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Marcus Sakey


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Marcus Sakey is the author of The Blade Itself, a thriller Publishers Weekly called "brilliant...a must read." To prepare for the novel he shadowed homicide detectives, learned to pick a deadbolt in sixty seconds, and drank plenty of Jameson. Born in Flint, Michigan, he now lives in Chicago with his wife.
 
Series
Brilliance Trilogy
1. Brilliance (2013)
2. A Better World (2014)
3. Written in Fire (2016)
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2008) : The Blade Itself
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2008) : The Blade Itself
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2008) : The Blade Itself
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2014) : Brilliance
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2015) : A Better World


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"Take Izzy McNeil to bed tonight. You won’t get much sleep, but you’ll spend tomorrow smiling."
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Late Rain (2010)
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"Lynn Kostoff is a poet. His characters may be broken and lost, but they are unyielding, and he renders them real with an artist's love. Late Rain is intense, humane, gorgeous, heartbreaking - and very, very good."
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A Certain Retribution (2014)
(Merrick McKnight, book 2)
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