Marcus Sakey

oI first met Marcus Sakey about a year before his book came out. I liked him right off. Months later we got an advance copy of his first book, THE BLADE ITSELF to review. I was a little nervous. What if I didn’t like it?  I like Marcus, what would I say? Turns out there was no need to worry. The dude can write and I loved the book.And I’ve enjoyed all his books since then as well.
I look forward to them now, like arctic orange shakes, the first day in spring we open the windows and that first nice clean snow fall, a new Sakey book is reason for being happy. And this year is no exception. THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES is an ass kicker of a story and I read it in one sitting.
There is also extra fun, Marcus is having a contest.
Here are the details direct from his newsletter:
I’m beyond delighted to announce that I have a new book coming this summer; The Two Deaths Of Daniel Hayes will be released on June 9th.  As the father, I recognize that I’m biased, but I’m really in love with this one.  Others seem to feel the same:
The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes confirms Marcus Sakey’s
place as one of our best storytellers. A terrific read.
—Michael Connelly

Part dazzling California noir, part dark American road trip,
part psychological thriller—and entirely ingenious.
—Gillian Flynn

Sakey writes like a dream, creates characters exactly like
people you know, and above all keeps you turning pages.
—Lee Child

“But Marcus,” I can hear you say, “it’s April.  Why are you emailing about a book that doesn’t come out for two months?”

Well, I’ll tell you, but I’ll have to take you behind the curtain a little bit.

What it comes down to is this—enough people ordering in advance can make a big difference to the success of the book as a whole.  Preorders impact marketing decisions, how many copies bookstores order, and can even lead to additional printings.

Which is where we come to the favor.  I’m reaching out, hat in hand, to ask that if you think you might buy the book anyway, you consider preordering it now.  You can preorder from any of these fine booksellers:


And because I’m asking your help, I want to give something back.  I figured maybe an audiobook version of The Amateurs—along with an iPod to play it on.  Sound good?

To enter, just send proof of purchase (the confirmation email will work fine) to  You’ll automatically be entered in the drawing.

Thank you all! 

So go and pick up this great book and enter to win a cool prize.