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Five Thrilling Reads Coming From Forge This Year

By Alison Bunis

You know that feeling when the world is about to implode, you’re the only person who knows how to stop it, and you have to drop everything to go on a dangerous mission to save everyone you care about? Where you’re expecting unexpected betrayals, explosions, secret bunkers, dangerous infiltrations, and laboratory samples capable of destroying humanity as we know it? That feeling?

Yeah, me neither. But sometimes I’d like to―without actually experiencing dangers like being chased by assassins or half blown up. Want to join me in some low-risk adventure (no guarantee you’ll be paper-cut free) this year? Check out some of these great thrillers coming soon from Forge.

First Kill by David Hagberg 

Loved every book in the Kirk McGarvey series? This next installment won’t disappoint. Never read a Kirk McGarvey book? Don’t worry, First Kill is a great place to start―it’s his origin story. Fresh out of Air Force OSI, young CIA black ops officer Kirk McGarvey gets his first assignment: assassinate a Chilean general who’s tortured and killed more than one thousand dissidents. But Chile’s National Intelligence Agency has been warned that McGarvey’s coming, and someone back home in Washington is helping them make sure he fails…

Exile by James Swallow

What do you get when you cross a vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons, a disgraced Russian general with access to the real thing, a vengeful Somali warlord with a cause for which he’d let the world burn, and a jaded government agency? Only Marc Dane sees the catastrophic answer, and in this breathless race from the skyscrapers of Dubai to the ancient caverns beneath Naples, he might not be able to stop it.

The Sum of All Shadows by Eric Van Lustbader

The Testament series concludes with The Sum of All Shadows. Bravo and Emma Shaw have raced around the world and battled adversaries both human and other to fight the ultimate destroyer: Lucifer. Now, to stop his infernal army, they must find the lost treasure of King Solomon’s alchemical gold and cross time itself. But even if they succeed, their lives may still be forfeit…

Assassin’s Revenge by Ward Larsen

It’s every parent and spouse’s worst nightmare. One sunny day in Gibraltar, David Slaton returns to the sailboat he shares with his wife and young son only to find them missing. In their place is a cryptic message: If he wants to see them again, he must eliminate an obscure scientist working for the International Atomic Energy Agency. As he races to unravel the scheme, Slaton finds himself entangled in a deadly nuclear game. Working against him is a band of suicidal terrorists, supported by a North Korean government about to implode. And that small slate of actors face something even more lethal.

Kill Zone by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason

In Kill Zone, a Cold War-era nuclear weapons storage facility is being used to covertly receive more than 100,000 tons of nuclear waste. Only Department of Energy employee Adonia and her team, including a war hero, a senator, and an environmental activist, are allowed access to the facility. But the base was never meant to hold this much waste, and it could easily explode, taking all of Albuquerque with it and spreading radioactivity across the nation. The disaster scenario seems far away―until a small plane crashes at a nearby military base, setting off the facility’s lockdown and trapping Adonia and her team inside…

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