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Jack O'Connell - Author

About the Author

Jack O'Connell is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, which have earned him something of a cult status. His work has been praised by James Ellroy, Nail Gaiman, Katherine Dunn, George Pelecanos and Jonathan Carroll, among others.
Winning the ($50,000) 1990 Mysterious Press Discovery Contest for the Best First Crime Novel for Box Nine launched his career. This and his other novels Wireless, The Skin Palace, Word Made Flesh and The Resurrectionist are all published by No Exit Press. He is a magazine editor and lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

 

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Total Recall More Reminiscences from the Usna Class of 1952

Total Recall More Reminiscences from the Usna Class of 1952

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2017

The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Word Made Flesh

Word Made Flesh

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2016

The Skin Palace

The Skin Palace

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Wireless

Wireless

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Box Nine

Box Nine

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2013

A narcotics detective wages war against a deadly new stimulant The drug is called Lingo, and it's the most powerful narcotic Lenore has ever seen. This cheaply manufactured pill races straight for the brain's language center, supercharging it so that even a dimwitted person can speak and read at 1,500 words per minute. It induces giddiness, confidence, and sexual euphoria-with a side effect of murderous rage. The drug has come to Quinsigamond, a fading industrial center in the heart of Massachusetts, and it's going to tear this town apart. Lenore believes she can stop that from happening. A narcotics detective with a few addictions of her own-amphetamines and heavy metal, to name a couple-she loves nothing more than her gun, until she meets Dr. Frederick Woo, the linguist assisting her on the case. Together they can stop the drug-if it doesn't take hold of them first.

Derek Jeter: The Yankee Kid

Derek Jeter: The Yankee Kid

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2012

An easy to read children's book chronicling the exciting career of Derek Jeter.Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Skin Palace

Skin Palace

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2011

A crime boss's son and an amateur photographer embark on a strange journeyNothing matters to Jakob besides film noir. Ever since he was six years old, when his nanny first took him to the cinema, he has known that filmmaking is his future. His first script, Little Girl Lost, is finished, and as he prepares for production, he feels destiny within his grasp. Nothing stands in his way but his father, a boss in the Quinsigamond underworld who wants his son to be a killer, not an auteur. Aspiring photographer Sylvia Krafft is trapped as well, bound by her husband's rigid ambition and lack of artistic temperament. Undeveloped negatives inside a used camera lead Sylvia on a quest for the man who took the pictures, and she soon finds herself at Herzog's Erotic Palace, a porno house where Jakob works. As the duo attempt to realize their ambitions, they journey into a twisted world where art and death are endlessly intertwined.

Box Nine

Box Nine

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2011

A narcotics detective wages war against a deadly new stimulantThe drug is called Lingo, and it's the most powerful narcotic Lenore has ever seen. This cheaply manufactured pill races straight for the brain's language center, supercharging it so that even a dimwitted person can speak and read at 1,500 words per minute. It induces giddiness, confidence, and sexual euphoriawith a side effect of murderous rage. The drug has come to Quinsigamond, a fading industrial center in the heart of Massachusetts, and it's going to tear this town apart.Lenore believes she can stop that from happening. A narcotics detective with a few addictions of her ownamphetamines and heavy metal, to name a coupleshe loves nothing more than her gun, until she meets Dr. Frederick Woo, the linguist assisting her on the case. Together they can stop the drugif it doesn't take hold of them first.

Word Made Flesh

Word Made Flesh

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2011

An ex-cop gets sucked back into an evil world he thought he'd left behind';Vealshank' Tani's life ends in an abandoned train station. The killers don't just torture Tani, they skin him and hang him from a steal beam as a treat for the carrion eaters. This grisly scene wouldn't matter to Gilrein, a cabbie who knows to mind his own business, except that he spent the evening as Tani's chauffeur. Whether he knows anything or not, his life is now a liability to August Kroger, kingpin and rare-book addictand enemies of Kroger do not live long.Before he drove a Checker, Gilrein was a cop, with a life built around the force. His wife wore a badge as well, serving valiantly until the day an explosion took her life and forced Gilrein to abandon their profession. Sensing a connection between Tani's death and his wife's, Gilrein reopens the case, hoping to expose the conspiracy that ended her lifebefore it claims his too.

Wireless

Wireless

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2011

A homicide detective tries to stop an exFBI agent's murderous rampageThough they posture themselves as revolutionary, the jammers are harmless. Radio nerds who gather each night at a nightclub called Wireless, they get their kicks by jamming commercial radio signals, hijacking their frequencies to broadcast anarchist messages to the ordinary citizens of Quinsigamond. But even though they do no harm, their hobby has attracted murderous attention.Speer's killing spree starts with a priest. The one-time seminary student and exFBI agent has tired of seeing the city's cathedral denigrated by immigrants, addicts, and gang members, and he blames Father Todorov for catering to the undesirables. He corners the priest in the confessional and takes out his rage with a Bowie knife. Now he wants the blood of the fiery young anarchists who hijack his radio dial each evening. Homicide detective Hannah Shaw must infiltrate this strange subculture before it is dismantled by Speer's blade.

King's Counsel A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East

King's Counsel A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East

Author: Jack O'Connell, Vernon Loeb Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2011

Jack O'Connell possessed an uncanny ability to be at the center of things. On his arrival in Jordan in 1958, he unraveled a coup aimed at the young King Hussein, who would become America's most reliable Middle East ally. Over time, their bond of trust and friendship deepened. His narrative contains secrets that will revise our understanding of the Middle East. In 1967, O'Connell tipped off Hussein that Israel would invade Egypt the next morning. Later, as Hussein's Washington counselor, O'Connell learned of Henry Kissinger's surprising role in the Yom Kippur War. The book's leitmotif is betrayal. Hussein, the Middle East's only bona fide peacemaker, wanted simply the return of the West Bank, seized in the Six-Day War. Despite American promises, the clear directive of UN Resolution 242, and the years of secret negotiations with Israel, that never happened. Hussein's dying wish was that O'Connell tell the unknown story in this book.

El Palacio del Porno

El Palacio del Porno

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2010

En medio de la decadencia posindustrial de Quinsigamond brilla una fabulosa joya: el Palacio Erotico Herzog, el cine porno mas lujoso de Estados Unidos y centro de blanqueo de dinero del hampa. Pero sobre todo, Herzog es el lugar donde acuden los sonadores y donde las pesadillas mas seductoras se plasman en deslumbrante realidad. El obseso autor grunge, el abatido rey del crimen, el telepredicador apocaliptico y la joven empenada en captar un pasado nebuloso y un futuro abrumador con el objetivo de una camara, descubriran todos los secretos en el "e;Palacio del Porno"e;, en un guion repleto de peligros y freneticas transformaciones.

Surviving the College Game

Surviving the College Game

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2010

Surviving the College Game

Surviving the College Game

Author: Jack O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2010

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