wolf's blind (Nick Lupo #6)
INJURED BY AN EXPLOSION, homicide detective Nick Lupo should heal right up…because he’s a werewolf! But something keeps him from shifting into wolf form, making him unable to heal. New Mafia boss Joe Rabbioso is after Lupo, seeking his very brutal form of revenge, and he thinks he has Lupo on the ropes. Can loyal Jessie Hawkins and Lupo’s partner, DiSanto, find Lupo before the hunter? Nick has a lot to deal with—but only if he can manage to heal his wounded body first!
Wolf's Blind...this time it's personal!
Meanwhile in the parallel story, shortly after the end of World War II the young Frank Lupo follows a Nazi "ratline" out of Europe. But what will he find when he reaches South America? And can he first survive a long sea voyage with desperate werewolves aboard? Or is there an even more dangerous creature?
“W.D. Gagliani returns to bring us another Nick Lupo novel, providing readers with the 6th installment, Wolf’s Blind. Like its predecessors, Gagliani weaves a riveting story filled with twists & turns, violence & exotic locales, and even a touch of sex. Clear, concise storytelling allows the reader to easily associate with what I can honestly say is one of horror fiction's most likeable leading men…or should I say leading wolves? You do not have to read the previous five books in the series to enjoy Wolf's Blind…but you will want to after reading this incredible offering of cross-genre fiction.”
—Michael Laimo, author of Deep in the Darkness and Dead Souls
“W.D. Gagliani drags you to the edge of your seat and keeps you there with the sheer power of his writing, all the way to the book’s chilling conclusion. It’s a helluva ride.”
—Len Maynard : Maynard Sims, author of the Department 18 series
THE X-FILES: TRUST NO ONE, edited by Jonathan Maberry (IDW)
The Table of Contents:
“Catatonia” by Tim Lebbon
“The Beast of Little Hill” by Peter Clines
“Oversight” by Aaron Rosenberg
“Dusk” by Paul Crilley
“Loving the Alien” by Stefan Petrucha
“Non Gratum Anus Rodentum” by Brian Keene
“Back in El Paso My Life Will be Worthless” by Keith R.A. DeCandido
“Paranormal Quest” by Ray Garton
“King of the Watery Deep” by Timothy Deal
“Sewers” by Gini Koch
“Clair de Lune” by W.D. Gagliani and David Benton
“It’s All in the Eyes” by Heather Graham
“The House on Hickory Hill” by Max Allan Collins
“Time and Tide” by Gayle Lynds and John C. Sheldon
“Statues” by Kevin J. Anderson
Available February 2013
ZIPPERED FLESH 2: More Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad
Smart Rhino Publications
Edited by Weldon Burge
So, you loved the first ZIPPERED FLESH anthology? Well, here are yet more tales of body enhancements that have gone horribly wrong! Chilling tales by some of the best horror writers today, determined to keep you fearful all night (and maybe even a little skittish during the day).
Bryan Hall "The Modern Adonis"
Shaun Meeks "Taut"
Lisa Mannetti "The Hunger Artist"
Carson Buckingham "Skin Deep"
Christine Morgan "The Sun-Snake"
Kate Monroe "Knowledge"
Daniel I. Russell "Prosthetics"
M.L. Roos "After Darque"
Rick Hudson "The Affair of the Jade Dragon"
JM Reinbold "The Future of Flesh"
E.A. Black "We're All Mad Here"
L.L. Soares "Seeds"
Doug Blakeslee Perfection
Kealan Patrick Burke "Underneath"
A.P. Sessler "The Perfect Size"
David Benton & W.D. Gagliani "Piper at the Gates"
Jonathan Templar "BabyDaddy"
Christian A. Larsen "The Little Things"
Shaun Jeffrey "Clockwork"
Jezzy Wolfe "Luscious"
Charles Colyott "Rapture"
Michael Bailey "Primal Tongue"
Nick Lupo is a good cop—with the instincts of a great detective…or maybe a wolf. Lupo has a lot in common with wolves, which is only natural considering he’s a werewolf. He’s battled the creature inside him for years, but now there’s another predator in the area. A bloodthirsty serial killer is leaving a gruesome trail of victims, and it’s up to Lupo to track him down and stop the slaughter. Will Lupo dare to unleash one beast to stop another?
