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Dan Pollock is an American author of mystery and thriller novels.

Born in New York City to a family of writers and raised in Laguna Beach, California, Pollock has always been passionate about books.

At one point a syndicate editor with the Los Angeles Times, Pollock has published several thriller novels, namely: Lair of the Fox (1989), Duel of Assassins (1991), Orinoco (1994), Precipice (1997), The Running Boy (2009), Countdown to Casablanca (2014), and Ringland (2014).

He has also edited and published three literary, inspirational volumes with his wife, Constance.

The books include: The Book of Uncommon Prayer (1996); Gospel: The Life of Jesus as Told by the World's Great Writers (1998); and Visions of the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell and Revelation as Viewed by the World's Great Writers (1999).

The Pollocks currently resides in Southern California.

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Genres: Mystery, Thriller

United States


Non Series

  • Lair of the Fox (1989)
  • Duel of Assassins (1991)
  • Orinoco (1994)
  • Precipice (1997)
  • The Running Boy (2009)
  • Countdown to Casablanca (2014)
  • Ringland (2014)


  1. The Book of Uncommon Prayer (Edited by Dan Pollock and Constance Pollock) (1996)
  2. Gospel: The Life of Jesus as Told by the World's Great Writers (Edited by Dan Pollock and Constance Pollock) (1998)
  3. Visions of the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell and Revelation as Viewed by the World's Great Writers (Edited by Dan Pollock and Constance Pollock) (1999)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Lair of the Fox

Terror on the Bosphorus...

A terrorist crisis explodes in Istanbul. Fanatical Kurdish freedom fighters have seized a three-masted movie ship right on the Bosphorus. A worldwide media storm ensues. The film's glamorous leading lady contrives to swap herself for the hostages. Authorities are aghast, counter-terrorist forces assemble, and a young American diplomat, insulted by the fiery actress during delicate negotiations, vows to risk everything to become her unlikely rescuer.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 1989
ISBN: 978-0557111947
Duel of Assassins

The Cossack and the Cowboy: two highly trained killers... ex-comrades turned sworn enemies... the hunter and the hunted... on a collision course with each other and with history:

High above a mountainside in Austria, a Soviet citizen with an American-sounding name sails beneath a hang glider, taking one more daring risk in a life full of risks. What Marcus Jolly doesn't know is that an old man in Siberia--facing his moment of death--has called on him for the most dangerous mission of his career.

In Washington, a man named Taras Arensky--one of the most highly trained killers in the world--is called to the White House to take on an extraordinary mission: protect the Soviet president from assassination.

Once Taras Arensky and Marcus Jolly had been the best of friends. Now they are to meet again on the moonlit cliffs of Yalta, at the Soviet President's summer retreat. It is the opening thrust of a duel that will be fought across Europe, enmeshing a beautiful woman and climaxing at an international summit in Potsdam. It will call on all the deadly skills and cunning the two men have acquired over a lifetime.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 1991
ISBN: 978-1312094000

Dan Pollock brings us his latest novel of sweeping action and suspense, set in the exotic, forbidding reaches of the Venezuelan jungle and savannas... a world both ravishing and filled with peril from nature and from man. ORINOCO is a novel of high-voltage adventure and romance, ending in a deadly chase with a masterfully ironic and satisfying twist.

NB: This book was originally published as Pursuit Into Darkness.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 1994
ISBN: 978-1304212139

Logistics expert Jane Malcolm got her training under fire literally in the Gulf War, where movement of supplies and equipment meant the difference between life and death. Eight years later, she's running her own logistics consulting firm. But as she stands on the brink of her greatest victory, she will be swept into a new, high-stakes game with an opponent she may not even recognize--until it's too late. Poised to close a multinational deal, Jane learns that a plane crash has claimed the life of her father, Royal Akers, head of a faltering superstore chain.

