High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors
Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765326485, 368pp.
Publication Date: June 22, 2010
"New York Times" bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in "First Thrills." Showcasing many of the organization's bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre, here are twenty-five brand-new, never-before published, stories packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem.
*A cunning criminal thinks he can use a child to take the rap for his crimes.
*A hospital intern turned body-snatcher.
*A priest who comes face to face with his wife's murderer on death row.
*A confederate soldier comes home to his love, but changed by more than just the war .he comes back wrong.
*The discovery of a flying saucer in the deep sea brings one man to the brink of a massive revelation.
*A dying man's last request proves to his ex-wife that he's still rotten to the core.
*A clandestine operative finds himself caught in a wicked game of confusion . . . but who is calling the shots?
No matter what type of thriller you read, you'll find something here that will entertain you . . . and perhaps a new writer you'll cherish for years to come.
"This is hands down one of the best short story collections you're ever likely to read.... A masterful collection."--Booklist (Starred Review)