WOLF'S EDGE is the 4th novel in the Wolf Cycle, featuring Nick Lupo...
From the back cover:
Can one werewolf stop a pack of super-wolves?
Nick Lupo is a homicide cop with a difference. He’s a werewolf. He’s worked hard to control his condition, but it isn’t easy to contain the beast inside him. It also means he has some very powerful enemies. Wolfpaw Security Services is a mercenary organization that wants Lupo dead. They want to infiltrate the US military with their own werewolves and they can’t let anyone—especially a fellow-werewolf like Lupo—stand in their way.
Wolfpaw’s genetic experiments have created a “super-wolf” nearly invulnerable to silver, and soon their ranks will be filled with these invincible warriors. Can one wolf—even a fierce beast like Lupo—face the fangs and claws of a pack of these killers and hope to survive?
Homicide cop -- and werewolf -- Nick Lupo has battled other werewolves before, killers who unlike Nick have no problem hunting human prey. So when a new series of savage animal attacks terrifies the area, Nick already has a suspect in mind. And he knows that if he's right it'll be up to him to destroy her. But even as he begins his surveillance, someone else is out there, watching them both. Someone with a very deadly plan. Someone who knows just what it takes to kill a werewolf.
"In Wolf's Bluff Gagliani once more proves that werewolves are scary as hell. The book is fast, vicious and thoroughly satisfying."
— Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Wolfman
"Wolf's Bluff is arguably the best novel in Gagliani's werewolf series. It's creepy, sexy, fast-paced and brimming with humanity."
— Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Far Dark Fields
"Wolf's Bluff will keep you biting your nails right up to its blood-drenched final. Gagliani sets a relentless pace from the first page and never lets up."
— John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The 13th
Some people are afraid there’s a wild animal on the loose, savagely tearing its victims apart. Others, like Nick Lupo, know better. Lupo knows a werewolf attack when he sees one. He should, since he’s a werewolf himself, though he’s been able to control his urges and maintain his secret. He’s also a homicide cop, so it may be up to him to hunt down one of his own kind. It looks like there’s a new werewolf in town, a rogue out only for blood. But looks can be deceiving.
What they said:
"Wolf's Gambit is that rare accomplishment in horror of a sequel that not only surpasses the power of the original but turns your expectations against you at every turn. W.D. Gagliani has taken the central conceit of Wolf's Trap and used it as a springboard for his most unpredictable, accomplished, and rewarding novel to date. His writing has never been crisper, his suspense never more nerve-wracking, and his dry humor so consistently refreshing. If you think you know what you'll be getting, trust me, you're wrong. Gagliani is fashioning an epic werewolf cycle here, one filled with terror, passion, violence, surprisingly affecting sensuality, and enough fantastical twists and turns to satisfy even the most jaded horror reader. Put your preconceptions aside and get ready for one hell of a ride."
— Gary A. Braunbeck, 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner and author of Coffin County and Far Dark Fields
"A great big bloody beast of a book that enthralls the reader on multiple levels. Vicious, gory, sexy, fascinating — part-supernatural thriller, part-police procedural, pure dynamite!"
— Edward Lee, author of Brides of the Impaler and The Golem
"If you're looking for the same-ol'-same-ol' werewolf story, W.D. Gagliani's Wolf's Gambit is definitely not for you. Gagliani takes a rehashed theme and breathes new life into it with a cast of memorable characters and relentless suspense. He masterfully weaves sensuality and horror throughout the story, taking the reader on a journey that redefines 'love at all costs.' Wolf's Gambit is one book you won't put down, and it's a story you'll never forget."
