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Edited by Lee Child In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller FaceOff, twenty-two of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology. MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. Eleven of the world's best female thriller writers from Diana Gabaldon to Charlaine Harris are paired with eleven of the world's best male thriller writers, including John Sandford, C.J. Box, and Nelson DeMille. The stories are edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and feature: -Lee Coburn and Joe Pickett in "Honor & ..." by Sandra Brown and C.J. Box -Tony Hill and Roy Grace in "Footloose" by Val McDermid and Peter James -Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher in "Faking a Murderer" by Kathy Reichs and Lee Child -Jamie Fraser and Cotton Malone in "Past Prologue" by Diana Gabaldon and Steve Berry -Liz Sansborough and Rambo in "Rambo on Their Minds" by Gayle Lynds and David Morrell -Jeffrey Tolliver and Joe Pritchard in "Short Story" by Karin Slaughter and Michael Koryta -Harper Connelly and Ty Hauck in "Dig Here" by Charlaine Harris and Andrew Gross -Regan Pescoli and Lucas Davenport in "Deserves to be Dead" by Lisa Jackson and John Sandford -Lucan Thorne and Lilliane in "Midnight Flame" by Lara Adrian and Christopher Rice -Bennie Rosato and John Corey in "Getaway" by Lisa Scottoline and Nelson DeMille -Ali Reynolds and Bravo Shaw in "Taking the Veil" by J.A. Jance and Eric Van LustbaderShow more
Six master assassins—each a legend in the dark corners of international espionage—band together to steal a fortune from the middle of a war zone. But the mission goes tragically wrong, and they retreat into the shadows. Now the assassins are back. Former military spy Judd Ryder is walking to his DC home when he spots his doppelganger across the street, a man who is wearing his clothes and pretending to be him. As Ryder slows to follow, the impostor is killed in a hit-and-run that’s no accident. Was the man the intended victim, or was it Ryder himself? Ryder soon learns that the key to the mysterious events of the past and to his double’s murder is an infamous Cold War assassin known as the Carnivore. Two of the last people to see the Carnivore were Ryder and CIA trainee Eva Blake, and someone is using them to lure him out. From Washington, DC, to Marrakech and Baghdad, the assassins wage a final battle—this time against one another—fighting for their reputations and Saddam Hussein’s long-missing billion-dollar fortune. In the end, only one can be left standing. Caught in the crossfire, Judd and Eva go on the run while desperately unraveling the tangled past and battling not only for their lives, but for their destinies. “There are few writers who can set the scene like Lynds can. The Assassins has everything a reader could possibly want in a gritty, action-packed story set amid some of the most tortured lands on earth and inhabited by killers who can trust no one, certainly not the other killers beside them. This is Lynds hitting on all cylinders with a thought-provoking tale that will surely stand with the year’s best thrillers.”—David Baldacci, New York Times bestselling author of One SummerShow more
Charles "Jay" Tice was a spy's spy. The chief of the CIA's elite Clandestine Services, he was a legend throughout the world of international intelligence. But secretly he was also a traitor, reputedly selling information that will seriously compromise the security of the United States for decades to come. Since his treachery was exposed, Tice has been kept under strict surveillance in a maximum security prison. Then one morning, his cell is discovered empty. Jay Tice has vanished-without tripping an alarm or leaving any trace of his passing. Elaine Cunningham is a hunter-a CIA operative who specializes in finding people who don't want to be found. Young, gifted and a maverick, she is assigned to track Tice and bring him to ground before he disappears forever. But as she matches wits in a perilous game with one of the greatest spymasters of all time, she discovers there is far more at stake than an old spy's last run for freedom. Lurking in the shadows are other hidden players with their own lethal agendas and, from Geneva to Washington, Berlin to New York City, a deadly conspiracy is coalescing. With only a few hours to go, and the future of millions in the balance, she must uncover the truth behind the legend of the last spymaster.Show more
