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David Baldacci

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ONE SUMMER ● Publisher: Grand Central, a division of Hachette Book Group USA ● U.S. release: June 14, 2011 ● Foreign Sales: United Kingdom – Pan MacMillan; Netherlands – A.W. Bruna; Sweden- Bra Bocker; Portugal- Clube do Autor; Turkey—Pozitif From #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss. SYNOPSIS:

It‘s almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should‘ve been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie‘s death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie‘s childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and his children will learn how to become a family once more.

THE SIXTH MAN ● Publisher: Grand Central, a division of Hachette Book Group USA ● U.S. Release: April 12, 2011 ● Foreign Sales: United Kingdom- Pan Macmillan; NetherlandsA.W. Bruna ● Series: The Newest Installment in the King and Maxwell Series After the #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, Simple Genius, and First Family, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in their most shocking case: a high-stakes struggle where the relentless needs of national security run up against the absolute limits of the human mind SYNOPSIS: Edgar Roy—an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility—is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy‘s attorney, Sean‘s old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins—en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy‘s past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted. AP Foreign Rights List – 2011 - For more information contact Nicole James: [email protected]

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HELL’S CORNER ● Publisher: Grand Central, a division of Hachette Book Group USA ● U.S. release: November 9, 2010 ● Foreign Sales: United Kingdom – Pan MacMillan; Netherlands – A.W. Bruna; Sweden- Bra Bocker; The Czech Republic- Mlada Fronta; Turkey—Pozitif ―The latest Camel Club novel is, as usual, skillfully constructed and very difficult to put down… Another winner…Since Baldacci‘s first novel, Absolute Power, appeared in 1996, he has owned a place on most best-seller lists. His latest Camel Club novel won‘t break the string.‖ – Booklist

―Overall, Hell’s Corner is an excellent read—and highly recommended.‖The New York Journal of Books SYNOPSIS John Carr, aka Oliver Stone—once the most skilled assassin his country ever had—stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The President has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk covert mission. Though he‘s fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes. But Stone‘s mission changes drastically before it even begins. It‘s the night of a State Dinner honoring the British Prime Minister. As he watches the Prime Minister‘s motorcade leave the White House that evening, a bomb is detonated in Lafayette Park, an apparent terrorist attack against both the President and the Prime Minister. It‘s in this chaotic aftermath that Stone takes on a new, more urgent assignment: find those responsible for the bombing. British MI-6 agent Mary Chapman becomes Stone‘s partner in the search for the unknown attackers. But their shadowy opponents are elusive, capable, increasingly lethal, and worst of all, it seems that the park bombing may just have been the opening salvo to their plan. With nowhere else to turn, Stone enlists the help of the only people he knows he can trust: the Camel Club. But that may be a big mistake. In the shadowy worlds of politics and intelligence, there is no one you can really trust. Nothing is what it seems to be. And Hell‘s Corner truly lives up to its name. This may be Oliver Stone and the Camel Club‘s last stand.

DELIVER US FROM EVIL ● Publisher: Grand Central, a division of Hachette Book Group USA ● U.S. release: April 20, 2010 ● Foreign Sales: United Kingdom – Pan MacMillan; Netherlands – A.W. Bruna; Norway—Cappelen Damm; Portugal—Clube do Autor; Bulgaria—Obsidian; Thailand – Nokhook; Turkey—Pozitif ● Series: Second novel in the Shaw & James series ―Baldacci cuts everyone‘s grass – Grisham‘s, Ludlum‘s, even Patricia Cornwell‘s – and more than gets away with it.‖ - People ―When Baldacci is on fire, nobody can touch him…‖ - Booklist

SYNOPSIS Evan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything… and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe.

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On Waller‘s trail is Shaw, the mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, who must prevent Waller from closing his latest deal. Shaw‘s one chance to bring him down will come in the most unlikely of places: a serene, bucolic village in Provence. But Waller‘s depravity and ruthlessness go deeper than Shaw knows. And now, there is someone else pursuing Waller in Provence—Reggie Campion, an agent for a secret vigilante group headquartered in a musty old English estate—and she has an agenda of her own. Hunting the same man, unaware of each other‘s mission, Shaw and Reggie will be caught in a deadly duel of nerve and wits. Hitchcockian in its intimate buildup of suspense, and filled with the kind of breathtaking plot turns and remarkable characters that are David Baldacci‘s hallmark, Deliver Us From Evil is the most gripping thriller of the year.

