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Rick Yancey - Author

About the Author

Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.

 

Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.

 

Rick lives with his wife, Sandy, his three sons, two dogs and one lizard.

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Last Star

Last Star

Author: Rick Yancey Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2016

Oni naverhu. Oni vnizu. Oni vezde i nigde. Im hochetsya zavoevat' Zemlyu. Im hochetsya, chtoby Zemlya ostalas' u nas. Inye prishli, chtoby unichtozhit' chelovechestvo. Inye prishli, chtoby ego spasti. No pod ehtimi zagadkami lezhit prostaya pravda: Kehssi - zhertva predatel'stva. Kak i ee tovarishchi: Ringer, Zombi, Naggets. Kak i sem' s polovinoj milliardov zhitelej planety. Snachala lyudej predali inye. Potom lyudi predali sami sebya. Poslednyaya bitva za zhizn' sostoitsya ne na sushe i ne na more, ne v gorah i ne na ravnine, ne v dzhunglyah i ne v pustyne. Ona zakonchitsya tam, gde nachalas' - v otpravnoj tochke. I perednij kraj ehtoj bitvy - serdce cheloveka.

Alfred Kropp: The Thirteenth Skull

Alfred Kropp: The Thirteenth Skull

Author: Rick Yancey Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2016

Al'fred Kropp po gorlo syt opasnymi priklyucheniyami. Unasledovav otcovskoe sostoyanie, on nadeetsya dal'she zhit' obychnoj zhizn'yu podrostka. No mechte ne suzhdeno sbyt'sya. Snova on v golovokruzhitel'nom vodovorote sobytij, snova na kazhdom shagu podvergaetsya smertel'nomu risku. CHto na ehtot raz stalo prichinoj nepriyatnostej? Pechat' Solomona, kotoruyu Al'fred ostavil u sebya, ne doveriv kontrol' nad demonami Agentstvu mezhprostranstvennyh paradoksov i neizuchennyh anomalij? Ili mest' za ubijstvo Mogara, predvoditelya temnyh sil? Ili cherep pod zloveshchim trinadcatym nomerom, po sluham, izgotovlennyj samim Merlinom?Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

Vegtelen tenger

Vegtelen tenger

Author: Rick Yancey Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Az elso hullam nyoman sotetseg tamadt. A masodik hullamot csak a szerencsesek eltek tul. A harmadikat pedig a szerencsetlenek. A negyedik utan egyetlen szabaly maradt: ne bizz senkiben! Az idegenek tamadasanak elso negy hullamat szinte lehetetlen volt tulelni. A tizenhat eves Cassie magara maradt egy sivar, szinte ures vilagban, ahol a keves tulelo eletet a bizalom hianya csak meg kilatastalanabba teszi. Mikozben a gyilkos otodik hullam vegigsopor a bolygon, Cassie-nek nincs mas valasztasa: igyekszik megakadalyozni, hogy a megszallok vegleg kiirtsak az emberi fajt. Az idegenek taboranak felrobbantasa utan barataival atmenetileg egy omladozo szallodaban huzzak meg magukat. A kis csapat masik menedeket keres, ahol atveszelhetik a kozeledo telet. Egy napon varatlan latogato erkezik. A nyomaban pedig ott lihegnek a gyilkologepnek kikepzett idegenek... Cassie mellett uj hosno is feltunik: a megtorhetetlen Adu, aki kuldetese soran az idegenek vezerenek, Voschnak a csapdajaba esik. Mindket lany erejet es kitartasat megsokszorozza, hogy a kegyetlen osszecsapasok kozepette meglepo modon eros erzelem bontakozik ki bennuk egy-egy tarsuk irant. Tetteiken mulik, hogy mit hoz a jovo - eletet vagy halalt, remenyt vagy sotetseget, szeretetet vagy gyulolkodest. Rick Yanceynek tobb nepszeru, dijnyertes sorozat megirasa utan a 2013-ban megjelent Az otodik hullam hozta el a vilagsikert. A kotet kiadasi joga nehany honap alatt kozel negyven orszagban kelt el, es rovid idon belul elkeszult a regeny filmvaltozata. Bestsellere vilagat a kultikus nepszerusegu Stephen Hawking ihlette. Mufajat a szerzo ironikusan "e;popkultura-ellenes foldonkivuli-megszallasos"e; sci-finek nevezte, es a besorolashoz hozzatette: "e;Irasnal a robbantgatas mindig remek moka. Na meg a csok. A csokolozast nem szabad kihagyni."e; Rick Yancey Floridaban nevelkedett, aztan Chicagoban tanult, ahol ki nem allhatta a rettento hideget, majd mar befutott irokent visszatert gyermekkora szinhelyere, a napsutotte Floridaba. Itt el ma is csaladjaval, es otletekkel tele dolgozik Az otodik hullam-trilogia 2016-ban megjeleno harmadik koteten. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2015. decemberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Apokalipszis 5 hullamban