— Deborah LeBlanc, bestselling author of Water Witch
"Wolf's Gambit is the equivalent of a North Woods rollercoaster -- with each brutal twist the body count rises, but you never want the ride to end! This one goes for the throat over and over again, and as you slip through the slayings with Detective Lupo in a desperate race against time, the pages seem to turn themselves! I couldn't put it down!."
— John Everson, author of Covenant and Sacrifice
Wolf's Trap, the first Nick Lupo horror/noir, was a nominee for the Bram Stoker Award.
It will return in a new edition published by Samhain Publishing! Keep an eye out for date and info.
From the back cover:
Nick Lupo is a good cop — a bit of a renegade at times, with the instincts of a great detective…or maybe a wolf. Lupo has a lot in common with wolves, which is only natural — considering he’s a werewolf. He’s battled the creature inside him for years, but now there’s another predator in the area. A bloodthirsty serial killer is leaving a trail of victims, and it’s up to Lupo to track him down and stop the slaughter. Will Lupo dare to unleash one beast to stop another?
What they said about Wolf's Trap:
"Gagliani has brought bite back to the werewolf novel. The Wisconsin setting is brought vividly to life, as are the regional secondary characters . . . Wolf's Trap is a hirsute werewolf story that will grab you by the reading jugular and keep you clawing the pages until the story's exciting conclusion."
— CNN.com Headline News Book Lizard review by James Argendeli
"This is more than your typical werewolf novel, it is a glimpse into one man's inner struggle to control his darker impulses, even using them without being consumed by them ... Simply put, this book rocks. It's fun, exciting, gritty, sexy, and nasty, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a great read."
"Wolf’s Trap is a solid werewolf novel … Gagliani is skilled enough to make it more than readable, and he proves himself as a powerful new talent."
— The Horror Channel website
"From the moment you realize -- early on -- that hero cop Nick Lupo is a werewolf, this unique novel's claws have already dug deep into your skin. William D. Gagliani has deftly managed to blend several genres into a powerful mix -- Wolf's Trap is one part horror tale, one part police procedural, one part chase-thriller, and one part classic rock musical! The author had me from the get-go. What a ride...!"
— Raymond Benson, author of Sweetie's Diamonds, Face Blind, and
several James Bond continuation novels
"Wolf's Trap is fierce and unforgettable. Gagliani explores his characters' inner wounds and outward violence with equal, gut-wrenching effectiveness. The drama continues to build muscle as it gallops toward a no-holds barred finale."
— Brian Pinkerton, author of Abducted and Vengeance
"William Gagliani writes with the precision of a vivisectionist, pulling just the right nerve endings to make your skin crawl and your pulse race. Wolf's Trap catches you by the throat and shakes your senses hard. If there were any justice in the world, the novel would be on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Highly recommended."
— James A. Moore, author of Under the Overtree and the Stoker-nominated Serenity Falls
"Wolf's Trap rocks! William D. Gagliani imbues it with hard-edged wit and a wonderful detective-noir intensity worthy of Raymond Chandler. This werewolf novel will grab you by the scruff of the neck and shake you till you see stars!"
— Tamara Thorne, author of Thunder Road, Bad Things, and Candle Bay
"With Wolf's Trap, William Gagliani has begun to fulfill the promise made with his short fiction; this novel is by turns tough, suspenseful, poignant, surprisingly erotic, and, finally, beautifully measured. It can rightfully take its place alongside Harry Shannon's Night of the Werewolf and P.D. Cacek's Canyons as one of the best werewolf novels of the last ten years."
— Gary A. Braunbeck, author of Things Left Behind and In Silent Graves
"I have written elsewhere that one way to gauge the health of a genre is by counting the number of emerging *good* young writers. In the past year or so at least 20 excellent young writers have begun publishing short story collections and novels in the dark fiction field, indicating the field is healthy indeed. With Wolf's Trap, William Gagliani demonstrates that he is definitely one of the top members of this group. I recommend his book with no reservations."
