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   “[An] utterly unique
   magical adventure.”
 —ROMANTIC TIMES BOOKREVIEWS
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                                                                        Cat Adams
                                                                        MAGIC’S DESIGN

                                                                        A stand-alone romance from “the premier authors of
                                                                        paranormal fiction” (Romantic Times BOOKreviews)

                                                                        T    alos is a magic wielder, born into the mage guild of firecrafters. As an agent of
                                                                             the Overworld Police, he has come from a secret land to protect Earth from
                                                                        magicians intent on enslaving humanity. Mila, a modern woman who has always had
                                                                        the gift of healing, never realized that her skill was born of an ancient magic that only
                                                                        firecraft can fully unlock. Together, the love between Tal and Mila might burn them
                                                                        alive as they seek to protect the world, but if the Tree of Life dies and all the magic
                                                                        in the world is extinguished…will it matter?

                                                                        KEY POINTS
                                                                        • Magic’s Design is a stand-alone paranormal romance.
                                                                        • “Cat Adams” is the pen name for the authors C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp.
                                                                        • The authors were nominated for the 2007 Romantic Times Career Achievement
                                                                          Award in Paranormal Romance.
                                                                        • Touch of Evil was a USA Today bestseller and won the Road to Romance Reviewers’
                                                                          Choice Award. For the 2007 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice awards, Touch of
                          Foil + Emboss                                   Madness was nominated for Best Contemporary Paranormal, and Howling Moon
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-5963-6                    was nominated for Best Shapeshifter Romance.
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-5963-4              • In their other series, Moon’s Web won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.99/$8.99 Can.                 Award for Best Werewolf Romance, and Hunter’s Moon was nominated for Best
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30/32"         Contemporary Paranormal Romance. Captive Moon was a USA Today bestseller.
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384    • This writing duo was discovered by Laurell K. Hamilton. She read Hunter’s Moon
Pack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48     and brought them straight to her agent, saying, “People are always asking me,
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20/Romance                 ‘Who is the new Anita Blake?’ Well, I think this is it.” The authors have received
Territory: . . . . . . . .US CAN PHIL nx-OM no-SA                         several positive comparisons to Laurell K. Hamilton and Anita Blake in reviews.
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mass Market Original
                                                                        • www.ciecatrunpubs.com
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Katy, TX
Author comparison: . . . . . . . . . . . . Anita Blake,
                                        Laurell K. Hamilton             PRAISE FOR C. T. ADAMS AND CATHY CLAMP
                                                                        “[An] utterly unique magical adventure. Step into a story that is intelligent, exciting
                                                                         and populated by multifaceted characters—that also delivers a distinctive mythos.”
                                                                                                  —JILL M. SMITH, ROMANTIC TIMES BOOKREVIEWS ON MAGIC’S DESIGN

                                                                        “I read the book in one sitting. A world this enjoyable deserves more than one visit.”
                                                                                                                        —LAURELL K. HAMILTON ON HUNTER’S MOON



                                                                        ALSO AVAILABLE
                                                                        Touch of Darkness (Tor MM, 8/08, 978-0-7653-5962-9, 0-7653-5962-6, $6.99/$8.99)
                                                                        Touch of Madness (Tor MM, 6/07, 978-0-7653-5663-5, 0-7653-5663-5, $6.99/$9.99)
                                                                        Touch of Evil (Tor MM, 3/06, 978-0-7653-5400-6, 0-7653-5400-4, $6.99/$9.99)

                                                                        Tales of the Sazi
                                                                        Timeless Moon (Tor MM, 3/08, 978-0-7653-5665-9, 0-7653-5665-1, $6.99/$8.99)
                                                                        Moon’s Fury (Tor MM, 10/07, 978-0-7653-5664-2, 0-7653-5664-3, $6.99/$8.99)
                                                                        Howling Moon (Tor MM, 1/07, 978-0-7653-5402-0, 0-7653-5402-0, $6.99/$8.99)
                                                                        Captive Moon (Tor MM, 8/06, 978-0-7653-5401-3, 0-7653-5401-2, $6.99/$9.99)




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               LEAD FICTION


                                                                        John Farris
                                                                        YOU DON’T SCARE ME

                                                                        Part southern gothic, part psychological thriller, John Farris
                                                                        reinforces his status as a master and legend of horror

                                                                        C    hase Emrick was fourteen when her mother married Crow Tillman. Maybe it was
                                                                             his creepy name, or his sinister good looks; maybe it was the glass eye with the
                                                                        bolt of lightning for a pupil, or the rattlesnake tattoo that curled around his left wrist,
                                                                        but for some reason, Chase never trusted Crow. Then one terrifying night of horror
                                                                        proved what Chase had felt all along…Crow Tillman was pure evil.
                                                                        Ten years later, Crow Tillman has been dead for the last decade, but he hasn’t
                                                                        stopped haunting Chase Emrick. Everyone she’s ever been close to has suffered a
                                                                        horrible fate, leaving her all alone in the world. Haunted by Crow, she has spent the
                                                                        last ten years of her life proving mathematically that a dimension lies unseen in our
                                                                        reality—one where the dead can inflict their will on the living: a netherworld of horror
                                                                        where Crow Tillman is in complete control.
                                                                        Adam Cameron is a campus cop, and he’s utterly smitten by Chase’s frailty, beauty,
                                                                        and genius. Getting close to Chase drags Adam into a world he didn’t bargain for
                                                                        and head-to-head with the essence of evil and the reality of death. There is only one
                                                                        way to get Crow Tillman to leave Chase alone: by dying before attempting battle….
                          Foil + Emboss

ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-8125-8408-0                  KEY POINTS
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8125-8408-2
                                                                        • You Don’t Scare Me is part southern gothic and part psychological thriller, with an
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.99/$8.99 Can.
                                                                          antagonist that conjures up images of Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter.
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24/32"
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
                                                                        • Features a strong female protagonist—a survivor of a brutally violent rape who
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                                                                          perserveres through much adversity in life—and strong romantic elements.
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .00/Fiction           • John Farris has been called “America’s premier novelist of terror” by Stephen King,
Territory: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .US CAN nx-OM                  “a legend” by Dean Koontz, and “a real master” by Peter Straub.
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Forge HC, 4/07           • He is the winner of the 2001 Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement from
              978-0-312-85064-7 • 0-312-85064-6                           the Horror Writers’ Association, and the author of numerous New York Times
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marietta, GA                   bestsellers, including The Fury, When Michael Calls, and Soon She Will Be Gone.
Author comparison: . . . . . . . . . . Dean Koontz,                     • The Fury sold over one million copies in mass market and was adapted into film
                            Stephen King, Peter Straub                    (directed by Brian DePalma and starring Kirk Douglas and Amy Irving). A remake of
                                                                          the movie is currently under consideration by 20th Century Fox.

                                                                        PRAISE FOR JOHN FARRIS
                                                                        “America’s premier novelist of terror.”   —STEPHEN KING

                                                                        “John Farris is more than a giant, he’s the Tyrannosaurus Rex of thriller writers.”
                                                                                                       —DOUGLAS PRESTON, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

                                                                        “The godfather of thriller writers.”   —F. PAUL WILSON

                                                                        “There’s a reason that John Farris is a legend among thriller novelists: He’s damn
                                                                         good.” —DEAN KOONTZ




                                                                             FEBRUARY 2009
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                                                                        Marita Conlon-McKenna
                                                                        THE MAGDALEN

                                                                        A #1 Irish bestseller comes to America

                                                                        T   he wide open spaces of Connemara, filled with nothing but sea and sky, are all
                                                                            lost to Esther Doyle when she is betrayed by her lover, Conor. Rejected by her
                                                                        family, she is sent to join the ‘fallen women’ of the Holy Saints Convent in Dublin
                                                                        where, behind high granite walls, she works in the infamous Magdalen laundry while
                                                                        she awaits the birth of her baby.
                                                                        At the mercy of nuns, and working mostly in silence alongside the other ‘Maggies,’
                                                                        Esther spends her days in the steamy, sweatshop atmosphere of the laundry. It is a
                                                                        grim existence, but Esther has little choice—the convent is her only refuge, and its
                                                                        orphanage will provide shelter for her newborn child.
                                                                        Yet despite the harsh reality of her life, Esther gains support from this isolated com-
                                                                        munity of women. Learning through the experiences and the mistakes of the other
                                                                        Maggies, she begins to recognize her own strengths and determination to survive.
                                                                        She recognizes, too, that it will take every ounce of courage to realize her dream of
                                                                        a new life for her and her child beyond the grey walls of the Holy Saints Convent.

                                                                        KEY POINTS
                                                                        • The Magdalen was a #1 bestseller in Ireland.
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-8125-7768-6                  • This book takes place in 1960s Ireland and will appeal to fans of Frank McCourt’s
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8125-7768-X                Angela’s Ashes, as well as general women’s fiction audience and Irish-American
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.99/$9.99 Can.                 readers.
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27/32"
                                                                         • A movie on the book’s same topic, called The Magdalen Sisters (2002), was very
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
                                                                          successful; it was nominated for the Best Screenplay and Best British Film awards
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                                                                          by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and it received thirteen wins
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .00/Fiction
                                                                          and nine nominations in other national and international awards.
Territory: . . . . . . . . . . . . .US CAN PHIL nx-OM
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Forge TPB, 3/02
                                                                        • Marita Conlon-McKenna is a very well-respected YA author in Ireland. This is her
             978-0-7653-5713-8 • 0-7653-5713-5
                                                                          first adult novel, and her first book to be published in the US.
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ireland            • Two of her YA novels (Under the Hawthorne Tree and Wildflower Girl) are on the list
Author comparison: . . . . . . . . . . Maeve Binchy                       of the top one hundred bestselling Irish titles of the past fifty years.

                                                                        PRAISE FOR MAGDALEN
                                                                        “Powerful and moving.… [Esther’s] experience will remain with the reader.”
                                                                                                                                            —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

                                                                        “This book pulls no punches.… Marita Conlon-McKenna is breaking new ground with
                                                                         The Magdalen.” —IMAGE
                                                                        “The solidarity of the women and their enduring will for survival is an inspiration.”
                                                                                                                                                  —U MAGAZINE




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                                                                        Donn Pearce
                                                                        NOBODY COMES BACK
                                                                        A Novel of the Battle of the Bulge


                                                                        A master storyteller and author/screenwriter of Cool Hand
                                                                        Luke brings readers into the heart of the Battle of the Bulge