Last Star

Last Star

Author: Rick Yancey Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2016

The highly-anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling 5th Wave series.The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us. But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves... or saving what makes us human.Praise for The Last Star';Yancey's prose remains achingly precise, and this grows heavier, tighter, and more impossible to put down as the clock runs outthis blistering finale proves the truth of the first two volumes: it was never about the aliens.'Booklist, starred review ';A haunting, unforgettable finale.'Kirkus Reviews ';Yancey doesn't hit the breaks for one moment, and the action is intense, but the language always stays lyrical and lovely. It's a satisfying end to an impressive trilogy, true to the characters and the world Yancey created.'Entertainment Weekly ';Yancey has capped off his riveting series with a perfect ending.'TeenReads.com ';[T]he ending provides both satisfaction and heartbreak.'Publishers Weekly ';Yancey's writing is just as solid and descriptive as in the first two books.What Yancey does beautifully is reveal the human condition.'Examiner.com"e;Rick Yancey sticks the (alien) landing in the action-packedfinale to hisThe 5th Waveinvasion saga . . . .And the author gives us a major dose of girl power as well, pairing Cassie and Ringer for an uneasy alliance that providesthe best moments in this fantastic series' thought-provoking and satisfying conclusion.'USA TodayPraise forThe 5th Wave Now a major motion picture starring Chlo Grace Moretz "e;Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."e;Entertainment Weekly "e;A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . ."e;USAToday.com "e;Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."e;Justin Cronin,The New York Times Book Review Praise forThe Infinite Sea ';Heart-pounding pacing, lyrical prose and mind-bending twists . . .'The New York Times Book Review ';Impressively improves on the excellent beginning of the trilogy.'USA Today ';An epic sci-fi novel with all the romance, action, and suspense you could ever want.'Seventeen.com Books in the series: The 5th Wave(The First Book of The 5th Wave) The Infinite Sea(The Second Book of The 5th Wave) The Last Star(The Third Book of the The 5th Wave)From the Hardcover edition.

The 5th Wave: The Last Star (Book 3)

The 5th Wave: The Last Star (Book 3)

Author: Rick Yancey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2016

The Last Star is the heart-stopping finale to the bestselling 5th Wave series by award-winning author, Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner. *The 5th WAVE is now a major film by Sony Pictures, starring Chloe Grace Moretz* 'Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' The New York Times The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us. But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves. In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves . . . or saving what makes us human. www.The5thWaveIsComing.com www.rickyancey.com 'Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances . . . JUST READ IT' Entertainment Weekly 'The next HIT' Daily Mail 'This gut-wrenching sequel to The 5th Wave careens on a violent course of non-stop action.' Publishers Weekly, starred review 'CHILLING' Sun 'The pace is RELENTLESS' Heat 'A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires.' USA Today 'ACTION-PACKED' MTV.com 'A twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction' Wall Street Journal 'An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting' Bookseller 'Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises . . . a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike.' Booklist (starred review) 'A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion... the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront' Publishers Weekly 'Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school.' People Magazine *Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award *2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year *A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults *A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers *A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults *A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten *An Amazon Best Book of the Year Books in the series: The 5th Wave (Book 1) The Infinite Sea (Book 2) The Last Star (Book 3)

The 5th Wave: The Last Star (Book 3)

The 5th Wave: The Last Star (Book 3)

Author: Rick Yancey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2016

The Last Star is the heart-stopping finale to the bestselling 5th Wave series by award-winning author, Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner. *The 5th WAVE is now a major film by Sony Pictures, starring Chloe Grace Moretz* 'Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' The New York Times The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us. But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves. In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves . . . or saving what makes us human. www.The5thWaveIsComing.com www.rickyancey.com 'Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances . . . JUST READ IT' Entertainment Weekly 'The next HIT' Daily Mail 'This gut-wrenching sequel to The 5th Wave careens on a violent course of non-stop action.' Publishers Weekly, starred review 'CHILLING' Sun 'The pace is RELENTLESS' Heat 'A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires.' USA Today 'ACTION-PACKED' MTV.com 'A twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction' Wall Street Journal 'An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting' Bookseller 'Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises . . . a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike.' Booklist (starred review) 'A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion... the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront' Publishers Weekly 'Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school.' People Magazine *Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award *2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year *A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults *A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers *A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults *A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten *An Amazon Best Book of the Year Books in the series: The 5th Wave (Book 1) The Infinite Sea (Book 2) The Last Star (Book 3)

Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon

Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon

Author: Rick Yancey Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2016

Al'fred Kropp vozvrashchaetsya - chtoby nemedlenno pustit'sya v novye golovokruzhitel'nye priklyucheniya. Pohishcheny znamenitye Pechati, kogda-to pozvolyavshie caryu Solomonu derzhat' v povinovenii padshih angelov. Raspahnulis' vraga ada, v mir hlynuli ordy nechisti, i tol'ko yunomu Kroppu pod silu ostanovit' ih, hotya on poka ne dogadyvaetsya ob ehtom. Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

