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Member:scgervais
Title:Thriller 2
Authors:Clive (ed) Cussler
Info:Mira/ Mills & Boon (2010), Paperback, 624 pages
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Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down by Clive Cussler (Editor)

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A solid collection of thriller short stories. I bought it because five of them were nominated for CWA Dagger Awards. Some stories are pretty good, some are only all right. All in all a good collection to bring on a holiday (if you can lift it!) ( )
  jbrubacher | Jun 21, 2010 |
An interesting collection of short stories, well worth the purchase. I haven't read the first one, but I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it! ( )
  jimrob | Jun 6, 2010 |
Thriller 2, edited by Clive Cussler, is an original anthology of short stories by the likes of Jeffery Deaver, David Hewson, Lisa Jackson, Ridley Pearson, R. L. Stine and Simon Wood (to name just a few), all in the wide-ranging genre of "thrillers." In this case, that can mean everything from covert military operations to police procedurals to action adventure to murder mystery. As with all such volumes, I liked some stories more than others, but generally speaking they were all pretty well written - although I could see the end coming from miles away in many cases. My main quibble with the book, though, lies with the introductions to each story, provided by editor Cussler - I felt that he gave far too much away in his trying-to-draw-you-in descriptions of each tale, it just annoyed me no end. So if you chose to read the book, just skip the intros - or go back to them after finishing each story - it'll save you some aggravation! Somewhat recommended, not terribly highly though. ( )
  thefirstalicat | Dec 8, 2009 |
First thriller was better. Some great and some poor. ( )
  pharrm | Oct 6, 2009 |
Unlike the first 'Thriller' anthology, this is original, not reprint. Ergo, the quality will be lower, in general. That is the case, as at 3.28 number we have a pretty standard run of the mill original anthology number.

As such, a couple of good stories, several decent entries, and the rest.

Jeffrey Deaver and Philip Margolin the pick of this bunch.

A range of genres - plenty of crime stories, some soldiers, the odd spy, and even one fantasy story and a horror tale.

Thriller 2 : THE WEAPON - Jeffery Deaver
Thriller 2 : REMAKING - Blake Crouch
Thriller 2 : ICED - Harry Hunsicker
Thriller 2 : JUSTICE SERVED - Mariah Stewart
Thriller 2 : THE CIRCLE - David Hewson
Thriller 2 : ROOMFUL OF WITNESSES - R.L. Stine
Thriller 2 : THE HOUSE ON PINE TERRACE - Phillip Margolin
Thriller 2 : THE DESERT HERE AND THE DESERT FAR AWAY - Marcus Sakey
Thriller 2 : ON THE RUN - Carla Neggers
Thriller 2 : CAN YOU HELP ME OUT HERE? - Robert Ferrigno
Thriller 2 : CROSSED DOUBLE - Joe Hartlaub
Thriller 2 : THE LAMENTED - Lawrence Light
Thriller 2 : VINTAGE DEATH - Lisa Jackson
Thriller 2 : SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF - Tim Maleeny
Thriller 2 : A CALCULATED RISK - Sean Chercover
Thriller 2 : THE FIFTH WORLD - Javier Sierra
Thriller 2 : GHOST WRITER - Gary Braver
Thriller 2 : THROUGH A VEIL DARKLY - Kathleen Antrim
Thriller 2 : BEDTIME FOR MR. LI - David J. Montgomery
Thriller 2 : PROTECTING THE INNOCENT - Simon Wood
Thriller 2 : WATCH OUT FOR MY GIRL - Joan Johnston
Thriller 2 : KILLING TIME - Jon Land
Thriller 2 : BOLDT'S BROKEN ANGEL - Ridley Pearson

Black interrogation setup.

4 out of 5

Abduction wait.

3 out of 5

Bijoux's balls kill.

3.5 out of 5

Gonna get 'em. Dad's gonna get me.

3 out of 5

Explosive pseudopregnancy.

3 out of 5

Chimp retirement rage, in spades.

4 out of 5

Cop love sting.

4 out of 5

Soldier habit breakup.

3 out of 5

Cold gold fugitive.

3.5 out of 5

Quicksand thief end.

3.5 out of 5

Dad solution.

3.5 out of 5

Kill you, Mister Man.

2.5 out of 5

Bong bong shooting protection.

3 out of 5

Writing thrills.

2.5 out of 5

Assassin boat island.

3.5 out of 5

Dead god dimension shift.

3.5 out of 5

Tired writer good end.

2.5 out of 5

Kill President, maybe?

3 out of 5

Chinese spy hit, embarrassing.

3.5 out of 5

Crazy sibling kill.

3 out of 5

Triangle find.

3 out of 5

School terror rescue.

3.5 out of 5

Flying killer.

3.5 out of 5

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2009/09/thriller-2-clive-cussler.html ( )
  bluetyson | Sep 17, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cussler, CliveEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Antrim, KathleenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Braver, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chercover, SeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crouch, BlakeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deaver, JefferyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferrigno, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hartlaub, JoeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hewson, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunsicker, HarryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnston, JoanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Land, JonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Light, LawrenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maleeny, TimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Margolin, PhillipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Montgomery, David J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neggers, CarlaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pearson, RidleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sakey, MarcusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sierra, JavierContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, MariahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stine, R. L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wood, SimonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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List of short stories in Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down:
Introduction by Clive Cussler
”The Weapon” by Jeffery Deaver
”Remaking” by Blake Crouch
”Iced” by Harry Hunsicker
”Justice Served” by Mariah Stewart
”The Circle” by David Hewson
”Roomful of Witnesses” by R.L. Stine
”The House on Pine Terrace” by Phillip Margolin
”The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away” by Marcus Sakey
”On the Run” by Carla Neggers
”Can You Help Me Out Here?” by Robert Ferrigno
”Crossed Double” by Joe Hartlaub
”The Lamented” by Lawrence Light
”Vintage Death” by Lisa Jackson
”Suspension of Disbelief” by Tim Maleeny
”A Calculated Risk” by Sean Chercover
”The Fifth World” by Javier Sierra
”Ghost Writer” by Gary Braver
”Through a Veil Darkly” by Kathleen Antrim
”Bedtime for Mr. Li” by David J. Montgomery
”Protecting the Innocent” by Simon Wood
”Watch Out for My Girl” by Joan Johnston
”Killing Time” by Jon Land
”Boldt's Broken Angel” by Ridley Pearson
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 077832723X, Hardcover)

TURN OFF YOUR PHONE . SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPUTER . SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Welcome to Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down. Edited by the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler, Thriller 2 is packed with over 20 all-new stories from some of the biggest names in fiction, including Jeffery Deaver, David Hewson and R.L. Stine.

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From Jeffery Deaver's tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson's dysfunctional family in the California wine country to Ridley Pearson's horrifying serial killer, this collection has something for everyone. Twenty-three bestselling and hot new authors in the thriller genre have submitted original stories to make up this unforgettable blockbuster.… (more)

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