                                                                        T     oby Parker was America’s unwanted son. At sixteen years old, he was too young
                                                                              to enlist in the army, but old enough to know that he didn’t want to return to the
                                                                        life he knew: moving from new home to new home, neglected by his mother, ignored
                                                                        by his father, overlooked by everyone else. So he lied about his age and quickly
                                                                        found himself shipping off to war.
                                                                        The war overseas promised exotic locations and adventure, but what it delivered was
                                                                        something else entirely. Thrown into battle almost immediately upon arrival, he soon
                                                                        found himself wounded and alone, struggling to survive and looked upon to lead. It
                                                                        was here that Toby was to learn what war really was, and what kind of man he was
                                                                        destined to become.
                                                                        Told with gritty authenticity, Donn Pearce captures the very essence of what it means
                                                                        to be caught under the worst circumstances imaginable, while having the strength
                                                                        and humanity to rise above them.
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                                                                        KEY POINTS
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-6134-9
                                                                        • Nobody Comes Back is a new classic tale of one young man’s journey into
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-6134-5
                                                                          manhood as he fights in the Battle of the Bulge.
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.99/$8.99 Can.
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20/32"       • Voted Best Novel of the Year by the Military Writers Society of America.
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256    • Donn Pearce is the author and screenwriter of Cool Hand Luke, which was nominat-
Pack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72     ed for four Academy Awards in 1967 including Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .00/Fiction             Supporting Actor, and Best Original Music Score. It won the Best Supporting Actor
Territory: . . . . . . . . . . . . .US CAN PHIL nx-OM                     award.
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Forge HC, 1/05
               978-07653-1084-2 • 0-7653-1084-8                         PRAISE FOR NOBODY COMES BACK
Author residence: . . . . . . . .Fort Lauderdale, FL
Author comparison: . . . . . . . . . Stephen Crane,
                                                                        “Imagine Saving Private Ryan minus everything but the battle scenes.… Freshly
                       Norman Mailer, Herman Wouk
                                                                         minted from hell.” —NEWSWEEK
                                                                        “A very good book.… The narrative moves like a berserker, and Pearce’s prose is lean
                                                                         and propulsive. It’s an accomplished work.” —ESQUIRE
                                                                        “Author Donn Pearce has created a modern classic, a bookend for The Red Badge of
                                                                         Courage.” —WALTER J. BOYNE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
                                                                        “Excellent.… Powerful.…I’ve never read a book that captured the confusion and
                                                                         misery of war in such personal terms. Nobody Comes Back is an instant classic.”
                                                                                                             —LARRY BOND, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

                                                                        “The best novel ever written about the Battle of the Bulge. With Nobody Comes Back,
                                                                         Pearce does for the Bulge what he did for chain gangs in Cool Hand Luke and what
                                                                         Stephen Crane did for the Civil War in The Red Badge of Courage.” —DAVID HAGBERG
                                                                        “This is as good as combat writing gets. Think the hero of Red Badge of Courage in the
                                                                         Battle of the Bulge. It’s unputdownable.” —THOMAS FLEMING
                                                                        “Nobody Comes Back is a timeless tale of a young infantryman fighting for his life—
                                                                         and his humanity.” —STEPHEN COONTS



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              L E A D FA N TA S Y


                                                                        Steven Erikson
                                                                        REAPER’S GALE
                                                                        Book Seven of The Malazan Book of the Fallen


                                                                        The seventh book in the dark, epic Malazan Book of the Fallen

                                                                        A     ll is not well in the Letherii Empire. Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand
                                                                              Deaths, spirals into madness, while the secret police conduct a campaign of ter-
                                                                        ror. The Errant, once a farseeing god, is suddenly blind to the future. The empire
                                                                        edges ever-closer to all-out war with the neighboring kingdoms.
                                                                        The great Edur fleet draws ever closer. Among its warriors are Karsa Orlong and
                                                                        Icarium Lifestealer—each destined to cross blades with the emperor himself. A band
                                                                        of fugitives seeks a way out of the empire. One of them, Fear Sengar, must find the
                                                                        soul of Scabandari Bloodeye. Yet, travelling with them is Scabandari’s most ancient
                                                                        foe, Silchas Ruin; the wounds he carries, made by Scabandari’s blades, are still fresh.
                                                                        Fate decrees that there is to be a reckoning—a reckoning on an unimaginable scale.

                                                                        KEY POINTS
                                                                        • Comparable to George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire.
                                                                        • This is the seventh of a ten-book series. Each novel is a separate tale, but all follow
                                                                          continuing characters and contribute to the growth of this world.
                              Emboss
                                                                        • This is a brutal, harrowing novel of war, intrigue, and dark, uncontrollable magic;
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-4884-5                    epic fantasy at its most imaginative and storytelling at its most thrilling.
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-4884-5              • The novels of the Malazan Book of the Fallen are extremely well-written, dark adult
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.99/$10.99 Can.                  fantasies with complex, surprising plotlines.
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59/32"
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,232
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                                                                        PRAISE FOR THE MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32/Fantasy             “The series has clearly established itself as the most significant work of epic fantasy
Territory: . . . . .US PHIL nx-OM nx-CAN no-SA                           since Stephen R. Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.” —SFSITE.COM
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tor TPB, 2/09
            978-0-7653-1653-0 • 0-7653-1653-6
                                                                        “His work does something that only the rarest of books can manage: it alters the
                                                  Tor HC, 2/09           reader’s perceptions of reality.” —STEPHEN R. DONALDSON
            978-0-7653-1007-1 • 0-7653-1007-4
                                                                        “A rich, complex, and yet ultimately unknowable other world.… Erikson is a master.”
Author residence: . . . . . . . .Winnipeg, Canada
                                                                                                                                 —ANDREW LEONARD, SALON.COM
Author comparison: . . . . . George R. R. Martin,
                                   Stephen R. Donaldson                 “This masterwork of imagination may be the high water mark of epic fantasy.… Has
                                                                         a depth and breadth and sense of vast reaches of inimical time unlike anything else
                                                                         available today.” —GLEN COOK
                                                                        “Gripping, fast-moving, delightfully dark, with a masterful and unapologetic brutality
                                                                         reminiscent of George R. R. Martin.… Utterly engrossing.” —ELIZABETH HAYDON


