David Morrell put thriller fan’s excitement meter on blast yesterday with a single tweet notifying his followers that he and fellow bestselling author Gayle Lynds have successfully finished their short story: Rambo On Their Minds.
.@GayleLynds & I finished our story RAMBO ON THEIR MINDS for the International Thriller Writers anthology MATCHUP. Publishes 2017.
— _DavidMorrell (@_DavidMorrell) May 17, 2016
Rambo On Their Minds will be included in the 2017 International Thriller Writers anthology MATCHUP, the highly anticipated sequel to FACEOFF (2014), published by Simon & Schuster.
Details about MATCHUP are hard to come by. So far all I know is that it’ll be edited by Lee Child, and will feature eleven famous male authors who will each be teaming up with bestselling female authors to produce eleven new short stories starring their respected series protagonists.
While I’ve been unable to confirm their involvement, rumor has it that Kathy Reichs, Charlene Harris, Nelson DeMille, Steve Berry and John Sandford–along with Lynds and Morrell–will also contribute to MATCHUP. (I’ll update this article later on when I have a full list of participants.)
I think I speak for thriller fans everywhere when I say that yes, David, we do indeed now have Rambo on our minds!