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Alma Katsu

Biography

Alma Katsu

Alma Katsu is the author of five novels, most recently THE DEEP and THE HUNGER. Prior to the publication of her first novel, she had a 35-year career as a senior intelligence analyst for several U.S. agencies, including the CIA and NSA, as well as RAND. Katsu is a graduate of the master’s writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, and has been a signature reviewer for Publishers Weekly and a contributor to The Huffington Post. She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband.

Alma Katsu

Books by Alma Katsu

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Lyndsey Duncan worries that her career with the CIA might be over. After lines are crossed with another intelligence agent during an assignment, she is sent home to Washington on administrative leave. So when a former colleague --- now Chief of the Russia Division --- recruits her for an internal investigation, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Lyndsey was once a top handler in the Moscow Field Station and was praised for recruiting some of the most senior Russian officials. But now, three Russian assets have been exposed --- including one of her own --- 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 life at the agency, this time tracing the steps of those closest to her.

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.