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David Morrell - Author

About the Author

David Morrell is best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become the successful Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. His numerous international bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards as well as the International Thriller Writers' prestigious Thriller Master award. Visit his website at davidmorrell.net, or follow him on Twitter @_DavidMorrell.

Featured books by David Morrell

Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

An artist of death is stalking Victorian London, recreating earlier masterpieces of murder. Police suspicion falls on the notorious 'opium-eater' Thomas De Quincey, recently returned to the capital, who wrote in detail about the original crimes. Someone is using his essays as inspiration - and he must uncover the truth before the killer completes his work.

Other books by David Morrell

Ruler of the Night Thomas and Emily De Quincey 3

Ruler of the Night Thomas and Emily De Quincey 3

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2017

The sensational climax to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy. In 1855, the first murder on an English train causes a wave of fear and panic. There is no escape from a killer in a closed train carriage... and yet the killer can vanish into any station and be lost in the crowd. Notorious Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincy and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, are travelling on the train where the murder takes place. As they follow the clues through the fogbound London streets, they find themselves confronting their most ruthless enemy. Inspired by real events, Ruler of the Night transports readers to the darkest shadows of Victorian England, with a thrilling tale of murder, Empire and revenge.

Ruler of the Night

Ruler of the Night

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

Pisatel' Tomas De Kvinsi, znamenityj Lyubitel' Opiuma, vmeste s docher'yu EHmili otpravlyaetsya v Ozernyj kraj, chtoby spasti svoyu biblioteku, vystavlennuyu na aukcion. V poezde oni stanovyatsya svidetelyami ubijstva - pervogo v istorii zheleznodorozhnogo transporta - i vozvrashchayutsya v London, chtoby pomoch' svoim druz'yam, policejskim Rajanu i Bekkeru. Odnako prem'er-ministr Velikobritanii lord Palmerston po neponyatnym prichinam prepyatstvuet rassledovaniyu ehtogo i drugih prestuplenij, paralizovavshih vsyu transportnuyu sistemu strany i vyzvavshih paniku na birzhe.

Ruler of the Night Thomas and Emily De Quincey 3

Ruler of the Night Thomas and Emily De Quincey 3

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

The notorious Opium-Eater returns in the sensational climax to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy. Ruler of the Night blends fact and fiction to an exceptional degree, this time focusing on an actual Victorian murder so startling that it changed the culture - in this case, the first murder on an English train, its brutality stoking fears that the newly invented railway would, as one newspaper predicted, 'annihilate time and space.' As they track the killer through the harrowing fogbound streets of 1855 London Thomas De Quincey and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, confront their most ruthless enemy. The stakes couldn't be greater: both the heart of Victorian society and De Quincey's tormented soul. The fast-paced narrative matches the speed with which the railway changed Victorian life as master storyteller David Morrell transports readers back in time, away from the modern world and into the dangerous shadows of the past.

Der Mann mit den hundert Namen

Der Mann mit den hundert Namen

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2016

Er ist Spezialagent einer Kommandoeinheit der US-Armee. Er heit Buchanan, aber er wechselt die Namen wie sein Hemd. Er arbeitet undercover - ein Meister der Tarnung, ein eiskalter Profi mit hundert Decknamen. Seine wahre Identitat kennt niemand.Sein Alptraum beginnt in Mexiko. Als das Kokainkartell ihn brutal in die Zange nimmt und seine Maske fallt, bleibt ihm nur ein Ausweg: Mitwisser zum Schweigen bringen, die eigene Spur verwischen und untertauchen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Inspector of the Dead Thomas and Emily De Quincey 2

Inspector of the Dead Thomas and Emily De Quincey 2

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The year is 1855. The Crimean war is raging. The British government has fallen. The Empire itself hangs in the balance. And then the murders start... Someone is targeting members of London's elite - leaving with each corpse the names of men who failed to assassinate Queen Victoria. It's clear that Victoria will be the ultimate victim. As the notorious Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincey and his daughter Emily race to save her, they uncover the heart-breaking past of a man whose lust for revenge has destroyed his soul. Based on actual attempts to assassinate the queen, Inspector of the Dead brilliantly merges fact with fiction, bringing a bloody chapter of Victorian England to vivid, pulse-pounding life.

