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Jason Starr is the international bestselling author of many crime novels and thrillers and his books have been published in over a dozen languages. He has co-written several novels with Ken Bruen for Hard Case Crime and his work, which appears in comics for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, and Boom! Studios, has featured Wolverine, The Punisher, Batman, Doc Savage, The Avenger, Ant-Man and The Sandman. Many of his books are in development for film and TV. Starr’s bestselling crime novels include Cold Caller, Nothing Personal, Fake ID, Hard Feelings, Tough Luck, Twisted City. Lights Out, The Follower and Panic Attack will be publishd by No Exit Press in 2016. Jason Starr was born in Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan.
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Once lauded as the prominent exponent of white collar noir, US author Starr now turns his attention with searing effect to domestic unease and attendant thrills. Recently divorced Karen Daily has moved to Westchester, a quiet New York City suburb with her two children and has begun to rebuild her life and teaches at a local school. Her neighbour Mark's marriage, however, is deteriorating and he becomes obsessed with her and his expansive fantasy life now one-sidedly includes her. But Karen soon discovers Mark is not the only one who is taking an undesired interest in her. Stripping away the genteel facade of suburbia until the pace becomes truly frenetic, sordid and dark, this ingenious thriller manipulates the heartstrings like a deranged keyboard. The secret life of middle-class suburbia has never been this disturbing. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
You want to stop reading – but you can’t…… Normal 20-something’s getting on with life in Manhattan – but just a little bit below the surface there’s lies , obsession, deluded views of the world and, of course murder. Katie Porter obsesses about the 3 lbs she put on last week, while Andy is nice to her only to get sex, meanwhile someone has been watching her for weeks and he’s convinced she’s the girl for him. Jason Starr has a great talent for taking ordinary situations and turning them into gripping page turners.
A young Mexican couple narrowly escapes the Juarez Cartel by fleeing across the border into Texas, only to be run down in the desert by the Cartel's most brutal thugs. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family's ranch, the couple soon realize their hosts have more than just skeletons in their closet. Trapped in a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination, the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.
SCOTT LANG'S CRIMINAL PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT HIM! Scott Lang - the Astonishing Ant-Man - has a new life in New York City with his daughter, Cassie. Scott's determined to make it work: Cassie's in a good school, he's got a steady job, and he's finally ready to explore that wide, safe, non-spandexed dating world. But despite his best intentions, Scott just can't stay out of the spotlight - or magnifying glass - and it doesn't take long for his new life to fall apart. When an old partner-in-crime goes to trial, Scott and Cassie are stuck with federal bodyguards. Scott is convinced the protection is unnecessary, but he hasn't calculated the teenager factor! When trouble finds Cassie, Scott throws caution to the wind and dons the suit. But what is the villain really after? Award-winning crime writer Jason Starr (Twisted City, Wolverine MAX) spins a thrilling tale of desperation, secrets, and microscopic adventure.
SET IN THE DRAMATIC AFTERMATH OF GOTHAM SEASON TWO AND LEADING INTO THE THRILLING EVENTS OF SEASON THREE, THE NEW ORIGINAL NOVEL... GOTHAM: CITY OF MONSTERS ...reveals how ex-convict James Gordon, once a GCPD detective, returns to the city he once protected. Having escaped Arkham Asylum, Hugo Strange's monsters stalk the streets, spreading chaos, fear, and death. Herself a victim of the madman's experiment, Fish Mooney seeks to retake her place at the top of the underworld. Street thief Selina Kyle covets a place at her side. Overwhelmed by this crisis, the city offers to pay a bounty for the creatures-dead or alive. Though no longer a cop, Gordon nevertheless proves to be the most skilled at bringing these superhumans to justice, some in body bags. Yet even he may not be able to stop the most bloodthirsty of the monsters.
Unmasking the atmosphere of political corruption and crime rampant in Gotham City, this novel feeds directly into the first episode of the TV series, culminating in the murder of the Waynes at the hands of an unknown assailant. Also introducing Gotham's crime families and associates including Hugo Strange, gangster Fish Mooney, rival mob bosses Carmine Falcone and Sal Maroni, as well as Mooney's opportunistic lackey, Oswald Cobblepot.
In New York City's singles scene, a young woman looking for love can find herself the object of a deadly obsession. With each meaningless date, Katie Porter is becoming more and more disillusioned. No matter how wide a net she casts she can't seem to find a guy who really understands her. But someone thinks she's special - very special. And he's following her. He sees her at the gym. He sees her at the coffee bar she stops at on the way to work. He wants her, and he won't let anything stand in his way.
