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By Greg Rucka (Mass Market, 2014)
Graphic novel star Greg Rucka's new series featuring ex-Delta Force operative Jad Bell defending the most alarming terrorist target since 9/11: a summer theme park.

For the visitors to Wilsonville, the largest theme park in the world, the day began with a smile. By the end, they wonder-will they be able to escape with their lives?

Retired Delta Force operator, Master Sergeant Jonathan "Jad" Bell, is Wilsonville's lead undercover security officer. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes something far, far worse.

Trained since the age of seventeen to save innocent victims from impossible hostage situations, Jad scrambles to assess the threat and protect the visitors. He will come face to face with a villain whose training matches his in every way-and presents a threat Jad may not be able to stop.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316182270

    • On Sale Date: 01/28/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Mulholland Books

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book, Audiobook, Trade Paperback

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Graphic novel star Greg Rucka's new series featuring ex-Delta Force operative Jad Bell defending the most alarming terrorist target since 9/11: a summer theme park.

For the visitors to Wilsonville, the largest theme park in the world, the day began with a smile. By the end, they wonder-will they be able to escape with their lives?

Retired Delta Force operator, Master Sergeant Jonathan "Jad" Bell, is Wilsonville's lead undercover security officer. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes something far, far worse.

Trained since the age of seventeen to save innocent victims from impossible hostage situations, Jad scrambles to assess the threat and protect the visitors. He will come face to face with a villain whose training matches his in every way-and presents a threat Jad may not be able to stop.

Greg Rucka is the New York Times bestselling author of a dozen novels, including the Atticus Kodiak and Tara Chace series, and has won multiple Eisner awards for his graphic novels. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and children.
  • "Rucka gets his new series featuring Ex-Delta Force Master Sergeant Jad Bell off to a smashing start with this pitch-perfect thriller. This lean, mean thriller with just the right amount of character development and unexpected complications will appeal to all who enjoy this genre but particularly to readers who like a strong hero along the lines of Lee Child's Jack Reacher. Highly recommended." (Library Journal (starred review)).

  • "An interesting setting, a liable hero, an appropriately clever villain, and a gripping story. A real corker." (Booklist).

  • "Pulse-pounding....Rucka mixes suspense and an alarmingly realistic plot with ease." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Greg Rucka is one of the best writers in the world.  The fact that he is so good in so many different media is a testament to that fact.  No one media can hold him. Any new project of his is a call for pop culture celebration." (Brian Michael Bendis, writer of Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four).

  • "ALPHA is hands down, the most exciting, adrenaline-pumping, butt-kicking novel I've read in years.  Rucka is the real deal.  If this one doesn't make you stay up late rooting for the good guys, you don't have a heartbeat.  Highly recommended!" (Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception and Numbered Account).

  • "One of our best writers." (Lee Child).

  • "Read Greg Rucka. It's that simple. Open one of his books and what you've got is a fistful of dynamite." (The Cincinnati Enquirer).

  • "Greg Rucka is a refreshingly bold talent." (Dennis Lehane).

  • "A true professional." (Chicago Tribune).

  • (Library Journal).

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Alpha
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316182270
  • On Sale Date: 01/28/2014
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