Red Sun Magazine Issue 1, Vol. 1

Red Sun Magazine Issue 1, Vol. 1

Author: David Morrell, Margaret Weis Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2016

Inspector of the Dead

Inspector of the Dead

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2016

Tomas De Kvinsi, avtor skandal'nyh proizvedenij "e;Ispoved' anglichanina, upotreblyavshego opium i "e;Ubijstvo kak odno iz izyashchnyh iskusstv, obladaet fenomenal'noj pronicatel'nost'yu. On pomog londonskoj policii razoblachit' opasnogo prestupnika i sorvat' ego zamysly. Teper' Tomas i ego doch' EHmili sobirayutsya domoj, v EHdinburg, chem neskazanno raduyut ministra vnutrennih del Britanii lorda Palmerstona, opasayushchegosya, chto pisatel' mog v hode rassledovaniya uznat' kakie-to fakty, ne podlezhashchie razglasheniyu. No pered ot"e;ezdom De Kvinsi i EHmili reshayut posetit' bogosluzhenie v cerkvi Svyatogo Iakova - i stanovyatsya svidetelyami izoshchrennogo ubijstva, pervogo v dlinnoj cepi.

Der Opiummorder

Der Opiummorder

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2015

1854, London: Ein grausamer Ritualmorder versetzt die ganze Stadt in Angst und Schrecken. Detective Shawn Ryan verdachtigt den opiumsuchtigen Schriftsteller Thomas de Quincey. Mit seiner Abhandlung "e;Der Mord als eine schone Kunst betrachtet"e; hatte dieser kurz zuvor einen Skandal ausgelost und seinen Ruf als Enfant terrible gefestigt. Als sich Ryans Verdacht als falsche Fahrte erweist, schlieen sich die beiden zu einem kongenialen Ermittlerpaar zusammen. Schon bald fuhren ihre Nachforschungen in hochste politische Kreise und in die Schattenwelt des Opiumschmuggels.

Opium-Eater

Opium-Eater

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

From bestselling thriller author David Morrell comes a brooding tale about the coldest of deaths and their heartbreaking aftermath. Thomas De Quincey - the central character of Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mysteries, MURDER AS A FINE ART and INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD - was one of the most notorious and brilliant literary personalities of the 1800s. His infamous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater made history as the first book about drug dependency. He invented the word 'subconscious' and anticipated Freud's psychoanalytic theories by more than a half century. His blood-soaked essays and stories influenced Edgar Allan Poe, who in turn inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes. But at the core of it all was a terrible tragedy. In this special-edition novella, based on real-life events, De Quincey shares the story of a horrific snowstorm fifty years earlier, in which a mother and father died and their six children were trapped in the mountains of the Lake District. Even more gripping is what happened after. This is the true tale of how De Quincey became the Opium-Eater, brought to life by an award-winning storyteller.An afterword contains photos of the dramatic locations in the story.

Level 9

Level 9

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2015

Die Fortsetzung von "e;Creepers"e; - jetzt endlich auch im eBook!Frank Balenger kommt nicht dazu, sich von den traumatischen Ereignissen im Paragon Hotel zu erholen: Seine Freundin Amanda wird von einem psychopathischen Videospiel-Designer entfhrt und in ein unzugngliches Hochtal in Wyoming verschleppt. Dort wird sie zusammen mit vier weiteren Opfern zu einem tdlichen Spiel gezwungen. Wer sich weigert, wird in die Luft gesprengt. ber neun Levels sollen sich die "e;Teilnehmer"e; bis zu einem mysterisen "e;Grabmal der weltlichen Begierden"e; vorarbeiten und dessen Geheimnis entrtseln. Doch immer mehr "e;Spieler"e; bleiben auf der Strecke. Nur Frank kann Rettung bringen. Als Einziger hat er den teuflischen Plan durchschaut Hochspannung und Gnsehaut - "e;Level 9"e; von David Morrell!Begeisterte Leserstimmen:"e;David Morrell ist ein spannender und toller Action-Thriller gelungen..."e;"e;Fr mich als Thriller-Fan war "e;Level 9"e; ein aufregendes Abenteuer, in das ich tief eintauchen und das ich hautnah mit erleben durfte. Erstklassiger Thrill, guter Spannungsaufbau, sorgfltig recherchierte Hintergrnde und keine groen berraschungen, aber dennoch ausgezeichnet konstruierte Szenen."e;"e;Einfach genial, von der erste bis zur letzten Seite Spannung..."e;