extraordinary adventures of Alfred Kropp

extraordinary adventures of Alfred Kropp

Author: Rick Yancey Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2015

V shkole nad Al'fredom Kroppom smeyutsya, devchonki ego churayutsya, v futbole on polnyj nol'. YUnyj sirota zhivet s bednym dyadej, kotoryj rabotaet ohrannikom v krupnoj firme i strastno mechtaet razbogatet'. Budushchee viditsya Al'fredu raspisannym kak po notam. EHto tipichnaya sud'ba neudachnika. Takoj by ona i stala, ne soblaznis' dyadya opasnoj aferoj. Vidnyj biznesmen neozhidanno delaet emu zakaz na pohishchenie cennogo predmeta iz kabineta glavy kompanii. Sobstvenno, krast' predstoit plemyanniku, a dyadya obespechit prikrytie. Ni Al'fred, ni ego opekun ne znayut, chto na konu samo sushchestvovanie chelovechestva. Pohitit' nuzhno znamenityj mech EHkskalibur, oberegaemyj potomkami rycarej Kruglogo stola. I prezhde chem Al'fred ponimaet, chto proiskhodit na samom dele, dobytyj im legendarnyj klinok popadaet v ruki prisluzhnika t'myVpervye na russkom! Ot avtora bestsellera Pyataya volna

THE INFINITE SEA

THE INFINITE SEA

Author: Rick Yancey Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2015

Inoplanetyanam nuzhen novyj dom. Zemlya vpolne podhodit, no kak ochistit' ee ot lyudej, vezdesushchih i zhivuchih, tochno krysy ili tarakany? Otklyuchenie ehlektrichestva, cunami, ehpidemiya, glushiteli. Dlya chego ponadobilis' ehti slozhnye ehtapy, razve nel'zya bylo reshit' problemu odnim mahom - naprimer, s pomoshch'yu asteroida? Kehssi i ee druz'ya perezhili vse smertonosnye "e;volny Oni ochen' mnogoe poteryali, no zato i mnogoe ponyali. I kazhetsya, dazhe razgadali izoshchrennuyu strategiyu vraga: chtoby unichtozhit' mnogomilliardnoe chelovechestvo, neobhodimo prezhde vsego unichtozhit' v lyudyah chelovechnost'.Dolgozhdannoe prodolzhenie bestsellera "e;5-ya volna kinoversiyu kotorogo kompanii "e;Sony Pictures Entertainment i "e;Columbia Pictures gotovyat k vyhodu na ehkrany.

THE 5th WAVE

THE 5th WAVE

Author: Rick Yancey Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

Pervaya volna ostavila za soboj mglu. Ot vtoroj uspeli ubezhat' tol'ko samye vezuchie. No edva li mozhno nazvat' vezuchimi tekh, kto ucelel posle tret'ej. A chetvertaya volna sterla vse chelovecheskie zakony, vzamen zhe ustanovila svoj, odin-edinstvennyj: hochesh' zhit' - ne ver' nikomu. I vot uzhe nakatyvaet pyataya volna, i Kehssi uhodit v neizvestnost' po useyannoj ostankami lyudej i mashin avtostrade. Ona spasaetsya ot tekh, kto lish' s vidu chelovek; ot pohititelej ee malen'kogo brata; ot umelyh i lovkih ubijc, kotorye vedut zachistku zahvachennoj planety. V ehtom novom mire vyzhivayut tol'ko odinochki. Najti naparnika - znachit na poryadok umen'shit' svoi shansy. Pribit'sya k gruppe - znachit pogibnut' navernyaka. Kehssi neukosnitel'no sleduet ehtomu pravilu... do tekh por, poka ne vstrechaet EHvana Uokera. I teper' ona vynuzhdena vybirat' - mezhdu doveriem i otchayaniem, mezhdu bor'boj i kapitulyaciej, mezhdu zhizn'yu i smert'yu.

The Monstrumologist: The Isle of Blood

The Monstrumologist: The Isle of Blood

Author: Rick Yancey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2011

Will Henry is an orphan, and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. Working by the doctor's side, Will must help fight back against creatures from the darkest myths and legends in human history to protect the people of the world.

The Monstrumologist: Curse of the Wendigo

The Monstrumologist: Curse of the Wendigo

Author: Rick Yancey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2010

The monstrumologist Dr Wartrhrop and his assistant Will Henry are in pursuit ofthe ultimte predator, a creature that is neither alive nor dead, which starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh... the Wendigo.The doctor is convinced that no such beast exists, until someone from his past convinces him a Wendigo has captured her husband, and he and Will travel to the Canadian wildeness to discover the truth. They finally track down the man only to see him transform into a Wendigo and Dr Warthrop can no longer deny the truth behind the legend. But with the monster now on the loose, it's up to the monstrumologist and his assistant to catch the beast before it's too late...

The Thirteenth Skull Alfred Kropp 3

The Thirteenth Skull Alfred Kropp 3

Author: Rick Yancey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

There are some things deep within the belly of the earth that should never be disturbed. Which is exactly why Alfred wants to stay at home. When a vision foretells a cataclysmic battle between the 'Sons of Light' and the 'Sons of Darkness', Alfred is called into action. Whoever finds the fabled 13th skull of Merlin, will have in his hands the power to usher in a new Dark Age and the Apocalypse. And so the race is on to find the skull, which rests at the bottom of an abyss called Krubera - a place so terrifying it nearly drove Alfred's mentor, Op-Nine, insane.