Thursday 29 October 2009

Jeffery Deaver, Lisa Scottoline and Lee Child contribute to new ‘direct-to-digital’ thriller

Sixteen thriller writers. Three continents. One incredible story.
Sixteen of the world’s greatest thriller writers - including Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Lisa Scottoline and David Hewson – have collaborated on The Copper Bracelet, the standalone sequel to the The Chopin Manuscript, winner of the 2007 ‘Audiobook of the Year’ Award.
Published only as a direct-to-digital audiobook download, The Copper Bracelet is a collaboration devised by crime writer Jeffery Deaver who - in the most daring game of consequences - outlined the plot and wrote the first chapter, before passing the story on to each successive bestselling author. The story was finally returned it to Deaver to complete this thrilling sequel to The Chopin Manuscript.
"I can't think of a more enjoyable writing experience in my 25 years of being a fiction author than writing The Copper Bracelet and its predecessor, The Chopin Manuscript. We writers spend way too much time by ourselves in dark rooms, and it was a delight to emerge from the cave and hang out, so to speak, with my peers," said bestselling crime author Jeffery Deaver.
"This was like playing on an all-star team, and all the hits were home runs ... we were really up for it," added Lee Child.
Exclusively available as an audiobook from and iTunes – and read by Alfred Molina - The Copper Bracelet will be published on 29th October and the first chapter is available to download free here.
A peaceful picnic in the French countryside explodes in violence. A mysterious assassin hisses a deadly threat. And events are set in motion that could propel India and Pakistan down the road to nuclear confrontation. Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his volunteers return to once again must crack a secretive conspiracy that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of the world. Their race against time will take them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond. And at the heart of it all is one question: what is the secret of the Copper Bracelet?
The Copper Bracelet is written by Jeffery Deaver, Gayle Lynds, David Hewson, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, David Corbett, Linda Barnes, Jenny Siler, David Liss, P.J. Parrish, Brett Battles, Lee Child, Jon Land and James Phelan, and narrated by Alfred Molina. The Copper Bracelet is available on 29th October 2009 from, launch price £6.99.

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