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The Night Monster: A Novel of Suspense

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The shadowy side of the Sunshine State, where blood runs cold even in the tropical heat, is the tantalizing, terrifying territory few know better than James Swain. His razor-sharp tales of criminals, cops, and South Floridastyle suspense bite like a hungry gator and never let go.

The past has come back to haunt P.I. Jack Carpenter, former head of the Broward County Missing Persons Unit. As a young cop he failed to stop the kidnapping of a college coed by a shockingly large assailant–and neither of them was ever seen again. The abduction has remained Carpenters most chilling cold case, and even now the mystery of the missing girl lurks in his darkest dreams. But after eighteen years, its about to become terrifying reality once more.

When his daughter, Jessie, asks him to bird-dog a camera-toting creep whos been shadowing her college basketball team, Carpenters hot pursuit of the video voyeur leads him smack into another run-in with his old hulking nemesis, who abducts one of Jessies teammates. While the Broward County cops are determined to pin the rap on a convenient suspect, Carpenter isnt about to let grim history repeat itself–especially when he discovers a pattern of unsolved kidnappings involving the same massive perp.

With the eager assistance of the kidnap victims high-powered tycoon father, the uneasy cooperation of his old units new commander, and precious little time before the trail goes cold, Jack and his trusty dog, Buster, hit the ground running. And theyll need all the help they can get–including backup from an FBI man with a personal stake in the hunt–as they follow a twisted trail from the ruins of a shuttered mental asylum with an infamous past to the streets of a sinister small town with a ghastly secret.

With smooth-talking, uncompromising hero Jack Carpenter as guide, The Night Monster is an exhilarating journey into the heart of the American underworld. Bestselling author James Swains fiendish plotting and energetic pacing will keep you electrified straight through till morning.

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Synopsis:

The past comes back to haunt P.I. Jack Carpenter. As a young cop he failed to stop the kidnapping of a college coed by a shockingly large assailant--and neither of them was ever seen again. But after 18 years, it's about to become terrifying reality once more.

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The past has come back to haunt P.I. Jack Carpenter, former head of the Broward County Missing Persons Unit. As a young cop he failed to stop the kidnapping of a college coed by a shockingly large assailant—and neither victim nor attacker was ever seen again. But eighteen years later, when his daughter, Jessie, asks him to bird-dog a creep who’s been shadowing her college basketball team, Carpenter’s pursuit of the voyeur leads him smack into another run-in with his old nemesis, who abducts one of Jessie’s teammates. With the assistance of the kidnap victim’s tycoon father and precious little time before the trail goes cold, Jack and his dog, Buster, hit the ground running—following a twisted trail from the ruins of a shuttered mental asylum with an infamous past to the streets of a sinister small town with a ghastly secret.

 

About the Author

James Swain, winner of the prestigious Prix Calibre 38 for Best American Crime Fiction, is the bestselling author of nine previous novels. He lives with his wife, Laura, in Florida, where he is currently at work on his next novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345515476
Author:
Swain, James
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.94x4.20x1.11 in. .43 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The past comes back to haunt P.I. Jack Carpenter. As a young cop he failed to stop the kidnapping of a college coed by a shockingly large assailant--and neither of them was ever seen again. But after 18 years, it's about to become terrifying reality once more.
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The past has come back to haunt P.I. Jack Carpenter, former head of the Broward County Missing Persons Unit. As a young cop he failed to stop the kidnapping of a college coed by a shockingly large assailant—and neither victim nor attacker was ever seen again. But eighteen years later, when his daughter, Jessie, asks him to bird-dog a creep who’s been shadowing her college basketball team, Carpenter’s pursuit of the voyeur leads him smack into another run-in with his old nemesis, who abducts one of Jessie’s teammates. With the assistance of the kidnap victim’s tycoon father and precious little time before the trail goes cold, Jack and his dog, Buster, hit the ground running—following a twisted trail from the ruins of a shuttered mental asylum with an infamous past to the streets of a sinister small town with a ghastly secret.

 

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