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In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg’s action-packed sequel to the Washington Post bestseller True Fiction, a hapless writer is pitted against an enemy nation mounting a treacherous plot lifted from one of his thrillers.
Everybody loves Ian Ludlow’s action novels—especially the CIA—because the spies know something the public doesn’t: his fictional plots have a frightening tendency to come true. Ian is in Hong Kong with his resourceful assistant Margo French to research his wildest story yet—a deadly global conspiracy by Chinese intelligence to topple the United States.
What Ian doesn’t know is that his horrifying scenario is happening and that the Chinese mistakenly believe he’s an undercover superspy assigned to foil their scheme. Now Ian is trapped in his own terrifying thriller, on the run from assassins, and racing against time to prevent an epic disaster. He’s written himself into a corner that could cost his life…and his country.
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“Lee Goldberg has written an action-packed sequel to True Fiction…walk[ing] a fine line between satire and action with exciting and hilarious results. The story reflects current news cycles with the economy and America’s relations with China, and with Goldberg’s talent for telling fun stories, the end result is a blast.” —Associated Press
“[Killer Thriller] crackles with pitch-perfect dialogue and terrific scene-setting…Goldberg adds a contemporary edge and approach to a tried-and-true theme, crafting a thriller that packs a ton of fun into every page.” —BookTrib
“Intrigue, dry humor, fast-paced action and an ‘it could really happen’ plot sets Killer Thriller up among the best of the spy caper novels.” —Authorlink
“The pleasure here is watching Goldberg mock the thriller form while creating a first-rate one, boiling with chases, fights, sweaty-palm tension, snappy dialogue, and glamorous, exotic locations—this time, post-Maugham Hong Kong and its stunning outdoor escalators. It’s really a sophisticated exercise in metafiction: commenting on narrative while creating it.” —Booklist
“Goldberg’s thrillers are some of the wittiest around, and his newest doesn’t disappoint…A meta-thriller that’s genuinely heart-pounding but also clever enough to keep you smiling and reading on.” —CrimeReads
“A solid thriller that moves fast and is tons of fun. It’s rare for a sequel to be better than the original, but Lee Goldberg’s Killer Thriller takes Ian Ludlow to new heights. Die-hard fans of the genre should definitely check this one out.” —The Real Book Spy
“Like its predecessor, Killer Thriller is a helluva lot of fun to read…A genuine kick-ass thrill-ride of a novel.” —Paperback Warrior
“An original and riveting read from cover to cover…Author Lee Goldberg showcases a genuine flair as a novelist for narrative-driven storytelling and [the ability] to create memorable characters that will linger in the mind long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf.” —Midwest Book Review
“Lee Goldberg has done it again…A great read, jam-packed with compelling characters, thrilling set pieces, laugh-out-loud humor, and plenty of affectionate jabs at thrillers, both literary and cinematic.” —Mystery Scene
“Killer Thriller is a laugh-out-loud thrill ride in which life imitates art imitating life.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“Killer Thriller grabs you from page one with brilliant wit, sharply honed suspense, and a huge helping of pure originality.” —Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author
“A delight from start to finish, a round-the-world, thrill-a-minute, laser-guided missile of a book.” —Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Judgment
“Killer Thriller is an action-packed treasure filled with intrigue, engaging characters, and exciting, well-rendered locales. With Goldberg’s hyper-clever plotting, dialogue, and wit on every page, readers are in for a blast with this one!” —Mark Greaney, New York Times bestselling author of the Gray Man series
Other books by Lee Goldberg
Pros & Cons
Watch Me Die
Mr Monk Gets Even
Mr Monk is a Mess
Diagnosis Murder: The Last Word
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