TRUE BLUE ● Publisher: Grand Central, a division of Hachette Book Group USA ● U.S. release: October 27, 2009 ● Foreign Sales: United Kingdom – Pan MacMillan; Bulgaria – Obsidian; Finland – Gummerus; Netherlands – A. W. Bruna; Norway—Cappelen Damm; Germany – Lubbe; Israel – Modan; Poland – Buchmann; Sweden – Bra Bocker; India – Vedant; Turkey—Pozitif ―A heart-stopping thriller and intricate murder mystery from a master storyteller.‖ – The Daily Beast ―This promising first in a new series... delivers his usual intricate plotting and sets the stage nicely for highly competent Beth and impulsive, streetwise Mace to take on more bad guys.‖ – Publishers Weekly

SYNOPSIS A mysterious high-profile homicide in the nation's capital collides with the dark side of national security in David Baldacci's new, heart-stopping thriller, True Blue. Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything—her badge, her career, her freedom—and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and is focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform. But even with her police chief sister on her side, she has to work in the shadows: a vindictive U.S. attorney is looking for any reason to send her back behind bars. Then Roy Kingman enters her life. Roy Kingman is a young lawyer who aided the poor until he took a high-paying job at a law firm in Washington. Mace and Roy meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. Their investigation into the lawyer's death reveals surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation's capital, and what began as a fairly routine homicide investigation takes a terrifying and unexpected turn into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal.

DAVID BALDACCI is the author of twenty-one consecutive New York Times bestsellers. With his books published in over 40 languages in more than 80 countries, and with nearly 100 million copies in print, he is one of the world‘s favorite storytellers. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literary efforts across America. AP Foreign Rights List – 2011 - For more information contact Nicole James: [email protected]

Series by David Baldacci Stand Alones:

One Summer Absolute Power Total Control The Winner Simple Truth Saving Faith Last Man Standing Wish You Well True Blue Camel Club Series:

Camel Club The Collectors Stone Cold Divine Justice Hell’s Corner International Thrillers/ The Shaw Series:

The Whole Truth Deliver Us From Evil King and Maxwell Series:

Split Second Hour Game Simple Genius First Family The Sixth Man

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BEN COES COUP D’ETAT ● Publisher: St. Martin‘s Press ● U.S. release: October 11, 2011 ● Rights available: Translation—World In COUP D‘ETAT, Ben Coes‘ second international thriller, worldwide terrorism has escalated out of control. Since his defeat of terror-mastermind Alex Fortuna in POWER DOWN, Dewey Andreas has been cowpoking on an isolated ranch near Cooktown, Australia. But after a series of minor borderincidents in Kashmir ignite into the threat of global nuclear war, U.S. President Allaire calls on his master-assassin Andreas to ‗eliminate‘ the war-mongering new president of Pakistan, Omar ElKhayab. While Andreas is amassing forces for this mission, El-Khayab drops a nuclear bomb on India, and all bets are off. With China as ally to Pakistan, and with the U.S. allied to India by longstanding treaty, nuclear Armageddon seems unavoidable. Protected by the best-trained commandoes of Al-Quaeda and H amas, Omar El-Khayab seems untouchable, yet only the overthrow of this most maniacal leader since Hitler can prevent nuclear holocaust. Jam-packed with crisp and cinematic action, this thriller doesn‘t quit. Ben Coes once again weaves terrifying and timely issues into the riveting, ongoing story of a man torn between his bloodthirst and his conscience.

POWER DOWN ● Publisher: St. Martin‘s Press ● U.S. release: Hardcover-- September 28, 2010, Paperback September 28, 2011 ● Rights available: Translation--World "Power Down is terrific! With a gripping story, compelling characters, a relentless pace and nerve-wracking suspense, Power Down is one of the mustread thrillers of the year. Don't miss this debut of novelist Ben Coes and the introduction of Dewey Andreas - you'll devour this one and wait anxiously for their return." -Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Pursuit of Honor "A ripping thriller from an exciting new novelist. Power Down kept me glued, turning the pages. Lots of action, a terrific hero, and a slimy villain-- thrillers don't get any better." Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple ―Coes pumps new heat, blood, and flat-out action into a well-worn premise terrorists are out to break America by attacking its energy resources--in his frighteningly plausible thriller debut… Readers will eagerly await Coes's next effort and hope for Dewey Andreas's return.‖ –Publisher’s Weekly ―I loved Power Down! It‘s a fresh, exciting thriller and the action scenes are big, vivid and authentic, at times even breathtaking. An impressive debut for Ben Coes. I was blown away.‖ -David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers and creator of Rambo

