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Jeffery Deaver


USA flag (b.1950)

aka Jeffery Wilds Deaver, William Jefferies

Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen suspense novels, including The Blue Nowhere and The Bone Collector. He has been nominated for three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and is a two-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year. Mr. Deaver lives in California and Virginia.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
 
Novels
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Hush
   4. Buried (2020)
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Jeffery Deaver
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Short stories
Wrong Time, Wrong Place (1998)


Jeffery Deaver recommends
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Stone City (1990)
Mitchell Smith
"A work of pure genius."
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The Dark Backward (1995)
Gregory Hall
"Riveting, compelling, masterful."
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Shadows (1997)
(James Whistler, book 2)
Jonathan Nasaw
"Throat-gripping. Breathes new life into the classic tales of the undead."
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Comes the Dark (1999)
Michael Prescott
"Michael Prescott delivers a harrowing thriller of the first order. His characters are flesh-and-blood real, the atmosphere's intense, and the plot races along unceasingly."
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Void Moon (1999)
Michael Connelly
"Void Moon is a high-stakes win! Author Connelly has dealt us lucky readers a rare hand - a lightning-paced thriller with a soul, a novel that takes us straight into the glitz and underbelly of Las Vegas and yet is populated with some of the most complex and captivating characters in suspense fiction."
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Eager to Please (2000)
Julie Parsons
"One of those rare authors who can successfully combine psychological style, literary style, and heart-stopping suspense."
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Uncommon Justice (2001)
(Mairead O'Clare legal thriller, book 1)
Terry Devane
"Brilliant... Page-turning suspense."
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The Bomber (2001)
(Annika Bengtzon, book 4)
Liza Marklund
"An astonishing talent."
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Fear Itself (2002)
Barret Schumacher
"A compelling page-turner that blends traditional suspense with a harrowing flavor of the unknown."
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Cold Justice (2002)
(Kali O'Brien, book 5)
Jonnie Jacobs
"A thrill ride..."
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Unfit to Practice (2002)
(Nina Reilly, book 8)
Perri O'Shaughnessy
"Nina Reilly is definitely a lawyer you'd want to have on your side."
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Eighteen (2002)
Jan Burke
"Astonishing... wry... these stories are sure to delight."
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Scott Free (2003)
John Gilstrap
"If ever there was a one-sitting read, SCOTT FREE is it. Author Gilstrap has done it again: Not only has he dished up a gut-grabbing, pure-adrenaline rush of a thriller, but he's snagged our hearts too with a gripping story of a father-son relationship that's every bit as compelling as the breathtaking scenes and the wry, perceptive observations about small-town life."
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The Last Witness (2003)
(Lou Mason, book 2)
Joel Goldman
"Fast, furious and thoroughly enjoyable, The Last Witness is classic, and classy-filled with great characters and sharp, stylish writing."
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The Angel of Montague Street (2003)
Norman Green
"Like Richard Price, Norm Green brings an uncanny bare-knuckle vivacity to his portrayal of life on the streets."
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Mission Canyon (2003)
(Evan Delaney, book 2)
Meg Gardiner
"It seems that the most enjoyable thrillers bring together the past and the present in unexpected yet suspenseful ways. So it is with Mission Canyon."
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Cry Last Heard (2003)
(Tally Nowata, book 2)
Hannah Nyala
"Hannah Nyala soars above the genre and gives us poetry."
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The London Blitz Murders (2004)
(Disaster, book 5)
Max Allan Collins
"Collins masterfully blends fact and fiction... [and] trancends the historical thriller."
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Prince of Thieves (2004)
Chuck Hogan
"What a compelling read! Hogan's Prince of Thieves is smart, speedy, and stylish - a literary pulp fiction."
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Blood Witness (2005)
Mary Germano
"Thoroughly enjoyable. A compelling thriller!"
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Immoral (2005)
(Jonathan Stride, book 1)
Brian Freeman
"Breathtakingly real and utterly compelling... some of the most literate and stylish writing you'll find anywhere today."
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The Cleaner (2005)
(Jonathan Quinn Thriller, book 1)
Brett Battles
"This book is a pure delight. Protagonist Jonathan Quinn is a unique and welcome addition to the world of crime fiction. Author Battles' THE CLEANER is a brilliant and heart-pounding thriller; I'm on the edge of my seat, awaiting future installment of Quinn's adventures."
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A Walk in the Dark (2006)
(Guido Guerrieri, book 2)
Gianrico Carofiglio
"Raises the standard for crime fiction. Carofiglio's deft touch has given us a story that is both literary and gritty-and one that speeds along like the best legal thrillers. His insights into human nature-good and bad-are breathtaking."
