Author: Marcus Sakey

I'm a novelist, which means I make a living telling lies. Hopefully they keep you up at night or make you miss your train stop. My books have been named New York Time's Editor's Picks, selected among Esquire's Top 5 Novels of The Year, and optioned for film by Ben Affleck and Tobey Maguire.

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AFTERLIFE

AFTERLIFE
  • Number: B01NGT8YVM
  • Release: 2017-07-18
  • Author: Marcus Sakey
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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Soon to be a major motion picture from Imagine Entertainment and producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.

Between life and death lies an epic war, a relentless manhunt through two worlds…and an unforgettable love story.

The last thing FBI agent Will Brody remembers is the explosion—a thousand shards of glass surfing a lethal shock wave.

He wakes without a scratch.

The building is in ruins. His team is gone. Outside, Chicago is dark. Cars lie abandoned. No planes cross the sky. He’s relieved to spot other people—until he sees they’re carrying machetes.

Welcome to the afterlife.

Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic.

Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love…with Will Brody.

But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect—and all that matters to Will and Claire is getting back to each other.

From the author of the million-copy bestselling Brilliance Trilogy comes a mind-bending thriller that explores our most haunting and fundamental question: What if death is just the beginning?


Written in Fire - The Brilliance Trilogy, #3

Written in Fire
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781477827642
  • Release: 2016-01-12
  • Author: Marcus Sakey
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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The explosive conclusion to the bestselling Brilliance Trilogy

For thirty years humanity struggled to cope with the brilliants, the 1 percent of people born with remarkable gifts. For thirty years we tried to avoid a devastating civil war.

We failed.

The White House is a smoking ruin. Madison Square Garden is an internment camp. In Wyoming, an armed militia of thousands marches toward a final, apocalyptic battle.

Nick Cooper has spent his life fighting for his children and his country. Now, as the world staggers on the edge of ruin, he must risk everything he loves to face his oldest enemy—a brilliant terrorist so driven by his ideals that he will sacrifice humanity’s future to achieve them.

From “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly) comes the blistering conclusion to the acclaimed series that is a “forget-to-pick-up-milk, forget-to-water-the-plants, forget-to-eat total immersion experience” (Gillian Flynn).


A Better World - The Brilliance Trilogy, #2

A Better World
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781477823941
  • Release: 2014-06-17
  • Author: Marcus Sakey
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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The brilliants changed everything.

Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we’d only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person’s most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.

Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Supermarket shelves stand empty. 911 calls go unanswered. Fanatics are burning people alive.

Nick Cooper has always fought to make the world better for his children. As both a brilliant and an advisor to the president of the United States, he’s against everything the terrorists represent. But as America slides toward a devastating civil war, Cooper is forced to play a game he dares not lose—because his opponents have their own vision of a better world.

And to reach it, they’re willing to burn this one down.

From Marcus Sakey, “the master of the mindful page turner” (Gillian Flynn) and “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly), Book Two of the Brilliance Saga is a relentless thrill ride that will change the way you look at your world—and the people around you.


Brilliance - The Brilliance Trilogy, #1

Brilliance
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781611099690
  • Release: 2013-07-16
  • Author: Marcus Sakey
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.

From Marcus Sakey, “a modern master of suspense” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.