David Morrell's "Creepers" was a publishing event in 2005, a powerful, edgy, dark thriller by a master of the genre. A "New York Times" bestseller, it won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award and earned numerous critical raves. "Scavenger," Morrell's latest novel, takes us in a harrowing new direction-a desperate high-tech scavenger hunt for a 100-year-old time capsule. Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of "Creepers," now finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason. "Scavenger" is a brilliant and frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the game's clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger. Morrell's trademark action sequences are embedded with fascinating historical clues that make "Scavenger" a thrill-a-minute page-turner as well as a mesmerizing literary experience.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 106.68 x 185.42 x 25.4mm | 90.72g
- 27 May 2008
- Carousel Press,US
- Albany, United States
"Morrell knows how to build suspense to an almost unbearable level."
About David Morrell
David Morrell is the "New York Times" bestselling author of twenty-eight books, including "First Blood," the novel in which "Rambo" was created, and the award-winning "Creepers." He was also the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Inkpot Award. Co-president of the International Thrillers Writers Organization, he is considered by many to be the father of the modern action novel. He resides in Santa Fe New Mexico with his wife, Donna.