing a new wave of terror. The perpetrators appear to be American --- but they are covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annihilation of America. The search for terrorists has escalated into an all-out witch hunt. And somehow, CIA Special Agent Jericho Quinn’s name is on the list…

Lisa Jackson, author of Devious: A Rick Bentz/Reuben Montoya Novel

After the body of novice nun Camille Renard is found in a faded yellow bridal gown at St. Marguerite’s cathedral, New Orleans detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya are called to investigate. This brutal strangulation is especially upsetting to Montoya, who dated Camille in high school.

Kevin O'Brien, author of Terrified

To save her abducted son, Megan Keeler must put herself at the mercy of a maniac. Is Glenn a cold-blooded killer determined to destroy her world piece by piece, or is the truth even more twisted? Megan thought she knew fear, but her nightmare is only beginning...

William Landay, author of Defending Jacob

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

Raymond Khoury, author of The Devil's Elixir

The heroes of Raymond Khoury's Templar novels are back, and this time they find themselves in the jungles of Central America searching for a drug that could shake the foundations of Western Civilization. FBI agent Sean Reilly and his girlfriend, archaeologist Tess Chaykin, find themsevles navigating twists and turns as they battle a number of nefarious characters in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

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Joseph Finder, author of Buried Secrets: A Nick Heller Novel

Joseph Finder introduced Nick Heller, a "private spy" who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden, to widespread acclaim from the critics and wild enthusiasm from the readers, in the bestselling novel VANISHED.