                                                                        ALSO AVAILABLE
                                                                        The Malazan Book of the Fallen
                                                                        The Bonehunters (Tor MM, 7/08, 978-0-7653-4883-8, 0-7653-4883-7, $7.99/$10.99)
                                                                        Midnight Tides (Tor MM, 9/07, 978-0-7653-4882-1, 0-7653-4882-9, $7.99/$10.99)
                                                                        House of Chains (Tor MM, 3/07, 978-0-7653-4881-4, 0-7653-4881-0, $7.99/$9.99)
                                                                        Memories of Ice (Tor MM, 8/06, 978-0-7653-4880-7, 0-7653-4880-2, $7.99/$10.99)
                                                                        Deadhouse Gates (Tor MM, 2/06, 978-0-7653-4879-1, 0-7653-4879-9, $7.99/$10.99)
                                                                        Gardens of the Moon (Tor MM, 1/05, 978-0-7653-4878-4, 0-7653-4878-0, $7.99/$10.99)




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                                                                        Brian Cullen
                                                                        SEEKERS OF THE CHALICE

                                                                        The first book in a brand-new series blending Celtic
                                                                        mythology and fantasy

                                                                        I n the time when gods and men walked the earth along with demons, the Chalice
                                                                          of Fire, the symbol of peace for Ulster, is stolen from the Red Branch by Bricriu
                                                                        Poisontongue. A small band of Seekers set out to recover and return the Chalice to
                                                                        the Red Branch to restore peace to the Ulster kingdom.
                                                                        The Seekers are a group of two elves, Bern and Lorges; Cumac, the son of Cucullen,
                                                                        the greatest Red Branch warrior; Fedelm of the Sidhe; Tarin, the Swordwanderer; and
                                                                        the wizard-druid, Seanchen. Together they must make their way through the world
                                                                        as Maliman, the evil wizard, uses his powers to stop them as he seeks the Chalice
                                                                        himself to bend its magic to his will.
                                                                        The Seekers battle their way through the creatures of darkness that threaten to
                                                                        conquer the world. But they are determined to bring light back from darkness and
                                                                        restore the land that has fallen into ruin and decay with the theft of the Chalice.

                                                                        KEY POINTS
                              Emboss
                                                                        • Seekers of the Chalice is the first book of a trilogy that explores the ongoing battle
                                                                          between good and evil.
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-5362-7
                                                                        • It is an epic tale that brings to mind the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, David Gemmell,
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-5362-8
                                                                          and R. A. Salvatore.
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.99/$9.99 Can.
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30/32"       • This is a good book for St. Patrick’s Day promotions.
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384    • Seekers of the Chalice is Brian Cullen’s first novel.
Pack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48   • He is a former professor of classic literature, and draws much from classic myths to
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32/Fantasy               craft a wonderful Irish fantasy world.
Territory: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .World English
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tor HC, 2/08         PRAISE FOR SEEKERS OF THE CHALICE
             978-0-7653-1473-4 • 0-7653-1473-8
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . .Lunenberg, MA;                     “Former literature professor Cullen has an obvious understanding and love of myth
                                                Dublin, Ireland          and legend.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Author comparison: . . . . . . . .Morgan Llywelyn
                                                                        “Cullen's debut captures the feel of Celtic mythology as its heroes travel from
                                                                         adventure to adventure and learn from their mistakes. Richly detailed and filled
                                                                         with poems and stories that add an authentic feel, this series opener belongs in
                                                                         most adult and YA fantasy collections.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL




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                                                                        David B. Coe
                                                                        THE SORCERERS’ PLAGUE
                                                                        Book One of Blood of the Southlands


                                                                        Epic magical fantasy starring the hero of Winds of the
                                                                        Forelands

                                                                        D    avid B. Coe enthralled readers and critics with his Winds of the Forelands epic
                                                                             fantasy series. Now he takes the hero of that series to new adventures across
                                                                        the sea on a journey to the Southlands.
                                                                        Grinsa, who nearly single-handedly won the war of the Forelands, has been banished
                                                                        because he is a Weaver, a Qirsi who can wield many magics. He and his family seek
                                                                        only peace and a place to settle down. But even on the distant southern continent,
                                                                        they can’t escape the tension between his magical folk and the non-magical Eandi.
                                                                        Amid the high tension of clan rivalry comes a plague that preys on Qirsi power across
                                                                        the Southlands with deadly results. When the disease is linked to an itinerant woman
                                                                        peddling baskets, one old man takes it upon himself to find answers in the secrets of
                                                                        her veiled past.

