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FaceOff (2014)

by David Baldacci (Editor)

Other authors: Linwood Barclay (Contributor), Steve Berry (Contributor), Lee Child (Contributor), Lincoln Child (Contributor), Michael Connelly (Contributor)18 more, Jeffery Deaver (Contributor), Linda Fairstein (Contributor), Joseph Finder (Contributor), Lisa Gardner (Contributor), Peter James (Contributor), Raymond Khoury (Contributor), Dennis Lehane (Contributor), John Lescroart (Contributor), Steve Martini (Contributor), T. Jefferson Parker (Contributor), Heather Graham Pozzessere (Contributor), Douglas Preston (Contributor), Ian Rankin (Contributor), James Rollins (Contributor), M. J. Rose (Contributor), John Sandford (Contributor), R. L. Stine (Contributor), F. Paul Wilson (Contributor)

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Series: Davenport Universe (Includes 24.5 Rhyme with Prey)

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Fiction. Short Stories. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:2015 Audie Award Finalist for Short Stories/Collections
A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller! Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci and including stories by Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology pulls together the most beloved characters from the best and most popular thriller series today. Worlds collide!
In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series charactersâ??such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhymeâ??in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members and the stories feature these dynamic duos:
  • Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in "Red Eye," by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly
    • John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in "In the Nick of Time," by Ian Rankin and Peter James
    • Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in "Gaslighted," by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child
    • Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in "The Laughing Buddha," by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner
    • Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in "Surfing the Panther," by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein
    • Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in "Rhymes With Prey," by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford
    • Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in "Infernal Night," by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson
    • Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in "Pit Stop," by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay
    • Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in "Silent Hunt," by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker
    • Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in "The Devil's Bones," by Steve Berry and James Rollins
    • Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in "Good and Valuable Consideration," by Lee Child and Joseph Finder

      So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOffâ??it's a thrill-a-minute read.
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    various crime thriller writers pair up with another writer to write short stories (Dennis Lehane & Michael Connelly, John Sandford & Jeffrey Deaver). Great concept. Most stories are great. ( )
      MarigoldJackiFitz | Jul 6, 2023 |
    Where has this book been All of my life? A fabulous idea to raise money for the Thrill Writers group, a yearly anthology was proposed. Face/Off is the best of the best. Imagine Preston/Child's Prendergast meeting up with Your favorite detective in the same story. Times 14 stories! I could not put the book down. A Must Read for thriller fans! ( )
      Windyone1 | May 10, 2022 |
    Anthologies serve one purpose for me, as an indicator for whether I should delve more deeply into an unfamiliar author's work. The collaborative short stories in this collection included work by some authors I have already read and enjoyed (Connelly, Lehane, Rankin, Deaver and Child). I'll read more Lescroart, Finder and Parker and skip the rest – many of these stories are simply dreadful mashups that don't indicate that further investigation is needed. ( )
      wdwilson3 | Jul 4, 2021 |
    Eleven short stories that pair our favorite authors and their characters. I'm a Lincoln Rhyme (Jeffery Deaver) and Lucas Davenport (John Sandford) fan so was pleased to see a short story that put them together ("Rhymes with Prey" -- gotta love that title). In this case, the two of them cementing a friendship seemed to happen rather quickly for their natures but this is afterall a short story format. On the plus side, their mystery was interesting and believable, and most of the favorite series characters made an appearance.

    Other authors were paired with" like" characters, for example Repairman Jack (by F. Paul Wilson) is a paranormal series -- he "repairs" situations for people that involve curses, ancient evil, and demons. Jack is set in a short story in New Orleans with Heather Graham's series characters - Michael Quinn and Danni Cafferty - who also deal with old, supernatural evil.

    No need to read this book in order, pick and choose which authors you're interested in, or find a new author based on who they are paired with. Sit back and enjoy Harry Bosch, Aloysius Pendergast, and Jack Reacher, to name a few. If you haven't yet read some of these characters, these short stories will give you a quick introduction that might pique your interest enough to pick up a full-length novel starring that character. ( )
      Chark | Jun 7, 2021 |
    An International Thriller Writers collection that pairs best-selling author's characters in a unique way to solve crimes.
    A good way to be introduced to new crime/thrill writers. Most tales are along the lines of professional police and crime investigators pursuits. Yet, my favorite was PIT STOP, pairing Raymond Khoury's FBI agent, Sean Reillly, with Linwwod Barclay's home renvonator contractor character,Glen Garber, plus Garber's pre-teen, clever, daughter, Kelly, together for a thrilling ride. ( )
      PaperDollLady | May 18, 2021 |
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    Baldacci, DavidEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Barclay, LinwoodContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Berry, SteveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Child, LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Child, LincolnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Connelly, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Deaver, JefferyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Fairstein, LindaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Finder, JosephContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Gardner, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    James, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Khoury, RaymondContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Lehane, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Lescroart, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Martini, SteveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Parker, T. JeffersonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Pozzessere, Heather GrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Preston, DouglasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Rankin, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Rollins, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Rose, M. J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Sandford, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Stine, R. L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Wilson, F. PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
    Stegner, WallaceEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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    This anthology contains the following stories:

    Red Eye (by Dennis Lehane vs. Michael Connelly)
    In the Nick of Time (by Ian Rankin vs. Peter James)
    Gaslighted (by R.L. Stine vs. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child)
    The Laughing Buddha (by M.J. Rose vs. Lisa Gardner)
    Surfing the Panther (by Steve Martini vs. Linda Fairstein)
    Rhymes With Prey (by Jeffery Deaver vs. John Sanford)
    Infernal Night (by Heather Graham vs. F. Paul Wilson)
    Pit Stop (by Raymond Khoury vs. Linwood Barclay)
    Silent Hunt (by John Lescroart vs. T. Jefferson Parker)
    The Devil's Bones (by Steve Berry vs. James Rollins)
    Good and Valuable Consideration (by Lee Child vs. Joseph Finder)
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    Fiction. Short Stories. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:2015 Audie Award Finalist for Short Stories/Collections
    A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller! Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci and including stories by Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology pulls together the most beloved characters from the best and most popular thriller series today. Worlds collide!
    In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series charactersâ??such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhymeâ??in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members and the stories feature these dynamic duos:
    Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in "Red Eye," by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly
    John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in "In the Nick of Time," by Ian Rankin and Peter James
    Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in "Gaslighted," by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child
    Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in "The Laughing Buddha," by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner
    Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in "Surfing the Panther," by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein
    Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in "Rhymes With Prey," by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford
    Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in "Infernal Night," by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson
    Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in "Pit Stop," by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay
    Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in "Silent Hunt," by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker
    Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in "The Devil's Bones," by Steve Berry and James Rollins
    Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in "Good and Valuable Consideration," by Lee Child and Joseph Finder

    So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOffâ??it's a thrill-a-minute read.

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    Authors paired for each short story - Dennis Lehane & Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin & Peter James, R L Stine & Douglas Preston, M J Rose & Lisa Gardner, Steve Martin & Linda Fairstein, Jeffrey Deaver & John Sandford, Heather Graham & F Paul Wilson, Raymond Khoury & Linwood Barclay, John Lescroat & T Jefferson Parker, Steve Barry & James Rollins, Lee Child & Joseph Finder.
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