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A Hard Day's Death (2008)
(Spike Berenger Rock 'n' Roll Hit, book 1)
Raymond Benson
"A sizzling story full of classic thriller twists, humor, and a dead-on look at the music business, A Hard Day's Death is number one with a bullet."
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I Kill (2008)
Giorgio Faletti
"In my neck of the woods people like Faletti are called larger than life, living legends."
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The Walk-In (2008)
Gary Berntsen and Ralph Pezzullo
"What thrillers aspire to be... Tom Clancy for our era."
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Six Seconds (2008)
Rick Mofina
"Six Seconds is a great read. Echoing Ludlum and Forsythe, author Mofina has penned a big, solid international thriller that grabs your gut—and your heart—in the opening scenes and never lets go."
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Even (2009)
(David Trevellyan Thriller, book 1)
Andrew Grant
"Modern noir at its best... brilliantly plotted and smart, and delivers the bone-jarring kick of a .45."
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Borrowed Time (2009)
C J Lyons
"A compelling new voice in thriller writing... I love how the characters come alive on every page."
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Road Closed (2010)
(Geraldine Steel, book 2)
Leigh Russell
"A stylish top-of-the-line tale."
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Sister (2010)
Rosamund Lupton
"As compelling as it is stylish. Sister exists in that rare place where crime fiction and literature coincide."
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The Perfect Prey (2011)
(John Stallings, book 2)
James Andrus
"One of the best cop novels to come along in years."
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Amerikan Eagle (2011)
Alan Glenn
"Rich in history and filled with breathtakingly true characters and nonstop plotting."
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Creep (2011)
(Serial Killer Files, book 1)
Jennifer Hillier
"Top-of-the-line thriller writing. You better call in sick, because you're not going anywhere until you finish reading..."
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Dominance (2011)
Will Lavender
"A brilliant concept, brilliantly executed. Dominanve moves to the top of the thriiler genre.... Oh, and that last page...."
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Hunted (2011)
(Danny Shanklin, book 1)
Emlyn Rees
"Hunted gives new meaning to the phrase "fast-paced." Filled with clever twists, stylishly written and populated with characters who are as real as our friends and family (and enemies!), this thriller moves at breakneck pace from first page to last. Bravo!"
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The Yard (2012)
(Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, book 1)
Alex Grecian
"Lusciously rich with detail, atmosphere, and history, and yet as fast paced as a locomotive, The Yard will keep you riveted from page one. It’s truly a one—or two—sitting read."
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The Trust (2012)
(Grove O'Rourke, book 2)
Norb Vonnegut
"If anybody can turn international finance into a riveting thriller, it's Norb Vonnegut."
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Everyone Lies (2013)
(DI Kate Simms, book 1)
A D Garrett
"A throat-clutcher from page one. Everyone Lies is a pulse pounding thriller, which weaves expertly between evil on the streets and the dark side of police department politics. A. D. Garrett has done for Manchester what The Wire did for Baltimore. And our central characters, Simms and Fennimore, are complex, compelling and just plain marvellous."
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The Edge of Normal (2013)
(Reeve LeClaire, book 1)
Carla Norton
"BRILLIANT."
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Rosarito Beach (2013)
(Kay Hamilton, book 1)
M A Lawson
"Grabs you by the throat… the writing’s lyrical, the plot is breathtaking, and the characters, the good ones and bad, are utterly compelling."
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The Farm (2014)
Tom Rob Smith
"On rare occasions, an author pulls off the high-wire act of writing a crime-oriented novel that easily transcends the genre. THE FARM is one of these."
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The Devil in the Marshalsea (2014)
(Tom Hawkins, book 1)
Antonia Hodgson
"Historical fiction just doesn't get any better than this. Magnificent!"
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Eeny Meeny (2014)
(D.I. Helen Grace, book 1)
M J Arlidge
"What a great premise! . . . 'Eeny Meeny' is a fresh and brilliant departure from the stock serial killer tale. And Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years."
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One Kick (2014)
(Kick Lannigan, book 1)
Chelsea Cain
"Author Cain has done it again. One Kick is superb! From its breathtaking opening sequence, through scenes of wrenching evil and heart-clutching emotion to its roller coaster finale, this novel will stay with you for a long time. And what a heroine . . . Here's hoping for more Kick Lannigan soon!"
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Plague Land (2014)
(Somershill Manor Mystery, book 1)
S D Sykes
"The medieval CJ Sansom."
