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Book Synopsis – “The Edge” by Jeffery Deaver

Edge U.K. Edition

Edge U.S. Edition

Deaver’s first first-person narrator, Corte, is an exciting new weapon in the author’s

Edge U.K. Edition

Edge U.K. Edition

arsenal of memorable characters.

Thriller Award winner Deaver (The Bodies Left Behind) unveils some nifty new tricks in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that pits two worthy antagonists against each other. Henry Loving, “a lifter,” specializes in extracting information from human targets by any means necessary (i.e., torture). Corte, “a shepherd,” is an agent in the Strategic Protection Department of a secret government agency normally assigned to protect high-profile targets.Know your target audience.

Corte, a board game aficionado and game theory student, and Loving are well matched, sharing a history that ups the stakes and makes the contest personal.

VJ Books Announces Membership into Writer’s Organization Devoted to Thriller Genre

VJ Books, online bookseller of collectible and signed mystery, science fiction and horror books, is proud to announce its recent membership into ITW (The International Thriller Writers).

ITW is the only writer’s organization devoted exclusively to the thriller genre.

Co-Presidents Steve Berry (Paris Vendetta) and Joe Moore (The 731 Legacy) recently offered their congratulations to John Hutchinson and Virginia Lenneville, owners of the 13-year-old internet company.  Being a part of the associate membership of ITW shows VJ Books’ commitment to promoting the thriller genre at an innovative and superior level.

ITW began in June 2004 and has grown to over 1100 members consisting of authors, fans, publishers and the like.  Past co-presidents include David Morrell and Gayle Lynds, and James Rollins.

VJ Books was honored to have attended the Annual Thrillerfest held in New York.  “We look forward to upcoming events where authors, fans and booksellers can meet to talk about great reading!” offered Ms. Lenneville about the July 2009 event.  David Morrell was honored as 2009 Thrillermaster.  Brad Meltzer, long-time friend of VJ Books was honored with the Silver Bullet Award.

Best Thriller of the Year was given to Jeffery Deaver for The Bodies Left Behind.  His novel The Broken Window was also nominated.  Other “Best Thriller” nominees Harlan Coben, Andrew Gross and Brad Thor also have long-time relationships with VJ Books.

“I can’t begin to tell you how special it was to see our author friends at the workshops and other events that weekend” Lenneville added.  “It convinced John and me that we simply had to become members and support this fine organization.”

For more information on the International Thriller Writers, visit their website at:  For more information about VJ Books, visit their site at

Jeffery Deaver – Bodies Left Behind

(Publisher’s Weekly, Dec. 1)

Deaver talks about why so many lawyers become novelists:

“For me, a thriller is a very carefully structured story.  I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose.  The skills I use to do that are the same I used when practicing law – researching and structuring a legal document or case.” 

Deaver’s newest bestseller, The Bodies Left Behind has 186,000 copies in print after two printings.

Jeffery Deaver – The Bodies Left Behind

Taking a break from his Lincoln Rhyme mysteries, Jeffery Deaver‘s The Bodies Left Behind is a stand-alone cat-and-mouse thriller.  His mystery The Sleeping Doll is now in paperback.  You can purchase a signed (hardcover) first edition of Sleeping Doll here.

The Bodies Left Behind is due November 2008.