Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: FaceOff By Lee Child, Michael Connelly, John Sandford, Lisa Gardner, Dennis Lehane, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, James Rollins, Joseph Finder, Steve Martini, Heather Graham, Ian Rankin, Linda Fairstein, M. J. Rose, R.L. Stine, Raymond Khoury, Linwood Barclay, John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker, F. Paul Wilson and Peter James


Ever wonder who would win in a fight if the most popular thriller characters were paired against their most worthy opponents? Would you bet on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher or Joseph Finder’s Nick Heller, or even Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie over Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch?

For the first time ever, fans will know who comes out victorious in FACEOFF (Simon & Schuster; June 3, 2014; $26.99), an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers. But just when you think you know what happens, FACEOFF will keep you guessing throughout these eleven electrifying stories. FACEOFF is star-studded and is sure to be a fan favorite.

·Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie vs. Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch
·Ian Rankin’s John Rebus vs. Peter James’s Roy Grace
·R.L. Stine’s Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s Aloysius Pendergast
·M.J. Rose’s Malachai Samuels vs. Lisa Gardner’s D.D. Warren
·Steve Martini’s Paul Madriani vs. Linda Fairstein’s Alexandra Cooper
·Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme vs. John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport
·Heather Graham’s Michael Quinn vs. F. Paul Wilson’s Repairman Jack
·Raymond Khoury’s Sean Reilly vs. Linwood Barclay’s Glen Garber
·John Lescroart’s Wyatt Hunt vs. T. Jefferson Parker’s Joe Trona
·Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone vs. James Rollins’s Gray Pierce
·Lee Child’s Jack Reacher vs. Joseph Finder’s Nick Heller

This book is AMAZING!  I have read several of the stories and it creates a craving to read the authors other works.  I have to say that this is a genius idea.  I am a total booknerd and I just adored this book.  I love the short stories, they allow a sampling of the authors works.  It also allows the reader to pick it up for short bits and to be pulled into numerous worlds with numerous characters.  I have to say that I may have increased my TO BE READ pile by a lot.  I loved the pace of the stories, they are written to create an intense connection in a short amount of time.  I can't say enough how much I love this book!  Grab it today!  A must for the beach this summer!!!  5 stars!

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