The Straw Men

The Straw Men

Book - 2002
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In Palmerston, Pennsylvania, two men in long coats walk calmly into a crowded fast food restaurant-then, slowly and methodically, gun down sixty-eight people. They take time to reload. On the Promenade of Santa Monica, California, a teenaged girl gives sightseeing tips to a distinguished English tourist. She won't be going home tonight. In Dyersburg, Montana, a grief-stricken son tries to make sense of the accident that killed his parents-then finds a note stuffed in his father's favorite chair. It says, "We're not dead." Three seemingly unrelated events, these are the first signs of an unimaginable network of fear that will lead one unlikely hero to a chilling confrontation with The Straw Men. No one knows who they are-or why they kill. But they must be stopped. Michael Marshall's electrifying debut novel is an instant masterpiece of modern suspense. An epic thriller for anyone who has feared that someone is watching us.
Publisher: New York : Jove, c2002.
ISBN: 9780515134278
0515134279
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Marshall Michael
Characteristics: 389 p. ;,18 cm.

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KarenW
Mar 19, 2003

Terrible things are happening all over the U.S. There are seemingly senseless killings, kidnappings, and mysterious deaths. How are they all connected? In this thriller cum horror novel, Michael Marshall seems to be preying on our greatest fears in a run-of-the-mill plot. But then it gets to you. It happens as our hero Ward gets ready to sell his parent''s house after their strange car accident. He finds a note purposefully placed in a book hidden in the stuffing of his father''s favorite chair in his father''s handwriting that reads: Ward, we''re not dead. And then there are the videotapes that reveal another time, another place that is somehow connected to the madness going on in the outside world and to his family. And who are the Straw Men, anyway?

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