By John D. MacDonald
How some distance might you visit retailer your loved ones? In John D. MacDonald's iconic masterwork of suspense, the muse for now not one yet Hollywood hits, a mild-mannered family members is laid low with an obsessed criminal--and with the experts powerless to guard them, they need to take the legislations into their very own hands.
Introduction via Dean Koontz
Sam Bowden has all of it: a profitable legislations profession, a loyal spouse, and 3 young children. yet a terrifying determine from Bowden's prior looms within the shadows, ready to shatter his pristine existence.
Fourteen years in the past, Bowden's testimony placed Max Cady at the back of bars. Ever seeing that, the convicted rapist has been nursing a grudge into an unrelenting ardour for revenge. Cady has been counting the times till he's let loose, eager to break the fellow he blames for all his problems. Now that point has come.
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"The better of [John D. MacDonald's stand-alone] novels . . . an acute mental research of base intuition, terror, errors, and uncooked emotion."--Lee Child
"A robust and scary story."--The ny Times
"Terrific suspense."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
Originally released as The Executioners
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Publisher: Books we adore Ltd.
Publication Date: 2013-06-27
Number of Pages: 286
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books
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This is the tale of a sixteen-year-old American lady who's orphaned while her father dies and she or he is distributed to dwell together with her English uncle. regrettably he falls out of fashion with the king and is killed. this can be the place she meets Adrien who saves her from a dire destiny by means of taking her to Holland to reside along with her mother's sisters. They sail to Java at the comparable send, yet Rommel and Adrien are fated to be torn aside many times. She has purely her braveness and her good looks to maintain her alive-and her very unlikely love for Adrien. He by no means offers up looking for her, even after she is kidnapped by way of a chinese language pirate and brought to Amoy. He'll want all his skill as a swordsman to outlive lengthy adequate to rescue her.
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Yeah, I guess fifty grand. ” 34 | A L L E N W Y L E R Leo grinned again. “Could always use a bit more. ” Leo’s face sobered. He just stood there like he wasn’t going to allow himself to get sucked into being the butt of a joke. ” Gerhard took a long pull of a Labatt’s. “Then hell, yeah. ” “See, here’s the thing. You know how we’re always short on bodies? ” “We don’t wait for them; we just take them. People no one will miss. You know, homeless, hookers, addicts. Who gives a shit about ’em? ” Gerhard took a pull.
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