Murder as a fine art

Murder as a fine art

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

V 1811 godu London byl potryasen ubijstvami na Rehtkliff-hajvej, gde v techenie nedeli podverglis' zverskoj rasprave dve sem'i. Pochti polveka spustya v gorod vozvrashchaetsya Tomas De Kvinsi, yarko opisavshij ehtu tragediyu v svoem ehsse "e;Ubijstvo kak odno iz izyashchnyh iskusstv"e;. CHerez neskol'ko dnej posle ego pribytiya eshche odnu sem'yu postigaet takaya zhe uzhasnaya smert'. Skladyvaetsya vpechatlenie, chto kto-to vdohnovilsya knigoj i pol'zuetsya eyu v kachestve rukovodstva k dejstviyu. Podozrenie padaet na samogo De Kvinsi. S pomoshch'yu svoej docheri EHmili i dvuh detektivov Skotlend-YArda on dolzhen uznat' pravdu, prezhde chem prol'etsya eshche bol'she krovi, i ostanovit' ubijcu, zhestokost'yu sopernichayushchego s samim Dzhekom Potroshitelem.

Murder as a Fine Art

Murder as a Fine Art

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

An artist of death is stalking Victorian London, recreating earlier masterpieces of murder. Police suspicion falls on the notorious 'opium-eater' Thomas De Quincey, recently returned to the capital, who wrote in detail about the original crimes. Someone is using his essays as inspiration - and he must uncover the truth before the killer completes his work.

Double Image

Double Image

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

He has walked through the valley of death and mans depravity. Now war photographer Mitch Coltrane is trying to escape his memories. A haunting decades-old photograph of a woman pulls him into the mystery of a beautiful starlet during Hollywoods golden age. But past and present collide. A living woman, eerily like the woman in the photograph, comes into his life. So does a killerstraight from the war hell that Coltrane survived. Deception, double identities, and murderous revenge will shatter his new life, and force Coltrane to perform the ultimate act of couragenot with a camera, but with a gun.A sizzling thriller that deftly and powerfully evokes the twisted scope of Los Angeles today. The story grabs you by the short hairs of your soul and your brain and does not let go. Its a rich and obsessive novel. James Ellroy Fresh, inventive, gripping suspense. Morrell, an absolute master of the thriller, plays by his own rules and leaves you dazzled. Ive been a Morrell fan for yearsand now more than ever. Dean KoontzA thrilling combination of noir and powerful action. Donald E. Westlake

Rambo III

Rambo III

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2013

Rambo, the most dangerous man alive, is in exile far from home, vowing to renounce violence and war. When his country calls him once again, he refuses to accept. But then he learns that his former commanding officer, Colonel Trautman, the only man he trusts, has been captured on the Afghan border during the mission that Rambo rejected. For Rambo, its a call to armsand an invitation back into hell.

Rambo

Rambo

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2013

First Blood unleashed the fury of Rambos rage. Now he is in prison for his one-man war against a small-town police chief. His former commanding officer, Colonel Trautman, arrives with a promise to release Rambo, with two important conditions. First, Rambo must return to the Vietnamese prison camp from which he escaped and find the missing Americans who are rumored to be prisoners there. The second condition? Dont rescue the prisoners. Only bring back photos. Under no circumstances engage the enemy. For Rambo, the first part is difficult. But the second is impossible.

