THEY THIRST.

McCammon, Robert R.

Published by KINNELL. LONDON 1990, 1990
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Synopsis: A pall of terror blankets Los Angeles. Mutilated and marked by an insectoid calling card, the number of young women in the morgue is growing. It all seems to be the work of one man. They call him, the Roach.

Pressed on all sides to end the killings, it’s no wonder that Police Captain Andy Palatzin is seeing things—his mother’s ghost primarily, but also vague reminders of his father’s supernatural death. As the body count rises, Andy begins to realize something much darker lurks behind the murders, something from his past, something unspeakably evil. The Roach is just a pawn in the war for humanity’s eternal soul, a war no one is ready to fight.

Originally published over thirty years ago, New York Times Bestseller Robert McCammon spins a tale of the vampire that’s as relevant today as it was then. They Thirst is a sprawling and terrifying horror epic that shines a light into the deepest shadows, where the monster that lives within us all resides, and wonders if it can be overcome by will alone.

Resplendent in vivid and gritty language, They Thirst takes an atmospheric journey through the cultural miasma of the City of Angels. Only there could an insatiable need for fame and fortune be as deadly as the fangs of the creatures that prowl the night. Because in the home of Hollywood, where lies and illusion are mundane, will anyone recognize evil when they see it?

From the Inside Flap: First published in 1981, ''They Thirst'' was Robert McCammon's fourth novel, and it remains one of the major milestones of an ambitious, constantly evolving career. Like its predecessors--''Baal, '' ''Bethany's Sin, '' and ''The Night Boat''--''They Thirst'' made its initial appearance as a paperback original. In the years since, it has acquired an intensely devoted following, and is now widely regarded as one of the significant vampire novels of the 20th century.

The story begins in the tiny Hungarian hamlet of Krajeck, where nine-year-old Andre Palatazin awaits the return of his father from an unspecified--but clearly dangerous--mission. The man who finally returns is no longer Andre's father--is no longer, in fact, a man. Pursued by this undead entity, Andre and his mother barely escape with their lives. Decades later, Andre--now Andy--Palatazin is a homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department, and spends his days dealing with the quotidian terrors of a large metropolis. His life takes a darker turn when the demonic forces he first encountered in Krajeck arrive in L.A., led by an ancient vampire known as The Master. The Master's plan: to overrun the city and use it as a stepping-stone toward wider, ultimately global, domination.

''They Thirst'' marks the earliest appearance of McCammon's penchant for epic, wide-angled narratives. With the unobtrusive ease of a natural storyteller, the author propels a wide assortment of vividly created characters through an apocalyptic scenario that combines gritty urban realism with a powerful portrait of supernatural forces at large in the modern world. The result is a genuine classic of the genre, a novel that is as fresh and absorbing today as it was more than thirty years ago.

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Title: THEY THIRST.
Publisher: KINNELL. LONDON 1990
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
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