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Those Who Wish Me Deadby Michael Koryta
Synopses & Reviews
The newest thriller from Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author
The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains.
The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind.
"A lack of morally complex characters facing tough ethical choices makes this fast-paced thriller a lesser effort for Edgar finalist Koryta (The Prophet). At an abandoned quarry in Indiana, 13-year-old Jace Wilson, who's just jumped into the quarry's pool, sees two men in police uniform cut a man's throat and toss him into the water. The killers chase Jace after finding his clothes, but he manages to escape. Jamie Bennett, a former U.S. Marshal, places Jace in the care of a friend of hers, survival trainer Ethan Serbin, who takes him along on a wilderness training program that he runs for troubled youths in Montana, though Ethan doesn't know which of the seven boys he'll be instructing needs witness protection. Inevitably, the two creepy killers get on Ethan's trail. For someone as smart as Ethan is supposed to be, he fails to anticipate an obvious move on the part of the killers, leading to the first of several developments that many readers will view as contrived. Agent: David Hale Smith, Inkwell Management. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Michael Koryta is the New York Timesbestselling author of ten novels, most recently THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD. His previous novels - including THE PROPHET, THE RIDGE, SO COLD THE RIVER, and ENVY THE NIGHT-- were New York Times notable books, national bestsellers, and were nominated for numerous awards, including having won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta holds a degree in criminal justice. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Bloomington, Indiana.
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