                                                                        KEY POINTS
                            Four Color                                  • The Sorcerers’ Plague is the first book of Blood of the Southlands, a new series
                                                                          featuring the hero of the Winds of the Forelands.
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-5550-8
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-5550-7              • Introduces many different, creative types of magic, including a new magic system.
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.99/$9.99 Can.               • Coe won the William F. Crawford Memorial Award for Best First Fantasy for
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38/32"         Children of Amarid and The Outlanders, the first two books of his LonTobyn trilogy.
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496    • He is also author of the popular Winds of the Forelands series.
Pack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48   • Shapers of Darkness was a finalist for the 18th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32/Fantasy
                                                                        • www.sff.net/people/DavidBCoe
Territory: . . . . . . . .US CAN PHIL nx-OM nx-SA
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tor HC, 12/07
             978-0-7653-1638-7 • 0-7653-1638-2                          PRAISE FOR THE SORCERERS’ PLAGUE
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sewanee, TN                  “Coe weaves another saga of high drama and personal heroism that should please
Author comparison: . . . . . . . . . . . David Drake,                    fans of epic fantasy. A good choice for most fantasy collections.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL
                                                David Farland,
                                               Ed Greenwood             “The characters…are extremely well drawn. Those who enjoyed Coe before should
                                                                         like him again, and since one need not have read Winds to figure out anything in the
                                                                         first book of Blood of the Southlands, newcomers can jump right in.” —BOOKLIST
                                                                        “Just the right combination of intrigue and magic.”     —VOYA

                                                                        “[An] absorbing series opener.… Fans will cheer on Forelands series hero Grinsa, a
                                                                         powerful but pacifist Qirsi, who ties the two series together.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


                                                                        ALSO AVAILABLE
                                                                        Winds of the Forelands
                                                                        Shapers of Darkness (Tor MM, 2/07, 978-0-8125-9021-0, 0-8125-9021-X, $7.99/$9.99)
                                                                        Bonds of Vengeance (Tor MM, 6/06, 978-0-8125-9018-0, 0-8125-9018-X, $7.99/$10.99)
                                                                        Seeds of Betrayal (Tor MM, 4/04, 978-0-8125-8998-6, 0-8125-8998-X, $7.99/$10.99)
                                                                        Rules of Ascension (Tor MM, 5/03, 978-0-8125-8984-9, 0-8125-8984-X, $7.99/$10.99)

                                                                        The Lon Tobyn Chronicles
                                                                        Children of Amarid (Tor MM, 6/98, 978-0-8125-5254-6, 0-8125-5254-7, $7.99/$9.99)




                                                                             FEBRUARY 2009
                                                                                          T|8
                                                                                        TOR
       W O M E N I N FA N TA S Y


                                                                        Misty Massey
                                                                        MAD KESTREL

                                                                        A rip-roaring pirate adventure

                                                                        I n a world where infants with magical powers are torn from their parents to be
                                                                          raised by the mysterious and powerful Danisoba, who have a monopoly on magic,
                                                                        Kestrel has managed to keep her abilities concealed—and herself free. First hiding in
                                                                        back alleys as a street urchin, she hid when they killed her parents, then served as a
                                                                        young tavern maid before escaping to sea, where magic is cancelled by water.
                                                                        Now an adult, as the quartermaster of a pirate ship, Kestrel loves the freedom of
                                                                        living on the seas. But her way of life could end if anyone on board learns her closely
                                                                        guarded secret—that she has magical control over the wind.
                                                                        One day a black ship appears, and her life changes. Its captain is a handsome rogue
                                                                        of whom Kestrel is strangely, constantly aware. When Kestrel’s captain is led into a
                                                                        trap and is arrested, she gathers her crew and sets sail in relentless pursuit….

                                                                        KEY POINTS
                                                                        • Mad Kestrel is the first novel from a promising new author, and the first in a
                                                                          potential series.
                                                                        • The book features pirates, which are extremely popular. It also has a strong
                              Emboss
                                                                          romance subplot, which gives it romance crossover appeal.
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-5768-7                  • Includes a strong female protagonist, with magical powers, who is forced into a
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-5768-2                life of privateering.
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.99/$9.99 Can.
                                                                        • This book is YA-okay.
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26/32"
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Pack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48   PRAISE FOR MAD KESTREL
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32/Fantasy             “A colorful romp.… This Errol Flynn-ish swashbuckler features loads of action and
Territory: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .World        larger-than-life characters, plausibly grounded in the realities of life at sea. A real
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tor TPB, 3/08           page-turner.” —BOOKLIST
             978-0-7653-1802-2 • 0-7653-1802-4
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Beufort, SC                “Massey’s first novel combines a young woman’s coming-of-age tale with a
Author comparison: . . . . . . . . . . . . J. V. Jones,                  swashbuckling pirate adventure that moves at a swift pace and sets the stage for
                                                  Robin Hobb,            future outings with its feisty, resourceful heroine. A good choice for fans of fantasy
                                    R. Garcia y Robertson                adventure in general and pirate tales in particular.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL
                                                                        “This rollicking debut combines swashbuckling sea adventure, fantasy, and romance
                                                                         with great success.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
                                                                        “Anyone who has ever dreamed of the colorful adventure and swashbuckling intrigue
                                                                         of a pirate’s life at sea will find lots to like here. Laced with magic and misdirection,
                                                                         Misty Massey’s fast paced and intriguing tale kept me guessing and guessing again
                                                                         as layers of mystery unfolded right to the end.”
                                                                                                                   —MARK FERRARI, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK OF JOBY