Blood Oath

Blood Oath

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/07/2013

Peter Houston wanted to find the grave of the war-hero father he never knewa yearning that drew him thousands of miles from home to a military cemetery in France. He never dreamed that his private pilgrimage would unearth a decades-long secret and plunge him into a deadly labyrinth of intrigue and murder. As ruthless assassins hunt him through the cities of Europe, he struggles to stay alive, but when they murder the woman he loves, he turns from hunter to huntedand swears a blood oath of vengeance.

Totem

Totem

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

When police chief Nathan Slaughter settles in the tiny mountain community of Potters Field, Wyoming, his most fervent prayer is that he has left behind him forever the nightmare he barely survived on a blizzardy night in Detroit. But nothing prepares him for the greater sanity-threatening nightmare he is about to confront. Beginning with the discovery of mutilated cattle on outlying ranches, Slaughter is drawn deeper and deeper into a vortex of terror as animals become savage and children go insane, trapping the entire town in a frenzy of violence. As Slaughter races against time to expose the horrifying secret behind the increasingly savage attacks, he also struggles to overcome his deepest fears.

Last Reveille

Last Reveille

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2013

In 1916, Mexican bandit Pancho Villa raided the southwestern border town of Columbus, New Mexico. Three hundred American soldiers fought four hundred attackers in a battle that ended with one of the last cavalry charges in U.S. history. Outraged, Congress ordered the U.S. Army to invade Mexico in pursuit of Villa. For the first time, trucks and airplanes accompanied U. S. cavalry into combat, practicing for Americas entry into World War I. Influenced by Sam Peckinpah, Rambo-creator David Morrell dramatizes this epic era in American history through the eyes of a civilian scout old enough to have been in the Civil War, the Indian wars, Cuba, and the Philippines. Knowing that his ways are finished, he teaches a young recruit about the past, at a cost he never expected to pay.

Testament

Testament

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2013

Reporter Reuben Bourne has broken a promise - to cast a paramilitary white supremacy group in a favorable light. Now, one basically peaceful man, one with a paradoxical attraction for violence, must confront a force of unrelenting hate. Somehow, he must survive - as he leads his family on a desperate flight into a wilderness as unforgiving as the fanatical humans who pursue him. From the bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fraternity of Stone, The League of Night and Fog, The Fifth Profession, and The Covenant of the Flame comes Testament, the internationally acclaimed thriller classic by David Morrell that is his most probing, most chilling work of psychological suspense... and a novel that speaks to today's issues and fears as freshly and as powerfully as ever before.

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Sienna

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2011

Once Chase Malone waged war. Now he creates beauty, living as a reclusive painter in Mexico. Until a rich man hires Chase to do his wifes portrait. And Chase finds out what beauty is really all aboutDerek Bellasar is an international arms merchant who lives in a fortress-like mansion on the Riviera. Sienna is his wife and the woman whose incredible beauty Chase Malone must somehow capture on canvas. Theres only one problem: Every time Bellesar has one of his wives painted, she dies. Suddenly, Chase is fighting a one-man battle against Bellasar and a private army of highly trained killers. At stake is Siennas life and more. Because the CIA has been using Chase to keep a blockbuster biological arms deal from going down. And with a mans evil threatening to devastate the world, Chase Malone must save a woman, save his life, and practice the art of war

Covenant of the Flame

Covenant of the Flame

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2011

Fraternity of the Stone: An Espionage Thriller

Fraternity of the Stone: An Espionage Thriller

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2011

Brotherhood of the Rose: An Espionage Thriller

Brotherhood of the Rose: An Espionage Thriller

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2011

They were orphans, Chris and Saul -- raised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship, and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot. He visited them and brought them candy. He treated them like sons. He trained them to be assassins. Now he is trying desperately to have them killed.

