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House of Eight Orchids
by James Thayer
In 1912, John Wade and his brother, William—children of the American consul—were kidnapped off the street in Chungking, China, and raised in the house of Eunuch Chang, the city’s master criminal. Twenty-five years later, John is the eunuch’s most valuable ward, a trained assassin and swindler, and William has become a talented...
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The Earhart Betrayal
by James Thayer
"James Thayer is a master of the genre, as good as Clancy, Child and Forsyth.” -- Stephen Coonts. A desperate search to discover World War II’s last secret. In 1946 Singapore, American Agent Joseph Snow investigates Amelia Earhart’s 1937 flight around the world as a cover for a secret reconnaissance mission to retrieve...
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Show or Tell? A Powerful Lesson on a Crucial Writing Skill
by James Thayer
The New York Times Book Review said James Thayer's "writing is smooth and clear. It wastes no words, and it has a rhythm that only confident stylists achieve." Just as stent and laparoscopy are surgery terms of art, show and tell are writing terms of art. They refer to a technique that novelist Robert Sawyer says is “among the...
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The Stettin Secret
by James Thayer
"A fine thriller, full of spies and suspense. . . . Fascinating." -- Milwaukee Journal. In the rubble of a ruined city, three men struggle for the ultimate prize of war: survival. The year is 1947. In the war-ravaged city of Stettin, Poland, a mammoth Nazi aircraft carrier is docked. Its name is Graf Zeppelin , and Stalin...
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The Hess Cross
by James Thayer
“A rousing spy melodrama . . . for anyone who cannot resist history’s ‘what might have beens'“ -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A kidnapping that may deliver the world to Nazi domination. Deputy Führer Rudolph Hess, long presumed a defector from Hitler’s inner circle, is in fact the deadliest double-agent of the war....
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White Star
by James Thayer
“A heart-thumping thriller. . . .” – Boston Globe The world’s two deadliest snipers hunt each other, playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Owen Gray is a legendary Marine Corps sniper with 96 kills—the most in Corps history--but he has retired from the military and is now a federal prosecutor in New York City....
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Man of the Century
by James Thayer
“A breezy, impeccably researched picaresque.” – Kirkus, starred review. One glance from a stunning redhead sends Woodrow Lowe on a desperate 25-year odyssey. It is 1879, and Woodrow Lowe is the fifteen-year-old son of a Boston saloon keeper, who is chums with the great bare knuckle prizefighter John L. Sullivan. John L....
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The Boxer and the Poet: Something of A Romance
by James Thayer
“A fantastic and fast paced adventure filled with so many interesting and fascinating characters. The chemistry between the weary battle scared boxer Dennis and the beautiful socialite Isobel is mesmerizing. I found this book almost impossible to put down and James Thayer has a brand new fan in me.” -- Midwest Book Review. A...
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Ringer
by James Thayer
“By far the most enjoyable thriller of the season.” -- Chicago Tribune . One man can stop the countdown to a new world war. The Soviet Union has based its new bombers, the Blackjacks, in Cuba. With their stealth technology and cruise missiles with the capacity to destroy a third of American cities, the American president has...
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The Gold Swan: A Novel
by James S Thayer
"Thayer paints a rich picture of Hong Kong politics as well as of the world of international architecture" ( Publishers Weekly ) in this gripping thriller about the world's most famous architect, who makes a fatal mistake in building the world's tallest skyscraper for the Chinese government. To mark five thousand years of civilization...
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Force 12
by James S Thayer
MICHAEL CRICHTON'S AIRFRAME MEETS SEBASTIAN JUNGER'S THE PERFECT STORM IN A BRILLIANT, FAST-PACED TECHNO-THRILLER ABOUT A YACHT RACE ACROSS THE PACIFIC THAT DRAWS SAILORS READY TO RUN ANY RISK -- EVEN MURDER -- TO WIN. From the author of Terminal Event comes Force 12, the story of a world-famous software billionaire, Rex...
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Terminal Event: A Novel
by James S Thayer
When Joe Durant gets news of an airplane crash outside Seattle, a "terminal event" with no survivors, the distressed former National Transportation Safety Board investigator rushes to the site -- his wife was one of the passengers. Desperate to find answers for his devastated fifteen-year-old daughter, his hunt for clues becomes...
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Pursuit
by James Thayer
"Belongs in the same company as The Day of the Jackal . . . Brutal, brisk, and believable . . . . The finale sings." -- New York Daily News. A strategy born of desperation: an assassination to end the war. Only one event can turn the tide. Hitler believes that the death of one man—Franklin Delano Roosevelt—will save Nazi...
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