A BETTER WORLD


The brilliants changed everything.

Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we'd only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person's most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.

Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Supermarket shelves stand empty. 911 calls go unanswered. And fanatics are burning people alive... (more)

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BRILLIANCE


In Wyoming, a little girl reads people's darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms.

In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion.

In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking.

They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way...(more)

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THE TWO DEATHS
OF DANIEL HAYES


A man wakes up, naked and cold. Alone on an abandoned beach. The only sign of life for miles is an empty BMW. Inside he finds clothes that fit perfectly, shoes for his tattered feet, a Rolex, and a vehicle registration in the name of Daniel Hayes, resident of Malibu, California.

None of it is familiar.

What is he doing here? How did he get into the ocean? Is he Daniel Hayes, and if so, why doesn't he remember? (more)

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THE BLADE ITSELF


Your name is Danny Carter. You're a happy man: you have a good job, and share a Chicago greystone with the woman you love. Life is better than you ever dared hope.

But things weren't always this way. Seven years ago you stood in a dark room over the bleeding body of man writhing in agony. You've prayed every day that your past would stay buried—because you weren't alone in that room...

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ACCELERANT


Chicago is burning. A rash of arsons decimates the city, especially the gang-ravaged south side. Newly home from Iraq and still reeling from his "other than honorable discharge," Jason Palmer wants nothing to do with the violence in his neighborhood.

But when his eight-year-old nephew witnesses a brutal murder, Jason isn't just the boy's only remaining family — he's all that stands between an innocent child and the killers who will stop at nothing to find him.

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GOOD PEOPLE


A family, and the security to enjoy it: that’s all Tom and Anna Reed ever wanted. But years of infertility treatments have left them with neither. The emotional and financial costs are straining their marriage and endangering their dreams. Then one night everything changes. Offered a chance at a fairy tale ending, they seize it.

But Tom and Anna soon realize that fairy tales never come cheap... (more)

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THE AMATEURS


Alex is failing as a father. Ian keeps dangerous secrets. Jenn is pining for adventure; Mitch is pining for Jenn. Four friends just scraping by, finding comfort in each other and the hope that things will get better. But as their twenties fade in the rearview mirror, none of them are turning out to be who—or where—they hoped.

In a time when CEOs steal millions while their employees watch savings dwindle, these four are tired of the honest approach. They've decided to stop waiting...and start taking. (more)

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SCAR TISSUE

SEVEN STORIES OF LOVE AND WOUNDS

Available exclusively as an e-book, SCAR TISSUE collects seven of my favorite short stories. Featuring both award-winners and previously unpublished works, these are tales of men and women pushed to—and beyond—the ragged edge.

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