Introducing a major new thriller writer – in the vein of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor—and an electrifying character, Dewey Andreas. SYNOPSIS A major North American hydroelectric dam is blow up and the largest off-shore oil field in this hemisphere is destroyed in a brutal, coordinated terrorist attack. But there was one factor that the terrorists didn‘t take in to account when they struck the Capitana platform off the coast of Columbia—slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform—and that was the Capitana crew AP Foreign Rights List – 2011 - For more information contact Nicole James: [email protected]

chief Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun. While the intelligence and law enforecement agencies scramble to untangle these events and find the people responsible, the mysterious figure of Alexander Fortuna—an agent embedded into the highest levels of American society and business—sets into play the second stage of these long-planned attacks. The only fly in the ointment is Dewey Andreas—who is using all his longdormant skills to fight his way off the platform, then out of Columbia and back to the U.S., following the trail of terrorists and operatives sent to stop him. Power Down is a gripping, compelling debut thriller from a powerful new author, an amazing talent certain to join the ranks of the genre‘s finest writers. BEN COES is a former speechwriter for the White House, was a fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard, and a campaign manager for Mitt Romney‘s 2002 Gubernatorial Campaign. Power Down is his first novel. He lives with this family in Wellesley, MA.

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ROBERT CRAIS THE SENTRY ● Publisher: Putnam ● U.S. release: January 11, 2011 ● Foreign sales: United Kingdom – Orion; France – Belfond; Poland – Swiat Ksiazki; Czech Republic – Metafora; Turkey – Pozitif; Reader‘s Digest editions: Spain & Brazil ● Series: Third novel in the Joe Pike series ―Heart-breaking ironies, frustrated desires, and violent non-stop action make this a standout‖- Publishers Weekly ―The dynamic pair of the enigmatic Joe Pike and Elvis Cole is the perfect recipe for the guilty crime fan, and Crais‘ latest concoction should be mandatory reading‖- The AP ―Crais‘ expertly tuned plot, always a pleasure, hums along. But the real joys of the book are around its‘ characters, especially Pike, who- unlike Reacher- is all too human, achingly prone to making mistakes.‖- Entertainment Weekly SYNOPSIS Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru‘s uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection. Oddly enough, neither of them seems to want it—and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their storefront, men who appear quite willing to let the gang have its way. None of that deters Pike—there‘s something about Dru that touches him and he won‘t back away, whether she wants his help or not—but as the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole begin to discover some things. Dru and her uncle are not who they seem, and everything Pike thought he knew about them, their relationship to the gang, and the reasons they fled New Orleans—it‘s all been lies. A vengeful and murderous force is catching up to them . . . and it‘s perfectly happy to sweep Pike and Cole up in its wake. Thrilling, emotional, intense, with some of the best characters and well-crafted writing in all of crime fiction, The Sentry is Crais’s most unforgettable novel yet

THE FIRST RULE ● Publisher: Putnam ● U.S. release: January 12, 2010 ● Foreign sales: United Kingdom – Orion; France – Belfond; Norway – Cappelen Damm; Poland – Swiat Ksiazki; Czech Republic – Metafora; Turkey – Pozitif; Korea – Everrichholdings; Italy – Mondadori; Reader‘s Digest‘s editions: Poland, Hungary & Romania ● Series: Second novel in the Joe Pike series ―Not a word is wasted in this suspenseful, hair-raising page turner that also reveals the humanity of Pike, generally a stolid and silent character, as he mourns his friend‘s death. Crime master Crais is at his best here.‖ – Library Journal ―Righteous vengeance, a reckless pace, a stratospheric body count and just enough surprises to keep you turning the pages. The pleasures may be primitive, but they‘re genuine.‖ – Kirkus

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―Pike engages in a dangerous—and not always legal—game of cat and mouse with some of the city's most dangerous crooks. Pike emerges as an enigmatically appealing hero, whose lethal skills never overshadow his unflappable sense of morality.‖ —Publishers Weekly

From the New York Times-bestselling author who sets the standard for intense, powerful crime-writing comes a blistering thriller featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole. SYNOPSIS The Watchman put Joe Pike, Elvis Cole's strong, taciturn partner, front and center, and not only won Robert Crais new audiences but remarkable reviews. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel said "Robert Crais elevates crime fiction" and now with The First Rule he does it again. The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family-no wife, no children. We are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death. Frank Meyer had the American dream-until the day a professional crew invaded his home and murdered everyone inside. The only thing out of the ordinary about Meyer was that- before the family and the business and the normal life-a younger Frank Meyer had worked as a professional mercenary, with a man named Joe Pike. The police think Meyer was hiding something very bad, but Pike does not. With the help of Cole, he sets out on a hunt of his own-an investigation that quickly entangles them both in a web of ancient grudges, blood ties, blackmail, vengeance, double crosses, and cutthroat criminality, and at the heart of it, an act so terrible even Pike and Cole have no way to measure it. Sometimes, the past is never dead. It's not even past.

