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Raymond Benson

Born: September 6, 1955 in Midland, Texas
Pen Name: David Michaels, Gabriel Hunt

Connection to Illinois: Benson moved to the suburbs of Chicago in 1993 and still resides there today. He currently teaches Film History at the College of DuPage.

Biography: Raymond Benson has been an author, composer, computer game designer, stage director, film historian, and film genres instructor for over thirty years. He is also the fourth official author of the James Bond 007 novels.Along with the books he has written, Benson also co-edited [http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Writers-America-Presents-Cold/dp/1455520713/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414675361&sr=1-1&keywords=%27%27Ice+Cold%3A+Tales+of+Intrigue+from+the+Cold+War%27%27 ''Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War''], with another Illinois author, Jeffery Deaver.


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Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction & Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

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Selected Titles

A hard day's death :
ISBN: 0843960639 OCLC: 183259454

Leisure Books, New York, NY : ©2008.

When aging rock star Peter Flame is murdered after his latest concert, Spike Berenger, the owner of Rockin' Security, uses his industry connections to catch the killer.

  Barrakuda művelet :
ISBN: 9789639910362 OCLC: 909747206

Partvonal, Budapest : 2009.

Black & white :
ISBN: 1608090418 OCLC: 753622940

Oceanview Pub., Longboat Key, FL : ©2012.

Martin Talbot is stunned when he discovers several hidden volumes of his elderly mother's diaries which tell of her adventures as the Black Stiletto, an underground heroine who operated in the late 1950s in New York City, taking on communist spies, the Mafia, and common crooks, and he must find some way to keep her safe when an old enemy surfaces from the past.

Checkmate /
ISBN: 0425212785 OCLC: 76709411

Berkley Books, New York : 2006.

He is Sam Fisher: Third Echelon special operative. When a cargo freighter loaded down with radioactive material is headed towards the coast of the United States, he has minutes to disable the ship or die trying.

Damnation
ISBN: 9780755397365 OCLC: 793213509

Headline, London : 2012.

Dark side of the morgue :
ISBN: 0843961988 OCLC: 259266691

Leisure Books, New York : ©2009.

Musicians in Chicago progressive rock bands are being murdered, one by one. The local police have no clues, but several of the musicians who fear they're next on the hit list claim that the killer is a ghost from the past, a woman who was reported missing and presumed dead for over thirty years. The Rockin' Security team, Spike Berenger and his partner Suzanne Prescott, investigate.

  Doubleshot
ISBN: 9781906772529 OCLC: 945790591

Evil hours :
ISBN: 190443312X OCLC: 58554429

Twenty First Century Publishers, Great Britain : 2004.

Face blind :
ISBN: 1904433103 OCLC: 53912102

Twenty First Century Publishers, [Great Britain] : 2003.

  Gabriel Hunt - Hunt Through Napoleon's Web.
ISBN: 1306917530 OCLC: 882609805

Titan Books, 2014.

  High Time To Kill.
ISBN: 9781906772512 OCLC: 968736680

Ian Fleming Publications, East Rutherford : 2012.

Hitman :
ISBN: 0345471342 OCLC: 821224008

Del Rey, New York : 2012.

"When the Agency lures him back with a mission that will require every last ounce of his stealth, strength, and undercover tactics, they grossly underestimate the silent assassin's own agenda. Because this time, Agent 47 isn't just going to bite the hand that feeds him. He's going tear it off and annihilate anyone who stands in his way"--Page 4 of cover.

Homefront :
ISBN: 9780857686503 OCLC: 890090066

Titan Books, London : 2011.

After the United States is invaded and occupied by a unified Korea, reporter Ben Walker flees Los Angeles and tries to survive as he joins a band of soldiers heading east across the desert and reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information about enemy positions to civilian resistance cells through guerrilla radio.

Homefront :
ISBN: 0345527151 OCLC: 679925342

Del Rey/Ballantine Books, New York : c 2011.

After the United States is invaded and occupied by a unified Korea, reporter Ben Walker flees Los Angeles and tries to survive as he joins a band of soldiers heading east across the desert and reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information about enemy positions to civilian resistance cells through guerrilla radio.

