Once he served God as a priest. Once he served his country as a soldier. Now he serves fate…and his need for redemption…by roaming the country as a professional gambler known only as The Preacher. He brings his high-stakes game of death and justice to a California casino that’s the temple for a deadly cult led by a brilliant psychopath with horrific intentions.
This is the third and final book in Ted Thackrey Jr.’s epic, Edgar Award-nominated trilogy.
PRAISE FOR "KING OF DIAMONDS"
"If this newest thriller featuring the enigmatic poker player and spiritual adept known as Preacher were a hand of five-card draw, it would be a royal flush, aces high. Thackrey ( Aces and Eights ) deals all the right cards in a fast-paced, streetwise story right out of the sordid headlines of the past two decades. He raises the ante by throwing in several mysterious characters whose loyalties cannot quite be trusted, along with a fiendishly clever psychopath who founds a satanic cult with a California casino as its temple. A generous helping of suspense, romance and adventure is interestingly spiked with Preacher's excursions into Eastern mysticism. And when Thackrey finally calls the cards, the result is a rip-snorting, cinematic finale that races like a speeding train. The book's last pages offer a graceful, low-key coda in which Thackrey subtly restores the moral order and suggests that personal integrity means something, even in a world gone mad with greed and brutality." Publishers Weekly
Ted Thackrey Jr. was a Korean War vet, an author and newspaper reporter who, after stints at several newspapers, ended up in 1968 at the Los Angeles Times, where he became known over the next two decades for his colorful news stories, columns, and obituaries. His cult classic The Preacher was an Edgar Award finalist and led to two sequels and a feature film.
AN EDGAR AWARD FINALIST
AN EDGAR AWARD FINALIST
“Intricate and Ingenious. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” -- Lee Child
Licensed to Thrill 1 contains the first 3 Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers from USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Diane Capri
More than 500 5-Star Reviews!
THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS 3 #1 Bestselling Titles and Bonuses:
Full Novel: Don't Know Jack (approximately 80,000 words)
Full Novella: Jack in a Box (approximately 9,000 words)
Full Novella: Jack and Kill (approximately 11,000 words)
Bonuses: Reacher Report from Lee Child AND Two Diane Capri Essays about the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series
Don't Know Jack - It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of readers and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out. By-the-book hunters who know when it's necessary to break the rules, but they Don't Know Jack. Is he friend or enemy? Only the secrets hidden in Margrave, Georgia will tell them.
Jack in a Box - After Margrave, Otto and Gaspar tried to take a weekend break, but Jack Reacher had out of the box plans. Where do Otto and Gaspar turn next?
Jack and Kill - FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar get a lead on Jack Reacher. New Hope, Virginia, welcomed him yesterday. What trouble finds him there and who will end up dead?
US and UK Author Diane Capri:
New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
#1 Hard-boiled Mystery
#1 Police Procedural
#1 Vigilante Justice
#1 Conspiracy Thriller
#1 Women Sleuth's Mystery
#1 Legal Thriller
Open this boxed set of The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series and you'll agree with fans of John Grisham, Lee Child, and more:
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"Expertise shines on every page."
Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President and MWA Grand Master 2013
Readers Love the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series and Diane Capri:
"I 'stumbled' on this title and was attracted to it as I am a Jack Reacher fan. Loved the story and the author's writing style. Couldn't wait for more so I purchased [Raw Justice] and want more Jennifer Lane - please?! Fatal Distraction is also on my Kindle to read list!"
"I have been a Reacher fan for years and was excited when I heard of Diane Capri's take on 'Finding Reacher'. 'Don't Know Jack' is a good companion to Child's Reacher books and recaptures the flavor of the Reacher mystique. I am waiting anxiously for the next book in the series and the next and the next, and so on."
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Lee Child gives this series and Diane Capri two thumbs up!
“Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character. I love her.” Lee Child, #1 Worldwide Bestselling author of Jack Reacher novels.