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Rick Yancey - Author

Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.

Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.

Rick lives with his wife, Sandy, his three sons, two dogs and one lizard.

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The Last Star
Rick Yancey
The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us. But beneath these...
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Format: Paperback | Released 24/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe 5th Wave
Rick Yancey
A film tie-in version of The 5th Wave, a novel that packs a punch on every page with hope and despair in equal measure alongside life and death. It will leave you gasping for breath and keep you hooked to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2015
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The Infinite Sea
Rick Yancey
September 2014 Book of the Month The Infinite Sea is the hugely anticipated follow-up to the phenomenal - and bestselling - The 5th Wave by Carnegie-shortlisted Rick Yancey. The first few pages of the sequel to 'The 5th...
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe 5th Wave
Rick Yancey
Overall Winner of 2014 Red House Children's Book Award - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & May 2013 Book of the Month This is a novel that packs a punch on every page with hope and despair...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2013
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The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath
Rick Yancey
A truly blood-curdling yet fun story that will set the reader's heart racing. Will is a monster-hunting apprentice but when he and his boss discover there is more than one strange monster that feeds through its chest, they must face...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2009
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Thirteenth Skull
Rick Yancey
This is a rousing non-stop action adventure against the forces of darkness. Alfred is brought face to face with an arch enemy whilst at the same time he questions who he can really trust to help him defeat the enemy....
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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