At 32 years old, Tommy Russo's dream of becoming a famous actor is fading fast, and he is splitting his time between gambling during the day and working nights as a bouncer at a Manhattan bar. When an opportunity comes along to join a smalltime horse-owning syndicate, Tommy jumps at the chance. Suddenly, he has a new dream - he could be a famous horse owner, in the winner's circle at Hollywood Park. The only problem is that he needs ten thousand dollars to join the syndicate. What begins with white lies and petty crime, quickly esculates to robbery and murder.
Beth Turner has been lied to, shot at, and put through the ringer in her quest for answers. Now, in the conclusion of Jason Starr and Andrea Mutti's thriller, Beth will find out the truth about her accident, and whether the mysterious man known as Marcus is either friend or foe.
As the police and Federal law enforcement get closer to catching Marcus and Beth, Marcus introduces Beth to someone who understands her plight-but before they can connect, there's someone out to kill them, who won't stop until the job is done
Beth thought she had nowhere to turn -- until a mysterious man who calls himself Marcus seemingly comes to her aid. Now, as they move through Indiana, Marcus not only claims to know why the NDE victims turn to violence, but also information about Beth's family. Can he be trusted, or are his hands as bloody as Beth's?
Near future, and some people who have had Near-Death Experiences have come back "e;changed."e; They exhibit extreme behavioral changes, becoming increasingly paranoid and violent, and no one knows why. People who have had NDE's fall immediately under suspicion, and in some cases, are murdered by justice-seeking vigilantes. It is in this world where Beth, a quiet high school student with a bright future, will learn just how quickly friends and family will turn on her when she has the bad luck of surviving the worst night of her life...
From the critically acclaimed thriller writer, Jason Starr, comes The Craving - the compulsive supernatural sequel to The Pack. Once you're part of the pack, there's no getting out . . . Mild-mannered stay-at-home dad Simon Burns has undergone a life changing transformation - after being indoctrinated into the pack, he has become a werewolf. Fearing that the truth would end his marriage, Simon has told his wife Alison that he is suffering from a psychological condition called lycanthropic disorder, in which a person thinks he is a werewolf. For the moment, his secret remains safe. But NYPD homicide detective Geri Rodriguez has not forgotten about the mysterious wolf-like murders that remain unsolved,and when she hears that one of the witnesses, Diane Coles, was brutally murdered outside her parents' home in Michigan, she resumes her investigation. She's focused on a group of dads - Michael, Charlie, Ramon, and Simon -- who had a connection to the unsolved murders. Simon had been trying to stay away from the pack, but he has been tipped off by Michael's father that there may be a cure hidden somewhere in the Brooklyn brewery where Michael lives. He wants to find the cure, and to see that Geri doesn't become another mystery death - but his own life and the lives of his wife and son may be in jeopardy. If you like hair-raising thrillers with a supernatural twist, then you'll love Jason Starr's The Craving. Praise for Jason Starr: 'Jason Starr is hypnotically good - if you miss him, you're missing some of the best new writing there is' Lee Child 'Jason Starr's got a hip style and an ear for crackling dialogue . . . with characters so real we feel we know them' Jeffery Deaver 'Manhattan receives a lustrous varnish of black, black humour in this sly urban fantasy thriller' Publishers Weekly Jason Starr was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is the award-winning author of a number of acclaimed crime novels which have been international bestsellers. He now lives in Manhattan. His first novel in this series, The Pack, is also published by Penguin. Find out more at jasonstarr.com.
Let the hunt begin . . . When Simon Burns is fired from his job without warning, he takes on the role of stay-at-home dad for his three-year-old son. But his reluctance pushes his already strained marriage to the limit. In the nestled playgrounds of the Upper West Side, Simon harbors a simmering rage at his boss's betrayal. Things take a turn when he meets a tight-knit trio of dads at the playground. They are different from other men Simon has met, stronger and more confident, more at ease with the darker side of life- and soon Simon is lured into their mix. But after a guys' night out gets frighteningly out of hand, Simon feels himself sliding into a new nightmarish reality. As he experiences disturbing changes in his body and his perceptions, he starts to suspect that when the guys welcomed him to their pack , they were talking about much more than male bonding . . .