New Year Island [NOOK Book]

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*** #3 NOOK Best Seller ***

Ten strangers... marooned on an island for society’s amusement. As they’re picked off one by one, they realize that they have something in common — they’ve each already survived atrocities. But can they live through this twisted mind game?

“A twisty, engaging thriller ...
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Overview

*** #3 NOOK Best Seller ***

Ten strangers... marooned on an island for society’s amusement. As they’re picked off one by one, they realize that they have something in common — they’ve each already survived atrocities. But can they live through this twisted mind game?

“A twisty, engaging thriller featuring well-developed characters.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“. . . the most exciting, most promising work of fiction to cross my desk in the past year.”
—Michael J. Carr, Editor of 5 NYT and International Bestsellers, including Brad Meltzer's #3 NY Times Bestseller The Zero Game
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Editorial Reviews

Editor of numerous NYT and international Bestsellers, including Brad Meltzer's #3 NYT Bestseller The Zero Game - Michael Carr
New Year Island is a page-turner, with more twists than a den of snakes. In fact, I can safely say that it's the most exciting, most promising work of fiction to cross my desk in the past year. It's fast moving and unpredictable, with distinctive characters, gripping images, well-crafted action scenes, nice, apt touches of humor, and plot twists we never see coming. I really do think Draker has a winner here his first time out.
. - Kirkus Reviews
A twisty, engaging thriller featuring well-developed characters. A reality show becomes a test of survival for 10 strangers stranded on a small island in Draker's debut thriller. ...Draker has ample room to develop his cast, which he does effortlessly; ...it's easy to root for their survival in this story about the terrifying things that desperate people can do.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148693321
  • Publisher: Mayhem Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 4,931
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Draker writes tightly-plotted, gritty modern thrillers that combine a well-crafted mystery whodunit with gripping psychology and relentless suspense. Each novel is an immersive roller coaster thrill ride, filled with twists that keep the reader guessing, right up until the last page.

Writing and storytelling are nothing new for Paul. In sixth grade, when he was nine, a classmate liked a story he wrote, and took it home. The horrified parents called the school and demanded that whoever wrote it be sent to see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist asked Paul if he could keep a copy of the story... and then asked Paul to sign it for him.

Paul currently lives in Palo Alto, California, with his wife and three daughters. An avid scuba diver, he has spent much time underwater in Palau, Yap, Honduras, Thailand, Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the cenote caverns of the Yucatan, the Caribbean, the Virgin Islands, Caicos, and the "Red Triangle" off California's coast. He also enjoys skiing, swimming, and windsurfing, and has had extensive tactical training in firearms. After one too many high-speed motorcycle crashes, he is no longer allowed to own open-class sportbikes, which is probably a good thing for him and everyone else.

Paul has worked in the aerospace/defense industry on a variety of classified and unclassified programs for the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and DARPA, ranging from strategic national missile systems to technology augmentation for small-team tactical infantry units. He has also led a Silicon Valley technology startup delivering massively-scalable custom Internet software to Fortune 500 clients, and headed a leading videogame studio developing mobile games for top-tier publishers such as EA, Disney/Pixar, Sega, Warner Brothers, THQ, and Glu. He holds advanced degrees in electrical and aerospace engineering from MIT, Stanford, and U.C. Berkeley. This broad-ranging engineering expertise lends impeccable technical authenticity to his stories.

For news and details about upcoming books, or to sign up for email alerts about new Paul Draker releases, visit PaulDraker.com


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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

    Just finished this book and HOLY FREAKIN' WOW! this is one crazy

    Just finished this book and HOLY FREAKIN' WOW! this is one crazy, intense ride!  

    Read this book, but plan on not getting anything else done until you finish it.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Good read.  Fast paced.  A bit like Stephen King, wiythout the s

    Good read.  Fast paced.  A bit like Stephen King, wiythout the supernatural.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Great Read

    Loved this book. I couldn't put it down.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Anon

    I can't remember the last time I read a book I couldn't put down...Until Now. To say this is a satisfying read would be a massive understatement. This story has it all...suspense, mystery, thrills, chills and the best part is you can't figure out what's going to happen next. Loosely based on the original story Ten Little Indians this updated version is a psychological thriller that is so well written you feel like you are part of the story. Make sure you start your read on Friday night and leave your weekend free otherwise you'll have to take P.T.O. from work. This book is a 1500 page turner. Glad to have a new writer who knows what suspense is all about. Jp

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Loved it

    It's was rather long, but I found it engrossing enough to not want to put it down.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Fun book

    This was a fun book with a great plot. It was a bit wordy and could have been written in 500 pages as compared to the 1600 pages it contains but was entertaining none the less.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2013

    I love this book. It has all the elements of a good thriller, s

    I love this book. It has all the elements of a good thriller, suspense, and horror novel rolled into one. Every time you think you have the story figured out it takes you on a rollercoaster ride to the unexpected. This is one book I would love to see made into a TV series because the big screen couldn't do it justice.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    A lttle too gory

    Excellent story. Original but graphic

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Wow

    What an amazing story.......loved it

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Couldn't put it down

    Every time I thought I had things figured out, I was proven wrong. This is one of the best thrillers that I have read in a very ling time. Great book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    A REMARKABLE BOOK

    I enthusiastically recommend New Year Island! It was an exciting book to read! The author, Paul Draker, developed the characters in detail and made you care about them! Also, the book was full of surprises and very easy to read, and I could just picture everything as it was happening!

    I think this book would make a very exciting movie! I hope one day that the book IS made into a movie, because I am sure it would be successful! I enjoyed the book so much that I emailed Paul Draker and told him so and I have never written to an author before!

    Read this book! You will not be sorry!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Very good

    Great idea..exciting page turner. Not crazy about the ending. Hard to believe someone could take that kind of punishment and still be able to walk around.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Great Ride!!

    Paul Drake did a fabulous job with this book. What a great thriller. Very well written and unpredictable twists and turns kept me glued to the story until the very last page. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Great read!

    Caught my attention from page one. Great plot, with excellent character development. The book reminds me of Michael Starks "The Island", which i enjoyed as well. Keep up the good work Draker, i look forward to the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    A great ride!

    This is an enjoyable, fast-paced, thriller. It's spooky and ferocious. One of the best books I've read this year.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Wow! Amazingly creepy. Couldn't put it down!

    Wow! Amazingly creepy. Couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    The best book I have read in a real long time.  This book is abs

    The best book I have read in a real long time.  This book is absolutely worth buying.  I believe this book would make an excellent movie

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    good read

    Didn't realize how long it was. It kept me entertained from start to finish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Crazy, crazy, crazy

    This book had me hooked from page 1. Holy craziness. Very good book. A definite must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2014

    Kept me engaged throughout.  Well written and a very good read.

    Kept me engaged throughout.  Well written and a very good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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