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On a rainy June morning, tens of thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the city's biggest annual event: the Duluth Marathon. Exhausted runners push to reach the finish line and spectators line the streets to cheer them on. Then, in a terrifying echo of the Boston bombing, there is an explosion along the race course, leaving many people dead and injured.



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Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is a #1 Amazon bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride, Frost Easton, and Cab Bolton series. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages. He is widely acclaimed for his "you are there" settings and his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots.

Look for two books from Brian in 2017, including THE NIGHT BIRD (his first Frost Easton novel, with a dramatic San Francisco locale) and the latest in his Jonathan Stride series, MARATHON.

Brian's seventh novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards given out by the International Thriller Writers organization, and his fifth novel THE BURYING PLACE was a finalist for the same award. His debut thriller, IMMORAL, won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel and was a nominee for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry Awards. IMMORAL was named an International Book of the Month, a distinction shared with authors such as Harlan Coben and Lisa Unger.

GOODBYE TO THE DEAD was the latest in his Jonathan Stride series. Fresh Fiction said: "Master storyteller Brian Freeman knocks it out of the park...hugely addictive with each unexpected twist and turn in the investigation....This compelling police crime thriller should be on everyone's must-read list."

His earlier books include: IMMORAL, STRIPPED, STALKED, IN THE DARK (also called THE WATCHER overseas) , THE BURYING PLACE, THE BONE HOUSE, SPILLED BLOOD, THE COLD NOWHERE, and SEASON OF FEAR. He also has two bonus e-books in his Jonathan Stride series, the short story "Spitting Devil" and the novella TURN TO STONE.

For more information on all of Brian's books, visit his web site at bfreemanbooks.com.

All of Brian's books are also available in e-book and audiobook editions. His novels THE BONE HOUSE and SEASON OF FEAR were both finalists for Best Audiobook of the Year in Thriller/Suspense.

Top bestselling authors recommend Brian's novels. Lisa Gardner calls him "a master of psychological suspense." Michael Connelly says, "This guy can tell a story."

In addition to his thrillers, Brian is also the author of two witty, romantic novels, including WEST 57 (under the name B.N. Freeman) and THE AGENCY (under the name Ally O'Brien) . PEOPLE Magazine called THE AGENCY "a delight," and the Chicago Tribune called it "perfectly irresistible."

Brian was born in Chicago and grew up in San Mateo, California, before moving to Minnesota. You can write to him at brian@bfreemanbooks.com and find him on Facebook (facebook.com/bfreemanfans) , Twitter (@bfreemanbooks) , and Instagram (bfreemanbooks) .



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