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THE SCARRED MAN.

Klavan, Andrew. (writing as Keith Peterson)

ISBN 10: 0340529172 / ISBN 13: 9780340529171
Published by NY: DOUBLEDAY. 1990, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: THE SCARRED MAN.

Publisher: NY: DOUBLEDAY. 1990

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Michael North and Susannah McGill share a vision of an evil scarred man, who has a part in the frigthening intertwining of the unknown and violent pasts that haunt the two lovers

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Journalist Michael North terrifies a young student with a ghost story that soon frightens them both in this fast-paced but tame thriller. Invited to spend Christmas at the home of his boss, Carl McGill, Michael meets and falls for Carl's daughter Susannah. While his story about a scarred man is fictitious, Susannah's worst nightmares come to concern a killer with a scar. Someone tries to kill her later at college, and an answering-machine message from a self-proclaimed "scarred man" leads to an attempt on both Michael and Susannah's lives. Michael then remembers that his parents were murdered when he was five, and a scarred man dominates the sudden memory. Hiding with him at the time was a one-year-old girl, and it dawns upon the lovers that they may be siblings. Together they drive to Hickman, Ind., where Michael's parents were murdered, to learn the truth. Lawyer Howard Marks, who represents a retarded handyman still blamed for the killings, proves to Michael that the man was in fact framed. But who, then, is the scarred man? His identity is the best surprise mustered by Peterson (nom de plume of Andrew Klavan, A Shock to the System ), but it fails to offset others quite easily guessed. A playful style dilutes the impact of a novel already weakened by a dearth of suspense.
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