High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors
By Lee Child (Editor); Steve Berry (Afterword by); Ken Bruen; Ryan Brown; Bill Cameron; Rebecca Cantrell; Stephen Coonts; Jeffery Deaver; Karen Dionne; J. T. Ellison; Theo Gangi; Alex Kava; Rip Gerber; Heather Graham; John Lescroart; John Lutz; Lise S. Baker; Grant McKenzie; Michael Palmer; Daniel James Palmer; Marc Paoletti; Deb Carlin; Cynthia Robinson; Karin Slaughter; Kelli Stanley; Wendy Corsi Staub; Gregg Hurwitz; CJ Lyons; Sean Michael Bailey; Lee Child (Introduction by)
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765326485, 368pp.)
Publication Date: June 22, 2010
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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.
Lee Child, editor of First Thrills, is the bestselling author of the Jack Reacher books, including 61 Hours and Worth Dying For.
"This is hands down one of the best short story collections you're ever likely to read.... A masterful collection."--Booklist (Starred Review)