New Year Island

New Year Island

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by Paul Draker
     
 

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"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 Brad Meltzer's #3 NY Times Bestseller, The Zero Game

THE STAKES ARE HIGH...
Ten strangers, recruited by an edgy new reality show and marooned on an

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"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 Brad Meltzer's #3 NY Times Bestseller, The Zero Game

THE STAKES ARE HIGH...
Ten strangers, recruited by an edgy new reality show and marooned on an abandoned island overrun by wildlife.

One dies in a horrible accident.

Nine realize they are all past survivors, alive only because they've beaten incredible odds once before.

One by one, their hidden secrets are revealed.

Eight discover they are trapped. Caught in a game so deadly that the most terrifying experiences of their lives were only its qualifying round, they must now face the greatest danger on the island... each other.

There's nothing deadlier than a survivor-type whose back is against the wall. And one of them is not who he or she claims.

Seven fight to escape.

Six try to solve the mystery of who lured them there and why.

Five... Four... Will anyone survive New Year Island?

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Editorial Reviews

. - 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.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940511030
Publisher:
Mayhem Press LLC
Publication date:
10/03/2013
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
1,530,143
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)

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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