The Thrillers

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The Thrillers

By Michael A. Black

Fourteen tales guaranteed to keep you riveted to your seat.

A World War II rescue-extraction ventures into madness and the heart of darkness…
A CIA operative desperately tries to escape from Cuba after Castro’s takeover…
An American hitman in Japan finds himself bringing a gun to a swordfight…
A band of criminals planning a heist from a casino get an assist from a mermaid…
A long simmering western tale of vengeance unfolds in the early days of the movie industry…
A brutal tale of life and death unfolds on the street of a small town in the Old West…
A former boxer reluctantly recalls his past as he is thrust into an unwelcome comeback…
A prescient country and western song foretells a tale of murder and revenge…
A tough guy private eye battles Nazi spies for control of a superweapon…
A time warp sends a group of scientists back to the Jurassic age with disastrous results…
A legendary hero struggles to defeat evil in ancient Greece…
A beautiful seductress has deadly plans for her troubled bodyguard…
A kidnapping turns out to be far more involved than is first believed…
A trip downstate immerses a Chicago cop in a sinister network of conspiracy and murder…

During the days of the pulps, thrillers came in various genres, but they always delivered exciting entertainment. This collection includes a variety of stories guaranteed to keep you turning those pages. Enter a world of adventure, intrigue, and murder: a World War II mission involving headhunters and a trip into the heart of darkness; a time warp that puts a group of scientists face to face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex; some unscrupulous dealings endanger a Chicago cop in southern Illinois.

Award-winning author Michael A. Black, best known for his novels, began his writing career with short stories. Many of these tales appeared in such prestigious magazines as Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, as well as numerous anthologies. Now The Thrillers collects all of these mesmerizing stories in a single volume, ranging from espionage to westerns to science fiction and a whole lot more.

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