Ben Sanders

BEN SANDERS was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1989. His first three novels, The Fallen (2010), By Any Means (2011), and Only the Dead (2013), were written while he was studying engineering at university, and became New Zealand Fiction Bestsellers. In November 2015, Minotaur Books published Ben’s U.S. debut, American Blood, the first in a new series featuring ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade. The sequel, Marshall’s Law, is due for publication in early 2017. Ben lives in Auckland, New Zealand, and is currently at work on his next novel.








The Fallen (2010)

When police detective Sean Devereaux does a favour for his attractive neighbour, he unwittingly exposes a web of deceit and corruption. As he investigates the murder of a 16-year-old Auckland ‘princess’ in his day job, his after-hours efforts expose a conspiracy involving senior colleagues, and he is soon enmeshed in an escalating cycle of kidnap, murder and violent mayhem.

By Any Means (2011)

Friday rush hour, Auckland city. A lone shooter fires across a packed street and kills a man. Detective Sergeant Sean Devereaux is assigned the case. He’s not complaining – his Friday nights are seldom better spent. But the inquiry is not straightforward. Witness accounts are conflicting. The dead man appears to be an unintended victim, with the true target unknown…

Only the Dead (2013)

When a failed witness protection operation ends in multiple homicides, evidence suggests the crime is linked to series of violent robberies dating back four months. Detective Sergeant Sean Devereaux knows details are being withheld: the inquiry head is the brutal and jaded Detective Inspector Don McCarthy, a man fiercely protective of information. But after shooting a suspect during a botched surveillance job, Devereaux is forced to provide answers rather than demand them…

American Blood (2015)

After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade is living in witness protection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marshall’s instructions are to keep a low profile: the mob wants him dead, and a contract killer known as the Dallas Man has been hired to track him down. Racked with guilt over wrongs committed during his undercover work, and seeking atonement, Marshall investigates the disappearance of a local woman named Alyce Ray. Members of a drug ring seem to hold clues to Ray’s whereabouts, but hunting traffickers is no quiet task. Word of Marshall’s efforts spreads, and soon the worst elements of his former life, including the Dallas Man, are coming for him.