Protector

Protector

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2011

Naked Edge

Naked Edge

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2011

They

They

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2011

Extreme Denial

Extreme Denial

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2011

Then a bungled covert operation kills twenty-three people and leaves Decker shouldering the blame. Embittered, he retiresand meets a captivating woman named Beth Dwyer.Suddenly, Decker has the very thing he lived so long without: a beautiful, brilliant woman he passionately loves. But in a terrifying assault, Beth disappearsleaving an agonizing mystery in her wake. Is she still alive? Was she captured by Deckers enemies or her own? Who is this woman he loved so completely, almost to the point of obsession? Did she love him, or use him? For Decker, the stakes are high: Beths love, Beths life, and, most of all, the truth.

First Blood

First Blood

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2011

First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend, as John Rambo sprang from the pages of FIRST BLOOD to take his place in the American cultural landscape.

Spy Who Came for Christmas

Spy Who Came for Christmas

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2011

In The Spy Who Came for Christmas, David Morrell retells the Christmas story against a background of espionage and action. Dramatizing the strength of the holiday spirit, he again shows the inventiveness that prompted the International Thriller Writers organization to give him its prestigious ThrillerMaster award.

Shimmer

Shimmer

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2011

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2011

Fallen star journalist Matt Pittman holds a gun in his hand, ready to commit suicideuntil hes abruptly interrupted by a phone call and a bizarre assignment: to write the obituary of a man who is not yet dead. Suddenly, clinging desperately to a life hed so recently been eager to discard, Matt is thrust into the heart of a global conspiracy whose sinister machinations promise a terrifying endgame. He will find himself both a murder suspect by the police and a target for murder by invisible assassins determined to destroy him. Now Matt Pittman is on a desperate, great final storyand his last byline may be written on a tombstone.

Creepers

Creepers

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2011

Assumed Identity

Assumed Identity

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2011

Filled with nonstop suspense and stunning psychological insight, this is the story of Brendan Buchanan, undercover intelligence operative and master of over two hundred false identities: a man forced to assume the most elusive and treacherous identity of allhis own. Tracking the most devastating conspiracy he has ever encountered, trapped by his love for two enigmatic, beautiful women, he will race through a sinister labyrinth of intrigue to a shattering rendezvous with fatein a novel that not only offers a brilliant, action-packed plot and fascinating characters, but asks daring, provocative questions about our own identities as well.

First Blood

First Blood

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2011

First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend as the character, John Rambo, took his place in the American imagination. This remarkable and critically acclaimed novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small-town cop who doesn't know what he will unleash after their first ill-fated encounter--a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky.

Successful Novelist

Successful Novelist

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2011

I found the acute observations and his narrative philosophy more valuable for the new writer than the contents of any 100 other texts. Dean KoontzFor anyone interested in the craft of writing, from beginners to seasoned veterans, this is a must read. BooklistThis is the best guidebook to both writing and the business of writing that I've ever read. Peter StraubDavid Morrell, bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose and The Fifth Profession, distills four decades of writing and publishing experience into this single masterwork of advice and instruction for fiction writers looking to make it big in the publishing world. With advice proven to create successful novels, Morrell teaches you everything you need to know about: Plot Character Research Structure Viewpoint Description Dialogue The business of publishing And much moreIf this book had been available when I started writing, I could have saved myself some miles, some heartache and a lot of typewriter ribbons. The Successful Novelist is the vehicle you want if you plan to drive your way to successful fiction. Joe R. LansdaleDavid Morrells not just a fine writer; hes also a great and generous teacher. This books a keeper. Lawrence BlockDavid Morrells The Successful Novelist is that rare avisa practical how-to book bedizened with priceless gems and nuggets culled from his triumphant decades of toil in the writing mines, all conducted at the unrelenting pace of one of his best-selling thrillers. F. Paul Wilson

Naked Edge

Naked Edge

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2011

Once they were boyhood best friends, playing in the woods near their homes, pretending to be soldiers surviving behind enemy lines. Grownup, they belonged to Delta Force and later worked as protectors for the world's best security company. Now their lives have taken drastically different paths, pitting them against one another, forcing them to play their boyhood game again, this time to learn who dies. The survival of a great city hangs in the balance as two friends-turned-enemies hunt one another and discover that there's a line between predators and prey, a line that's called The Naked Edge.