ROBERT CRAIS is the 2006 reciepient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. He is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently Chasing Darkness, The Watchman, and The Last Detective.

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DAVID HOSP NEXT OF KIN ● Publisher: Pan Macmillan (UK) ● U.K. release: April 1, 2011 ● Foreign sales: Turkey – Pozitif ● Series: Fifth novel in the Scott Finn series ―It is the detail and subplots that make Hosp such a gripping writer. He creates real dilemmas for his characters and saves the most touching resolution to the very end...Hosp is growing and developing with each new book.‖—Daily Express SYNOPSIS When Boston attorney Scott Finn agrees to defend Kevin McDougal, reprobate son of notorious mobster Eaman McDougal, he knows he's putting his reputation on the line - but he's hoping for even bigger fish to fry and this could be a way of reeling them in. In a city where mob crime once ruled, a core of corruption, greed, lies and deceit lingers and it seems that there are those at the top and in power who will stop at nothing to achieve what they want. BPD Detective Zachary Long, who has problems of his own, is called to a murder scene, and when the victim is identified, it brings Finn to a place he thought he'd never have to visit. With the help of his young charge, Sally Malley, colleague ex detective 'Kos' Kozlowski and fellow attorney Lissa Krantz, he knows he has to find the truth. In his search for the answers, he uncovers a trail of murder, betrayal and revenge borne about by someone who could never forgive or forget.

AMONG THIEVES ● Publisher: Grand Central Publishing ● U.S. release: January 12, 2010 ● Foreign sales: United Kingdom – Pan Macmillan; Germany – Random House Goldmann; France – Editions First; Turkey – Pozitif ● Series: Fourth novel in the Scott Finn series ―The novel is sharply written, and fans of the Martin Scorsese movie The Departed will note a similar feel here: Hosp blurs the line between good and bad, right and wrong. This could be the best of the Finn novels and should draw new readers to the earlier volumes.‖ –Booklist "Thriller readers won't be disappointed with the plot twists and surprise ending here, and Scott Finn fans will cheer his return."-Library Journal SYNOPSIS In 1990, $300 million worth of paintings were stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in what remains one of the greatest unsolved art thefts of the twentieth century. Now, nearly twenty years later, the case threatens to break wide open. Members of Boston's criminal underground are turning up dead. But these are no ordinary murders. The M.O. of the attacks suggests the involvement of someone trained by the IRA. But when Scott Finn learns that one of his clients, Devon Malley, was part of the heist, he's quickly drawn into the crossfire, and into the renewed hunt for the missing artwork-a hunt that may cost Finn and his colleagues their lives. DAVID HOSP is a lawyer and a partner in the Trial Department at Goodwin Procter LLP, one of Boston‘s oldest and largest law firms. David's first novel, Dark Harbor, was a Barry Award nominee for Best First Novel and a Book Sense Pick of the Month. His third novel, Innocence, was named one of 2009's best summer reads by The Daily Telegraph.

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JACK KERLEY BURIED ALIVE ● Publisher: HarperCollins UK ● U.K. release: October 14, 2010 ● Foreign sales: Germany—Ullstein ● Series: Seventh novel in the Carson Ryder / Harry Nautilus series ―Kerley writes like a house afire.‖ Kirkus Review ―Kerley writes in a thrusting style…There‘s a future in this.‖ The New York Times Book Review ―Explosively good, a nuanced look at the dark underbelly of contemporary society that reads like a cross between Thomas Harris and F. Scott Fitzgerald.‖ The Baltimore Sun SYNOPSIS BURIED ALIVE is the seventh book in Jack Kerley‘s series with Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus, two detectives from Mobile, Alabama and the only members on the force who belong to PSIT – The Psychopathological and Sociopathological Investigate Team, whose job it is to identify and capture society‘s most insane and dangerous criminals. Soon after witnessing the escape of violent psychopath Bobby Crayline from prison, Alabama detective Carson Ryder takes a rare break in the mountains. But his vacation is interrupted when an anonymous phone call summons him to the scene of a grisly murder. With more savage killings, and the heavy-handed FBI only inflaming the situation, Ryder and local detective Donna Cherry sift through the increasingly bizarre clues. Is there more than one killer on the loose? And how does Carson‘s clinically insane brother, Jeremy, now on the run, fit into the picture? It is up to Ryder to unearth horrors from the past that others believe should remain buried… J.A. KERLEY’S books are published in ten languages and over twenty countries. A former advertising writer, he lives in Newport, Kentucky with his wife and two children. UPCOMING!! THE SECRET RUNNERS – The eighth novel in the Carson Ryder/Harry Nautilus series. To be published October 2011 by HarperCollins UK.