                                                                        “Imagine Captain Blood starring a young woman with a hidden talent for sorcery, and
                                                                         you’ve got a hint of what you’ll find in Mad Kestrel, a lively tale of reckless pirates,
                                                                         ruthless bounty hunters, reluctant mages, and romantic adversaries. Fun, fast-paced,
                                                                         and full of action, Misty Massey’s first novel takes a few fine old adventure story
                                                                         traditions and mixes them with magic.”
                                                                                                               —SHARON SHIN, AUTHOR OF THE THIRTEENTH HOUSE




                                                                             FEBRUARY 2009
                                                                                          T|9
                                                                                          TOR
   LEAD SCIENCE FICTION


                                                                          S. M. Stirling
                                                                          IN THE COURTS OF THE CRIMSON KINGS

                                                                          In a world where Mars is home, a modern American explores
                                                                          its secrets—and discovers more than he bargained for

                                                                         I   n the parallel world first introduced in S. M. Stirling’s The Sky People, aliens
                                                                             terraformed Mars (and Venus) two hundred million years ago, seeding them with
                                                                          life-forms from Earth. By the year 2000, America, Russia, and the other great powers
                                                                          of Earth have discovered this, and all are contending for influence and power amid
                                                                          the newly discovered inhabitants of our sister planets. In this new novel, set in this
                                                                          world’s 2000 AD, Venus is a primitive world, but on Mars, early hominids evolved
                                                                          civilization earlier than their earthly cousins, driven by the needs of a harsh world
                                                                          growing still harsher as the initial terraforming runs down.
                                                                          Jeremy Wainman is an archaeologist sent to Mars to explore the dead cities of the
                                                                          Deep Beyond, searching for the secrets of the Kings Beneath the Mountain and the
                                                                          fallen empire they ruled. Teyud Zha-Zhalt is the Martian mercenary the Terrans hire as
                                                                          guide. A secret links her to the deadly intrigues of a city where the last aging descen-
                                                                          dant of the Tollamune Emperors clings to the remnants of his power. When these
                                                                          three meet, the foundations of reality will be shaken.

                          Foil + Emboss                                   KEY POINTS
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-5377-1                    • In the Courts of the Crimson Kings is the sequel to The Sky People, and based on
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-5377-6                  an entirely original alternate-history idea. It can be read as a stand-alone.
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.99/$9.99 Can.                 • This novel has obvious appeal for fans of classic SF and space opera.
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29/32"
                                                                          • S. M. Stirling has collaborated with an unusual number of top-selling SF writers,
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
                                                                            including Anne McCaffrey (The City Who Fought, 1993), Raymond E. Feist (Jimmy
Pack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
                                                                            the Hand, 2003), David Drake (seven novels in the Belisarius series, 1991–1997),
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30/Science Fiction
                                                                            and Jerry Pournelle (Go Tell the Spartans, 1991; Prince of Sparta, 1993). He is a
Territory: . . . . . . . .US CAN PHIL nx-OM nx-SA
                                                                            familiar name to a wide variety of SF readers.
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tor HC, 3/08
                                                                          • Stirling has a growing cult following.
             978-0-7653-1489-5 • 0-7653-1489-4
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . . . .Santa Fe, NM
Author comparison: . . . . . . . Harry Turtledove,                        PRAISE FOR IN THE COURTS OF THE CRIMSON KINGS
                                               Poul Anderson,           ★ “One of Stirling’s finest novels.… For good measure, the book ends, after 200 pages
                                          Robert A. Heinlein               of edge-of-the-seat action, in a way that doesn’t preclude further Lords of Creation
                                                                           volumes, for which more than a few readers will be screaming.”
                                                                                                                                       —BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW

                                                                        ★ “Splendid.… Stirling has hit an unexpectedly rich lode of creative ore.… A wonderful
                                                                           surprise.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW
                                                                          “Stirling successfully creates a truly alien environment.”   —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY



                                                                          ALSO AVAILABLE
                                                                          The Sky People (Tor MM, 10/07, 978-0-7653-5376-4, 0-7653-5376-8,$6.99/$8.99)




                                                                              FEBRUARY 2009
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                                                                                           TOR



                                                                          A. Lee Martinez
                                                                          THE AUTOMATIC DETECTIVE

                                                                          A fantastic new read by the award-winning author of Gil’s All
                                                                          Fright Diner

                                                                          E    ven in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it’s
                                                                               hard for a robot to make his way. It’s even harder for Mack Megaton, a hulking
                                                                          machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack’s just a bot trying to get
                                                                          by, to demonstrate that he isn’t just an automated smashing machine, and earn his
                                                                          citizenship in the process. Unfortunately, some bots just can’t catch a break.
                                                                          When Mack’s neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark
                                                                          alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a
                                                                          talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the
                                                                          secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire’s founders—not to mention more trouble
                                                                          than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for
                                                                          the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home.