Determined to restore her father's legacy, she races against time to find ways around the Akers dynasty's woes and undercover their source. For it rapidly becomes clear that these are not random mishaps, but corporate sabotage. International trading partners suffer the fallout, ratcheting the stakes even higher. Economic disaster threatens to topple a fragile government. If Jane makes one false move, it could be her last.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 1997
ISBN: 978-0595172085
Publisher: iUniverse
The Running Boy

A hideaway lake in the mountains above Los Angeles. A woman journalist on the run with a mystery boy, a step ahead of hired Red Mafia killers. A reclusive bachelor in a chalet high above the lake, staring down through binoculars. These are the initial ingredients of a full-throttle, nonstop chase thriller that accelerates from its opening pages to a breathtaking finale.

Eight-year-old Andrei "Andy" Morozov possesses a secret that could bring down the new Russian president, a media darling who conceals imperial ambitions. With geopolitical stakes this high, a secret directive is given--the boy must be hunted down and silenced forever. Thus, from the heart-pounding opening sequence, the thrilling helter-skelter race is on.

Yet, as we see in vivid flashback, this is only the deadly home stretch of a six-months' pursuit that began explosively in Moscow and has careened across Europe and America to reach its lethal climax amid the neon dazzle of the Russian neighborhoods of West Hollywood.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0557058945
Countdown to Casablanca

A ruthless Axis agent code-named Sirocco and an American linguist turned amateur spy find themselves on a collision course with destiny in romantic and exotic World War II Casablanca.

Roosevelt and Churchill are coming to Casablanca. So are Eisenhower and Patton, Montgomery and DeGaulle. For ten days, the entire Allied High Command will be gathered in one place—to plan the invasion of Fortress Europe.

Learning of the secret conference through an Abwehr intercept, Hitler launches an audacious counterstrike — with one demonic blow he will take out the assembled Allied chieftains and turn the tide of war back in favor of the Reich.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1312242500

Ringland, a new sword-and-sorcery theme park in Upper Bavaria, erupts into real-life terror. Computerized special effects—animatronic dragons and a fantasy castle with parapets aflame—are hijacked by a terrorist mastermind, who then programs his own deadly pyrotechnics. Meanwhile, as the world looks on through media eyes, contending factions of eco-warriors and neo-Nazi motorcycle gangs lay siege to the park, further escalating what is already a PR disaster.

Finally, with thousands of tourists already en route for Ringland’s official opening day, the mysterious terrorist threatens mass casualties unless his diabolical demands are met. Outmaneuvered at every step, frustrated security forces enlist a visiting FBI agent to help them find and foil the evil genius at the epicenter of the apocalyptic violence.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1312545618


The Book of Uncommon Prayer (Edited by Dan Pollock and Constance Pollock)

They were giants of literature--men and women whose words shaped our language and our imagination. But they were also spiritual seekers, people of prayer and devotion, writers who sought to express their yearnings and insights through the prayers and meditations that make up this uncommon collection. Though spread across centuries, these "uncommon prayers"--from Jane Austen, Chaucer, Alcott, Dostoyevsky, C.S. Lewis and many others--express emotions common to us all. The artists' gift of phrase, rhythm, and insight quickens our intellects and innermost feelings, pointing us back to the source of their inspiration.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 1996
ISBN: 978-0849990366
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Gospel: The Life of Jesus as Told by the World's Great Writers (Edited by Dan Pollock and Constance Pollock)

From the manger to the empty tomb, the story of Jesus Christ has sparked the imaginations of many literary giants. With passion and eloquence, men and women such as Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, T.S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Nathaniel Hawthorne have woven rich tapestries of Gospel truth from timeless biblical narratives. This book is a treasury of this collected genius. Compiled from the writings of more than fifty of the world's most beloved writers, these readings are interspersed with relevant Scripture and arranged to highlight the great events in the life of Christ -- His Birth, Ministry, Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 1998
Ebook: B00ODL5FH0
Publisher: Tusitala Press
Visions of the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell and Revelation as Viewed by the World's Great Writers (Edited by Dan Pollock and Constance Pollock)

The ideas of heaven and hell have sparked some of the most powerful writings of all time. In this creative coupling of literature and Scripture, classic writers such as T.S. Eliot, William Butler Yeats, Charles Dickens and Emily Dickinson share their own inspiring visions of immortality.

Author: Dan Pollock
First Release: 1999
ISBN: 978-0849991233
Publisher: Elm Hill Books