— Gene O'Neill, author of The Burden of Indigo and Shadow of the Dark Angel
"Wolf's Trap is a riveting, disturbing, gut-wrenching -- and entertaining as all get-out -- journey into the darkest part of the human soul, and I loved every page! On the surface it's a taut, beautifully-crafted hybrid genre piece, a werewolf police procedural, but underneath the surface it's a rich psychological suspense story that resonates in all sorts of weird, fascinating ways. Nick Lupo is a brilliant creation in the noir-fantasy universe!"
— Jay Bonansinga, author The Black Mariah, Sick, The Killer's Game, and Oblivion
"William Gagliani's Wolf's Trap offers a unique spin on the werewolf fable and snares the reader right from the first page. Part horror tale, part crime novel, this is first-rate entertainment that will keep you reading deep into the moonlit night."
— Tom Piccirilli, author of A Choir of Ill Children and The Night Class
"I have generally been disappointed with the werewolf as subject for horror fiction. There have been a few exceptions but for the most part werewolf novels seem content to follow pretty much the same pattern every time. William Gagliani varies it sufficiently here to have held my interest in his suspenseful story that mixes serial murder with werewolves. The action also alternates between the wilderness and the less reputable parts of a big city, which is another kind of wilderness. He does a good job of making us care about his protagonist, and the twist — which I won't tell you about — is clever enough to keep you guessing until the end. Another small press title worth chasing down."
— Don D'Ammassa, writing in Chronicle (Dec 2003)
"I had a blast with Wolf's Trap! Well-developed characters, crisp prose, engaging subplots, Wolf's Trap is the perfect read for those who crave cross-genre works. Combining crime fiction with supernatural horror fiction, Wolf's Trap brought me back to the reason why I love a good scary read in the first place: it kept me enthralled with bated breath, turning the pages!"
-- J. F. Gonzalez, author of Shapeshifter, Clickers, and Maternal Instinct
"Cops, werewolves, serial killers, violence, and sex! You get it all! Bill Gagliani's Wolf's Trap, a cross-genre delight that offers the reader a smart and interesting police procedural, mixed in with clever lycanthropic themes, making this one of the more enjoyable horror/suspense novels of the year."
-- Michael Laimo, author of Deep In The Darkness, Sleepwalker, and Atmosphere
"William Gagliani's Wolf's Trap is a brisk, cross-genre romp that pulls no punches and offers genuine scares. I had a ball with it."
— Harry Shannon, author of Night of the Werewolf
"With Wolf's Trap, William Gagliani has managed to mix the best elements from different genres into a single potent mix of raw energy and sheer terror. Well written, and well paced, the horrors in Wolf's Trap are balanced by a delicious sexual tension that flows through it like an underground river of lava. This book flows hot, and ends with a big red bang. Recommended to anyone who likes their horror hot, wet and just a little bit nasty."
— Edo van Belkom, author of Scream Queen and Blood Road
"Wolf's Trap brings monsters to life through a pair of compelling characters and a plot that sets its teeth into the reader and won't let go. William Gagliani's careful attention to the nature of humanity, and inhumanity, sets up a story that prowls through genres while staying true to the realities of action and consequence. A fine addition to the lycanthropic literary canon."
-- Gerard Houarner, author of The Beast That Was Max and Road to Hell
"In Wolf's Trap William D. Gagliani writes of monsters -- the kind that haunted our nightmares as children and the all-too-human predator who looks 'just like us.' Gagliani is a natural storyteller and the story he tells not only makes the reader re-examine their thoughts on MONSTERS, but allows us to look into both the mind and souls of two very different kinds. Shall I say it was a 'howling' good read?"
— P.D. Cacek, Author of Canyons
"Bill Gagliani's Wolf's Trap blends all the elements of a cross-genre novel -- plot, character, setting, conflict and opposition so seamlessly and with such a haunting prose it made me feel every character -- from Nick Lupo to the lowest degenerate on earth -- is real and made of flesh. Wolf's Trap pounces and I was caught in the jaws of the trap and could not escape until I finished page last."
— Robert W. Walker, Author of the highly acclaimed Instinct and Edge Series
"A top-notch lunar-challenged hero, a villain bent on painful revenge, a deliciously developed plot. I read the last half in one sitting on, appropriately, a night with a full moon. Bravo!"