Eva Blake, a rare-book expert and conservator, was imprisoned for a drunk-driving accident that she doesn’t remember—one that resulted in the death of her husband, an even more famous rare-book expert. She is freed from prison by CIA undercover agent Tucker Andersen in exchange for her help and expertise on the Library of Gold, a legendary collection of books lost to the world for over a century. Sent to an exhibit on the Library of Gold at the British Museum, Eva sees the one person she never expected to see again: her dead husband, Charles. After Charles first flees, then tries to kill her, Eva finds herself in the midst of several powerful, secret forces who either want her dead or want to use her to find the missing Library of Gold. The only person unequivocally on her side is Judd Ryder, who is seeking the people responsible for his father’s death. “The pace is unrelenting and the villains unbelievably efficient and prescient…The story is tense and exciting…Kate Reading wrings every last drop of drama from the story; she handles the characterizations exceedingly well, creates plausible female and male characters of all age and accents, and keeps her audience enraptured.”—Publishers Weekly (audio review)Show more
Charles "Jay" Tice was a spy's spy. The chief of the CIA's elite Clandestine Services, he was a legend throughout the world of international intelligence. But secretly he was also a traitor, reputedly selling information that will seriously compromise the security of the United States for decades to come. Since his treachery was exposed, Tice has been kept under strict surveillance in a maximum security prison. Then one morning, his cell is discovered empty. Jay Tice has vanished - without tripping an alarm or leaving any trace of his passing. Elaine Cunningham is a hunter - a CIA operative who specializes in finding people who don't want to be found. Young, gifted and a maverick, she is assigned to track Tice and bring him to ground before he disappears forever. But as she matches wits in a perilous game with one of the greatest spymasters of all time, she discovers there is far more at stake than an old spy's last run for freedom. Lurking in the shadows are other hidden players with their own lethal agendas and, from Geneva to Washington, Berlin to New York City, a deadly conspiracy is coalescing. With only a few hours to go, and the future of millions in the balance, she must uncover the truth behind the legend of the last spymaster.Show more
In MASQUERADE, Liz Sansborough embarked on a terrifying journey that took her into the perilous world of high-level espionage. THE COIL picks up years afterwards, when Liz has managed to put her life back together and is settling into her place in academia. But when prominent political figures are murdered, and when she herself is the target of an assassination attempt, she is drawn back into the world of intrigue and The Coil conspiracy she once knew. The great shock of several years ago - that her own father was the Carnivore, the greatest of the post Cold War assassins - has led her to a secretive group called "The Coil," which is centered on her father's legacy. Now, she must use her powers - both as secret agent and as moral agent - to survive. "A gloriously paranoid, immensely satisfying international thriller." (Los Angeles Times)Show more
The thrilling new novel in the bestselling Covert-One series.Show more
Robert Ludlum has been acclaimed as the master of .suspense and international intrigue for over twenty-five years. His many books have thrilled millions of readers, reaching the top of bestsellers lists the world over and setting a standard that has never been surpassed. Now, from the imagination of one of America's greatest storytellers comes Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor. A homeless man in Boston, an Army major in California, and a teenage girl in Atlanta all die suddenly and painfully-each a victim of a hitherto unknown, fast-acting viral agent. Col. Jonathon Smith, a combat doctor attached to the United States Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease assigned to investigate the virus, is first warned off by a shadowy FBI contact, then barely survives an attempt on his life. Not knowing where to turn or whom to trust, Smith assembles a private team to aid his search for the truth behind the deadly virus-a quest that leads them to the darkest corners of the world. Written by Robert Ludlum with acclaimed suspense writer Gayle Lynds, Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor will thrill and delight his legions of fans.Show more
An explosion in the middle of the night reduces part of the Paris's esteemed Pasteur Institute to rubble, killing some of the scientists and grievously injuring others. Most distressing, however, is that the body of the world's top computer scientist, Emile Chambord, is missing.Show more
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