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"New York Times" bestselling author John Connolly masterfully intertwines mystery, emotion, violence, and the supernatural in this raw and gripping thriller.
In 1693, the settlers on the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered. Since then, the island has known three hundred years of peace. Until now...
A group of men are descending on Sanctuary, their purpose to hunt down and kill the wife of their leader and retrieve the money that she stole from him. All that stands in their way are a young rookie officer, Sharon Macy, and Melancholy Joe Dupree, the island's strange, troubled policeman.
Joe Dupree is no ordinary policeman. He is the guardian of the island's secrets, the repository of its memories. He knows that Sanctuary has been steeped in blood once; it will tolerate the shedding of innocent blood no longer. Now a band of killers is set to desecrate Sanctuary and unleash the fury of its ghosts upon themselves and all who stand by them.
On Sanctuary, evil is about to meet its match....
Fast-paced, spellbinding, and elegantly written, "Bad Men" is John Connolly at his chilling best.
"[A] terrifying story, the action brutal, grotesque and unrelentingly violent....Think Thomas Harris
by way of Stephen King
: haunting, compelling, but not for the faint of heart." Publishers Weekly
"Connolly writes like a poet....A stylish darkness sucks you under." Kirkus Reviews
"This elegantly written good-versus-evil story will appeal not only to crime-fiction readers but also to fans of such high-profile horror authors as King
." David Pitt, Booklist
On a cold night in 1693, the small Maine island of Sanctuary became soaked in blood. Its inhabitants, a colony of peaceful settlers, were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered in the moonlight. Women, children, fathers, and sons no one was spared. Since the massacre, the island has enjoyed more than 300 years of peace...until now.
A group of men are about to descend upon the idyllic, close-knit community of present-day Sanctuary, driven by one thing...revenge. All that stand in their way are rookie officer Sharon Macy and the island's tall, melancholy policeman Joe Dupree, who comes from generations of Sanctuary residents and is acutely aware of the island's history, its secrets, and its memories. He knows well Sanctuary's violent past, and will not tolerate the shedding of innocent blood again. If the band of killers succeeds in its violent plot, the desecration will unleash the fury of the town's ghosts upon the offenders the likes of which may only be found in hell...
Fast-paced, spellbinding, and elegantly written, Bad Men is John Connolly at his chilling best.
On a cold night in 1693, the people of the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered in the moonlight. Since the massacre, the island has enjoyed 300 years of peace until now. Fast-paced, spellbinding, and elegantly written, Bad Men is Connolly at his chilling best.
Connolly tells a raw, gripping tale in his latest "New York Times" bestseller. In 1693, the people of a small Maine island were slaughtered. Since the massacre, the island has enjoyed 300 years of peace--until now.
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