GREG ILES THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL ● Publisher: Scribner ● US release: July 7, 2009 ● Foreign sales: United Kingdom – HarperCollins; Netherlands – Luitingh; Russia – AST; Turkey – Alfa Basim Yayim Daditim; Spain – Belacqua; Hungary – General Press; Germany – Lubbe; Italy – Piemme ● Series: Third novel in the Penn Cage series ―Iles brilliantly creates opportunities for his characters to demonstrate principle and courage, both on a large and small scale, making this much more than just an exciting read.‖ – Publishers Weekly "A knockout thriller that's just the right degree of chilly to combat the dog days of summer... Iles' knack for perfectly integrating character and plot could serve as a master's class for other authors.‖ - The Dallas Morning News ―One of our most original and entertaining thriller writers.‖ – The Denver Post SYNOPSIS AP Foreign Rights List – 2011 - For more information contact Nicole James: [email protected]

Returning to the setting of Natchez, Mississippi and featuring the reader-favorite character Penn Cage (also in TURNING ANGEL), Greg reveals a world of depravity, sex, violence, and corruption in an historic Southern town. As the new mayor of Natchez, Penn must face the most dangerous threat he's ever encountered: the ruthless owner of a local steamboat casino. Rumor has it that the Magnolia Queen casino has found a way to pull the big players from Las Vegas to its Mississippi backwater. And with them come the famous and the infamous--celebrities and high-stakes gamblers--all sharing an unquenchable taste for one thing: blood sport -and the dark vices that go with it. When a childhood friend of Penn's who brings him evidence of these crimes is brutally murdered, the full weight of Penn's failure to protect his city hits home. So begins his quest to find the men responsible. But it's a hunt he begins alone, for the local authorities have been corrupted by the money and power of his enemy. With his family's lives at stake, he must defeat a sophisticated killer who has an almost preternatural ability to anticipate -- and counter -- his every move. Ultimately, victory will depend on a bold stroke that will leave one of Penn's allies dead -- and Natchez changed forever.

GREG ILES is the author of twelve New York Times bestselling novels, including Third Degree and True Evil. In 2004 he won the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. Greg founded the band Frankly Scarlet and spent several years playing music for a living. He is a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders and lives in Natchez, Mississippi. UPCOMING!! UNWRITTEN LAWS, a new Penn Cage Thriller forthcoming from Scribner.

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LITERARY FICTION

PHILIP CAPUTO CROSSERS ● Publisher: Knopf ● U.S. release: October 6, 2009 ● Foreign sales: France – Cherche-Midi ―A masterful tale about what comes of ‗trying to escape history‘—from which, the author gives us to understand, there is no safe place to hide.‖—Kirkus (Starred) ―Gorgeously stark…. Caputo‘s west supersedes elemental cowboys and lone justice with the malaise of post-9/11 America and the violence of the Mexican desert—as gruesome as in Iraq—frothing with moral ambiguity and fraught with complicity.‖ — Publisher‘s Weekly (Starred) ―Readers of Caputo‘s Acts of Faith will be hoping for the same measured, masterly storytelling, informed by sociopolitical concerns, and they won‘t be disappointed. Highly recommended.‖ —Library Journal (Starred Review) SYNOPSIS Set in the post 9/11 era, CROSSERS tells the story of Gil Castle, former Wall Street tycoon who has lost his wife in the attacks on the Twin Towers. Grief-stricken, he abandons the east coast for his ancestral ranch in Arizona in order to start a new life. There he reacquaints himself with his cousin and family and seems to find peace in the mountains and desert. But when an illegal immigrant – nearly dead - is found on their property, Gil‘s life is embroiled in a dangerous game of drugs, corruption and murder. As the threats escalate, Gil feels compelled to reach back in history in order to discover if his ancestors‘ legacy has anything to do with the choices he now must make. Caputo has deftly inserted Gil‘s grandfather‘s story throughout the novel, all culminating in a suspenseful and thrilling read.

