WorldCat Identities

Olden, Marc

Works: 66 works in 324 publications in 10 languages and 6,132 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Martial arts fiction  Political fiction  Paranormal fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3565.L29, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marc Olden
The ghost : a novel by Marc Olden( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Rosalind Magellan of Los Angeles goes undercover to catch a crooked judge. Following her is a police officer, a guardian ready to intervene at a moment's notice. But unknown to Magellan a second man is following and he is not a guardian
Gaijin by Marc Olden( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giri by Marc Olden( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dojo, Manny Decker learned that training, focus, and cold discipline could make a man more dangerous than any weapon. His skill with his fists was useful in the US Marines, and served him even better afterwards, as a cop walking a tough New York beat. Since he became a detective, Decker hasn?t found much use for his hand-to-hand skills, but his mental toughness has proved invaluable as he navigates the narrow line of an Internal Affairs investigator. Keeping an eye on other cops, he has found, means risking his life inside and outside the precinct house. Decker also knows that a mastery of karate can be used for evil as well as good. Investigating a corrupt security company, Decker finds himself on the trail of a psychopathic killer who can snap a windpipe with one chop of his palm. Only karate can stop him, and when the final confrontation occurs, karate is all Decker will have
Fear's justice : a novel by Marc Olden( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero is Detective Fear Meaghal, an old-fashioned cop with his heart in the right place, but nothing good to say about blacks, Jews, gays, women, or any other part of New York City's 'gorgeous mosaic.' He falls in love with a woman detective whose husband is one of the crooks and uncovers officers working freelance as vigilante assassins. By the author of Gai-Jin
Dai-sho by Marc Olden( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kisaeng : a novel by Marc Olden( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kisaeng, Marc Olden has created one of the most chilling villains in recent memory: Park Song, on the surface an urbane, charming Korean multi-millionaire who is, in reality, the world's greatest counterfeiter. But his secrets go deeper. At his core he is obsessed with the search for the perfect woman. He collects beautiful women to act as "kisaeng" (Korean for "recreational creature"), and when he tires of them, they die. NYPD homicide detective Manny Decker is investigating the murder of two undercover cops when the daughter of the woman he loves suddenly disappears. He discovers she had been kidnapped by Park Song. The search for the young girl leads Decker from New York to Korea, following a trail of violence as well as ties to his own past in the jungles of Southeast Asia
Poe must die : a novel by Marc Olden( )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Poe created his master detective to solve a crime New York police couldn't, he sets himself up as a threat to a group of spiritualists and graverobbers when the real murderer is caught and Poe's story proves true
The informant : a novel by Marc Olden( )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing a long jail sentence, a woman takes a dangerous job for the New York Police Department
Cocaine by Marc Olden( )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before crack, there was cocaine. In 1972, New Yorkers bought more powdered cocaine than heroin, and they paid dearly for it. Pimps, rock stars, UN delegates, and high school students all turned on with snow. Some used casually, and some threw their lives away for its fleeting high. The drug's devotees showed their allegiance with a golden coke spoon necklace, a sign of the wealth required to maintain a habit when the drug sold for as much as seventy-five dollars a hit. They used it to party, to work, and to have sex. They snorted it, shot it, and rubbed it on their gums. And more and more, they killed and died for the sake of the priceless white powder
The Harker file by Marc Olden( )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasing a scoop on the CIA, a reporter finds his own name on the hit list<p class=MsoNormal>In Madison, Wisconsin, a dairy farmer drops dead of a heart attack. A few days later, a small-town citizen in Iowa is killed in a three-car pile-up. Few men know the connection between these deaths, and only one is willing to talk to Harker, an investigative reporter with sources on the inside of every agency in Washington. His source at the CIA is named Trotman, and he knows things that men cannot discuss in the light of day. The two dead men were CIA agents, defectors from Communist states living under assumed names. Trotman tells Harker not out of civic duty, but because the reporter will be one of the next to die.<p class=MsoNormal>Getting the story of this terrifying conspiracy down in print is Harker & rsquo;s only chance for survival. He must work quickly to stay alive, but that & rsquo;s no problem. Reporters like Harker love deadlines
Narc by Marc Olden( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narcotics agent comes between a dealer and the biggest heroin shipment in history. One thousand pounds of uncut heroin. Street value: a quarter of a billion dollars. New York's baddest dealer is a preening hustler named St. James Livingston, and his latest scheme will make the French Connection smuggling operation look small-time. The shipment is coming in through a Cuban diplomatic mission, and when it arrives Livingston won't just make a fortune. He'll make history. Only John Bolt stands in his way. The meanest narcotics agent in the country, Bolt arrests Livingston's supplier during a South American raid. But cutting off the head won't kill this snake. Too many junkies are hungry for smack, and too many crooks are desperate for profits. The biggest shipment in history will also be the bloodiest, and Bolt stands to make a killing
Black Samurai by Marc Olden( )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When terrorists butcher his sensei, a samurai takes vengeance in blood<p class=MsoNormal>On leave in Tokyo, American GI Robert Sand is shot trying to protect an old man from a quartet of drunk American soldiers. As Sand passes out, the old man springs on his tormenters, beating them senseless with frail, wrinkled fists. He is Master Konuma, keeper of the ancient secrets of the samurai, and Sand is about to become his newest pupil. Over the next seven years, the American learns martial arts, swordplay, and stealth, becoming not just the first black man to ever take the oath of the samurai, but the strongest fighter Konuma has ever trained. <p class=MsoNormal>One night, two dozen terrorists ambush the dojo, slaughtering Konuma and his students as the first step in a terrifying assault on world peace. Though he cannot save his sensei, Sand escapes with his life and a gnawing hunger for vengeance. All he has is his sword, but his sword is all he needs
