Books by Marcus Sakey

AFTERLIFE by Marcus Sakey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A love story enmeshed in a twisty thriller that peels back the universe to see what lies beneath."
When two FBI agents are killed in the line of duty, they discover death isn't at all what they imagined. Read full book review >
WRITTEN IN FIRE by Marcus Sakey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A bombastic final entry that combines larger-than-life futurism with convincing ultraviolence to deliver a satisfying, open-ended finale."
The war over a generation with superpowers comes to a final showdown. Read full book review >
A BETTER WORLD by Marcus Sakey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Wicked smart sci-fi action on a Wagnerian scale."
The second part of the Brilliance trilogy, in which Sakey (Brilliance, 2013, etc.) turns the action up to 11 and blows lots of things up. Read full book review >
BRILLIANCE by Marcus Sakey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"A farsighted thriller about what happens when people really do think differently."
A deadly agent assigned to track down and terminate dangerous, gifted fugitives finds society's landscape shifting beneath his feet. Read full book review >
THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES by Marcus Sakey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2011

"Far-fetched. "
Has Daniel Hayes killed his wife? The question torments the amnesia victim who's the protagonist of this fifth suspense novel from Sakey (The Blade Itself, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
GOOD PEOPLE by Marcus Sakey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2008

"Readers may root for the bad guys."
A financially strapped yuppie couple in Chicago stumbles on a big pile of cash and makes as many wrong decisions as possible while being chased by murderous thugs. Read full book review >
AT THE CITY’S EDGE by Marcus Sakey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"A familiar but brutally effective action-heavy thriller, ready-made for film."
Sakey's second Chicago thriller (The Blade Itself, 2007) features a hard-nosed Iraq vet who's limped home to lick his wounds after a less-than-honorable discharge. But when his straight-arrow brother is murdered, he gets caught in the crossfire of what looks like a full-scale street war. Read full book review >
THE BLADE ITSELF by Marcus Sakey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"A promising start from a writer willing to get deep into a city's grit."
One man's attempts to shake off his checkered past are foiled when his old partner in crime returns. Read full book review >