  Hunt through Napoleon's web /
ISBN: 142851130X OCLC: 679933118

"Of all the priceless treasures Gabriel Hunt has sought, none means more to him than the one drawing him to the rugged terrain of Corsica and the exotic streets of Marrakesh: his own sister's life. To save her, Hunt will have to challenge the mind of a tyrant two centuries dead--the calculating, ingenious Napoleon Bonaparte"--Page 4 of cover.

Ian Fleming's James Bond in Raymond Benson's Doubleshot.
ISBN: 0340751681 OCLC: 48611581

Hodder & Stoughton, London : 2000.

Ian Fleming's James Bond in Raymond Benson's High time to kill.
ISBN: 0340738766 OCLC: 40681844

Hodder & Stoughton, London : 1999.

James Bond, choice of weapons :
ISBN: 1605980994 OCLC: 464579888

Pegasus Books, New York : 2010.

Collects three full-length novels and two short stories on the famed British spy, where he finds himself investigating the British handover of Hong Kong to China, and stopping a Japanese crime ring from committing mass murder.

  James Bond, the union trilogy :
ISBN: 9781435117945 OCLC: 733800087

Fall River Press, New York : ©2010.

In High Time to Kill, 007 confronts a deadly adversary in the peaks of the Himalayas; in Doubleshot, Bond outmaneuvers the Union by traveling to Tangier and Morocco; and in Never Dream of Dying, an enigmatic Union leader prompts a chase through the Corsican wilderness.

James Bond, the union trilogy :
ISBN: 1605980072 OCLC: 227016365

Pegasus Books, New York : ©2008.

In High Time to Kill, 007 confronts a deadly adversary in the peaks of the Himalayas; in Doubleshot, Bond outmaneuvers the Union by traveling to Tangier and Morocco; and in Never Dream of Dying, an enigmatic Union leader prompts a chase through the Corsican wilderness.

Jethro Tull.
ISBN: 9781842438251 OCLC: 829461440

Oldcastle Books, Chicago : 2002.

Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. This pocket-sized reference book looks at this legendary rock band and analyzes its place in music history. Looking at each and every Jethro Tull album from a comprehensive perspective, as well as including concert trivia and biographical information and a look at the solo careers of band members past and present, th.

Metal gear solid /
ISBN: 0345503287 OCLC: 191318080

Ballantine Books/Del Rey, New York : ©2008.

Highly skilled former agent Solid Snake is called out of retirement to do what he does best-- neutralize a crisis of epic proportions. A deadly team of renegade operatives has taken over the nuclear disposal facility on Shadow Moses Island in the icy Aleutians. If their demands aren't met, a powerful, top-secret weapon will be unleashed upon the world.

Metal gear solid 2.
ISBN: 0345503430 OCLC: 317926324

Ballantine Books/Del Rey, New York : ©2009.

Solid Snake and his partner Otacon are lost at sea in the wake of a terrorist attack while rookie FOXHOUND operative Raiden is working to rescue the president from terrorist captors.

Metal gear solid :
ISBN: 9783833217418 OCLC: 246644268

Panini-Verl.-GmbH, Stuttgart : 2008.

  Never dream of dying
ISBN: 9781501248498 OCLC: 936412406

It begins at a movie studio in Nice where a police raid goes horribly wrong, killing innocent men, women, and even children. It continues in an English prison, where a dead man discloses an intriguing secret about the brutal criminal organization called the Union. The trail leads James Bond to Paris, where he meets the tantalizing movie star Tylyn Mignonne and embarks on a voyage of sensual discovery. But Tylyn is in mortal danger. Her husband, a volatile French film producer, has not forgiven his glamorous wife for ending their troubled marriage and he is connected to the Union s thugs. Meanwhile Bond s friend, French agent Mathis, has disappeared while tracking down the Union s mysterious leader, Le Gerant. Bond s journey takes him to a thrilling underwater brush with death, a chase through the Corsican wilderness, a surprise encounter with an old friend and a final confrontation with a twisted criminal genius.

  Never dream of dying /
ISBN: 0515133078 OCLC: 49787842

Jove Books, New York, N.Y. : 2002.

  Secrets & lies.
ISBN: 9781608091614 OCLC: 914290489

Oceanview Pub, [Place of publication not identified] : 2015.

