The midweek deal memo
First, I got wind of this deal on Backspace and had a feeling I knew who the editor would be:
Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry’s PATIENT ZERO, in which a
Baltimore police detective is recruited by a secret government
organization to help stop a group of terrorists from launching a
weaponized plague against America that turns its citizens into zombies,
to Jason Pinter at St. Martin’s, in a three-book deal (including
PATIENT ZERO, by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger (world).
Next, considering how fantastic NO TIME FOR GOODBYE is, this comes as little surprise:
Author of No Time for Goodbye Linwood Barclay’s three stand-alone
novels, to Danielle Perez at Bantam Dell, in a major deal, by Helen
Heller at the Helen Heller Agency (NA).
And earlier this week, another legal thriller found a home:
Justin Peacock’s A CURE FOR NIGHT, in which a fallen lawyer from a
white shoe firm lands at the Brooklyn Defenders Office and, when
assigned to a drug-related murder case, his past catches up with him
with terrifying consequences, to Gerry Howard at Doubleday, by Betsy
Lerner at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner (World).
Peacock might be a practicing litigation lawyer but as his bio indicates, he clearly intended to pursue writing professionally.