NEW ENERGY FOR AN OLD FAVORITE: Jeffery Deaver’s first ever book on the Putnam list, The Never Game, introduces a new series character and shows off a new high-energy package. Bookstores and consumers will see the difference.
RAVE EARLY REVIEWS FOR THE NEVER GAME: The first book in the series, The Never Game, and protagonist Colter Shaw have been earning fantastic early reviews, with blurbs from heavy-hitters such as Lee Child, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Chris Pavone, Ian Rankin, and Steve Berry, all of whom praise this new series.
AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING AUTHOR…: Jeffery Deaver is the internationally bestselling author of more than 40 novels. His work has won dozens of awards, including the ITW Thriller Award for novel of the year, a Steel Dagger, the Nero Wolfe Award, Thriller of the Year from Killer Nashville, and a Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been nominated for numerous Edgar awards.
…WHO IS WELL-CONNECTED: Deaver is beloved in the mystery/thriller world. He is currently the President of Mystery Writers of America and participates in conferences and conventions throughout the year. His fans within the community will offer support.
MORE BACKSTORY ABOUT AN INTRIGUING PROTAGONIST: Shaw is a fascinating, brilliant, mysterious protagonist, and readers will learn more about his survivalist childhood in The Goodbye Man.
PAPERBACK TIE-IN: The mass market of The Never Game will feature a teaser for The Goodbye Man.
E-ORIGINAL SHORT STORY: Ahead of this novel, we will publish a new and exclusive e-original Colter Shaw short story, which will carry a teaser of this novel.
TV NEWS: NBC is turning Deaver’s best known book, The Bone Collector, into a pilot for a series called Lincoln.
“Jeffery Deaver has more ideas for getting people in and out of tight spots than Carter has liver pills.”—New York Times Book Review
One of Bookpage’s “Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers” of 2020
“[An] outstanding sequel to 2019’s The Never Game…Deaver balances suspense and plausibility perfectly…This is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to one of today’s top contemporary thrillers writers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)
“The second Colter Shaw novel is even better than the first … It’s no surprise that the story has a lot of moving parts and just the right amount of twists and turns (Deaver’s reputation as a master of the corkscrewing plot is well earned), and fans of the author’s Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance novels will note the same attention to character construction and natural-sounding dialogue here. Colter Shaw seems certain to become an enduring series lead.”—Booklist (starred)
“The Goodbye Man features Deaver at his level best, wielding his computer keyboard like a magic wand to dazzle us. This is superb thriller writing, as compulsively readable as it is masterfully structured."—Milford Daily News
“[A] gripping and ingenious tale of greed and deception in the American wilderness”—The Times (UK)
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