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Forsaken (2014)
(Shadow Cove , book 1)
J D Barker
"A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind!."
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Before He Finds Her (2015)
Michael Kardos
"Brilliant. Before He Finds Her is one of the most innovative and compelling thrillers to come along in recent years. Read the first page and kiss the next 24 hours goodbye. Bravo!"
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The Killing Lessons (2015)
(Valerie Hart, book 1)
Saul Black
"This novel breaks brilliant. It's hard to tell what's the best part of The Killing Lessons: the sweaty-palm plot that races along like a squadcar on a high-speed pursuit, the breathtaking depictions of the characters, good and bad, or author Black's inimitable style. My vote? All three."
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Pretty Girls (2015)
Karin Slaughter
"Breathtaking.... Fiction doesn't get any better than this."
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The Lost Codex (2015)
(OPSIG Team Black, book 3)
Alan Jacobson
"Nonstop action, living-breathing characters, rich detail and sharp-as-a-knife prose. A brilliant job!."
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Seized (2015)
(Profiler, book 3)
Elizabeth Heiter
"Gripping from the first page, Vanished will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to its searing conclusion...a roller coaster of a thriller."
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Where It Hurts (2016)
(Gus Murphy, book 1)
Reed Farrel Coleman
"Modern noir at its absolute best! Reading Where It Hurts is to bask in the joy of the heyday of private eye fiction - Chandler, Hammett, Cain and the whole crew. Everything's a delight, from the speedy and clever plot, to the firecracker snap of the dialog, to the heart-wrenching portrayal of the characters - good and bad. And Gus Murphy, what a protagonist! Coleman's truly delivered, and then some."
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The Second Girl (2016)
(Frank Marr, book 1)
David Swinson
"Once you're drawn into Frankie Marr's world (in, oh, the first few pages of this fine novel), you won't want to leave. Marr is one of the most compelling and complex protagonists to come along in years. And, not content with just creating a memorable hero, author Swinson also offers up a breakneck plot, which he recounts in muscular prose and with a commanding knowledge of cops, bad guys and the streets of Washington, D.C. Reminiscent of The Wire and the writing of George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, The Second Girl is a winner."
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Nothing Short of Dying (2016)
(Clyde Barr, book 1)
Erik Storey
"A singular new talent! Storey's Nothing Short of Dying is nothing short of brilliant. It grabs you from page one and simply doesn't let go. This man is a born storyteller!"
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Blood On the Tracks (2016)
(Sydney Rose Parnell, book 1)
Barbara Nickless
"A stunner of a thriller. From the first page to the last, Blood on the Tracks weaves a spell that only a natural storyteller can master. And a guarantee: you'll fall in love with one of the best characters to come along in modern thriller fiction, Sydney Rose Parnell."
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Little Deaths (2017)
Emma Flint
"A phenomenal achievement."
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The Follower (2017)
Koethi Zan
"Psychological thriller writing at its best."
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Thrill Kill (2017)
(Quentin Archer Mystery, book 2)
Don Bruns
"Utterly compelling, rich with atmosphere and characters you'll never forget."
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Say Nothing (2017)
Brad Parks
"A pedal-to-the floor thriller!"
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Hawke's Prey (2017)
(Sonny Hawke, book 1)
Reavis Z Wortham
"Think: Elmore Leonard meets James Lee Burke."
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Crossing the Lines (2017)
Sulari Gentill
"A tour de force! Crossing the Lines is a brilliant blend of mystery, gut-wrenching psychological suspense and literary storytelling. The novel stands as a shining (and refreshing) example of meta-fiction at its best--witty and wry, stylish and a joy to read."
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19 Souls (2018)
(Sin City Investigation, book 1)
J D Allen
"That wonderful and rare combination of high-speed suspense and complex, richly drawn characters will keep you on the edge of your seat."
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Hangman (2018)
(Timothy Blake, book 1)
Jack Heath
"Let’s cut to the chase: Hangman is a great read! Jack Heath’s boundless imagination and singular voice have produced a truly unique thriller. By turns, psychologically insightful, wonderfully disturbed and even darkly comedic, Hangman will keep you coursing through the pages at a lightning pace. Brilliant! (Probably best read with lights on and doors locked. I’m just saying.)"
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It All Falls Down (2018)
(Nora Watts, book 2)
Sheena Kamal
"Utterly compelling, rich with voice and psychological insight, populated with heartbreakingly real characters, Eyes Like Mine will stay with you for a long, long time. Perhaps forever."
