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 best-seller, 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... show more
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 best-seller, 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, 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.
Publish date: March 12th 2007
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Frank Balenger (#2)
Scavenger, the sequel to David Morrell’s Bram Stoker winning novel Creepers, features Frank Balenger, still trying to recover from his ordeal from the previous novel, where he had been looking for his wife only to find her dead. He and Amanda, who he had saved in the previous novel, are now a couple...
Agh. I've figured out another ploy that authors use. It is the art of convenience. David has this down in spades. They are stuck in a building, but guess what, someone knows the history of the building and guides them out. Another is former military and thinks quick on his feet when they are in a bi...
workaday mp3Sometimes the past is buried for a reason.hahaha - I didn't realise this carries straight on from Creepers; That's neat.
I discovered David Morrell (who wrote First Blood) quite by accident and he has quickly become one of my favourite thriller writers. Although he began publishing before David Baldacci, it’s the only style I can compare it to. Scavenger lets revisit with Frank and Amanda (from Creepers) as they inn...