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An instant New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller and "a thriller reader's ultimate fantasy" ( Booklist ), this one-of-a-kind anthology pulls together the most beloved characters from the best and most popular thriller series today. Worlds collide!

In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers pair their series characters in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW).

The stories in FaceOff feature:
-Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in "Red Eye," by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly
-John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in "In the Nick of Time," by Ian Rankin and Peter James
-Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in "Gaslighted," by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child
-Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in "The Laughing Buddha," by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner
-Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in "Surfing the Panther," by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein
-Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in "Rhymes With Prey," by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford
-Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in "Infernal Night," by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson
-Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in "Pit Stop," by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay
-Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in "Silent Hunt," by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker
-Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in "The Devil's Bones," by Steve Berry and James Rollins
-Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in "Good and Valuable Consideration," by Lee Child and Joseph Finder

So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOff --it's a thrill-a-minute read.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2014
ISBN: 9781476762067
Branch Call Number: 808.3 Face
Characteristics: xvi, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Red eye. Dennis Lehane vs. Michael Connelly ; Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch
In the nick of time. Ian Rankin vs. Peter James ; John Rebus vs. Roy Grace
Gaslighted. R.L. Stine vs. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child ; Slappy the ventriloquist dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast
The laughing buddha. M.J. Rose vs. Lisa Gardner ; Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren
Surfing the panther. Steve Martini vs. Linda Fairstein ; Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper
Rhymes with prey. Jeffery Deaver vs. John Sandford ; Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport
Infernal night. Heather Graham vs. F. Paul Wilson ; Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack
Pit stop. Raymond Khoury vs. Linwood Barclay ; Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber
Silent hunt. John Lescroart vs. T. Jefferson Parker ; Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona
The devil's bones. Steve Barry vs. James Rollins ; Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce
Good and valuable consideration. Lee Child vs. Joseph Finder ; Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller
Additional Contributors: Baldacci, David
Alternative Title: Face off


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Apr 06, 2018

I thought this was so-so. It was totally a mixed bag, enjoyed some, disliked others. It is a good way to sample the field though.

rb3221 Mar 16, 2016

An interesting and fun anthology of some of the best thriller writers and their characters matched in the same story by two authors. Each story is prefaced by remarks about the authors and their famous characters. My two favorites were The Laughing Buddha, a well written and interesting mystery with a supernatural twist and The Devil's Bones, where two famous protagonists, Cotton Malone and Gary Pierce combine their efforts in an exciting fast paced adventure in the Amazon. But generally short stories often don't allow the reader to get deeply involved with the characters.
However this anthology is a great way to discover new authors to read; especially helpful is the author biographies which mentions some of their best works.

Dec 27, 2014

Excellent. This collection is what results when the best writers bring their characters together.

KCLSRecommends Aug 06, 2014

Imagine all the best, most iconic characters from thriller fiction all pairing off to tackle short conundrums -- like Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme meeting John Sandford's Lucas Davenport, Lee Child's Jack Reacher confronting Joseph Finder's Nick Heller, and even Preston & Child's Aloysius Pendergast matched with R.L Stine's Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy!

ChristchurchLib Jul 13, 2014

"In this unique collection, 22 bestselling suspense authors have paired off, as have their most popular characters -- be they lone wolves or team players. Within these pages you'll find John Sandford's Lucas Davenport working with Jeffrey Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme, while Lee Child's Jack Reacher comes across Joseph Finder's Nick Heller in a bar. Chances are, your favourite authors are here, while at least a few others -- and their creations -- will be new to you, making this a great choice for fans of all kinds, as well as readers looking for new experiences and new authors." Thrillers and Suspense July 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/2c47e9e5-d355-491f-87b1-c136ab375b01?postId=36471ee9-07d6-46ed-ba48-5fde3e03c300

shannon40 Jun 12, 2014

Two excellent stories, several good ones and only one that I couldn't be bothered to finish.


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