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The truly wealthy live in another world. From their multi-national businesses to their palatial mansions to their exotic vacations at glamorous places all around the world, they do everything in a big way. And sometimes, that even includes crime. In this anthology, you'll read about a wealthy writer who plots murder his hopeless agent, an aging actress who clings to her past of wealth and fame, and a spoiled rich boy who steps into dangerous territory with his mean antics, among others. THE RICH AND THE DEAD features mystery and crime stories set among the upper crust of society, going behind the scenes of the lifestyles of the two percent of the world that controls sixty percent of its riches--and just how far they'll go to stay on top.
When a different kind of justice is needed---swift, effective, and personal---a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents. The heroes in these stories include a cop who's seen too much, a woman who has been pushed too far, or just an ordinary person doing what the law will not. Some call them vigilantes, others claim they are just another brand of criminal.Edited and with an introduction by Lee Child, these stories reveal the shocking consequences when men and women take the law into their own hands. Full list of contributors:Alafair BurkeLee ChildMichael ConnellyMike CooperBrendan DuBoisJim FusilliMichelle GagnonDarrell JamesC.E. LawrenceDennis LehaneSteve LiskowRick McMahanAdam MeyerDreda Say MitchellMichael NiemannTwist PhelanZoë SharpKarin SlaughterOrest StelmachAnne SwardsonJanice Law Trecker
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