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Final Seconds

David August, John Lutz

ISBN 9780786024797
Publish Date 9/1/2008
Format ePub
Categories Thriller/Suspense

One Moment From Death. . .

Will Harper was an NYPD hero. Then fate, a fiery blast, and departmental politics burned down his career. Now Will is again in the line of fire as a disgraced FBI profiler pulls him back into the action--on a hunt for a serial killer authorities don't even know about yet.

One Step From A Killer. . .

Somewhere out there a man has been following a plan, choosing his victims, learning from his mistakes with every attack as he crisscrosses the country in a pattern that means everything to him. Former FBI legend Harold Addleman has seen the pattern and brought Harper into the case--while the bureau is in dangerous denial. For Harper, holding on to a marriage and a life after police work, the search suddenly turns frantic, bizarre, and personal. Because the killer he's hunting knows exactly who he is, where he's been, and how to take him out of this hunt--forever. . .

"Fast-paced . . . Edge-of-your-seat suspense mixes well with a hefty dose of reality." --Publishers Weekly

"Clever cat-and-mouse game."--Kirkus Reviews

"Lutz always delivers the goods, and this is no exception."--Booklist

About David August:

David August is the author, with veteran mystery writer John Lutz, of the thriller Final Seconds, published in November 1998 by Kensington Publishing. The Lutz-August collaboration began with the short story Toad Crossing, which appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine in 1996 and was chosen for the collection, The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories.

David August is the pseudonym of David Linzee, who has published four mystery novels under his own name, Death in Connecticut, Discretion, Belgravia, and Housebreaker.

He lives in University City, Missouri, where he edits his neighborhood newsletter, reviews movies for the town paper, and write features for St. Louis Magazine. He also teaches writing at the local branch of the University of Missouri. For a long time he has been a reader for the Book of the Month Club. A member of Mystery Writers of America, he has served on its Board of Directors and on numerous Edgar Award committees.

He is married to Claire Cain Linzee, a medical editor and video producer. His outside interests are scuba diving, running marathons, and cooking.

You can write to David August at 816 Eastgate, St. Louis, MO 63130.


About John Lutz:

John Lutz published his first short story in 1966 in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and has been publishing regularly ever since. His work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective--virtually every mystery sub-genre. He is the author of more than thirty-five novels and 250 short stories and articles. His novels and short fiction have been translated into virtually every language and adapted for almost every medium. He is a past president of both Mystery Writers of America and Private Eye Writers of America. Among his awards are the MWA Edgar, the PWA Shamus, The Trophee 813 Award for best mystery short story collection translated into the French language, the PWA Life Achievement Award, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Golden Derringer Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of two private eye series, the Nudger series, set in his home town of St. Louis, and the Carver series, set in Florida, as well as many non-series suspense novels. His SWF SEEKS SAME was made into the hit movie SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and his novel THE EX was made into the HBO original movie of the same title, for which he co-authored the screenplay.

When Lutz isn't writing, he's reading, following baseball, dining out with friends, or going to movies. He's a serious movie buff and is on the Mystery Writers of America committee this year for the Edgar Award for best mystery movie.

Lutz and his wife, Barbara, split their time between St. Louis and Sarasota, Florida.

Photo credit: Phil Shoulberg Photography


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