New Release Books by Gayle Lynds

Gayle Lynds is the author of The Hunt for Dmitri (2020), Rambo on Their Minds (2019), MatchUp (2017), The Assassins (2015), The Book of Spies (2011) and other 54 books.

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The Hunt for Dmitri

release date: Jan 01, 2020
The Hunt for Dmitri
Experience a heart-pumping and thrilling tale of suspense! New York Times bestselling writer Gayle Lynds has been called the ‘queen of the spy novel.’ And for good reason. In this tense Thriller Short, Lynds’s character Liz Sansborough is put to the ultimate test, one that involves a character who goes by the rather ominous sobriquet of the Carnivore. Originally published in THRILLER (2006), edited by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.

Rambo on Their Minds

release date: Jul 23, 2019
Rambo on Their Minds
Give me my brother, or I’ll give you your fiancée’s dismembered corpse… In this short story from the thrilling anthology MatchUp, bestselling authors Gayle Lynds and David Morrell—along with their popular series characters Liz Sansborough and Rambo—team up for the first time ever.

MatchUp

release date: Jun 13, 2017
MatchUp
This “highly recommended” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) collection edited by New York Times bestselling author Lee Child pairs the beloved characters of twenty-two internationally bestselling writers in “a must-read for fans of the thriller genre” (The Real Book Spy). The incredible follow-up to FaceOff features twenty-two of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers pairing their series characters in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. “Think Dancing With the Stars, but with mysteries” (Booklist) as eleven of the world’s best female thriller writers from Diana Gabaldon to Kathy Reichs to Charlaine Harris are paired with eleven of the world’s best male thriller writers, including John Sandford, C.J. Box, and Nelson DeMille, among others. “This box holds a chocolate or two that will be to everyone’s liking” (Kirkus Reviews). In these innovative stories, their beloved protagonists, Lee Coburn, Joe Pickett, and Jack Reacher—just to name a few—team up to unnerve and satisfy thriller fans worldwide. All of the contributors are ITW members, and the project is edited by ITW member and #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. The lineup includes: Sandra Brown’s Lee Coburn vs. C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett Val McDermid’s Tony Hill vs. Peter James’s Roy Grace Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan vs. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Diana Gabaldon’s Jamie Fraser vs. Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone Gayle Lynds’s Liz Sansborough vs. David Morrell’s Rambo Karin Slaughter’s Jeffrey Tolliver vs. Michael Koryta’s Joe Pritchard Charlaine Harris’s Harper Connelly vs. Andrew Gross’s Ty Hauck Lisa Jackson’s Regan Pescoli vs. John Sandford’s Virgil Flower Lara Adrian’s Lucan Thorne vs. Christopher Rice’s Lilliane Lisa Scottoline’s Bennie Rosato vs. Nelson DeMille’s John Corey J.A. Jance’s Ali Reynolds vs. Eric Van Lustbader’s Bravo Shaw

The Assassins

release date: Jun 30, 2015
The Assassins
Six master assassins—each a legend in the dark corners of international espionage—band together to steal a fortune from the middle of a war zone. But the mission goes tragically wrong, and they retreat into the shadows. Now THE ASSASSINS are back. Former military spy Judd Ryder is walking to his D.C. home when he spots a man coming out of his row house, who looks like Ryder and is wearing his clothes. As Ryder slows to follow, the imposter is killed in a hit-and-run that''s no accident. Was the man the intended victim, or was it Ryder himself? Soon Ryder learns that the key to the mysterious events of the past and to his double''s murder is an infamous Cold War assassin, the Carnivore. Two of the last people to see the Carnivore were Ryder and CIA trainee Eva Blake, and someone is using them to lure him out. From Washington D.C. to Marrakech and Baghdad, the assassins wage a final battle—this time against one another—fighting for their reputations and Saddam Hussein''s long-missing billion-dollar fortune. In the end, only one can be left standing. Caught in the crossfire, Judd and Eva go on the run while desperately unraveling the tangled past and battling not only for their lives, but for their destinies.

The Book of Spies

release date: Mar 01, 2011
The Book of Spies
After being imprisoned for the vehicular manslaughter of her husband, rare book expert Ann Blake gets a chance at early release if she helps find a cache of books believed to be lost, but soon she sights her husband alive and well, who is all-to-willing to see her dead, and she must join an ex-intelligence agent to seek the truth--and stay alive. Reprint.

Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code

release date: Aug 31, 2010
Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code
When a photographer is murdered while recording cargo being secretly loaded in Shanghai, Covert-One director Fred Klein is brought in to find the cargo ship, which is rumored to be carrying thousands of pounds of chemical weapons.

