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Nikitas, Derek

Overview
Works: 8 works in 38 publications in 5 languages and 1,594 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Time-travel fiction  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3614.I54, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Derek Nikitas
Pyres by Derek Nikitas( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the tale of three women: Luc (pronounced "Luke") Moberg, a 15-year-old girl who wears black and occasionally shoplifts for fun; Tanya Yasbeck, a very pregnant 19-year-old from the street who hopes her boyfriend's motorcycle gang membership will lead to a better life; and Greta Hurd, a divorced, middle-aged homicide detective on the outs with her soon-to-be-married daughter. When a trip to the mall ends in Luc's father being murdered, the three threads of the story begin to intertwine, and by the end, each character gets pushed to the limits of her being
The long division by Derek Nikitas( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing her unpromising life as a housecleaner to reunite with the son she gave up for adoption, an Atlanta woman embarks on an unlawful road trip with the teenage youth that is complicated by a drug-related double murder
Extra life by Derek Nikitas( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russ has never been your typical teen. After being expelled, Russ has started to get his life back on track. He's a pop culture junkie, and living in a town where the popular teen soap "Cape Twilight" is filmed, how could he not be? So when Russ decides to make his own short film, he recruits the (emotionally unhinged) star of "Cape Twilight" and his own motley crew to help out. Seems like a great idea...until the plan blows up in Russ's face. Just when everything seems to be falling apart, Russ receives a message on his cell phone---from himself. Recorded in the future, 'future Russ' informes him that the day can be fixed if he's willing to use an app to leap twelve hours into the past. Russ is happy to oblige, figuring the day can't get any worse. But he couldn't be more wrong. Because as soon as Russ tampers with time and space, he introduces dangerous glitches he can't control, including alternate of himself. And suddenly Russ's sanity and the lives of everyone he cares about are at risk if he can't find a way to regain control of his own life--past, present and future
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED AGAIN by James Patterson( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joanie was dreading Thanksgiving with her family at their strange new house. And that was before she saw her brother Alan standing in the kitchen. It was hard to know what to say to him, seeing as he'd died five years ago
Diary of a succubus by James Patterson( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You're everything I ever wanted," he says. He leans in and kisses me. At last. I slip my hands away, letting my fingertips brush across his cheek. He takes his final bow over the railing and drops 15 floors toward the Fifth Avenue pavement. Pity
Diary of a succubus by James Patterson( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I can kill a man with a kiss."You're everything I ever wanted," he says. He leans in and kisses me. At last. I slip my hands away, letting my fingertips brush across his cheek. He takes his final bow over the railing and drops 15 floors toward the Fifth Avenue pavement. Pity.BookShotsLightning-fast stories by James PattersonNovels you can devour in a few hoursImpossible to stop readingAll original content from James Patterson
Pyres by Derek Nikitas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In [the story,] 15 year old Lucia Moberg lifts a CD out of a store in a shopping mall -- and when she and her dad get into their car, there is a tap at the window. The next second her father's brains are on the dashboard. So begins the story of the ruin of her mother, whose home life is shrouded in darkness, a mysterious and menacing motorcycle gang, the real-to-life female cop out to crack the case, who is facing her own family's collapse, and the struggle for Lucia to piece together some semblance of a normal teenage life. The writing is hard and crisp, and wholly multi-dimensional, while the story moves along at a nail-biting pace with twists, turns, literary allusions, and the engaging plight of several fascinating, memorable, and fully rounded characters.-http://www.loc.gov/catdir
The Long Division (a novel) by Derek Nikitas( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Long Division is a novel that applies some conventions and tropes of the noir fiction genre to tell a story from the points of view of five individuals whose fates are interconnected through the narrative. Jodie Larkin is an Atlanta housecleaner who, fed up with her thankless job, hits the road with stolen cash, desperate to reconnect with the son she gave up for adoption. That son is Calvin Nowak, a teenager eager to escape an adoptive family that he feels can never understand him. He and Jodie embark on a runaway quest to discover the source of his pain. Their journey will take them to small town New York, where Calvin’s biological father, Sam Hartwick, is secretly tracking the shooter in a double murder case that will test his reputation and his faith in redemption. That killer is Wynn Johnston, a college student gifted and tortured, who clings to his bright academic prospects while hunted by vengeful criminals, police, and his own demons. He strikes up a desperate relationship with Erika Hartwick, Sam Harwick’s legitimate daughter, just as Sam’s illegitimate son Calvin and one-time lover Jodie arrive in town and instigate a climactic confrontation between all the perspective characters. The novel explores the value of family and how it can be tested by extreme circumstances, especially in paradoxical or ironic context where family is founded on, or broken apart by, characters flaws that threaten the stability of family itself. Likewise, it explores whether certain family relationships can or should be repaired, and the motives and morality of individuals when they support or subvert family dynamics
 
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Derek Nikitas American writer

Derek Nikitas Amerikaans auteur

Derek Nikitas écrivain américain

Derek Nikitas escritor estadounidense

Derek Nikitas US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

デレク・ニキータス

ニキータス, デレク

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