Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down

by R L Stine, Kathleen Antrim, Mariah Stewart, Phillip Margolin, Marcus Sakey, Blake Crouch, Carla Neggers, Joan Johnston, Lawrence Light, Ridley Pearson, Robert Ferrigno, Jeffery Deaver, Joe Hartlaub, David Hewson, Lisa Jackson, Javier Sierra, David J. Montgomery, Gary Braver, Simon Wood, Sean Chercover, Jon Land, Tim Maleeny, Harry Hunsicker

Prepare for edge-of-your-seat suspense in this Thriller Short.

In this Thriller Short by bestselling author Kathleen Antrim, the question is posed: Can murder be justified – even patriotic? Immediately following election day, the incoming First Lady plots the assassination of her husband, president-elect Izaan Bekkar. Throughout the campaign Bekkar kept a damaging secret from the electorate, one that could destroy America’s democracy, and she’s determined to prevent that from happening. But as the moments creep closer to Bekkar’s swearing-in, surprising information comes to light – the kind that changes everything.

Originally published in THRILLER 2 (2009), edited by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler.

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R L Stine

R L Stine

R.L. Stine began his writing career at the age of nine and has been at it ever since, becoming a bestselling author several times over. Among his many groundbreaking credits are Fear Street, the first young adult horror series, and Goosebumps, the bestselling series that made Stine the #1 bestselling author in America for three years in a row. He lives with his wife in...

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Phillip Margolin

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Carla Neggers

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New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers is always plotting her next adventure, whether in life or for one of her books. Her fertile imagination and curious nature make her ready for anything. It is also these qualities that sparked her love of reading as a child and continue to drive her passion for storytelling today.With her trademark blend of action, suspense and down-to-earth, realistic...

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Former Features Editor of The Independent, now freelance for a variety of international newspapers, including the Sunday Times and The Times. A licensed aircraft pilot, he has flown throughout Europe and America, and was the founder and first editor of the aviation magazine Flyer. He is the author of three travel books on the sights, history and culture of southern Spain. He is married, with...

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