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First Thrills

High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors

Introduced and edited by Lee Child with an afterword by Steve Berry

Forge Books

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills.  Showcasing many of the organization's bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre, here are twenty-five brand-new, never-before published, stories packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem.

*A cunning criminal thinks he can use a child to take the rap for his crimes.

*A hospital intern turned body-snatcher.

*A priest who comes face to face with his wife’s murderer on death row.

*A confederate soldier comes home to his love, but changed by more than just the war….he comes back wrong.

*The discovery of a flying saucer in the deep sea brings one man to the brink of a massive revelation.

*A dying man’s last request proves to his ex-wife that he’s still rotten to the core. 

*A clandestine operative finds himself caught in a wicked game of confusion . . . but who is calling the shots?  

 No matter what type of thriller you read, you’ll find something here that will entertain you . . . and perhaps a new writer you’ll cherish for years to come.

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The Thief
 
GREGG HURWITZ
 
Momma came into the living room and asked where I got the Power Rangers pencil case and I didn’t say anything. I just scrunched my eyes shut tight and pretended I’d gone away.
She said, “Tommy, you’re a teenager. You can’t keep stealing stuff from the kindergarten kids. If I call Mrs. Connelly and she says something went missing, you’ll be in big trouble and you’ll skip dinner.”
The last part about skipping dinner floated in through my scrunched eyes and settled in my stomach and made it
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 "This is hands down one of the best short story collections you're ever likely to read.... A masterful collection."
--Booklist (Starred Review)

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    First Thrills

    High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors

    Introduced and edited by Lee Child with an afterword by Steve Berry

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