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The Lineup: Weekly Links

Contrasted ConfinementGreg Rucka, author of ALPHA (“Hands down, the most exciting, adrenaline-pumping, butt-kicking novel I’ve read in years”–Christopher Reich) has an essay on the Huffington Post that rounds up ten of the most infamous theme park disasters. All pale in comparison to the nail-biting hostage situation you’ll find in ALPHA –but is it perverse that it makes us want to take a trip to Six Flags this weekend?

Publication week for Mark Billingham’s THE DEMANDS is here! Don’t miss the great conversation between Billingham and Michael Connelly, the below clip of Billingham discussing his newest, a rave from Seattle Times and mentions in the Detroit News, the Orlando Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun, and the Sun Sentinel. Thorne, the TV miniseries adapted from Billingham’s novels, debuted this Wednesday on Encore!

In other ‘net news, a great review of Nick Santora’s FIFTEEN DIGITS went up at Suite 101, and Film School Rejects has a very entertaining podcast with Nick on the writing of the book and the filming of the trailer with Jimmi Simpson and Gino Anthony Pesi.

The first review for Mischa Hiller’s SHAKE OFF is in from Publishers Weekly, which in a rave, starred review writes: “A beautifully written novel that chronicles the education of a spy…sensitive and realistic.” Congratulations, Mischa! Look for SHAKE OFF, the thriller Charles Cumming has called “a spy thriller of the highest class,” this August.

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