— Elaine Bergstrom, Author of Shattered Glass and Nocturne
"The best werewolf novel since The Howling!"
— J.A. Konrath, Author of Whiskey Sour
"Wolf's Trap delivers plenty of sex and violence, as all good werewolf books should. [The] pacing is solid and the climax is riveting. Werewolf fans should be more than pleased with this solid effort."
— Flesh & Blood Magazine
"Hey man, the musical score alone in Wolf's Trap as it plays in your head is worth the price of admission. Bill Gagliani is my main man. Can't wait for his next."
-- Evan Kingsbury, author of Fire & Flesh
"Wolf's Trap is written like a screenplay: quick cuts between different points of view, rapid scenes, short chapters, and a tendency toward snappy dialogue."
Tormented Vietnam veteran Rick Brant is forced to use his inconsistent and unreliable psychic ability when his beloved 19-year old niece, Kit, is kidnapped from a busy mall. Realizing that Kit has been snatched for auction by an international sexual slavery ring, Brant reconnects with his Vietnam buddies, some of them ex-cops, to help him pry her from the clutches of the ruthless Goran ("the Serb") and his gang. Her ultimate destination may be a modern harem, a brothel, a dungeon, or one of the Serb's kinky slavery clubs. Or worse. As the horror of Kit's captivity increases daily, Brant becomes rescuer, avenging angel -- and executioner. In his quest, he may find redemption for his own past sins.
What they said:
"(L)et it be known that Gagliani is one of the best authors in the business today when it comes to producing gut-wrenching, violent prose. When he sets out to write a scene that is designed to knock you off your feet, you can bet that he’s going to succeed in spades. His powerful words leap out of the book and throttle the reader into submission, riveting their eyes to the page ... Gagliani is a powerful writer, and a talent that deserves to be known throughout more of the horror community, and the literary landscape at large."
— Colum, DreadfulTales.com
"The action in this book is incredible. As I got closer to the pinnacle of the plot, it was as if I could not read fast enough. My eyes flew across the words, hungry for what would happen next. I was surprised at some of the twists and turns, and when the story was over, I was exhausted. It was that intense ... I think that male readers especially will devour this book, with vigor. I also think there is a good market for other female thriller fans who, like me, will appreciate the book in a much different way than men."
— Tiffany Harkleroad, Tiffany's Bookshelf
"This is a fantastic read but be warned... it is definitely not a PG-13 rated book. Although the author warned me about the explicit sex and violence in this book when he contacted me as a reviewer, I was still not prepared for the graphic dreams and flashbacks of a Viet Nam Tunnel Rat veteran suffering from PTSD. I have obviously been sheltered by friends and relatives who are veterans of that war ... Thus warned (but be prepared) don't miss out on this fantastic suspense thriller."
— Lynnette's Book World
"All in all, I cannot recommend Savage Nights enough. Gagliani has crafted a scary, nail-biting, make-you-sick thriller that doesn't hold punches or back away from the ugly side of war, death, and modern-day sex slavery."
— Judy Black, Judy Black Cloud (blog)
"I was familiar with Gagliani's horror work but I'm pleased to see he can take it to the streets, too. Tense, raw, and rich with drama and passion. Gagliani's a keeper."
— Scott Nicholson, best-selling author of Liquid Fear, The Skull Ring, The Red Church
"W.D. Gagliani writes with an almost stream of consciousness style of prose that pulled me right into the story. The characters are living, breathing masses of contradiction. The plotting is exceptional. The action is non-stop ... Picture this. If Sam Peckinpah wrote a novel, how would it read? Probably like this one ... Download it now. Read it and hold on tight."
