A Caller’s Game
DIE HARD meets TALK RADIO in this heart-pounding, relentlessly fast-paced thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Fourth Monkey—master of suspense, J.D. Barker.
“I’m going to offer you a choice.”
Controversial satellite radio talk show host, Jordan Briggs, has clawed her way to the top of the broadcast world. She doesn’t hold back, doesn’t spare feelings, and has no trouble sharing what’s on her mind. Her rigorous pursuit of success has come at a price, though. Her marriage is in ruins, she hasn’t spoken to her mother in years, and she’s distanced herself from all those close to her. If not for her young daughter, Charlotte, her personal life would be in complete shambles.
When a subdued man calls into the show and asks to play a game, she sees it as nothing more than a way to kick-start the morning, breathe life into the beginnings of drive-time for her listeners. Against her producer’s advice, she agrees, and unwittingly opens a door to the past.
Live on the air with an audience of millions, what starts out as a game quickly turns deadly—events long thought buried resurface and Jordan Briggs is forced to reconcile with one simple fact—All decisions have consequences.
“A white-knuckled roller coaster ride! A CALLER’S GAME is the best kind of thriller, careening from deadly shock to explosive awe without ever losing heart.”
—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Before She Disappeared
“A CALLER’S GAME is impossible to put down. A breathless thrill ride from start to finish…featuring a terrifyingly plausible scenario and a killer so slick, so diabolical he makes Hannibal Lector look like a kindergarten teacher. A CALLER’S GAME is J.D. Barker’s most compelling and frightening novel and will make for one helluva blockbuster summer movie!”
—Richard Chizmar, New York Times Bestselling Author of Gwendy’s Button Box with Stephen King
Praise for J.D. Barker
“J.D. Barker is a one-of-a-kind writer and that’s a rare and special thing. Stephen King comes to mind and Lee Child, John Sandford. All one-of-a-kinds. Don’t miss anything J.D. writes.”
—James Patterson, #1 International Bestselling Author
“A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind!”
—Jeffery Deaver, NY Times Bestselling Author
“I don’t say this lightly: J.D. Barker is a force to be reckoned with.”
—Tosca Lee, NY Times Bestselling Author
“Every one of his books is a must-read thriller.”
—Eric Rickstad, NY Times Bestselling Author
“J. D. Barker is quickly becoming one of the best thriller writers working today.”
“Barker knows how to evoke chilling imagery and will have readers anxiously looking over their shoulders with each terrifying “clickity, click, click.”
— Library Journal
“Barker is a master wordsmith.”
“J.D. Barker knows how to set a scene.”
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“...on par with Stephen King, Joe Hill and especially, Dan Simmons. Riveting and relentless.”
"J.D. Barker was born to write suspense thrillers."
—The Real Book Spy
“It is clear Barker is a name to watch.”
—The Horror Bookshelf
“Barker’s slight of literary hand is absolute genius. He builds tension and then rips the rug right out from under you, just to do it all over again.”
“Mr. Barker may have begun by following in the footsteps of such literary royalty as Stephen King, Thomas Harris, and Dean Koontz, but he has blazed a unique path all his own.”
— Fresh Fiction
“J.D. Barker is quite frankly one of the best crime thriller writers out there who should be on everyone’s radar!”
— Novel Delights
“Barker is an award-winning writer who is the second coming of Thomas Harris.”
— Book Reporter.com
“Barker's mastery of character and dialogue is noteworthy.”
“Barker is such a skilled and exciting writer, delivering a chilling, slow-build thriller, a final, jaw-dropping twist, and a cliffhanger ending that leaves readers dangling precariously by their fingertips.”
— Lancashire Evening Post
“Mr. Barker doesn't just tell a story, he paints pictures with his words.”