PHILIP CAPUTO shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on election fraud in 1973, when he was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. A Rumor of War, a memoir of his service during the Vietnam War as a marine lieutenant, has become a classic with more than two million copies sold since its publication in 1977. In 2010, The Guardian in the UK named A RUMOR OF WAR one of the best ten books on war ever written. Caputo has since published eleven books including the critically acclaimed Acts of Faith, Means of Escape, and Horn of Africa. He lives in Connecticut and Arizona.

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KIRA SALAK UPCOMING!!

HELL AND BACK: A collection of award winning essays.

SYNOPSIS Kira Salak, an extraordinary journalist, world traveler, adventure seeker and real life ―Lara Croft‖ has compiled some of her best narrative pieces from all over the world in HELL AND BACK: ONE WOMAN‘S JOURNEYS TO THE WORLD‘S REMOTEST AND MOST DANGEROUS PLACES. From Papua, New Guinea to Congo to Iran and Libya, Kira has lived through experiences that most people can‘t imagine. Her account of being nearly raped by a group of soldiers in war-torn Mozambique is heart-stopping. Her solo journey – via kayak – along the Niger River to Timbuktu, is mystifyingly enchanting. While in Turkey, she suffers from malaria so devastating, that she nearly loses her life. Kira describes her spiritual enlightenment from participating in a peyote-taking ritual in Mexico to bicycling through Alaska to the Arctic Circle. These fourteen essays are remarkable both in content and style. Her writing is compelling and her voice is like no one else‘s. HELL AND BACK is a testament to Kira‘s courage and her exceptional gift for narrative non-fiction. But at heart this is a book about her phenomenal compassion for the family of man.

THE WHITE MARY ● Publisher: Henry Holt ● U.S. release: August 5, 2008 ● Foreign sales: Norway – Cappelen Damm; Holland – House of Books; Spain – Norma-Belaqua; Italy – Cairo Editore ―There aren‘t many books that we hand to friends, urging, ‗You have to read this.‘ The White Mary is one of them.‖—Nancy Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer ―This is a truly inspiring book about the kind of place I have spent many years reporting from. There is no doubt: she nailed it.‖—Sebastian Junger ―A young reporter embarks on a dangerous adventure in Salak‘s gripping debut novel, a blend of Heart of Darkness and Tomb Raider…While the book can be harrowing…it offers Marika a redemptive optimism in the face of the worst humanity has to offer.‖—Publishers Weekly (Starred review, pick-of-the-week) SYNOPSIS Marika Vecera, an accomplished war reporter, has dedicated her life to helping the world's oppressed and forgotten. When not on one of her dangerous assignments, she lives in Boston, exploring a new relationship with Seb, a psychologist who offers her glimpses of a better world. Returning from a harrowing assignment in the Congo where she was kidnapped by rebel soldiers, Marika learns that a man she has always admired from afar, Pulitzer-winning war correspondent Robert Lewis, has committed suicide. Stunned, she abandons her magazine work to write Lewis's biography, settling down with Seb as their intimacy grows. But when Marika finds a curious letter from a missionary claiming to have seen Lewis in the remote jungle of Papua New Guinea, she has to wonder, What if Lewis isn't dead? Marika soon leaves Seb to embark on her ultimate journey in one of the world's most exotic and unknown lands. Through her eyes we experience the harsh realities of jungle travel, embrace the mythology of native tribes, and receive the special wisdom of Tobo, a witch doctor and sage, as we follow her extraordinary quest to learn the truth about Lewis--and about herself, along the way. KIRA SALAK won the PEN Award for journalism and has appeared five times in Best American Travel Writing. A contributing editor for National Geographic Adventure magazine, she was the first woman to traverse Papua New Guinea and the first person to kayak solo 600 miles to Timbuktu. She is also the author of two works of nonfiction: Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea (a New York Times Notable Travel Book) and The Cruelest Journey: Six Hundred Miles to Timbuktu. AP Foreign Rights List – 2011 - For more information contact Nicole James: [email protected]

ELIZABETH DIAMOND UNDERWATER ● Publisher: Picador UK ● U.K. release: May 1, 2009 ● Rights available: Translation -- world ―Diamond shows strong potential.‖ – Kirkus Reviews ―Diamond takes pains to make palpable the full weight of grief and guilt.‖ – Publisher‘s Weekly