The Coil

release date: Jul 20, 2010
The Coil
Liz Sansborough thought she had left her past behind forever. A former CIA field agent as well as the daughter of perhaps the most notorious Cold War assassin, the man known to the world only as The Carnivore, Liz is now a university professor in Southern California specializing in the psychology of violence. But her dead father''s legacy has come back to overtake Liz. Someone, somewhere is claiming to have possession of the Carnivore''s secret files and is using the information contained within them to blackmail prominent world figures to promote some secret agenda. Files that Liz swore her father never kept. First Liz herself is attacked and almost killed, then Liz''s cousin Sarah Walker is kidnapped in Paris and her husband, CIA agent Asher Flores, is gravely wounded. The only ransom the kidnappers will accept is the Carnivore''s files. Now if Liz is to save Sarah, she must somehow resurrect her old tradecraft skills and, in a desperate hunt across two continents, locate the files and uncover a dark and dangerous conspiracy linked to a shadowy group known only as the Coil. With her bestselling thriller Masquerade, Gayle Lynds earned her reputation as one of the most exciting new writers of international suspense. Now with The Coil, the sequel to Masquerade, Gayle Lynds is at the very top of her form, proving herself one of the finest writers in the field today.

Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option
For 30 years, Robert Ludlum''s novels have set the standard for the finest in international intrigue and suspense. With an unbroken string of bestsellers in almost every country in the world, Robert Ludlum''s books have been enjoyed by hundreds of millions of readers, and are widely acknowledged as classics in the field. Now, after the bestselling Covert-One novels The Hades Factor and The Cassandra Compact comes the third thrilling novel in the series - The Paris Option. A fiery explosion in the dark of night shatters one of the laboratory buildings in Paris''s esteemed Pasteur Institute. Among the dead is Emile Chambord, one of the leaders in the global race to create a molecular - or DNA - computer. Unfortunately, Professor Chambord kept the details of his work secret, and his notes were apparently destroyed in either the bomb blast or the raging fire that followed. The scientific community does not expect a workable DNA computer to be developed for years. But suddenly U.S. fighter jets disappear from radar screens for a full five minutes, and there''s no explanation. Utilities across the Western states cease functioning, and all telecommunications abruptly stop, with devastating consequences. This is not the work of a clever hacker, although Washington, worried about a panic, assures the public it is. Only the enormous power and speed of a DNA computer could have caused such havoc. Under the cover of visiting his friend Marty Zellerbach, who was severely injured when the Pasteur lab was destroyed, Covert-One agent Jon Smith flies to Paris to search for the connection between the Pasteur explosion and the forces now wielding the computer. Following a trail that leads him across two continents, Smith uncovers a web of deception that threatens to wreck havoc and forever reshape the world.

Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor
Robert Ludlum has been acclaimed as the master of .suspense and international intrigue. His many books have thrilled millions of readers, reaching the top of bestsellers lists the world over and setting a standard that has never been surpassed. Now, from the imagination of one of America''s greatest storytellers comes Robert Ludlum''s The Hades Factor--a thrilling new entry in the Covert-One series. A homeless man in Boston, an Army Major in California, and a teenage girl in Atlanta all die suddenly and painfully--each a victim of an unknown doomsday virus. For three days, a team of scientists is a U.S. government laboratory has been frantically trying to unlock the virus''s secrets. When the leading researcher from that lab, Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, returns from overseas, he barely survives a series of well-orchestrated attempts made on his life. By the time Smith eludes his pursuers and makes it home, he discovers that the virus has claimed its fourth victim, Dr. Sophia Russell--Smith''s fiancee. Devastated and enraged, Smith quickly uncovers evidence that his lover''s death was no accident--that someone out there has the virus, and the pandemic that threatens hundreds of millions of lives is no accident. But wherever he turns, Smith finds that some unseen force has blocked his quest for information. Not knowing whom to trust, Smith assembles a private team to search for the truth behind the deadly virus. While the death toll mounts, their quest leads to the highest levels of power and the darkest corners of the earth, as they match wits with a determined genius--and as the fate of the world lies in the balance.

