February 12, 2024 at 7 PM EST

Join us for a heart-pounding evening of book talk with MARK GREANEY, JEFF AYERS & JON LAND, KEMPER DONOVAN and our own Rogue LISA BLACK! All live, all talking about their new books, and taking your questions.

Enjoy a fabulous night of new releases by five amazing thriller authors!

It’s all FREE, and you could win one of the authors’ brand new novels. (U.S. addresses only.) Wishing you the best of luck!

THE CHAOS AGENT by Mark Greaney
LEAVE NO TRACE by A.J. Landau (aka Jeff Ayers and Jon Land)
THE BUSY BODY by Kemper Donovan

Be among the first 100 in the Zoom room, and you’ll have the opportunity to personally debrief the authors. Or, catch them on Facebook Live and interrogate via comments. Come and enjoy talking with these amazing authors!

As an added treat, sample each author’s favorite snack and drink, with the notes and recipes below. Feel adventurous and culinary? Dining and drinking will commence at the start of the show.

Mark Greaney’s books are published in nearly two dozen languages and are also available as audiobooks. In his research for the novels he has traveled to dozens of countries, visited the Pentagon, military bases, and many Washington, D.C. Intelligence agencies, and trained in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics.

Mark lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife, his three stepchildren, and his four dogs; Lobo, Ziggy, Winston, and Mars.

The Chaos Agent, February 20, 2024

Someone is killing the world’s leading experts on robotics and artificial intelligence. Is it a tech company trying to eliminate the competition or is it something even more sinister?

It’s an irresistible lure for most, but not for the Gray Man. His quest for a quiet life has led him to Central America where he and his lover, Zoya Zakharova, have assumed new identities. With a list of enemies that includes billionaires, terrorists, and governments, they need to keep a low profile, but the world’s deadliest assassin can’t expect to hide out forever.

Mark likes to snack on french fries, and for a drink? Red Breast Irish Whiskey!

A.J. Landau is the pseudonym of two authors: Jon Land & Jeff Ayers.

Jon Land is the USA Today bestselling author of 50 books, including ten titles in the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series. He took over the MURDER, SHE WROTE book series and teamed with author Heather Graham on a new bestselling sci-fi series. Jon’s award-wining nonfiction titles include Betrayal (2011), winner of the 2011 International Book Award in True Crime and Takedown (2016) which won both 2016’s USA Best Books Award and the International Book Award in True Crime.  His No Surrender and 1st and Forever each won the American Book Fest Award He wrote the film Dirty Deeds, a teen comedy starring Milo Ventimiglia, Zoe Saldana, and Charles Durning. Jon lives in Rhode Island.

Jeff Ayers is a longtime reviewer of thrillers for Library Journal, and has written columns on suspense novels, alternate history, and adventure fiction. He is also a freelance writer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Jeff retired from his position as a public research librarian and is currently the Co-Executive Director of Thrillerfest for the International Thriller Writers.

Leave No Trace, February 27, 2024

In a daring, brutal act of terrorism, an explosion rocks and topples the Statue of Liberty. Special Agent Michael Walker of the National Park Service is sent to New York as the agent-in-charge. He finds Gina Delgado of the FBI has been placed in charge of the investigation as the lead of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and that threats of a second terrorism attack are already being called into the media.

As a group led by a shadowy figure threatens further attacks, powerful forces within the government are misleading the investigation to further their own radical agenda.

Neither of the book’s protagonists ever have time in this book to consume many snacks or drinks. But if they did:

Michael Walker is definitely a beer guy, something like Stella Artois always in the bottle. As a former Park Ranger who still spends a lot of time on park grounds in his capacity as a special agent for the park service’s Investigative Services Branch, Michael is definitely a trail mix kind of guy.

Gina Delgado heavily prefers margaritas, though does enjoy mojitos occasionally. She’s a fitness freak so her favorite snack is a protein bar.

Jon’s personal faves are vodka on the rocks–and, like Gina, he does like protein bars.

Jeff’s favorites are Diet Coke and Ruffles potato chips.

Kemper Donovan lived in Los Angeles for most of his adult life. He started out with a company which represented film/television screenwriters and comic books, where his very first client wrote the screenplay for the feature film Hanna. He attended Stanford and then Harvard law school, passed the New York Bar and promptly retired from the practice of law. While selling his first book he began a side project with his dear friend, Catherine Brobeck, creating the podcast All About Agatha, devoted to the one and only Agatha Christie. Tragically, Catherine passed away at the end of 2021, and he has continued on with the podcast solo. The podcast inspired him to begin his own mystery series, currently published by Kensington.

He and his husband have two daughters who keep them extremely busy–but in his rare spare time he enjoys running and attempting to play the violin (emphasis on the attempt).

The Busy Body, January 23, 2024

Former Senator Dorothy Gibson, aka that woman, is the most talked-about person in the country right now, though largely for the wrong reasons. She’s retreated to her home in rural Maine, inviting her ghostwriter to join her.

But when a neighbor dies under suspicious circumstances, Dorothy is determined to find the killer in their midst. And when Dorothy Gibson asks if you want to team up for a top secret, possibly dangerous murder investigation, the only answer is: “Of course!”

Dorothy Gibson never says no to a good glass of red wine (preferably a Malbec), while the Ghostwriter pins her survival on her daily (really, thrice-daily) cup of coffee, taken with two tablespoons of half-and-half (yes, she measures it), no sugar.

Lisa Black is the New York Times bestselling author of 17 suspense novels, including works that have been translated into six languages, optioned for film, and shortlisted for the inaugural Sue Grafton Memorial Award. She is also a Certified Latent Print Examiner and a Certified Crime Scene Analyst, beginning her forensics career at the Coroner’s office in Cleveland Ohio and then the police department in Cape Coral, Florida. She has spoken to readers and writers at numerous conferences, been a consultant on CourtTV and was a Guest of Honor at 2021 Killer Nashville.

The Deepest Kill, February 20, 2024

Software pioneer Martin Post, the third richest man in America, has summoned expert forensic analysts Ellie Carr and Rachael Davies of the renowned Locard Institute. He believes his daughter’s recent death was no accident. Was it a kidnapping gone wrong? Could their new defense initiative for the US military have played a part in her death? Martin believes his spoiled charmer son-in-law is behind the murder, drawing Ellie and Rachael into the Posts’ increasingly dangerous family dynamic.

Lisa’s favorite snack, which she never buys to avoid the calories, is Fritos. Her favorite drink is vodka mixed with Fresca, or, if it’s cold out, a hot chocolate martini (hot chocolate, Bailey’s, chocolate or vanilla vodka, mix, heat, yum).

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Our MC:

Jenny Milchman is the Mary Higgins Clark award winning and PEN/Faulkner nominated author of five novels of suspense. Her work has been praised by the New York Times, chosen as Indie Next Picks, received starred reviews from PW, Booklist, and Library Journal, selected for numerous Best Of’s including Suspense Magazine, Pure Wow and Popsugar, and appeared on the USA Today bestsellers list (once, but we authors like to name these things). In 2013, Jenny rented out her house, traded in two cars for an SUV that could handle Denver in February, and pulled her kids out of 1st and 3rd grades to “car-school” them on what Shelf Awareness called the world’s longest book tour. Jenny now speaks nationally on the literal and figurative road to a dream.

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