Sweetie's diamonds /
ISBN: 0843958596 OCLC: 133452695

Dorchester Publishing, New York : 2007.

The Black Stiletto :
ISBN: 1608090205 OCLC: 707968300

Oceanview Pub., Longboat Key, Fla. : ©2011.

Martin Talbot is stunned when he discovers several hidden volumes of his elderly mother's diaries which tell of her adventures as the Black Stiletto, an underground heroine who operated in the late 1950s in New York City, taking on communist spies, the Mafia, and common crooks, and he must find some way to keep her safe when an old enemy surfaces from the past.

The Black stiletto :
ISBN: 1608090728 OCLC: 822959886

Oceanview Publishing, Longboat Key, Florida : ©2013.

Hollywood actress Judy Cooper--who lives a double life as a vigilante called The Black Stiletto--volunteers to work for John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, only to become involved in a devious plot with a Soviet spy ring.

The Black Stiletto :
ISBN: 1608091015 OCLC: 865563459

It is 1961 in the fourth book of the "Black Stiletto" series. Judy, the Stiletto, meets Leo, a charismatic man who convinces her to move to Los Angeles when she is "run out" of New York by increasingly hazardous police heat. But soon Judy suspects that Leo is not the white knight she first thought. Leo, who has connections with the West Coast mobs, has plenty of skeletons in his closet. His mysterious sister, Christina, who once served time for armed robbery, could also be a threat to the Stiletto's new life in California. Meanwhile, in the present, Alzheimer's-stricken Judy takes a turn for the worse as Martin comes to grips with the imminent end of his mother's life. And when elements from the Stiletto's past once again appear to threaten Martin's family, it is up to his daughter Gina to step up and take matters into her own hands. In a novel bristling with mysteries, secrets, and lies, the Black Stiletto saga takes a dark left turn into even more treacherous territory.

The Black Stiletto :
ISBN: 1608091031 OCLC: 871788877

"It's 1962. Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, is devastated at the betrayal by her nemesis and former lover, mobster Leo Kelly. Additionally, Leo and his psychotically dangerous sister Christina have set out to ruin the Stiletto's reputation in L.A. with a series of crimes that are made to appear as if the crime-fighter is responsible. The very pregnant Judy must fight back only with her wits and cunning--until disaster strikes and she is forced to flee to her old hometown in Texas for the final showdown with destiny"--Amazon.com.

  The facts of death
ISBN: 9781906772543 OCLC: 941066984

Putnam, New York : ©1998.

The James Bond bedside companion /
ISBN: 1401102840 OCLC: 60758634

Publishing Online, Seattle, Wash. : ©1988.

The man with the red tattoo /
ISBN: 0515135631 OCLC: 52207203

Jove Books, New York : 2003, ©2002.

James Bond is sent to investigate the mysterious ailment that claimed the lives of a young woman and her family on a flight from Tokyo to London, a probe that leads 007 into a conspiracy involving genetic research and the Yakuza.

  The Man With The Red Tattoo.
ISBN: 9781906772482 OCLC: 968736709

Ian Fleming Publications, East Rutherford : 2012.

The pocket essential Jethro Tull /
ISBN: 1904048188 OCLC: 867920687

Pocket Essentials, Harpenden, Herts. : 2002.

The psychology book
ISBN: 9781465458568 OCLC: 781275279

DK Pub., New York : 2012.

All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to the study of human nature The Psychology Book clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science.

Tom Clancy's splinter cell /
ISBN: 0425201686 OCLC: 57196540

Berkley Books, New York : ©2004.

Sam Fisher, a splinter cell, or top secret agent for the National Security Agency with the right to steal and kill to preserve the country's freedom, goes after Middle Eastern terrorists who are building a highly destructive weapon and have kidnapped hisdaughter.

Zero minus ten /
ISBN: 0399142576 OCLC: 35777366

As the takeover of Hong Kong by China approaches, opponents plot to scuttle the transfer. The British send agent James Bond and he discovers a drug dealer is preparing to explode a nuclear device. By the author of The James Bond Bedside Companion.

Zero Minus Ten.
ISBN: 1906772568 OCLC: 941066956

Ian Fleming Publications, London : 2012.

 

 

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