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Spies, Assassins, and Special Ops


Unusual and intense characters make for intriguing stories. Listen to our panel of authors talk about their books featuring spies, assassins, special ops teams and other dangerous, subversive characters. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G. L. Carriger). Her books include "Parasol Protectorate," "Custard Protocol," the Supernatural Society series for adults and the Finishing School series for young adults....

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Myke Cole

Myke Cole is the author of The Sacred Throne epic fantasy series, which launches with “The Armored Saint,” out in February 2018. After a career in the military, police and intelligence services, Cole joined the investigative team to track fugitives on the CBS show Hunted....

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Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times best-selling suspense novelist, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner and comic book writer. His books include the "Joe Ledger" thrillers "The Nightsiders", "Dead of Night", "X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate", as well as stand-alone novels in multiple genres....

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Jeffrey Mariotte

Jeffrey J. Mariotte is the award-winning author of more than sixty novels, including thrillers "Empty Rooms" and "The Devil’s Bait," supernatural thrillers "Season of the Wolf," "Missing White Girl," "River Runs Red," and "Cold Black Hearts," horror epic "The Slab," the "Dark Vengeance" teen horror quartet, and others, including works set in the worlds of Deadlands, The Shield, CSI, NCIS, and more....

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Marsheila Rockwell

Multiple Scribe and Rhysling Award nominee Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell is the author of twelve books to date. Her work includes "Mafia III: Plain of Jars," co-written with writing partner/husband Jeff Mariotte and based on the hit video game, and SF/H/thriller "7 SYKOS....

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Books:



ISBN 9780316212205
$15.99, INSTOCK
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Prudence
Gail Carriger
Fiction
Orbit
February 2016
ISBN 9780316212250
400 pages
$14.99, INSTOCK
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Introducing the Custard Protocol series, in which Prudence travels to India for Queen, country. More/less

The Armored Saint
Myke Cole
Fiction
Tor.com
February 2018
ISBN 9780765395955
208 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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"Cole weaves a fantasy world that feels comfortably familiar, then goes to places you’d never expect. More/less

Siege Line
Myke Cole
Fiction
Penguin
October 2017
ISBN 9780425269664
368 pages
$7.99, INSTOCK
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In Myke Cole's latest high-octane, action-packed military fantasy, the fate of undead Navy SEAL James Schweitzer will be decided--one way or another. More/less

The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate
Jonathan Maberry
Young Adult Fiction
Square Fish
January 2018
ISBN 9781250144263
384 pages
$10.99, INSTOCK
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How did Fox Mulder become a believer? How did Dana Scully become a skeptic? The X-Files Origins has the answers in this young adult origin story. More/less

Joe Ledger
Jonathan Maberry, Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Fiction
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2017
ISBN 9781250090805
400 pages
$16.99, INSTOCK
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Joe Ledger Fans Rejoice! Everyone’s favorite snarky, dangerous, idealistic, relentless covert operative is back, and this time he’s brought friends. More/less

Mafia III: Plain of Jars
Jeff Mariotte, Marsheila Rockwell
Fiction
Insight Editions
October 2017
ISBN 9781608879939
224 pages
$15.99, INSTOCK
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Modeled after detective “pulp” novels of the 1960s, Mafia III: Plain of Jars, based on the hit videogame Mafia III, takes readers into the dark world of organized crime in 1968 New Bordeaux, Louisiana. More/less

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