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Writer Alan White creates a hit series for television called The Mercenary, featuring unheard of levels of violence and sex, but when a killer begins to imitate events on the show, the real terror begins. Reprint.
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"From a startling new voice in fiction comes a savagely written thriller of greed, ambition . . . and terror. Alan White is a hot young writer-producer looking for the one megahit every Hollywood writer dreams about. He thinks he's found it with a new TV show called The Mercenary. The network has never seen anything like it. Sex. Violence. Nudity. This time they're taking it to the max and the Nielsen ratings are shooting through the roof. Alan couldn't be happier. Until the morning's headlines start to read like a rerun of last night's episode. Until The Mercenary begins to take on a terrifying life of its own. Until it becomes chillingly clear that Alan must cancel his creation--before it cancels him.
"[Created By ] gets the reader into a wrestler's grip and will not let him go."--Peter Straub.
"A masterly fable, told with insight, wit, and welcome venom . . . . This is Hollywood hell . . . Devastating."--Clive BarkerAbout the Author:
Richard Matheson (1926-2013) is the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels, Matheson wrote screenplays, and he wrote for several Twilight Zone episodes, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," based on his short story.
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Book Description Bantam, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0553566105
Book Description Bantam, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0553566105