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Alma Katsu


Alma Katsu

Alma Katsu is the author of THE HUNGER, THE TAKER, THE RECKONING and THE DESCENT. She has been a signature reviewer for Publishers Weekly and a contributor to The Huffington Post. She is a graduate of the Master’s writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. Prior to the publication of her first novel, Katsu had a long career as a senior intelligence analyst for several US agencies and is currently a senior analyst for a think tank. She lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband.

Alma Katsu

Books by Alma Katsu

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
Lyndsey Duncan worries her career with the CIA might be over. So when a former colleague recruits her for an internal investigation, she jumps at the chance. Lyndsey was once a top handler in the Moscow Field Station. But now, three Russian assets have been exposed and the CIA is convinced there's a mole in the department. With years of work in question and lives on the line, Lyndsey is thrown back into the agency, this time tracing the steps of those closest to her. Meanwhile, fellow agent Theresa Warner can't avoid the spotlight. She is the infamous "Red Widow," the wife of a former director killed in the field under mysterious circumstances. She and Lyndsey strike up an unusual friendship. But as Lyndsey uncovers a connection to Theresa that could answer all of her questions, she unearths a terrifying web of secrets within the department, if only she is willing to unravel it....
by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Between mysterious disappearances and sudden deaths, the guests of the Titanic have found  themselves suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone. Several of them, including maid Annie Hebley, guest Mark Fletcher, and millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, are convinced there's something sinister --- almost otherwordly --- afoot. But before they can locate the source of the danger, disaster strikes. Years later, Annie, having survived that fateful night, goes to work as a nurse on the sixth sailing of the Britannic, newly refitted as a hospital ship. When she happens across an unconscious Mark, now a soldier fighting in World War I, she is forced to reckon with the demons of her past --- as they both discover that the terror may not yet be over.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the isolated travelers to the brink of madness. Though they dream of what awaits them in the West, long-buried secrets begin to emerge, and dissent among them escalates to the point of murder and chaos. They cannot seem to escape tragedy...or the feelings that someone --- or something --- is stalking them. As members of the group begin to disappear, the survivors start to wonder if there really is something disturbing, and hungry, waiting for them in the mountains.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural Fiction

Alma Katsu’s The Taker trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion, bringing Lanore McIlvrae to a final encounter with Adair, her powerful nemesis. Dismayed by Adair’s otherworldly powers and afraid of his passionate temper, Lanore has run from him across time, even imprisoning him behind a wall for two centuries to save Jonathan, her eternal love. But instead of punishing her for her betrayal, Adair declared his love for Lanore once more and set her free.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Supernatural Fiction

THE RECKONING picks up where the first book in the Taker Trilogy left off --- with Lanny running away from Adair, the man who bestowed eternal life upon her. After escaping the small cell in which Lanny imprisoned him, Adair is now free and looking to exact revenge on Lanny, the woman he supposedly loves and has convinced himself he cannot live without.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction

A woman covered in blood with no obvious injuries is brought into the emergency room of a small hospital in Maine. Believing she may be in shock, the on-call doctor keeps her for observation. When she begins to tell the doctor about her life, it makes him wonder if what he’s hearing is true or an incredible tale woven by a potential murderer.