Nuclear brinksmanship. Psychological warfare. Spies, double agents, femme fatales, and dead drops.
The Cold Wara terrifying time when nuclear war between the world's two superpowers was an ever-present threat, an all-too-real possibility that could be set off at the touch of a buttonprovides a chilling backdrop to this collection of all-new short stories from today's most celebrated mystery writers.
Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Bensonthe only American writers to be commissioned to pen official James Bond novelshave joined forces to bring us twenty masterful tales of paranoia, espionage, and psychological drama. In Joseph Finder's "Police Report," the seemingly cut-and-dry case of a lunatic murderer in rural Massachusetts may have roots in Soviet-controlled Armenia. In "Miss Bianca" by Sara Paretsky, a young girl befriends a mouse in a biological warfare laboratory and finds herself unwittingly caught in an espionage drama. And Deaver's "Comrade 35" offers a unique spin on the assassination of John F. Kennedywith a signature twist.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world. He lives in North Carolina.
Date of Birth:May 6, 1950
Place of Birth:Chicago, Illinois
Education:B.A., University of Missouri; Juris Doctor, cum laude, Fordham University School of Law