Creepers

Creepers

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2010

Asbury Park, New Jersey: In einer kalten Oktobernacht dringt eine Gruppe von funf Abenteurern in ein ehemaliges Luxushotel ein. Das Paragon Hotel ist vor hundert Jahren von einem exzentrischen Millionar in Form einer Maya-Pyramide erbaut worden - und es steht seit dreiig Jahren leer. Die funf Eindringlinge suchen den ultimativen Kick. Doch der kommt ganz anders, als sie es sich vorgestellt hatten. In dem halb verfallenen Gebaude ist die Vergangenheit unerwartet lebendig - und hinterhaltig. Und sie fordert einen hohen Preis: Die Nacht verwandelt sich in einen Alptraum des Schreckens, aus dem es kein Entrinnen zu geben scheint ... Creepers von David Morrell: Spannung pur im eBook!

Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads

Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads

Author: David Morrell, Hank Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2010

The most riveting reads in history meet today's biggest thriller writers in Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads.Edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads examines 100 seminal works of suspense through essays contributed by such esteemed modern thriller writers as: David Baldacci, Steve Berry, Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Heather Graham, John Lescroart, Gayle Lynds, Katherine Neville, Michael Palmer, James Rollins, R. L. Stine, and many more.Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads features 100 works - from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity, Dracula to Deliverance, Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October - deemed must-reads by the International Thriller Writers organization.Much more than an anthology, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads goes deep inside the most notable thrillers published over the centuries. Through lively, spirited, and thoughtful essays that examine each work's significance, impact, and influence, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads provides both historical and personal perspective on those spellbinding works that have kept readers on the edge of their seats for centuries.

Black Evening

Black Evening

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2010

David Morrell, whose many bestsellers include Double Image, Extreme Denial, and The Brotherhood of the Rose, has consistently redefined the modern thriller. Now he turns to a darker side of suspense in a powerful collection of tales, many of them award winners, that delve into the weird, uncanny terrors that lurk just beneath the comforting surfaces of daily life.Fear of loss, fear of pain, fear of madness, fear of being trapped, fear of the inescapable, unspeakable horrors that fester deep within the soul.... No matter who or where you are, fear is always with you, always ready to attack from behind the masks of thought and dream.Let David Morrell tell you a story...

Protector

Protector

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2009

From First Blood to The Fifth Profession, New York Times bestselling author David Morrell has delivered more high-octane thrills than any writer of his time. Here he shows his readers the secrets of real-life covert operators-and takes action to a whole new level. Know him. See him. Stop him-or die. No one knows his real name or where he lives. Trained by Delta Force, calm in moments of absolute terror, Cavanaugh works as a protector for those rich enough to afford him and his team, stopping threats before they strike-silently, swiftly, and lethally. His latest assignment is to protect a brilliant scientist named Prescott, who has a secret so extraordinary he needs to disappear and adopt a new identity. For Cavanaugh, helping Daniel Prescott is just another job. Then it explodes, Prescott vanishes, and the protector finds himself in a fast, furious battle for his life.

Shimmer

Shimmer

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2009

Creator of Rambo and co-founder of the International Thriller Writers organization, David Morrell has been called the father of the modern action novel. Now this award-winning, New York Times bestselling author delivers The Shimmer, a novel of chilling impact.When police officer Dan Pages wife disappears, her trail leads to Rostov, a remote Texas town where unexplained phenomena attract hundreds of spectators each night. Not merely curious, these onlookers are compelled to reach this tiny community and gaze at the mysterious Rostov Lights.But more than the faithful are drawn there. A gunman begins shooting at the lights, screaming Go back to hell where you came from! then turns his rifle on the innocent bystanders. As more and more people are drawn to the scene of the massacre, the stage is set for even greater bloodshed.To save his wife, Page must solve the mystery of the Rostov Lights. In the process, he uncovers a deadly government secret dating back to the First World War. The lights are more dangerous than anyone ever imagined, but even more deadly are those who try to exploit forces beyond their control.With The Shimmer, David Morrell takes readers on a brilliant, terrifying journey. Suspenseful, yet thought-provoking, it is the master at his very best.

