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“Dominance”, “Watch Me Die”, and “The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes”

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  • Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey
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The Amateurs by Marcus Sakey: “Heart-to-mouth moments that will have them frantically turning pages.”

Seven years ago, Marcus Sakey and his girlfriend, g.g., went looking for a new place to live. Sakey’s Atlanta-based graphic design company had folded, a victim of the bursting Internet bubble, and he and g.g. had decided they wanted to move to a “real city.” “We opened a bottle of wine, took out a map, and went around the country,” Sakey recalls. “We said too cold, too rainy, not big enough, not enough mass transit. It came down to Chicago, Boston, and Toronto as the leading contenders.” The couple finally settled on Chicago, little realizing they had chosen not only a new home but also the setting for the crime novels that would soon catapult Sakey to fame.

Flash forward to the present. Sakey and g.g. are married now, living in a Lake View graystone. Sakey’s latest thriller, The Amateurs —the story of four Chicago friends whose unlikely foray into high-stakes theft yields calamitous results—is due out in August, and it seems preordained to share the success enjoyed by its three predecessors. Ben Affleck’s production company has optioned Sakey’s first novel, The Blade Itself, while Tobey Maguire has picked up the rights to Sakey’s third book, Good People. And it’s not just Hollywood’s A-list lining up to pay homage: Reviewing his second novel, At the City’s Edge, the Chicago Tribune anointed Sakey “the reigning prince of crime fiction.”

Sakey, however, resists being pigeonholed within a particular genre. “I’m not at all upset to be considered a crime novelist,” he says. “But for (more…)

Clive Cussler edits Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down

Jeffery Deaver’s “The Weapon,” about the limitations of torture, and Ridley Pearson’s “Boldt’s Broken Angel,” which features a race to prevent a cop’s death, provide solid bookends to this nifty all-original anthology, the sequel to 2006’s Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night. The 23 selections—all by members of International Thriller Writers Inc.—score hits more often than misses. One of the few non-Americans, Spaniard Javier Sierra, might claim the blue ribbon with his tale of impending apocalypse, “The Fifth World.” Lisa Jackson’s “Vintage Death” keeps the reader guessing and on tenterhooks from start to finish. Marcus Sakey’s “The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away” tests the strength of the bonds forged in the current Iraq War when comrades return home. Other contributors include Robert Ferrigno, David Hewson, Jon Land, Carla Neggers and R.L. Stine. In addition to a brief general introduction, Cussler supplies intros to the individual stories. (June 2009)

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(Publisher’s Weekly, Mar. 23)

Lee Child – Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology

Killer Year is a group of 13 debut crime/mystery/suspense authors with books  published in 2007. The graduating class includes such rising stars as Robert Gregory Browne, Toni McGee Causey, Marcus Sakey, Derek Nikitas, Marc Lecard, JT Ellison, Brett Battles, Jason Pinter, Bill Cameron, Sean Chercover, Patry Francis, Gregg Olsen, and David White.

This amazing anthology, edited by the grandmaster Lee Child, is sure to garner lots of attention and keep readers coming back for more.

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