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The President is Missing (2018)
Bill Clinton and James Patterson
"Relentless in its plotting and honest in its examination of issues that strike close to our hearts."
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The Damage Done (2018)
(Louis Kincaid, book 12)
P J Parrish
"A brilliantly crafted thriller."
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The Nowhere Child (2019)
Christian White
"The Nowhere Child is the personification of a high-concept thriller, brilliantly executed. White raises the bar on psychological suspense, telling Kim Leamy's tale in a stylish voice and with a heart-pounding pace. Read page one, and you won't stop. Guaranteed."
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Killer Thriller (2019)
(Ian Ludlow, book 2)
Lee Goldberg
"Grabs you from page one with brilliant wit, sharply honed suspense, and huge helping of pure originality."
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The Paris Diversion (2019)
(Expats, book 2)
Chris Pavone
"Thriller writing at its absolute best. With echoes of Graham Greene and John le Carré, Pavone’s novel accomplishes that rare feat of being both a nonstop adventure ride and a smart, stylish and compelling meditation on family, courage, responsibilities, and the relationships we create, for good and bad, throughout our lives. The Paris Diversion does far more than divert; it grips us from the very beginning and doesn’t let go."
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Proof of Life (2019)
(Beyond the Veil Mystery, book 2)
Sheila Lowe
"Joins the ranks of those rare thrillers that expertly blend nonstop plotting with keen perceptions of the characters- Good and bad- Who populates this wonderful tale."
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The Hidden Things (2019)
Jamie Mason
"The Hidden Things is a model for superb thriller writing. It checks all the boxes: Grabbing us on the opening page, sending us on a roller coaster of plotting, taking us deep into a world (fine arts) that most of us only glimpse from the outside, and offering up a cast of brilliantly drawn characters, noble and evil and everything in between. Mason also proves to be an ace wordsmith, whose sharply drawn prose elevates the novel to an even higher peak."
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The Assistant (2019)
S K Tremayne
"The definition of suspense! A brilliant and original concept, expertly executed, this novel will grab you on the first page and not let go until the last."
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A Conspiracy of Bones (2020)
(Temperance Brennan, book 19)
Kathy Reichs
"One of the absolute best thrillers of the year! Both Temperance Brennan and Kathy Reichs are at the top of their games in this brilliant rollercoaster of a tale. I can't recall when this many twists have been so masterfully woven into a novel. But, of course, it's not all about plot. The characters, too--good, bad and in between--come breathtakingly alive with heart-gripping effect. A great series has just gotten greater."
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Providence (2020)
Max Barry
"An astonishing novel! PROVIDENCE is Philip K. Dick and William Gibson fueled by pure adrenaline (with a bit of Spielberg and Ridley Scott thrown in). The brilliant, unstoppable imagination of Max Barry glows on every page of this action-filled, yet emotionally resonant, tale. It will keep you riveted from first page till last. I read in one sitting and I guarantee you'll do the same."
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Die Next (2020)
Jonathan Stone
"Die Next is the model of a brilliant and stylish thriller! Rich with character development and it's-like-I'm-there settings, the novel is an adrenaline rush between covers. Bravo!"
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The Other Passenger (2020)
Louise Candlish
"A stunning masterwork of style and suspense. The Other Passenger is one of those novels that grabs us from the start, then keeps us up all night by brilliantly peeling back the layers of the story until we arrive—shockingly—at the truth. I can’t think of another novel in which the characters are so perfectly drawn."
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A Desperate Place (2020)
(McKenna and Riggs, book 1)
Jennifer Greer
"A nonstop thrill ride! Turn the first page and you're hooked. And Greer has given us one of the most memorable heroes in recent crime fiction, Whit McKenna--love her!"
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Payback (2020)
(Tank Rizzo, book 2)
Lorenzo Carcaterra
"Set aside a day for this book, because you’re not going to be doing anything but reading—or should I say, speeding—from first page to last, in the company of some of the most memorable characters we’ve ever met in crime fiction. By turns wry, moving, and gut-punching, Payback is a novel you won’t forget. And as always, Carcaterra’s keen eye and deft style bring New York City to stunning life. A brilliant thriller by one of the all-time greats."
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The Cipher (2020)
(Nina Guerrera, book 1)
Isabella Maldonado
"A heart-pounding novel from page one, The Cipher checks all the boxes for a top-notch thriller: sharp plotting, big stakes, and characters—good and bad and everywhere in between—that are so richly drawn you’ll swear you’ve met them. I read this in one sitting and I guarantee you will too. Oh, another promise: You’ll absolutely love the Warrior Girl!"

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