— D.E. Mack, author of Least Wanted and Identity Crisis
"Mysteries & Mayhem (is) a very fitting title for such an ambitious little collection of short horror stories. Luckily, the book lives up to its name, and delivers on both the noir-ish feeling of some of the yarns, to the outright insanity and action that accompany the rest. Gagliani, as you well know, is a master wordsmith capable of bending words to his will. Benton, a newcomer to this reader, is obviously on par, holding his own and then some. The direction that these two take with these tales is not easily defined, as they jump from Dark and Sinister, to Erotic, over to a black-tinged humor, on to straight-up procedural, and then back again.
Gagliani and Benton are a writing team made in horror heaven.
Brilliantly relentless, sometimes nasty, and completely worth it, Mysteries & Mayhem is not only a highly recommended by from Dreadful Tales, but also a must have for anyone needing a W.D. Gagliani fix at a low price."
— Colum, DreadfulTales.com
Thrillers: The 100 Must-Reads
Edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner
Hardcover, 408 pages
The most riveting reads in history meet today's biggest thriller writers... Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads examines 100 seminal works of suspense through essays contributed by such esteemed modern thriller writers as: David Baldacci, Steve Berry, Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Heather Graham, John Lescroart, Gayle Lynds, Katherine Neville, Michael Palmer, James Rollins, R. L. Stine, and many more.
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads features 100 works — from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity, Dracula to Deliverance, Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October — deemed must-reads by the International Thriller Writers organization.
Much more than an anthology, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads goes deep inside the most notable thrillers published over the centuries. Through lively, spirited, and thoughtful essays that examine each work's significance, impact, and influence, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads provides both historical and personal perspective on those spellbinding works that have kept readers on the edge of their seats for centuries.
Table of Contents
Homer’s The Iliad and the Odyssey (7th Century B.C.) — William Bernhardt
Beowulf (between 700 and 1000 A.D.) — Andrew Klavan
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1605–1606) — A.J. Hartley
Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719–1722) — David Liss
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818) — Gary Braver
James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans (1826) — Rick Wilber
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) — Katherine Neville
Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo (1845) — Francine Mathews
Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White (1860) — Douglas Preston
Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (1874) — D. P. Lyle
H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines (1885) — Norman L. Rubenstein
Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1886) — Sarah Langan
Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) — Michael Palmer
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) — Carole Nelson Douglas
H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898) — Steven M. Wilson
Rudyard Kipling’s Kim (1901) — Tom Grace
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901) — Laura Benedict
Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1902) — H. Terrell Griffin
Erskine Childers’s The Riddle of the Sands (1903) — Christine Kling
Jack London’s The Sea Wolf (1904) — Jim Fusilli
Baroness Emma Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905) — Lisa Black
Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan of the Apes (1912) — Craig Reed
Marie Belloc Lowndes’s The Lodger (1913) — James A. Moore
John Buchan’s The Thirty—Nine Steps (1915) — Janet Berliner
E. Phillips Oppenheim’s The Great Impersonation (1920) — Justin Scott
Richard Connell’s "The Most Dangerous Game" (1924) — Katherine Ramsland
W. Somerset Maugham’s Ashenden or The British Agent (1928) — Melodie Johnson Howe
P. G. Wodehouse’s Summer Lightning (1929) — R.L. Stine
Edgar Wallace’s King Kong (1933) — Kathleen Sharp
