Thriller writers collaborate for anthology

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly. Lee Child and Joseph Finder.

Some of the country's top thriller writers will combine their talents in "Face Off," an anthology announced Tuesday by Simon & Schuster and scheduled to come out next year.

The book's 11 stories will feature such fictional dream teams as Connelly's Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch and Lehane's Patrick Kenzie. Child's Jack Reacher will pair up with Finder's Nick Heller, and John Sandford's Lucas Davenport will join forces with Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme.

Edited by David Baldacci, "Face Off" also will include contributions from Steve Martini, Douglas Preston and Ian Rankin.

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