In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times and USA Today best seller FaceOff, 22 of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology. MatchUp takes the never-before-seen best seller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. Eleven of the world's best female thriller writers, from Diana Gabaldon to Charlaine Harris, are paired with 11 of the world's best male thriller writers.
John’s trip to India starts badly when he finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train station cubicle. His life is saved by the enigmatic Rick, who persuades John to abandon his mundane plans for the future for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan where they pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of beautiful girls, free drugs and wild beach parties. Soon pursued by Thai Mafia, they escape to Indonesia, Australia, and Hong Kong, facing danger at every turn.
Tyler and Aiden are boyfriends living in 1950s America. They're gay and proud, but not exactly out. Most of the people in their small Ohio town know that they're more than just roommates, and most people are willing to look the other way. But that doesn't mean the two men are living in domestic bliss. There's still the bricks through their window, and drunkards looking for a fight on their front porch.
Steed and Dr. Keel return to action in these four re-creations of classic lost episodes. 'Hot Snow'. Written by Ray Rigby, adapted by John Dorney. When an incomprehensible tragedy strikes on what should have been the happiest day of David Keel's life, he is left traumatised. Confronted with an apparently motiveless crime, he feels compelled to investigate and is drawn into London's seedy underworld of drug smuggling.
"Jolly good fun"
They joined for their country. They fought for each other. When war breaks out in 1914, Mark Fenner and his Sheffield friends immediately flock to Kitchener's call. Amid waving flags and boozy celebration, the three men - Fen, his best friend Locky and self-assured Frank, rival for the woman Fen loves - enlist as volunteers to take on the Germans and win glory.
"A superb Great War historical novel"
Steed and Dr Keel return to action in these four re-creations of classic lost episodes.
In The Way to Win, two of the country's most accomplished political reporters explain what separates the victors from the victims in the unforgiving environment of modern presidential campaigns.
"Witty and Windy"
Many people believe that the New World Order is rapidly closing in on our personal liberties. Even our identities are being stolen. ID Cards are being forced upon the British and press freedom is a thing of the past as journalists are told what to say and what not to say.But there is a group of people who refuse to take this oppressive Big Brother State attitude lying down. They are speaking out for our freedom and they say it's time we all stood up to be counted.
"Sovereign Citizen's paranoid rant"
There was someone standing further along the beach, facing out to sea. An old man dressed in...I blinked...battle fatigues? Second World War US by the looks of the helmet. I looked on for a moment, squinting into the sun-streaked coconut smoke. "You won’t like Bonga’s Guest House, I can tell you now. Maximo Bonga," said the fisherman’s wife. She was lost for words, shaking her head. "Maximum Bongo?" I asked. "Bonga," she said. "It means flamboyant." Based on a true story.
[Contains explicit content] On the "Toys" episode of Doctor Sex Reese, a husband wants to expand his horizons but inadvertently ruins one of the few innocent pleasures left to the doctor. Also, we meet Jeremy, one of the few people more scared of sex and intimacy than Dr. Reese.
Are you tired of the system you live in? Are you sick of being told how to live, what to eat, what to do and say and think? Should life really be like this? One man in England has taken a stand against the tide and cried out "No More!" His name is John James Harris and he has declared himself to be a Freeman of England using ancient laws of the land.