Fifth Profession

Fifth Profession

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2008

From the bestselling author of First Blood comes a spectacular thriller, in which a former Navy SEAL and a Japanese samurai master are bound together in a terrifying past that never happened.

Long Lost

Long Lost

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2008

Brad Denning is a successful architect living a perfect life in Denver with his loving wife and son. Or so it would be, if not for the haunting memory of his brother Petey who disappeared while under Brad's supervision when they were kids. Now, a man claiming to be his sibling has mysteriously appeared and Brad is eager to take him in, despite the man's haggard appearance and reluctance to reveal anything about his past. "e;Petey"e; is a welcome addition to the family, until a camping trip goes terribly wrong and Brad returns home to find that his devoted wife and son have been abducted. Certain that Petey -- or whoever he may be -- is responsible for the horrible crime, Brad sets out to recover his family. Travelling alone through America's heartland, it's a race against time as Brad struggles to get to his family before the terrible secret of what really happened long ago destroys everything he cares about.

The Spy Who Came for Christmas

The Spy Who Came for Christmas

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2008

Spy Who Came for Christmas

Spy Who Came for Christmas

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2008

Its Christmas Eve in Santa Fe, but among the revelers on Canyon Road, a decidedly unholy scene is taking place. A desperate man, dressed all in black, feverishly seeks refuge for himself and the squirming bundle he holds tightly against his chest. Agent Paul Kagans bundle is a baby who has the power to change the course of global events. His pursuers are his former colleaguesmembers of the Russian mafia who will stop at nothing to accomplish their mission. Now Kagan is a spy on the run. He must ensure this babys survival, even if it will cost him his own life.Just a short distance away, Kagan will find an unexpected pair of alliesa mother and her young son, who huddle together after a horrible episode of domestic violence leaves them home alone, with no means of transportation. And so, with the exquisitely honed skills of his profession and the help and good faith of a weary woman and a disillusioned boy, Kagan must take on forces that will stop at nothing. In the course of a wild and violent night, the unlikely trio learns lessons of generosity, courage, and selflessness, discovering within themselves the luminous strength of the true Christmas spirit.

First Blood

First Blood

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2008

One war waged against one man: RAMBO First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend, as John Rambo sprang from the pages of FIRST BLOOD to take his place on the world's cultural landscape. This remarkable novel pits a young, disillusioned and ragged Vietnam veteran against a small-town cop who has no idea whom he is dealing with - or how far Rambo will take him into a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills and caves of rural Kentucky. From best-selling author David Morrell, this is the critically acclaimed thriller that launched the cultural phenomenon, Rambo. If you know Rambo only from the films, be prepared to be amazed.

Scavenger

Scavenger

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2007

Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of David Morrell's acclaimed Creepers, now finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason.Scavenger is a brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the games clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger.

Covenant of the Flame

Covenant of the Flame

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2006

For two thousand years a hidden conflict has been waged. Now it is bursting into the openin a pitched battle over the very future of the planet....In the Amazon and in Africa, from oil spills to animal slaughters, the earth is being defiled, and two covert armies are locked in mortal conflictwith a reporter caught in the middle.Drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a gray-eyed stranger and his horrific murder by fire, Tess Drake and a veteran New York City police officer follow the trail of blood from Manhattan to Washington to the ancient caverns of Europe. Hunted by both sides, fighting for her life, Tess races toward the dark heart of a secret that will rock the world....

