Carroll Monks Books In Publication Order
- Twice Dying (2000)
- Blood Double (2002)
- To the Bone (2003)
- Revolution No. 9 (2005)
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- Adam of Albion (2012)
Hugh Davoren Books In Publication Order
- Lone Creek (2007)
- Dead Silver (2008)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Toys (With: James Patterson) (2011)
- L.A. Mental (2011)
- Cast Angels Down To Hell (2011)
- The Shadow Kind (2015)
Collections In Publication Order
- Fifty Shades of Great Aunt Elinor (2012)
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Neil McMahon Books Overview
Outside San Francisco, a sting of NGI’s violent sociopaths found not guilty by reason of insanity have been sent back into society, and, one by one, mysteriously disappeared…
. Beautiful psychologist Alison Chapley wants to know why and sets off on a search for answers that lures her and her former lover, medical examiner Carroll Monks, into a menacing and increasingly macabre dance with a brilliant psychopath known only as Naia…
. Naia’s perverse and carefully chosen clues plaster masks, a snuff videotape, a deadly cobra draw Alison into a psychological seduction she’s powerless to resist. Running out of time, Monks’s only chance to save Alison is to outwit this twisted mastermind in a deranged and deadly game of cat and mouse.
From the very start, Dr. Carroll Monks knew that the businessman dumped from a limousine in the parking lot of Mercy Hospital wasn’t a typical San Francisco junkie. Even after Monks had rushed the dying man inside and brought him back from the precipice of a heroin overdose after the danger had, seemingly, passed Monks sensed that something more sinister was brewing. Just how sinister, he couldn’t have guessed. First a phalanx of lawyers and doctors descended on the hospital and whisked the man away before Monks could find out more about the suspicious circumstances surrounding his arrival. Then a small fire broke out in the hospital an act of sabotage that resulted in the disappearance of the man’s blood samples. But the real shock came the next morning, when the newspapers reported the mysterious disappearance of billionaire Lex Rittenour. Rittenour, a beloved computer wunderkind, had long been rumored to be developing a top secret technology involving the human genome, the medical applications of which had the potential to place his name alongside those of Lister, Curie, and Salk. Now, just days before the unveiling of his breakthrough, Rittenour whom Monks now recognizes as the man he saved in the ER the night before had, according to his corporate spokesmen, ‘gone into seclusion.’What begins for Monks as an inquiry into Rittenour’s disappearance unearths something far more diabolical the horrific facts behind genetic research done in Rittenour’s name and pits him against a corporation of dubious ethics, ruthless commando style tactics, and a multi billion dollar motivation to protect its dark secrets. As he did in his first Carroll Monks novel Twice Dying, Neil McMahon creates from today’s most complex ethical issues in this case, the ‘progress’ stemming from explosive new advances in genetics the unforgettably chilling, electrifying drama of Blood Double.
Late one hot summer night, a beautiful young actress named Eden Hale only hours removed from breast augmentation surgery, and writhing in pain stumbles to the telephone and dials 911. Within minutes, an ambulance rushes her to San Francisco’s Mercy Hospital. But by the time she arrives, she is dying, fast, of a mysterious, unrecognizable condition. Dr. Carroll Monks, the ER physician on duty, races to sort through her baffling symptoms in the few minutes he has left to save her. Monks has a sudden insight and, against the advice of his peers, risks a radical treatment, which will prove to be either a brilliant maneuver or a potentially deadly mistake. It fails. Eden Hale, vibrantly healthy and barely twenty five years old, is dead. The fallout is immediate and intense. The plastic surgeon who operated on Eden Dr. D. Welles D’Anton, whose reputation as a surgical guarantor of perfection and agelessness has conferred on him a guru like status blames Monks for her death. Criticism from Monks’s hospital colleagues quickly follows and the threat of a lawsuit is not far behind. Monks’s career is in jeopardy, but his own guilt and uncertainty are what haunt him worst of all. Convinced there’s a hidden cause to Eden’s death, Monks starts to delve into her past. Despite roadblocks that spring up in his path, he soon learns that the former prom queen was not the all American girl she seemed to be: she was caught up in the world of pornography, and was even, possibly, having an illicit affair with D’Anton. Then Monks uncovers a secret that is far more frightening: other young women in D’Anton’s care have wound up missing, dead, or horribly disfigured. In his search for the truth, Monks is drawn into a culture of unimaginable wealth and vanity only to discover that he is being used as a pawn in a decadent game of glamour and cruelty, one that places him in the crosshairs of a deadly psychopath. With To the Bone, Neil McMahon described by the Chicago Tribune as ‘a cross between Raymond Chandler and Thomas Harris’ provides a heart pounding journey into a world of murder and vanity gone wild that you won’t soon forget, and demonstrates why he’s been called ‘an author to remember’ and ‘a writer you’re going to be hearing a lot about.’
The revolution has begun…
Across America, the wealthy, important, and powerful are dying, the targets of a charismatic madman’s murderous wrath. Homegrown terrorism has once again reared its hideous head to strike at a nation that was looking elsewhere. Bound and blindfolded on the floor of an SUV, Dr. Carroll Monks knows nothing of the countercultural sociopath called Freeboot, his drugged up, paramilitary community in the Northern California wilderness, or his plans to unleash a nationwide blood tide. But a dying child whom the abducted emergency room physician must save is waiting in the outlaw’s hidden compound as well as a shocking revelation that could shatter Monks’s private world. And now an impossible escape is the only option, before Freeboot’s diabolically crafted ‘revolution’ destroys Monks, his family, and every last resident in a small coastal town.
After a failed career and marriage in California, Hugh Davoren is back in Helena, Montana, as a construction hand at the old Pettyjohn Ranch, home of many childhood memories including the seemingly accidental death of his teenaged first love, Celia. Hugh is just trying to get through another long workday on the ranch when he discovers two dead stallions. A further probe into the matter only pushes Hugh into dangerous corners, as he finds that the ranch’s slick new owner, his beautiful wife, and even old Mr. Pettyjohn have terrible secrets to keep.
Their first appearance in Lone Creek helped garner McMahon the most extraordinary reviews of his career. None other than mystery guru Otto Penzler said: ‘It is the poignant and knowing prose that elevates this novel to literature. What separates this book from other outstanding crime novels is the moral might of the hero and he is a hero, just as Philip Marlowe, Lew Archer, Spenser, Harry Bosch, and C. W. Sugrue are. Davoren believes in friendship, his word, honor, and the earth the bleak but beautiful mountainous west.’
Dead Silver begins with a distraught call to Hugh Davoren from the daughter of a famous professor when she finds a wooden box containing disturbing photos and an earring that belonged to her stepmother, murdered after protesting the opening of a silver mine.
With his trademark descriptions of the well to do and the down and out, McMahon brings in a cast of colorful characters who support and oppose Hugh and his friend Madbird plenty of people who may have had a hand in the murder cases that these photos have reopened. And Hugh’s judgment could be clouded by his feelings for the professor’s vulnerable but feisty daughter, who is trying to draw the killer out on her own.
James Bond and Jason Bourne have just been topped! A battle for the world is set into unstoppable motion and Hays Baker is the only one who can save it. Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super human strength, extraordinary intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do they’re Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. The only problem in their perfect world: humans and their toys!The one with the most toys diesThe top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life. Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives maybe even his own. James Patterson’s Toys is a thriller on a hyper plane with a hero who rivals both James Bond and Jason Bourne.