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Physical description; 373 p. ; 25 cm. Subjects; Serial murder investigation - Fiction. Detective and mystery stories.
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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’
The Straw Men is the most eagerly anticipated book of the year. Michael Marshall's unique voice adds a chilling intensity to the serial-killer plot, combining dazzling narrative, a white-hot pace and a deeply disturbing backdrop of conspiracy.
Sarah tries to struggle, but the man holds her. The scream never makes it out of her throat. 'Nobody watching,' the man says with hateful calm. 'I made it this way. I can walk where nobody sees.’
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 one of his victims 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 a bizarre message that leads him to question everything he once believed to be true.
As he begins to investigate his own past Ward finds himself drawn into the shadowy, sinister world of the Straw Men – and into the desperate race to find Sarah, before her time runs out
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Buchbeschreibung HarperCollinsPublishers, London, 2002. Hardcover. Zustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Hardcover in good condition. First edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page. Jacket and hardcover leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly bumped and worn. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Signed by Author. Used. Artikel-Nr. 447007