Fifth Profession

Fifth Profession

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/07/2006

Savage, a former Navy SEAL and American state-of-the-art security specialist. Akira, Japans most brilliant executive protector and a master of the samurai arts. Their mission: the retrieval of Rachel Stone, a beautiful American woman whose ruthless billionaire husband is out to destroy her. But quickly Savage and Akira realize they are trapped in a mission more far-reaching than the protection of one person. For they are bound together in a common nightmare, a set of horrifying memories, a terrifying past that never happened, but is somehow inexplicably real. Only together can they confront the mystery. Yet when they do, an even more chilling scenario awaits them one with the power to shatter not only their world but ours as well.

League of Night and Fog

League of Night and Fog

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2006

From the Vatican to the Swiss Alps, from Australia to the heartland of America, the two masterful operatives known as Saul and Drew are being drawn together to solve a violent riddle: Why have ten old men been abducted from around the world? When the agents, weary of their own covert wars, begin to investigate, they are pulled into a terrifying cycle of revenge that began in the heart of World War IIand is now forcing sons to pay for their fathers darkest sins."e;A crackling good action mystery."e; UPI International"e;Morrell, an absolute master of the thriller, plays by his own rules and leaves you dazzled."e; Dean Koontz, author of Sole Survivor

Fraternity of the Stone

Fraternity of the Stone

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2006

Drew Maclane was a star agent - until the day the killing had to stop. He withdrew and for six years lived the life of a hermit in a monastery. But someone has tracked him down, leaving a trail of corpses. Someone who knows all about him, who knows how to draw him back into that electrifying world where no one is as he seems, and where life's most horrifying and harrowing game is played....

Brotherhood of the Rose

Brotherhood of the Rose

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2005

Orphans...Bloodbrothers...Assassins...They were orphans, Chris and Saulraised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship, and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot.He visited them and brought them candy.He treated them like sons.He trained them to be assassins.Now he is trying desperately to have them killed.Spanning the globe, here is an astonishing novel of fierce loyalty and violent betrayal, of murders planned and coolly executed, of revenge bitterly, urgently desired.

Creepers

Creepers

Author: David Morrell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2005

On a cold October night, five people gather in a run-down motel on the Jersey shore and begin preparations to break into the Paragon Hotel. Built in the glory days of Asbury Park by a reclusive millionaire, the magnificent structurewhich foreshadowed the beauties of art deco architectureis now boarded up and marked for demolition.The five people are creepers, the slang term for urban explorers: city archaeologists with a passion for investigating abandoned buildings and their dying secrets. On this evening, they are joined by a reporter who wants to profile themanonymously, as this is highly illegal activityfor a New York Times article.Frank Balenger, a sandy-haired, broad-shouldered reporter with a decided air of mystery about him, isnt looking for just a story, however. And after the group enters the rat-infested tunnel leading to the hotel, it becomes clear that he will get much more than he bargained for. Danger, terror, and death await the creepers in a place ravaged by time and redolent of evil.

Nightscape

Nightscape

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2005

In each of the stories in this collection there is a theme: obsession and determination. A character gets an idea in his head, a hook on his emotions, a need that has to be fulfilled, and he does everything possible to carry through, no matter how difficult. Written with the haunting emotional intensity and lightning pace that has made David Morrell the master of high-action suspense writing, this collection of stories will leave you dazzled.

Long Lost

Long Lost

Author: David Morrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2002

Brad Denning's brother Petey is long lost. Frozen in time as a skinny nine-year-old bicycling away from his uncaring older brother, Petey haunts Brad's consciousness. To this day, within his prosperous life, Brad knows with certainty that he was responsible for the boy's disappearance. He knows how much his mother and father suffered and that nothing can ever bring Petey back - until a stranger walks into Brad's life. Suddently Brad is confronted by a man who claims to be his brother and whose tale is one of wandering, pain, and survival. As Brad gradually puts aside his suspicions, Petey makes himself at home in Brad's life. Then everything is shattered. Petey again disappears. Only this time, he's taken Brad's wife and child with him.

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