Mister Slaughter

Mister Slaughter

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The world of Colonial America comes vibrantly to life in this masterful new historical thriller by Robert McCammon. Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702 and proceeds to take both Matthew and the listener on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence and personal discovery.

The journey begins when Matthew, now an apprentice problem solver for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York. Along the way, Slaughter makes his captors a surprising - and extremely tempting - offer. Their response to this offer will set in motion a series of astonishing, ultimately catastrophic events.

Mister Slaughter is at once a classic portrait of an archetypal serial killer and an exquisitely detailed account of a fledgling nation still in the process of inventing itself. Suspenseful, illuminating, never less than compulsively readable, it is, by any measure, an extraordinary achievement, the largest accomplishment to date from one of our most gifted - and necessary - writers.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 146 x 134mm | 410g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1867505916
  • 9781867505914

Review quote

'An excellent story, full of tension and suspense.' -- Stephen King, bestselling author
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About Robert R. McCammon

Robert Rick McCammon was a full-time horror writer for many years. After taking a hiatus for his family, he returned to writing with an interest in historical fiction.

The sixth book in his Matthew Corbett historical fiction series, Freedom of the Mask, was published in May 2016.

The second book in the Trevor Lawson I Travel by Night series, Last Train from Perdition, will be published in October 2016.

McCammon resides in Birmingham, Alabama. He is working on a new novel set in the 1930s called The Listener. When that's completed, he will begin work on the next Matthew Corbett novel, Cardinal Black. Edoardo Ballerini is an Italian-American actor, writer, director and film producer. He is best known for his work on screen as junkie Corky Caporale in The Sopranos, a hot-headed chef in the indie hit Dinner Rush and an NFL businessman in the blockbuster Romeo Must Die.
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