The first in an explosive trilogy of thrillers from Michael Marshall. This book takes the serial-killer book ands adds a chilling new dimension, combining pace, narrative and a genuinely disturbing conspiracy story.
The Straw Men. They kill people. Any people. Sarah Becker is the fifth girl to be abducted by this maniac. Judging from the state of the bodies that have been found, her long hair will be hacked off and she will be tortured. She has about a week to live. Former LA homicide detective John Zandt has an inside track on the perpetrator – his own daughter was a victim two years ago. But the key to Sarah's whereabouts lies with Ward Hopkins, a man with a past so secret not even he knows about it. His parents have just died in a car accident, but they leave Ward an enigmatic message that leads him to question everything he once believed to be true.
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'The crucial thing about Michael Marshall Smith is that he is enormously readable… once you have started reading one of his books, you won't want to stop until you have finished it … He has the talent to become the inspiration to a generation of writers'
'Humour, a cracking pace and fluid prose… Sizzling… Michael Marshall Smith has a Crichton-like knack of attracting film studios'
Michael Marshall is a full-time writer. His novels include ‘The Straw Men’, ‘The Lonely Dead’ and ‘Blood of Angels’, and he also writes short stories and screenplays. Two of his earlier novels written under the name of Michael Marshall Smith, ‘Spares’ and ‘One of Us’, have been optioned by major Hollywood studios. He lives in North London with his wife and their son and two cats.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2005. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7202261
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2005. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007202261