SYNOPSIS Jane is living a solitary life, estranged from her husband and son after her family is marked by a tragedy she cannot face. As she recovers from a debilitating bout of treatment for a serious illness, Jane is plagued by childhood memories and strange, underwater dreams of her beloved brother, Paul, who went missing as a teenager. Now he seems to be urging her to remember her long-buried past. As she digs further into her brother‘s disappearance, she realizes she must untangle the web of lies from which she has woven her life. Only then can she face up to her own part in its destruction. ELIZABETH DIAMOND lives in Devon, England. She received a British Arts Council grant for An Accidental Light. Underwater is her second novel.

SHIRA NAYMAN THE LISTENER ● Publisher: Scribner ● U.S. release: December 29, 2009 ● Right available: Translation -- world "The Listener explores with great subtlety and perceptiveness the issues of trauma and guilt, illustrating the complexity of the way in which a mind that has experienced horrors -- whether as perpetrator or victim -- may create elaborate defenses that are paradoxically selfdestructive. Combining a psychologist's insight with the skill of a gifted novelist, Shira Nayman dramatizes brilliantly the futility of the belief that there is any absolute point of objectivity from which the most horrific experiences may be examined." -- Charles Palliser, author of The Quincunx and The Unburied SYNOPSIS THE LISTENER takes place shortly after World War II in a mental institution in upstate New York. It is written from the point of view of a psychiatrist who encounters a patient recently admitted for what used to be known as "shell shock." In the course of his treatment, Bertram seems to change his story over and over - one session he is lucid and charming - and the next he is paranoid, thinking his brother, a German soldier, is determined to find him and murder him. But is there really a brother at all? Is Bertram sane or psychopathic? When the doctor discovers that Bertram is having a clandestine affair with the head nurse, even more mysteries are revealed, more questions must be asked. What is Matilda, the nurse concealing? And as the doctor's own nefarious past is exposed, the reader wonders just who is telling the truth? This is a haunting and intelligent literary novel all wrapped up in a suspense story with an ending that will surprise every reader. SHIRA NAYMAN is a clinical psychologist and makes her home in Brooklyn, New York. She is the recipient of three grants from the Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board. Her short story collection Awake in the Dark was published by Scribner in 2006, and was featured in the fiction issue of The Atlantic Monthly. AP Foreign Rights List – 2011 - For more information contact Nicole James: [email protected]

YOUNG ADULT FICTION NICK BURD UPCOMING!! THE BALLAD OF ANDREW FRANK Publisher: Dial for Young Readers US Release: 2012 Nick Burd's second novel, The Ballad of Andrew Frank, is the story of a love triangle between a diverse trio of high school seniors. At the center is Andrew Frank, a musically gifted and lonely African American teenager who is torn between the brotherly affection he feels for his sexually confused best friend and bandmate Leroy Chandler and his intense attraction to Leroy's girlfriend Violet Cooper. When a surprise pregnancy changes everything, Andrew must come to terms with his own troubled past and the learn the true meaning of honesty and forgiveness. Nick Burd is sure to deliver yet another thoughtful and literary teenage tale! *Full manuscript expected in late summer 2011.

THE VAST FIELDS OF ORDINARY ● Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers ● U.S. Release: May 14, 2009 ● Foreign sales: Germany – Hanser; Italy – Ediziones Playground ―Fascinating and dreamy…the best kind of first novel.'" --New York Times (*Editor‘s pick) "Burd takes a familiar plot and makes it fresh...an author to watch." --Publishers Weekly "...a refreshingly honest, sometimes funny, and often tender novel." --School Library Journal, starred review "Burd breathes new life into the old coming-out formula...One of the best in a new generation of LGBTQ novels, it can stand alongside Peter Cameron's and Brian Sloan's." --Kirkus, starred review ―Nick Burd's The Vast Fields of Ordinary is bold. Engaging. Heartbreaking. A book worthy of attention.‖ --Ellen Hopkins SYNOPSIS It's Dade's last summer at home. He has a crappy job at Food World, a ―boyfriend‖ who won‘t publicly acknowledge his existence (maybe because Pablo also has a girlfriend), and parents on the verge of a divorce. College is Dade‘s shining beacon of possibility, a horizon to keep him from floating away. Then he meets the mysterious Alex Kincaid. Falling in real love finally lets Dade come out of the closet—and, ironically, ignites a ruthless passion in Pablo. But just when true happiness has set in, tragedy shatters the dreamy curtain of summer, and Dade will use every ounce of strength he‘s gained to break from his past and start fresh with the future.