Match Up

release date: Jun 13, 2017
Match Up
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ... Lee Child''s Jack Reacher will team up with Kathy Reichs'' Temperance Brennan to unmask a cunning killer. Val McDermid''s Tony Hill and Carol Jordan work with Peter James''s Roy Grace on a very unusual murder case. These are just some of the never-before-seen pairings in Match Up - a brand new collaboration between the world''s famous crime writers. Edited be international bestseller Lee Child, this exclusive page-turning anthology promises the same thrills and chills brought to you by the previous collection, Face Off. Read on for the full list of author and character pairings: Diana Gabaldon''s Claire Randall Fraser + Steve Berry''s Cotton Malone Lisa Scottoline''s Bennie Rosato + Nelson DeMille''s John Corey Sandra Brown''s Lee Coburn + C.J. Box''s Joe Pickett Kathy Reichs''s Temperance Brennan + Lee Child''s Jack Reacher Val McDermid''s Tony Hill + Peter James''s Roy Grace Charlaine Harris''s Harper Connelly + Andrew Gross''s Ty Hauck Gayle Lynds''s Liz Sansborough + David Morrell''s Rambo Karin Slaughter''s Jeffrey Tolliver + Michael Koryta''s Lincoln Perry Lara Adrian''s Lucan Thorne + Christopher Rice J.A. Jance''s Ali Reynolds + Eric Van Lustbader''s Bravo Shaw Lisa Jackson''s Regan Pescoli + John Sandford''s Lucas Davenport

Masquerade

release date: Apr 01, 2007
Masquerade
When you gaze into the mirror--and find a stranger looking back? Liz Sansborough has no recollection of her past as a CIA agent; no idea what her future holds. For her, there is only the present...and the chilling knowledge that the world''s most lethal assassin has set his sights on her. When your only link to your identity is a stranger who claim to be lover? Gordon is so gentle, so loving--and so secretive. If Liz dares to put her life into his powerful hands, will he guard it with his own--or snuff it out? When violence explodes around you, when nothing makes sense, when nobody--including you--is whom he or she appears to be? As Liz unravels a series of lies, she begins to suspect that the truth she encounters might be far more sinister--and deadly--than the original deception...

The Last Spymaster

release date: Apr 01, 2007
The Last Spymaster
Charles Jay Tice was a spy''s spy--a legendary figure in the CIA, and the intelligence world in general, towards the end of the Cold War. But he was also a traitor, having sold secrets that seriously compromised the U.S. for years to come. Since his conviction, he''s been kept in the tightest maximum security prison under the tightest security. Until one morning, his cell is discovered empty--Tice has disappeared without even the hint of trace. Agent Elaine Cunningham is a ''hunter'', assigned to find Tice quickly, before the rest of the world knows he''s gone. But she soon finds out that something is very wrong. This is more than just an impossible escape by a master spy--lurking in the shadows is a much bigger, deeper, and more dangerous conspiracy than an old spy''s last run for freedom.

The Library of Gold

release date: Feb 01, 2011
The Library of Gold
''Fast paced, thrillingly paranoid, page-turning, international adventure at its best!'' DEAN KOONTZ AN ANCIENT LIBRARY Ivan the Terrible''s Library of Gold was a legendary archive of secret knowledge. It vanished from history centuries ago... Now one of its fabled volumes has come to light. A MODERN CONSPIRACY The CIA has linked the long-lost book, a shadowy cabal, and a terrifying new threat to global security: the library must be found. But with one agent already murdered for knowing too much, who will take up the hunt? A DEADLY MISSION Rare books expert Eva Blake is determined to clear her name after a spell behind bars. Judd Ryder is a one-time spy with a troubled past. Both have nothing to lose, except their lives. Racing from London to Rome, Istanbul to Athens, these desperate treasure hunters must find the library - before its keepers find them.

I'd Kill For That

release date: May 01, 2004
I'd Kill For That
When a body turns up in the elite community of Gryphon Gate, police investigator Diane Robards must unmask the killer, in a serial mystery featuring contributions by Linda Fairstein, Anne Perry, Rita Mae Brown, and other women novelists.

Mesmerized

release date: Apr 30, 2002
Mesmerized
After international lawyer Beth Convey collapses during a trial and wakes to find herself the new possessor of the heart of a murdered Russian man, she develops new abilities and cravings, as well as new enemies--including the KGB.

The Altman Code.

release date: Jan 01, 2003
The Altman Code.
On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer records cargo being secretly loaded. He''s brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later on the dangerous high seas, the US Navy covertly tracks a Chinese ship rumoured to carry tons of chemicals to create biological weapons of mass destruction. The President cannot let the ship reach its destination - a rogue Middle East nation. But he doesn''t want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Covert-One operative Jon Smith is brought in to find solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Then an agent is murdered and vital evidence destroyed. Smith must find the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party...
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