First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors

First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors

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First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors by Lee Child, Jim Bond, Nick Podehl, Luke Daniels

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and 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 ocean depths 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 listen to, you’ll find something here that will entertain you . . . and perhaps a new writer you’ll cherish for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441864468
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 06/22/2010
Edition description: Unabridged, 10 CDs, 12 hrs. 11 min.
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lee Child is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series, which began with Killing Floor and includes Nothing to Lose and Gone Tomorrow.

Steve Berry is the New York Times bestselling author of The Charlemagne Pursuit and The Amber Room. He is the current president of the International Thriller Writers of America.

Hometown:

Birmingham, England

Date of Birth:

1954

Place of Birth:

Coventry, England

Education:

Sheffield University

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First Thrills 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
skuzzmeister More than 1 year ago
I bought this because I am a huge (HUGE!!!) fan of Lee Child, (I've read every 'Reacher' book in the series). It is a collection of short stories, none of them more than 10-or-so pages, by authors belonging to the "International Thrill Writers" organization. Lee only pens one of the stories "The Bodyguard". Some of the stories are good, some not so good. All of them are quick, get-to-the-point reads that don't take a lot of time to build characters or explore any real plot line. What you get, basically, is an introduction to the writing styles of the various authors contained in the collection. A taste of many different flavors in the thrill writing genre. This works for you if you're looking to find new authors to invest in, which I am. There are several stories that motivated me to find other titles written by the same author. I gave it 3 stars not for the content, most of which is quite good, but because at 295 pages, the $12.95 price tag seemed somewhat excessive. It did, however, serve it's purpose of planting the seeds of intrigue that will lead me to purchase more books by some of the authors contained therein.
harstan More than 1 year ago
This twenty-five suspense thriller collection is an interesting way for readers to meet new writers while established authors have an opportunity to thank the audience and the publishing companies by providing entries to First Thrills. "The Dead Club" by Daniel James Palmer and Michael Palmer is the best bet as wagering on death mirrors real life gambling pools. Other strong entries include "The Thief" by Greg Hurwitz and Ken Bruen's "Wednesday's Child". None of the entries from the veterans or the rookies are bad, but few are excellent. Still fans will enjoy dining with Rip Gerber, Sean Michael Bailey and other newcomers and vets like Stephen Coonts, John Lescroart, Karin Slaughter and Heather Graham as each provides readers with plenty of chills and thrills. Harriet Klausner
KenCady More than 1 year ago
The stories in this book are all over the lace. ranging from the very good "On the Train" by Rebecca Cantrell to the absolutely disgusting Chloe by Marc Paoletti. It's hard to know which ones to skip, so I read them all, not to great satisfaction.
Lynie More than 1 year ago
I'm not really a fan of short stories but I always buy the ones written by mystery writers so I can find authors whose books I haven't read. FIRST THRILLS is a collection of 25 short thriller or mystery stories written by different authors and introduced and edited by Lee Child. Some of the stories are really good; i.e., THE THIEF by Gregg Hurwitz, THE BODYGUARD by Lee Child and THE GATO CONUNDRUM by John Lescroart to name a few. Some are okay and others were pretty mediocre, which is typical of this type of compiled work. Since this volume had more good than bad stories, I think you'd enjoy FIRST THRILLS. Lynn Kimmerle
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rose weiler More than 1 year ago
this book is boring