Nick Burd received his MFA from the New School and currently works for PEN American Center, the oldest literary human rights organization in the world. His debut novel The Vast Fields of Ordinary was published in May 2009 by Dial Books for Young Readers and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Library School Journal, and BookList. The New York Times Sunday Book Review hailed the title as "fascinating and dreamy" and "the best kind of first novel." The New York Times also named this debut a Notable Book of 2009. In 2010, The Vast Fields of Ordinary won the American Library Association's inaugural Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. AP Foreign Rights List – 2011 - For more information contact Nicole James: [email protected]

Jennifer Echols

Publisher: MTV Books/ Simon and Schuster UPCOMING!! LOVE STORY ●U.S. Release Date: July 19, 2011 SYNOPSIS: For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions—it‘s her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family‘s racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin‘s college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a local coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter . . . so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment? And what happens when he enters her classroom as a new student?

FORGET YOU ●U.S. Release Date: July 20, 2010

●Foreign Sales: Brazil- Pandorga; Turkey- Pozitif ―A tremendously talented writer with a real gift for developing relationships.‖ —Romantic Times ―Mesmerizing to read, whether you‘re a teenager or adult.‖—Parkersburg News and Sentinel SYNOPSIS: Zoey would like to forget a lot of things, like how here dad knocked up his 24 yr old girlfriend and her befuddling connection to handsome bad boy Doug. With her life on the brink of becoming a total mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how. By being the perfect daughter, swim team captain and girlfriend to popular football player, Brandon. When Zoey gets into a car crash she can‘t remember anything from the night before. Why is Brandon avoiding her? Didn‘t she go parking with him like they planned? Why is Doug suddenly acting like something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey is quickly losing her cool and her grip on the all important details of her life-one that seems strangely empty of Brandon and strangely full of Doug.

GOING TOO FAR ●U.S. Release Date: March 17, 2009 ●Foreign Sales: Brazil- Pandorga; Turkey- Pozitif "Naughty in all the best ways...the perfect blend of romance, wit, and rebelliousness. I loved it!"-- Niki Burnham, author of Royally Jacked and Sticky Fingers SYNOPSIS: All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back. AP Foreign Rights List – 2011 - For more information contact Nicole James: [email protected]

The Aaron Priest Literary Agency Client List Thriller/Mystery David Baldacci Jorgen Brekke (World English rights only) Harlan Coben* Ben Coes Robert Crais Aaron Elkins* Bill Fitzhugh* G.M. Ford* David Hosp* Gregg Hurwitz* Greg Iles Jack Kerley Gayle Lynds* Darian North Neil Russel* Matt Beynon Rees (North American rights only)*

Literary Fiction Richard Babcock Philip Caputo Elizabeth Diamond Johan Harstad (World English rights only) Ann Howard Creel* Sindiwe Magona* Peter Melman Shira Nayman Kira Salak Frances Sherwood

Women’s Fiction/Romance Marsha Canham Heather Graham Brenda Joyce Sandra Kitt Meryl Sawyer Amanda Scott Amanda Stevens* Paula Wall Penelope Williamson Joan Wolf

Young Adult Nick Burd MacKenzie Cadenhead Jennifer Echols David Klass

Non-Fiction Barbara Abercrombie* Kathleen Sharp*

*Foreign rights handled by Lisa Vance, contact: [email protected] AP Foreign Rights List – 2011 - For more information contact Nicole James: [email protected]

SUBAGENT TERRITORIES Brazil The Riff Agency Bulgaria & Romania Anna Droumeva -- Andrew Nurnberg Associates China & Taiwan Amer-Asia Books Croatia, Serbia, & Slovenia Zvonimir Majdak Czeck & Slovak Ilene Kreshka

Poland GRAAL Spain Casanovas Lynch Agency Russia Van Lear Agency Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam Tuttle Mori- Thailand Turkey Asli Karsuil United Kingdom The Abner Stein Agency

Denmark, Finland, Holland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden The Sane Agency Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania Tatjana Zoldnere -- Andrew Nurnberg Associates France Eliane Benisti Germany Michael Meller Greece O.A. Literary Agency Hungary Katai Bolza Italy The Bernabo Agency Israel The Pikarski Agency Japan Tuttle-Mori-- Tokyo Korea Shin-Won Agency

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