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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Neil McMahon  

Pen Name: Daniel Rhodes

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Neil McMahon on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Neil McMahon is a writer and carpenter. He is a former amateur heavyweight boxer and Peace Corps worker. He was also Stegner fellow at Stanford University in Connecticut.

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Titles At Your Library

Lone Creek: A Novel (Hugh Davoren Series)
ISBN: 0060792221

Harper Perennial. 2008

After a failed career and marriage in California, Hugh Davoren is back in Helena, Montana, as a construction hand at the old Pettyjohn Ranch, home of many childhood memories—including the seemingly accidental death of his teenaged first love, Celia.

Hugh is just trying to get through another long workday on the ranch when he discovers two dead stallions. A further probe into the matter only pushes Hugh into dangerous corners, as he finds that the ranch's slick new owner, his beautiful wife, and even old Mr. Pettyjohn have terrible secrets to keep.

Dead Silver: A Novel (Hugh Davoren Series)
ISBN: 0061340774

Harper Paperbacks. 2009

After a twenty-year absence Renee Callister is back in Helena, Montana, to bury her estranged father. John Callister was a local pariah believed to have had a hand in his wife's murder when she was protesting the opening of a controversial silver mine. But the discovery of disturbing photographs and one silver earring in her father's home is causing Renee to reexamine her stepmother's death in a shocking new light—and sending her to Hugh Davoren for help.

A California expatriate, Hugh Davoren makes his living under Montana's Big Sky, working as a carpenter with his Blackfoot pal Madbird—and he's always there for a friend. But the truth Renee Callister seeks is buried in dark and dangerous places, and Davoren's going to make some powerful, unforgiving enemies when he digs too deep.

ISBN: 0316097365

Little, Brown and Company. 2011

James Bond and Jason Bourne have just been topped! A battle for the world is set into unstoppable motion and Hays Baker is the only one who can save it.

Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do--they're Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. The only problem in their perfect world: humans and their toys! The one with the most toys--dies

The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life.

Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible--fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives--maybe even his own. James Patterson's Toys is a thriller on a hyper plane--with a hero who rivals both James Bond and Jason Bourne.

Next, After Lucifer
ISBN: 0812525051

Tor Books. 1988

When the spirit of Guilhem de Courdeval is inadvertently released from its watery grave, the Templar sorcerer plots to complete the violent ritual that will put him in possession of a human body

ISBN: 045051613X

Hodder & Stoughton General Division. 1990

Vampires: Emotional Predators Who Want to Suck the Life Out of You
ISBN: 1573921912

Prometheus Books. 1998

Have you been bitten by a manipulative psychological leech? Or are you someone who enjoys bleeding others emotionally?

Very real vampires are stalking their prey from the shadows - not the supernatural kind, but people we deal with every day, who deliberately drain our mental and emotional energy. Many of these predators know exactly how much frustration, anger, and anxiety they inflict, while others carry on virtually unaware of the damage they cause, and victims are many times unaware that they are being bled.

What is an emotional predator? These "vampires" manipulate, use, and psychologically abuse friends, relatives, and even total strangers. By controlling situations and people for their own purposes, these emotional "blood suckers" gain strength to strike again. Vampires is the field guide for recognizing and combating these predators.

Written by a psychiatric care specialist and a well-known author of horror fiction, and peppered with fascinating personal stories from vampires and their victims, Vampires identifies and classifies emotional predators exposes the methods they use and their favorite haunts (e.g., at work, in relationships, and in public) unmasks the collective vampirism of groups, and offers ways to combat the effects of an emotional attack.

Twice Dying
ISBN: 0061098353

HarperTorch. 2000

Outside San Francisco, a sting of NGI's--violent sociopaths found not guilty by reason of insanity--have been sent back into society, and, one by one, mysteriously disappeared....

Beautiful psychologist Alison Chapley wants to know why and sets off on a search for answers that lures her and her former lover, medical examiner Carroll Monks, into a menacing and increasingly macabre dance with a brilliant psychopath known only as Naia....

Naia's perverse and carefully chosen clues--plaster masks, a snuff videotape, a deadly cobra--draw Alison into a psychological seduction she's powerless to resist. Running out of time, Monks's only chance to save Alison is to outwit this twisted mastermind in a deranged and deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Blood Double
ISBN: 0061030902

HarperTorch. 2003

The well-dressed gentleman dumped from a limousine into the parking lot of San Francisco's Mercy Hospital was not your typical junkie hovering near death from a heroin overdose. Attending physician Dr. Carroll Monks knows something's very strange -- and very wrong -- even before a phalanx of lawyers and doctors appears out of nowhere to whisk his recovering patient away . . . and a suspicious fire destroys all evidence that the man was ever there.

But the sinister conspiracy surrounding the disappearance of a billionaire computer wunderkind is deeper and murkier than Monks could have possibly guessed. Suddenly his ethics and his curiosity are dragging Carroll Monks into a nightmare of outlaw technology, corporate greed, and inhuman experimentation -- and placing him in the deadly path of powerful forces who will stop at nothing to speed the coming of a dark and terrible future.

To the Bone
ISBN: 0060529172

HarperTorch. 2004

Failing to save a beautiful young woman who arrived at his emergency room in a coma, doctor Carroll Monks, struggling against a lawsuit by the victim's grieving parents, discovers a sinister link between the girl's death and a world-famous plastic surgeon. Reprint.

Revolution No. 9
ISBN: 0060529199

HarperTorch. 2005

Abducted by the followers of a paramilitary sociopath responsible for a series of bizarre, high-profile murders, Dr. Carroll Monks is ensconced within a backwoods community and forced to care for his captor's dangerously ill son, whom Monks must steal away to a hospital in order to save. By the author of To the Bone. Reprint.

Kiss of Death
ISBN: 0812517113

Tor Books. 1992

Determined to remain human, Selena struggles to defy her demon heritage and protect the man she loves from eternal hell and damnation. Reprint.

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