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Gayle Lynds

USA flag (b.1945)
Wife of Dennis Lynds

aka Don Pendleton, G H Stone

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Gayle Lynds graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in journalism and a minor in social studies. She was a reporter for the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, editor-in-chief of Santa Barbara magazine in California, and an editor with top-secret security clearance at General Electric-TEMPO, a large, private-industry think tank in Santa Barbara, with clients around the world, including the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. military. A member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, she is co-founder and co-president of International Thriller Writers, Inc.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Young Adult Fiction
Mack Bolan (with Mark Sadler (Dennis Lynds) and Gayle Stone)
   14. Moving Target (1990)
   17. Blood Fever (1989)
Covert-One (with Robert Ludlum)
   1. The Hades Factor (2000)
   3. The Paris Option (2002)
   4. The Altman Code (2003)
continued in the series: Covert-One
Judd Ryder and Eva Blake
   1. The Book of Spies (2010)
     aka The Library of Gold
   2. The Assassins (2015)
Gayle Lynds recommends
Death of the Party (2000)
(Faith Cassidy, book 1)
Catherine Dain
"Really a delicious book, one to savor."
The Black Silent (2005)
David Dun
Blown Away (2006)
(Emily Thompson, book 1)
Shane Gericke
"Fascinating, intense, and utterly gripping."
The Cleaner (2006)
(Jonathan Quinn Thriller, book 1)
Brett Battles
"Hypnotically gripping, THE CLEANER by Brett Battles moves with the speed of an assassin's unerring bullet. From Colorado to Vietnam and Germany, this ripping-good read will leave anyone who loves suspense not only happily satisfied but eager for Battles' next thriller."
The Triangle Conspiracy (2006)
(Department Thirty, book 4)
David Kent
"High-octane adventure... riveting."
Bobbie Faye's Very (Very, Very, Very) Bad Day (2007)
(Bobbie Faye)
Toni McGee Causey
"The tears are still running down my cheeks from laughing. Oh, my. What talent. What verve. What NERVE!"
Boca Knights (2009)
(Eddie Perlmutter, book 1)
Steven M Forman
"Fast, funny, and incredibly wise. Boca Knights is a compulsibe read [with] one of the best new characters to appear... in years."
Free Agent (2009)
(Paul Dark Trilogy , book 1)
Jeremy Duns
"Utterly riveting, Free Agent is an international espionage thriller par excellence. Lyrical prose, unforgettable characters, and a fascinating plot that doesn't release the panting reader until the last page makes this spy ride unforgettable. Free Agent is the beginning of a classic series that's sure to be a huge hit."
Silent Screams (2009)
(Silent, book 1)
C E Lawrence
"Criminally compelling, Silent Screams by C.E. Lawrence nails you to your seat with a fascinating NYPD profiler who's hurled into the case of his lifetime. From the Bronx to Manhattan, Catholic churches to university classrooms, this journey into violence and the soul is unforgettable."
Breaking Creed (2015)
(Ryder Creed K9 Mystery, book 1)
Alex Kava
"Bristling with unrelenting suspense, 'Breaking Creed' by Alex Kava hurls retired Marine Ryder Creed on a harrowing search for smugglers who've been using children as drug mules. Creed is special, a memorable character - he trains homeless dogs to sniff out contraband and hunt criminals. When he teams up with Kava's iconic FBI forensics specialist Maggie O'Dell, you'll discover the most exciting crime-solving duo of the year."
The Good Spy (2016)
(Yuri Kirov, book 1)
Jeffrey Layton
"The excitement never stops...High adventure at its very best."
The Neighbor (2018)
Joseph Souza
"With pitch-perfect characters, Joseph Souza peels back the good manners, the good educations, and the good work ethics of suburbia in twisted, fascinating revelations of the darkness that dwells within each of us that, untended, will seethe until it explodes. Unforgettable."
Wicked River (2018)
Jenny Milchman
"Chock full of suspense and danger, Wicked River by Jenny Milchman takes you on the journey of a lifetime, canoeing fast-moving rivers and hiking through tangled forests where humans have seldom trod. This is the story of Natalie and Doug's honeymoon; they wanted natural beauty and adventure. They get both, in abundance. You'll be glad you joined them. Wicked River is wicked thrilling!"
Dark Side of the Moon (2018)
(OPSIG Team Black, book 4)
Alan Jacobson
"The thriller ride of a lifetime, a nonstop tale of high adventure and cutting-edge technology that Tom Clancy's most ardent fans will absolutely love."
Trust But Verify (2018)
Karna Small Bodman
"Trust but Verify by Karna Small Bodman is un-put-downable. With her deep background and rich writing skills, Bodman has become a maestra of political suspense. Her new thriller is a cauldron of intrigue laced with authentic insider details that give one chills."
The Blue (2018)
(Genevieve Planche, book 1)
Nancy Bilyeau
"With rich writing, surprising twists, and a riveting sense of 'you are there,' The Blue is spine-tingling entertainment."
Angel in the Fog (2019)
(Lincoln's Bodyguard, book 3)
TJ Turner
"Riveting with action and period detail."
The Nemesis Manifesto (2020)
(Evan Ryder, book 1)
Eric Van Lustbader
"Hypnotically suspenseful, rich with authentic spycraft, [The Nemesis Manifesto] introduces a heroine of our times – Evan Ryder. She's deep undercover and as complex as she is exciting. From Washington, D.C. to Russia and Germany, Lustbader weaves a spellbinding web of memorable characters, cutting-edge technology, and powerful political ambitions that could become all too real. Sit back and enjoy. You're about to read a master at the top of a very dangerous game."
Out of Time (2020)
David Klass
"Rich in insight, powerfully written, Out of Time by David Klass pits two brilliant foes against one another in a riveting chess game of suspense. One is an eco-extremist who bombs and kills, while the other is a young, unorthodox FBI man who goes rogue in a desperate attempt to stop him. From the first paragraph, you'll know you're in the hands of a master storyteller and embarking on an unforgettable adventure."
Exit Strategy (2022)
(Endings, book 2)
Linda L Richards
"Provocative and powerful . . . Page after page, Richards ratchets up the tension, weaving tradecraft, disguises, and psychology into a riveting tale that peels back the layers of the soul. The prose is often lyrical, the descriptions of the human heart achingly accurate. It will surely stand with the year's best suspense thrillers."

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