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The Dark Side

by Kathy Reichs Andrew Pyper Don Gutteridge Robert Rotenberg Sean Slater Jennifer Hillier Brad Smith David Rotenberg Robert Pobi Deryn Collier Nick Cutter

Welcome to The Dark Side, a collection of excerpts from some of Simon & Schuster Canada's most terrifying, mysterious, and suspenseful novels. From Nick Cutter's old-school thriller, The Troop, to Kathy Reichs' internationally bestselling Bones series, these stories will leave you trembling. The Dark Side includes excerpts from: Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper Shoot the Dog by Brad Smith Eye of the Storm by Rob Pobi The Troop by Nick Cutter Open Secret by Deryn Collier A Murder of Crows by David Rotenberg The Guilty by Sean Slater Death of a Patriot by Don Gutteridge Stranglehold by Robert Rotenberg Freak by Jennifer Hillier

The Glass House

by David Rotenberg

Decker Roberts is back in the riveting climax to the Junction Chronicles series.Decker Roberts was born with a gift: he always knows when you're telling the truth. Over time, however, that gift has become a burden. Struggling to find his way, Decker has retreated into isolation in Namibia. But a man like Decker can only live off the grid for so long before someone comes looking. When Decker's estranged son, Seth, is kidnapped, it sets in motion a chain of events as unstoppable as it is mysterious. Seth is the key to everyone's plans. His inherited "gifts" are more powerful than his father's, and there are some who will do anything to control them. Yslan Hicks of the NSA desperately needs to find Seth and Decker, but when both trails run cold, Yslan has to turn to Decker's old friends for help in locating father and son. Soon they find themselves confronting an ancient conspiracy as they are inescapably drawn towards a conclusion that will change both themselves and the world around them. But what is the end of the road for some may be only the beginning for others.

The Glass House

by David Rotenberg

Decker Roberts is back in the riveting climax to the Junction Chronicles series.Decker Roberts was born with a gift: he always knows when you're telling the truth. Over time, however, that gift has become a burden. Struggling to find his way, Decker has retreated into isolation in Namibia. But a man like Decker can only live off the grid for so long before someone comes looking. When Decker's estranged son, Seth, is kidnapped, it sets in motion a chain of events as unstoppable as it is mysterious. Seth is the key to everyone's plans. His inherited "gifts" are more powerful than his father's, and there are some who will do anything to control them. Yslan Hicks of the NSA desperately needs to find Seth and Decker, but when both trails run cold, Yslan has to turn to Decker's old friends for help in locating father and son. Soon they find themselves confronting an ancient conspiracy as they are inescapably drawn towards a conclusion that will change both themselves and the world around them. But what is the end of the road for some may be only the beginning for others.

A Murder of Crows (Junction Chronicles #2)

by David Rotenberg

Decker Roberts is back, and he always knows when you're telling the truth. David Rotenberg first introduced Decker Roberts and his unique gifts in the critically acclaimed thriller The Placebo Effect. Since Decker's last run-in with the NSA, he's been trying to remain off the radar, searching for his estranged son, Seth. Decker's synaesthetic abilities, once a lucrative gift, are increasingly becoming a liability. When a vicious attack wipes out the best and brightest of America's young minds, devastating the country's future, Decker is forced to step out of the shadows and help track down the killer. And as the hunt brings him in contact with other people of "his kind," Decker begins to realize that there may be depths to his gifts that he had never even imagined. Meanwhile, several parties are secretly tracking the progress of Decker's son, trying to determine if Seth has the same powerful gift as his father. Decker is determined to go to any lengths to find his son, but along the way he will have to face down enemies, both old and new, as well as struggle with whether Seth even wants to be found. David Rotenberg's thrilling sequel to The Placebo Effect is full of suspense and will challenge what you think you know about people who have special "gifts." From rural Africa to downtown Toronto, the paths of Rotenberg's colourful characters intertwine as they move toward a conclusion that none of them can see coming.

The Placebo Effect (Junction Chronicles #1)

by David Rotenberg

Decker Roberts has the dangerous gift of detecting the truth. For years this talent proved to be a lucrative sideline to his acting teaching. Only his closest friends know, and he keeps his identity secret from the companies that pay him to tell them if the people they are planning to hire are lying. But Decker's carefully compartmentalized life starts to fall apart. His house burns down, his credit cards are cancelled, his bank loan is called and his studio is condemned. He realizes that he must have heard something in one of his truth telling sessions that someone didn't want him to know. Decker has to go on the run and figure out why he's been targeted. There's also a government agent hunting him who seems to know absolutely everything about Decker Roberts' identities, real and false--and other people of "his kind. " How will Decker find out which truth is endangering his life? Who betrayed him and revealed all his secrets? Decker needs to find answers quickly, before knowing the truth turns from a gift into a deadly curse.

Shanghai

by David Rotenberg

With his last breath, China's First Emperor, Q'in She Huang, entrusts his followers with a sacred task. Scenes intricately carved into a narwhal tusk show the future of a city "at the Bend in the River," and The Emperor's chosen three--his favourite concubine, head Confucian, and personal bodyguard --must bring these prophecies to life by passing their traditions on for generations. Centuries later, the descendents of the Emperor's chosen confidantes observe as Shanghai is invaded by opium traders and missionaries from Europe, America, and the Middle East. Of them all, two families--locked in a rivalry that will last for generations--will be central to the evolution of the city. As history marches on, locals and foreign interlopers clash and intertwine; their combined fates shaping what will become the centrepiece of the new China--Shanghai.

Shanghai

by David Rotenberg

With his last breath, China's First Emperor, Q'in She Huang, entrusts his followers with a sacred task. Scenes intricately carved into a narwhal tusk show the future of a city "at the Bend in the River," and The Emperor's chosen three--his favourite concubine, head Confucian, and personal bodyguard --must bring these prophecies to life by passing their traditions on for generations. Centuries later, the descendents of the Emperor's chosen confidantes observe as Shanghai is invaded by opium traders and missionaries from Europe, America, and the Middle East. Of them all, two families--locked in a rivalry that will last for generations--will be central to the evolution of the city. As history marches on, locals and foreign interlopers clash and intertwine; their combined fates shaping what will become the centrepiece of the new China--Shanghai.

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