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Neil McMahon

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in Chicago, The United States


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aka Daniel Rhodes.

Neil McMahon grew up in Chicago, holds a degree in psychology from Stanford, and has lived in Montana since 1971. His wife, Kim, coordinates the annual Montana Festival Of The Book. Along with writing, he spent many years working as a carpenter. He has published ten thrillers in addition to co-authoring, with James Patterson, the #1 New York Times bestseller, TOYS. His first three novels, horror thrillers NEXT, AFTER LUCIFER; ADVERSARY; and CAST ANGELS DOWN TO HELL, are newly released for the first time since their original publication 1987-90.

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Average rating: 3.33 · 10,091 ratings · 1,225 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
Lone Creek

3.59 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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L.A. Mental: A Thriller

3.02 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Dead Silver: A Novel

3.61 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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To the Bone

3.38 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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Twice Dying

3.10 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Blood Double

3.34 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Revolution No. 9: A Novel

3.05 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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The Shadow Kind

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2015
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Next, After Lucifer

4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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2.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2012
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Cast Angels Down To Hell (Horror)
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Description: Beautiful Selena is cursed with a sinister secret: She was born a demon child, and is forced to prostitute herself in order to feed her unseen, hellish "companions" with the souls of her lovers, who soon die in agony and terror. She battles this by choosing only evil men as victims--but now the companions are demanding a goodhearted young doctor, and her strength to resist is fading.
Adversary (Horror)
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Description: A sequel to NEXT, AFTER LUCIFER, with the evil Templar, Guilhem de Courdeval, surfacing in San Francisco. He poses as a spiritual teacher and gathers disciples, using a seductive philosophy that fulfills their desires--until they realize that his true goal is to turn them into servants of evil, and it's too late to back out.
Next, After Lucifer (Horror)
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Description: Ancient evil awakens in a rural French village, in the form of a Templar knight who was burned at the stake in the 14th century for practicing black magic.Now it's the 1980's, and his undead spirit, bent on possession of a human body, invades the lives of a wealthy American couple renting a nearby villa. A genuinely frightening story--not recommended for children.

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" Hi, Bev--Your comments on TOYS are smart and well taken. I will say there's more involved in a collaboration like that than is perhaps apparent. Anywa ...more "
" Hi, Donald--Very sorry this took so long--I didn't see the request until just now. My pleasure--Best, Neil "
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description: ADAM OF ALBION, a newly released ebook by Kim and Neil McMahon, will be offered FREE on Amazon Kindle for 5 consecutive Sundays between June 17 and July 15. ADAM OF ALBION is a YA adventure / fantasy / humor novel, first in the series A HEAD OF TIME.
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"When the body was wheeled in on a gurney, Farrell drew the cover off the face. He was still staring while a deputy recited offhandedly the information they had gleaned.
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Mona walked back into the empty living room and stood sulkily in its center. The gambit had not worked; now she was stuck here, alone. Her head was spinning with alcohol, cocaine, and a welter of emotions that refused to sort themselves out.
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