                                                                          KEY POINTS
                                                                          • The Automatic Detective is the author’s take on 1950s pulp detective novels. It is a
                                                                            quick, fun read with great original characters.
                               Matte
                                                                          • This is A. Lee Martinez’s fourth novel. His first, Gil’s All Fright Diner, was a Locus
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-5794-6                      bestseller, won ALA’s Alex Award, and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-5794-1                  the Company of Ogres was also a Locus bestseller.
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.99/$8.99 Can.                 • A Nameless Witch was selected for the ALA 2008 Amelia Bloomer Project list of
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25/32"           recommended feminist literature for young readers.
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
                                                                          • Film rights for Gil’s All Fright Diner have been optioned by New Line Cinema. The
Pack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
                                                                            movie is being produced by the Jim Henson Company, and will be directed by
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32/Fantasy
                                                                            Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black).
Territory: . .US CAN PHIL nx-OM no-AU no-NZ
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tor TPB, 2/08
                                                                          • Film rights for In the Company of Ogres have been optioned by Rough Draft
             978-0-7653-1834-3 • 0-7653-1834-2
                                                                            Studios (The Simpsons Movie, Futurama).
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Terrell, TX                • This book is YA-okay.
Author comparison: . . . . . . . . . Terry Pratchett,
                    Douglas Adams, Piers Anthony,                         PRAISE FOR THE AUTOMATIC DETECTIVE
                 Christopher Moore, Terry Brooks,
                                                                        ★ “Martinez tickles the funny bone in this delightful, fast-paced mishmash of SF and
                                               Richard Rankin
                                                                           hard-boiled detective story.… A smart, rocket-fast read with a clever, twisty plot.”
                                                                                                                                 —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW

                                                                          “Think Blade Runner meets The Maltese Falcon, with all the wisecracking and alien
                                                                           plot points of Men in Black, and you have an inkling of what A. Lee Martinez delivers
                                                                           in his hugely fun new novel, The Automatic Detective.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES
                                                                          “Martinez crafts a private eye in the best tradition of hard-boiled futuristic
                                                                           detection.… [A] funny, innovative high-speed romp.” —BOOKLIST
                                                                          “Quirky humor, intelligent storytelling, and engaging characters make this a good
                                                                           choice for most SF collections.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL


                                                                          ALSO AVAILABLE
                                                                          A Nameless Witch (Tor MM, 9/08, 978-0-7653-5458-7, 0-7653-5458-6, $6.99/$8.99)
                                                                          In the Company of Ogres (Tor MM, 4/07, 978-0-7653-5457-0, 0-7653-5457-8, $6.99/$9.99)
                                                                          Gil’s All Fright Diner (Tor MM, 7/06, 978-0-7653-5001-5, 0-7653-5001-7, $6.99/$9.99)



                                                                               FEBRUARY 2009
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              COMING NEXT MONTH


      A historically and archaeologically accurate novel
                    of the lost life of Jesus




                                                 Tor
                        978-0-7653-5456-3 • 0-7653-5456-X • $9.99/$11.99 Can.


 “Promoted as an alternate story of the life of Jesus, this fictional biography is guaranteed both to
                   ignite controversy and attract a large readership.” —BOOKLIST
“I’ve read many books on Jesus. Few range as widely or as deeply into his life and the early centuries
    of Christianity as The Betrayal. A passionate book about a man who changed the history of the
                     world.” —THOMAS FLEMING, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
“This is a unique and creative telling of a vital story and offers a depth of knowledge and information
      unmatched in any other work of fiction.” —LEWIS PERDUE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR




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FORGE
  February 2009




   “Greeley has hordes of
    fans who devour his
   books as fast as he can
        write them.”
         — BOOKLIST
                                                                                      FORGE
               LEAD FICTION


                                                                        Andrew M. Greeley
                                                                        IRISH TIGER
                                                                        A Nuala Anne McGrail Novel


                                                                        “Greeley has hordes of fans who devour his books as fast as
                                                                         he can write them.” —BOOKLIST

                                                                        W      ife, mother, lover, celebrated singer, and problem solver Nuala Anne McGrail
                                                                               has a tender side that she often shows to her devoted friends and family. And
                                                                        with Dermot, her loyal husband, in tow, there are few mysteries she can’t untangle.
                                                                        John Patrick Donlan and Maria Angelica Connors were both grandparents when they
                                                                        met, and their passionate connection took them each by surprise. But Donlan’s
                                                                        daughters and in-laws bitterly oppose the match…and someone will stop at nothing
                                                                        to destroy their marriage, their thriving careers, and maybe even their lives. More
                                                                        than a touch fey, Nuala senses genuine evil at work here, and so do the keen senses
                                                                        of her ever-present Irish wolfhounds. As the attacks grow ever more serious, it may
                                                                        be up to one gifted woman and a pair of retired police dogs to prevent a touching
                                                                        love story from ending in unspeakable tragedy.