Book of shadows by Marc Olden( )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To fulfill an ancient rite of vengeance, two druids descend on New York City
A dangerous glamour by Marc Olden( )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a dispute between modeling agencies turns to all-out war, beautiful people get ugly. Annie Laurie's modeling career has been dead since the day she turned thirty, but she is not through with that life. Now an agent, she plans to dominate the business as completely as she once did the nation's billboards. Only one person stands in her way: her ex-husband Byron Terry, super-agent. Lucky for Annie, he taught her how to play dirty. She uses every trick she knows to steal models from Terry's stable, making his girls more successful than he could ever dream. But when both set their sights on signing premier supermodel Karen Dial, Terry calls in the mob for help. From here out, scorched earth is in vogue. The model wars have come to New York, and the jet set is about to witness the most stylish bloodbath in history
Death of a courier by Marc Olden( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To break the mafia, Bolt must face his murderous ex-partner. Narcotics agents aren't supposed to ride horses. But today John Bolt is tailing a drug courier in Central Park, and in two feet of snow, horseback is the only way to ride. When he hears the pop-pop-pop of a .32 pistol, he knows his man is dead. Bolt charges to the scene, and the gunmen open fire. They kill his horse, and Bolt avenges the animal. As one of the killers bleeds into unconsciousness, he says they were sent by Apache. Apache. Codename for Paris Whitman, a former top man in Bolt's department who flipped to the other side. Now a mafia enforcer, Apache is working his way up the mob ladder by targeting his old colleagues. Once, he and Bolt were partners. Now they fight each other in a duel to the death that will determine whether the trickle of drugs into this country stops, or becomes a flood
The Katana by Marc Olden( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the sake of his master's memory, Sand will kill to recover a magnificent sword. Though useless in battle, the emperor's katana is a beautiful weapon. Cast from solid gold, this 1,200-year-old blade was thought to be lost until Master Konuma, teacher of samurais, presents it as a gift to the people of Japan. Soon after, he is savagely murdered, leaving his American student, Robert Sand, to avenge his death. The sensei is gone, but the sword remains as a symbol of his generosity -- until the day the katana vanishes. A madman snatches the treasure from the Metropol
Notwehr Roman by Marc Olden( )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harker uncovers a cult whose members believe in peace, love, understanding, and torture<p class=MsoNormal>Rudolph Franklin thinks his biggest problem is reelection. A battle with a fellow senator about military spending is getting ugly, and if he can & rsquo;t scrap out a victory, his career will be dead in the water. He calls Harker, a crack investigative reporter, to leak a story for him. Franklin thinks his problems are political & mdash;until his daughter disappears. <p class=MsoNormal><p class=MsoNormal>In Barbarann & rsquo;s bedroom, Harker finds pamphlets for the Children & rsquo;s Crusade, a hippy-dippy cult best known for selling buttons and hard candy on street corners. But Harker learns about the crusade & rsquo;s darker side & mdash;the enforcers charged with keeping members in line, and keeping the press from asking questions. His first warning is a dead cat, hung from the ceiling of his hotel room, paw sliced off. If he crosses the Crusade again, the next paw they take will be his own
Killer warrior by Marc Olden( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sand must stop an arms dealer from expanding his business from murder to genocide<p class=MsoNormal>Even the finest samurai occasionally needs to hone his skill. Robert Sand is in Japan, pushing his body to the limit under an aged sensei & rsquo;s guidance, when he gets the message that practice is over. A French arms dealer named Valbonne has gotten ambitious, and is about to start selling something rather more deadly than a bootlegged Kalashnikov. He is building an atomic bomb.<p class=MsoNormal>Valbonne & rsquo;s prospective buyer is a Japanese man who has never forgiven the United States for killing his family at Nagasaki. To take revenge, he plans to detonate the black market warhead somewhere in New York City. His contract with Valbonne earns him the support of the Frenchman & rsquo;s mercenary army, and the cunning of a bloodthirsty Native American who & rsquo;s handy with a hatchet. Unfortunately for them, this is just the kind of fight that Sand & rsquo;s been training for
Wellington's by Marc Olden( )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Wellington's, it's OK to break hearts, but never break your reservation. Seven nights a week, the most beautiful people in Manhattan crowd around the bar at a dimly lit restaurant on Second Avenue. Fueled by drugs, liquor, and jealousy, the singles crowd has made Wellington's the hottest spot in town. Its gorgeous young patrons can go through several partners just before closing time, and the spectacle of "the hunt" ensures that the restaurant's tables are never empty. People don't come to Wellington's for the food, but for a close-up view of romantic blood sport. David James, owner and operator, runs the show. Around him swirls a hurricane of swingers, players, and tramps, but David stays cool. In this bar, the only rule is to never sleep with someone who's got more troubles than you. But the people who crowd around at last call have so many problems, it's impossible to keep count
The Beauty kill by Marc Olden( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of death from two gunshot wounds, Bolt vows revenge. They call him Black Beauty, because he is the most gorgeous thief the drug world has ever seen. Where some are content to make a living ripping off dime-bag hustlers, Black Beauty steals from big-time dealers, taking profits from international cartels to keep himself rich, well-dressed, and smiling. His latest score netted him $850,000, along with the twenty-two kilos of cocaine the money was intended to buy. To get it he killed four men, and left one narcotics agent to bleed to death in a parking lot. Before long, Black Beauty will wish he finished the job
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The ghost : a novel
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Alternative Names
Marc Olden Amerikaans schrijver (1933-)

Marc Olden amerikansk författare

Marc Olden amerikansk skribent

Marc Olden scrittore statunitense

Марк Олдън