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True Fiction

(2018)
(The first book in the Ian Ludlow series)
A novel by

 
 
#1 New York Times and Amazon Charts bestselling author Lee Goldberg hits the ground running in a breakneck thriller where truth and fiction collide for the unluckiest writer alive.

When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn’t an accident.

Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldn’t imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done…and who is behind the plot. That makes him too dangerous to live.

Ian goes on the run, sweeping up an innocent bystander in his plight—Margo French, a dog walker and aspiring singer. They are pursued by assassins and an all-seeing global-intelligence network that won’t stop until Ian and Margo are dead. Ian has written thrillers like this before, but this time he doesn’t know how it’s going to end—or if he will be alive to find out.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Great fun that moves as fast as a jet. Goldberg walks a tightrope between suspense and humor and never slips." - Linwood Barclay

"Thriller fiction at its absolute finest-and it could happen for real but not to me, I hope." - Lee Child

"The story of an innocent man caught in a deadly conspiracy has been told before, but Lee Goldberg takes it a step further in this rollicking, sometimes humorous, always deadly True Fiction. Highly recommended." - Brendan DuBois

"This may be the most fun you’ll ever have reading a thriller. It’s a breathtaking rush of suspense, intrigue, and laughter that only Lee Goldberg could pull off. I loved it." - Janet Evanovich

"Ian Ludlow is one of the coolest heroes to emerge in post-9/11 thrillers. A wonderful, classic yet modern, breakneck suspense novel. Lee Goldberg delivers a great story with a literary metafiction wink that makes its thrills resonate." - James Grady

"A conspiracy thriller of the first order, a magical blend of fact and it-could-happen scary fiction. Nail-biting, page-turning, and laced with Goldberg’s wry humor, True Fiction is a true delight, reminiscent of Three Days of the Condor and the best of Hitchcock’s innocent-man-in-peril films." - Paul Levine

"This is my life…in a thriller! True Fiction is great fun." - Brad Meltzer

"I haven’t read anything this much fun since Donald E. Westlake's comic-caper novels. Immensely entertaining, clever, and timely." - David Morrell


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Used availability for Lee Goldberg's True Fiction

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers)
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
ISBN: 1-5039-4918-4 / 978-1-5039-4918-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers)
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
ISBN: 1-5039-5407-2 / 978-1-5039-5407-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: True Fiction: 1
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
ISBN: 1-72136-316-5 / 978-1-72136-316-2
Publisher: Bolinda/Brilliance audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: True Fiction: 1
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
ISBN: 1-72136-318-1 / 978-1-72136-318-6
Publisher: Bolinda/Brilliance audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers)
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
ISBN: 1-5436-6029-0 / 978-1-5436-6029-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers)
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
ISBN: 1-5436-6030-4 / 978-1-5436-6030-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: True Fiction
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: True Fiction
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: True Fiction
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: True Fiction
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers Book 1)
Author(s): Lee Goldberg
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU