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Marcus Sakey

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Flint, The United States
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Marcus Sakey is the bestselling author of nine novels, including the Brilliance Trilogy, which has sold more than a million copies.

His novel AFTERLIFE (July 18, 2017) is soon to be a major motion picture from Imagine Entertainment and producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. His novel Good People was made into a film starring James Franco and Kate Hudson.

Marcus lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

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"Ridiculously good...Sakey makes you grin at high-flying feats of imagination, and then grin harder because he sticks the landing. The master of the mindful page turner."
-Gillian Flynn

"Nothing short of brilliant."
-Chicago Tribune

"It's depth and intelligence and passion and emotion that set Sakey apart."
-Lee Child

"Sakey reminds me
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Average rating: 3.96 · 70,485 ratings · 5,736 reviews · 35 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Better World (Brilliance ...

4.16 avg rating — 14,876 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Brilliance (Brilliance Saga...

3.95 avg rating — 25,444 ratings — published 2013 — 38 editions
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Written in Fire (Brilliance...

4.18 avg rating — 10,979 ratings — published 2016 — 14 editions
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Afterlife

3.79 avg rating — 7,567 ratings — published 2017 — 10 editions
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The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes

3.48 avg rating — 2,195 ratings — published 2011 — 22 editions
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The Blade Itself

3.69 avg rating — 2,193 ratings — published 2007 — 18 editions
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Good People

3.73 avg rating — 1,181 ratings — published 2008 — 33 editions
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The Amateurs

3.61 avg rating — 786 ratings — published 2009 — 22 editions
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At the City's Edge

3.88 avg rating — 1,009 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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Scar Tissue

3.86 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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“The world would be a better place if people stopped voting for folksy candidates they could have a beer with and started voting for people smarter than they are.”
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