                                                                        KEY POINTS
                                                                        • Greeley’s Irish novels feature a combination of mystery, romance, and historical ele-
                          Foil + Emboss
                                                                          ments, and have been very successful.
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-5501-0                  • He has over 20 million books in print, and his website gets over 1,400 hits per day.
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-5501-9
                                                                        • In hardcover, Irish Stew! was a New York Times bestseller.
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.99/$9.99 Can.
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30/32"       • www.agreeley.com
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Pack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48   PRAISE FOR ANDREW M. GREELEY
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .00/Fiction           “Immensely entertaining.”     —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ON THE IRISH SERIES
Territory: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .World
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Forge HC, 2/08           “Solid, modest Dermot and fiery, unpredictable Nuala Anne enjoy an ideal marriage:
              978-0-7653-1588-5 • 0-7653-1588-2                          sexy and humorous and unabashedly loving.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . . .Chicago, IL and
                                                     Tucson, AZ         “Greeley’s lovable part-time sleuths always deliver.”
                                                                                                                              —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ON IRISH CRYSTAL


                                                                        ALSO AVAILABLE
                                                                        Irish Linen (Forge MM, 2/08, 978-0-7653-5500-3, 0-7653-5500-0, $7.99/$9.99)
                                                                        Irish Crystal (Forge MM, 2/07, 978-0-7653-4237-9, 0-7653-4237-5, $6.99/$8.99)
                                                                        Irish Cream (Forge MM, 2/06, 978-0-7653-4236-2, 0-7653-4236-7, $6.99/$9.99)
                                                                        Irish Stew! (Forge MM, 3/03, 978-0-8125-7607-8, 0-8125-7607-1, $6.99/$9.99)
                                                                        Irish Love (Tor MM, 3/02, 978-0-8125-7606-1, 0-8125-7606-3, $6.99/$8.99)
                                                                        Irish Eyes (Forge MM, 3/01, 978-0-8125-9024-1, 0-8125-9024-4, $6.99/$8.99)
                                                                        Irish Mist (Forge MM, 3/00, 978-0-8125-9023-4, 0-8125-9023-6, $6.99/$8.99)
                                                                        Irish Lace (Forge MM, 10/97, 978-0-8125-5077-1, 0-8125-5077-3, $6.99/$8.99)




                                                                             FEBRUARY 2009
                                                                                           F|2
                                                                                      FORGE



                                                                        Karna Small Bodman
                                                                        GAMBIT

                                                                        “A truly frightening story with the crystal ring of truth and
                                                                         authenticity.” —NELSON DEMILLE

                                                                        A    merican planes are being shot out of the sky. Three commercial jets have gone
                                                                             up in flames—and nothing showed up on the radar. No planes. No missiles.
                                                                        Dr. Cammy Talbot, a world-famous expert on missile defense systems, believes that
                                                                        a new stealth technology is being used in these attacks. With the country in a panic,
                                                                        the White House turns to Cammy to find a way to protect America’s endangered
                                                                        airways. But the assignment places her in mortal jeopardy as she finds herself stalked
                                                                        by nameless assassins.
                                                                        Who is behind the terrorist threat? None of the usual suspects have claimed
                                                                        responsibility for the crashes. As Cammy races against time to develop a defense
                                                                        against the mystery weapon, she slowly comes to suspect that the downed planes
                                                                        are only the opening gambit in an ambitious campaign of conquest that could
                                                                        change the world’s balance of power!

                                                                        KEY POINTS
                              Emboss
                                                                        • Gambit is the direct follow-up to Checkmate, featuring the same characters. It can
                                                                          also be read as a stand-alone.
ISBN 13: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-0-7653-5886-8
                                                                        • The Honorable Karna Small Bodman served in the White House for six years during
ISBN 10: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7653-5886-7
                                                                          the Reagan administration, first as Deputy Press Secretary and later as Senior
Price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.99/$8.99 Can.
                                                                          Director of the National Security Council, which made her the highest-ranking
Spine: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30/32"
                                                                          woman on the White House staff.
Pages: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Pack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48   • Karna was on the air for fifteen years as a TV and radio news reporter, anchor, and
CPDA/Cat: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .00/Fiction             political commentator (in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and New York).
Territory: . . . . . . . .US CAN PHIL nx-OM nx-SA                       • www.karnabodman.com
Origin: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Forge HC, 2/08
              978-0-7653-1928-9 • 0-7653-1928-4                         PRAISE FOR GAMBIT
Author residence: . . . . . . . . . .Washington, DC
                                                                        “Bodman’s insider knowledge of government operations (as a former senior director
Author comparison: . . Dan Brown, Vince Flynn,
                                                                         of the National Security Council) and the scary plausibility of the story line make
                                Richard North Patterson,
                                              Stella Rimington
                                                                         this worth reading.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL
                                                                        “Bristling with fascinating insider detail, Gambit is an exciting journey of
                                                                         heart-pounding suspense, steamy romance, global politics, and cutting-edge
                                                                         science. You’re in for a great ride.” —GAYLE LYNDS, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
                                                                        “Gambit places Karna Small Bodman firmly among the elite writers of political
                                                                         thrillers. Move over Brad Meltzer and David Baldacci. Bodman’s lean, driving prose
                                                                         and powerful sense of story make Gambit everything a thriller should be.”
                                                                                                         —MICHAEL PALMER, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR



                                                                        ALSO AVAILABLE
                                                                        Checkmate (Tor MM, 3/08, 978-0-7653-5452-5, 0-7653-5452-7, $6.99/$8.99)




                                                                            FEBRUARY 2009
                                                                                          F|3
          COMING NEXT MONTH

 The start of a new action adventure series pitting a
Bronx street cop against the criminal factions of New
                      York City




                                             Forge
                      978-0-7653-5933-9 • 0-7653-5933-2 • $6.99/$8.99 Can.


 “Forget TV cop shows. This is real. Cops live in a world that blurs all lines: legality, morality,
            sanity. Fitzsimmons nails these stories because he knows the worlds.”
                    —ED DEE, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CON MAN’S DAUGHTER




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