Lester Dent’s Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1933) — Mark T. Sullivan
James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) — Joe R. Lansdale
Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca (1938) — Allison Brennan
Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (1939) — David Morrell
Eric Ambler’s A Coffin for Dimitrios (1939) — Ali Karim
Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Male (1939) — David Morrell
Helen Macinnes’s Above Suspicion (1941) — Gayle Lynds
Cornell Woolrich’s "Rear Window" (1942) — Thomas F. Monteleone
Vera Caspary’s Laura (1943) — M. J. Rose
Kenneth Fearing’s The Big Clock (1946) — Lincoln Child
Graham Greene’s The Third Man (1950) — Rob Palmer
Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train (1950) — David Baldacci
Mickey Spillane’s One Lonely Night (1951) — Max Allan Collins
Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me (1952) — Scott Nicholson
Ernest K. Gann’s The High and the Mighty (1953) — Ward Larsen
Jack Finney’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955) — James Rollins
Hammond Innes’s The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1956) — Matt Lynn
Ian Fleming’s From Russia with Love (1957) — Raymond Benson
Alistair MacLean’s The Guns of Navarone (1957) — Larry Gandle
Richard Condon’s The Manchurian Candidate (1959) — Robert S. Levinson
Len Deighton’s The Ipcress File (1962) — Jeffery Deaver
Fletcher Knebel & Charles W. Bailey’s Seven Days in May (1962) — James Grady
Lionel Davidson’s The Rose of Tibet (1962) — Milton C. Toby
Richard Stark’s (Donald E. Westlake’s) The Hunter aka Point Blank (1962) — Duane Swierczynski
John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) — Denise Hamilton
WILBUR SMITH'S WHEN THE LION FEEDS (1964) — W. D. GAGLIANI*****
Evelyn Anthony’s The Rendezvous (1967) — Sandra Brown
Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain (1969) — Josh Conviser
James Dickey’s Deliverance (1970) — Terry Watkins
Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal (1971) — F. Paul Wilson
Brian Garfield’s Death Wish (1972) — John Lescroart
David Morrell’s First Blood (1972) — Steve Berry
Trevanian’s The Eiger Sanction (1972) — Lee Goldberg
Charles McCarry’s The Tears of Autumn (1974) — Hank Wagner
Peter Benchley’s Jaws (1974) — P. J. Parrish
William Goldman’s Marathon Man (1974) — Hank Wagner
James Grady’s Six Days of the Condor (1974) — Mark Terry
Jack Higgins’s The Eagle Has Landed (1975) — Zoë Sharp
Joseph Wambaugh’s The Choirboys (1975) — James O. Born
Clive Cussler’s Raise the Titanic! (1976) — Grant Blackwood
Ira Levin’s The Boys from Brazil (1976) — Daniel Kalla
Robin Cook’s Coma (1977) — C J Lyons
Ken Follett’s Eye of the Needle (1978) — Tess Gerritsen
Ross Thomas’s Chinaman’s Chance (1978) — David J. Montgomery
John D. MacDonald’s The Green Ripper (1979) — J. A. Konrath
Justin Scott’s The Shipkiller (1979) — Lawrence Light
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity (1980) — Linda L. Richards
Eric Van Lustbader’s The Ninja (1980) — J. D. Rhoades
Thomas Harris’s Red Dragon (1981) — Bev Vincent
Jack Ketchum’s Off Season (1981) — Blake Crouch
Thomas Perry’s The Butcher’s Boy (1982) — Robert Liparulo
Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October (1984) — Chris Kuzneski
F. Paul Wilson’s The Tomb (1984) — Heather Graham
Andrew Vachss’s Flood (1985) — Barry Eisler
Stephen King’s Misery (1987) — Chris Mooney
Nelson DeMille’s The Charm School (1988) — J. T. Ellison
Dean Koontz’s Watchers (1988) — Lee Thomas
Katherine Neville’s The Eight (1988) — Shirley Kennett
Peter Straub’s Koko (1988) — Hank Wagner
John Grisham’s The Firm (1991) — M. Diane Vogt
R.L. Stine’s Silent Night (1991) — Jon Land
James Patterson’s Along Came a Spider (1992) — Mary SanGiovanni
Stephen Hunter’s Point of Impact (1993) — Christopher Rice
John Lescroart’s The 13th Juror (1994) — Karna Small Bodman
Sandra Brown’s The Witness (1995) — Deborah LeBlanc
David Baldacci’s Absolute Power (1996) — Rhodi Hawk
Gayle Lynds’s Masquerade (1996) — Hank Phillippi Ryan
Lee Child’s Killing Floor (1997) — Marcus Sakey
Jeffery Deaver’s The Bone Collector (1997) — Jeffrey J. Mariotte
Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code (2003) — Steve Berry
Contains my award-winning Civil War zombie story, "Until Hell Calls Our Names."
Includes the article "Take a Scalpel to Those Tropes," by W.D. Gagliani