A Serial Thriller

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A collaborative effort by twenty-two writers includes two novellas--"The Chopin Manuscript," in which Harold Middleton discovers that a Chopin score holds a deadly secret, and "The Copper Bracelet," which finds Harold drawn into a plot that could lead to war.

Perseus Publishing
From International Thriller Writers come two serial novels in one major suspenseful package, from an idea by New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

From International Thriller Writers comes Watchlist: two powerful novellas featuring the same thrill cast of characters in one major suspenseful package. The Chopin Manuscript and then The Copper Bracelet were a collaboration by some of the world’s greatest thriller writers, including Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, and Jeffery Deaver, who conceived the characters and set the plot in motion. The other authors each wrote a chapter and Deaver then completed what he started, bringing both novellas to their startling conclusions.

In the first novella, The Chopin Manuscript, former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure from his past: the man known only as Faust.
Harold Middleton returns in The Copper Bracelet–the explosive sequel to The Chopin Manuscript–as he’s drawn into an international terror plot that threatens to send India and Pakistan into full-scale nuclear war. Careening from Nice to London and Moscow to Kashmir to prevent nuclear disaster, Middleton is unaware that his prey has changed and the act of terror is far more diabolical than he knows. Will he discover the identity of the Scorpion in time to halt an event that will pit the United States, China, and Russia against each other at the brink of World War III?

& Taylor

Jeffery Deaver helms a collaborative effort by 21 thriller writers--including Lee Child, Lisa Scottoline and Joseph Finder--that includes two novellas--The Chopin Manuscript, in which Harold Middleton discovers that a score by Chopin holds a deadly secret, and its sequel The Copper Bracelet, which finds Harold drawn into a plot that could lead to a nuclear war. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Vanguard Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781593155902
Branch Call Number: FIC WAT
Characteristics: ix, 404 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Barnes, Linda
Deaver, Jeffery


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Jan 28, 2014

I got this book as a free-ebook for kindle and one never knows how those will turn out. This I was nervous about because it was written by so many different authors I expected it to be disjointed. I was wrong. This was creative, fascinating and had more twists that I could keep up with. It was difficult to put down and always keeps your guessing.

gwsuperfan Apr 11, 2011

Good writing and interesting stories, but Watchlist is a victim of its own ambitions. Stories written collaboratively by multiple authors are going to be disjointed, and having such high-profile authors involved guarantees that they will each try to put their own stamp on the story.

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