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Douglas Preston


USA (1956 - )
Brother of Richard Preston

Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1956, and grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley. His first job was as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. His stint at the museum resulted in his first nonfiction book, Dinosaurs in the Attic, as well as his first novel, Relic, co-authored with Lincoln Child, which was made into a movie by Paramount Pictures. Relic was followed by a string of other thrillers co-written with Child, many featuring eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast. Preston spends his free time riding horses in New Mexico and gunkholing around the Maine coast in an old lobster boat. He counts in his ancestry the poet Emily Dickinson, the newspaperman Horace Greeley, and the infamous murderer and opium addict Amasa Greenough.
 
Douglas Preston recommends
Neverland
Neverland (1991)
Douglas Clegg
"Neverland is a masterpiece of dark suspense that will forever haunt your dreams."
Revelation
Revelation (1998)
L Christian Balling
"High-tech thriller that explores the terrifying intersection of science, religion, and madness."
Phantom Nights
Phantom Nights (2005)
John Farris
"The T-Rex of thriller writers."
Sleeper Cell
Sleeper Cell (2005)
Jeffrey Anderson
"An electrifying thriller about a biological attack on America."
Havoc
Havoc (2005)
R J Pineiro
"Fascinating, stupendous, and terrifying."
Mark of the Lion
Mark of the Lion (2006)
(Jade del Cameron Mystery, book 1)
Suzanne Arruda
"One of the most memorable mystery adventure stories I've read in a long time."
Germ
Germ (2006)
Robert Liparulo
"Robert Liparulo is a writer of immense talent! "
The Genesis Code
The Genesis Code (2007)
Christopher Forrest
"Starting with a truly extraordinary pretense, The Genesis Code launches the reader into a story of science and ancient mystery that will blow your mind. An autstanding debut."
The Reincarnationist
The Reincarnationist (2007)
(Reincarnationist, book 1)
M J Rose
"One of the most original and exciting novels I've read in a long time, with a premise so delicious I'm sick with envy I didn't think of it myself."
Final Theory
Final Theory (2008)
(Final Theory, book 1)
Mark Alpert
"A deliciously explosive premise and a breakneck plot."
Critical Mass
Critical Mass (2009)
Whitley Strieber
"Whitley Streiber's Critical Mass is one hell of a book--a frighteningly plausible conspiracy-thriller that is so real it sometimes feels like an expose. It conjures up a world that is terrifying in its technological plausibility--if not probability."
Bad Things Happen
Bad Things Happen (2009)
(David Loogan, book 1)
Harry Dolan
"From the astringent first sentence - 'The shovel has to meet certain requirements' - Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan builds like a Midwestern thunderhead into an atmosphere of darkness, dread, and impending doom. It is a hypnotically readable novel, with richly wrought characters, a corkscrew plot, and dialog worthy of Elmore Leonard. What a breathtaking debut."
Genesis
Genesis (2009)
Ken Shufeldt
"Reads like Left Behind on steroids."
Molly Fyde and the Land of Light
Molly Fyde and the Land of Light (2009)
(Bern Saga, book 2)
Hugh Howey
"One of the most delightful characters in recent science fiction."
Silver
Silver (2010)
(Ogmios Team Adventure, book 1)
Steven Savile
"The mix of history, suspense, and action in Silver is a perfect combination for those DaVinci Code fans looking for another electrifying read combining Biblical history with modern-day Armageddon."
Hell's Horizon
Hell's Horizon (2010)
(City Trilogy, book 2)
Darren Shan
"I loved it! Compelling... richly imagined... a frightening spiral of violence, mystery and murder."
Midnight Angels
Midnight Angels (2010)
Lorenzo Carcaterra
"Crackles with action... a riveting and ingenious read that will keep you turning the pages."
The Ocean Dark
The Ocean Dark (2010)
Jack Rogan
"A gale force 10 of a thriller, blending furious suspense with brilliantly speculative science. Wow."
Spiral
Spiral (2010)
Paul McEuen
"One of the best debut thrillers I've read in a long time."
Rogue Wave
Rogue Wave (2010)
Boyd Morrison
"A classic disaster novel... Top-notch suspense."
The Fund
The Fund (2011)
H T Narea
"A financial apocalyptic thriller full of surprises and insider knowledge. A terrific read!"
The Phoenix Apostles
The Phoenix Apostles (2011)
(Seneca Hunt, book 1)
Joe Moore and Lynn Sholes
"Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore have created a knockout apocalyptic thriller with The Phoenix Apostles. An epic tale of gold, archaeology, mass murder, ancient prophecy and terrorism, it propels the reader at light speed from its opening chapters to its stunning climax. An outstanding read!"
Frail
Frail (2011)
(Resurgam Trilogy, book 2)
Joan Frances Turner
"Joan Frances Turner has done for zombies what Anne Rice did for vampires."
The Winslow Incident
The Winslow Incident (2011)
Elizabeth Voss
"A strikingly original idea in an area where original ideas are few and far between."
Betrayal
Betrayal (2012)
Robert Fitzpatrick and Jon Land
"One of the best tales of crime and (non) punishment I've ever read."
Murder in Maui
Murder in Maui (2012)
(Leila Kahana Mystery)
R Barri Flowers
"A masterful thriller from a top criminologist."
The Cryptos Conundrum
The Cryptos Conundrum (2012)
Chase Brandon
"The conspiracy thriller of the century... a spellbinding novel."
Red Rain
Red Rain (2012)
R L Stine
"Real characters, crisp writing, and a wicked senseof humor. Keep this book, far, far away from your kids."
Deception
Deception (2013)
John M Floyd
"Floyd is a master of the art of the short story."
The Cure
The Cure (2013)
Douglas E Richards
"This cutting edge science-based thriller will keep you turning the pages all night long."
Ark Storm
Ark Storm (2014)
Linda Davies
"Plausible and terrifying. The writing is crisp, the pacing breakneck, and the characters are vivid. I highly recommend it."
Underworld
Underworld (2014)
(Alien Hunter, book 2)
Whitley Strieber
"Whitley Strieber at his best—part Stephen King, part Dean Koontz, but always Whitley."
The Golden Hour
The Golden Hour (2014)
Todd Moss
"Terror, violence, beauty, good and evil and everything in between. It is just about impossible to stop reading this book."
Sabotage
Sabotage (2014)
Matt Cook
"A top-notch thriller."
One to Go
One to Go (2014)
Mike Pace
"A ripping good novel, with a mix of tight plotting, explosive excitement, and vivid-characters."
Night Life
Night Life (2015)
David C Taylor
"A heart-stopping bullet brain of a novel with action and atmosphere to burn."
The Fall
The Fall (2015)
R J Pineiro
"One of the most original and electrifying science-based thrillers I have read in a long time."



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