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By John D. MacDonald

How some distance could you visit retailer your loved ones? In John D. MacDonald's iconic masterwork of suspense, the muse for now not one yet Hollywood hits, a mild-mannered relatives is suffering from an obsessed criminal--and with the gurus powerless to guard them, they have to take the legislation into their very own hands.

Introduction by means of Dean Koontz

Sam Bowden has all of it: a profitable legislation profession, a loyal spouse, and 3 kids. yet a terrifying determine from Bowden's previous looms within the shadows, ready to shatter his pristine existence.

Fourteen years in the past, Bowden's testimony positioned Max Cady in the back of bars. Ever due to the fact, the convicted rapist has been nursing a grudge into an unrelenting ardour for revenge. Cady has been counting the times until eventually he's let out, eager to break the fellow he blames for all his issues. Now that point has come.

Praise for Cape Fear

"The better of [John D. MacDonald's stand-alone] novels . . . an acute mental examine of base intuition, terror, errors, and uncooked emotion."--Lee Child

"A robust and scary story."--The big apple Times

"Terrific suspense."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

Originally released as The Executioners

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He picked up the photograph of my father in my study, and it was all over. ” “Oh, God,” she said. ” “Everybody’s very impressed with him, especially his maturity,” Stone said. “I know, I know. He taught himself to read at three, and by four he was speaking like an adult, in complete paragraphs. ” “I haven’t seen a single sign of that,” Stone said. ” “I apologize; that was a lapse on my part. ” “Oh, good. ” “Yes, with Dino and Ben. ” “I’ll have Joan book it. ” “All right. ” She hung up. Stone gave Joan her instructions.

Stone raised a finger and picked up the phone. “Get me Seth Keener,” he said to Joan. “Keener,” the voice said. “Seth, it’s Stone Barrington. ” “I thought we had a deal,” Keener said. “This is an easy one: Mr. ” “Mr. Fisher has already experienced an encounter on a yacht in New York Harbor that required him to choose between being knifed by two thugs or taking a swim in December. ” “I have no knowledge of anything like that,” Keener said. “That’s what I would say, too, in the circumstances. Would you be kind enough to mention the situation to Mrs.

Stone thought for a minute. ” “Your father’s name, as I recall. ” “Correct. ” Eggers wrote it down, along with Peter’s new birth date. “I’ll get on it,” he said. “Will Peter need any help with getting into the school? ” “Thank you, yes. ” “I can get half a dozen letters to back him there. ” SON OF STONE “I’ll call you when I have a grip on this,” Eggers said. The two men shook hands and Stone headed for home, a ten-minute walk. ” Stone went to his desk and picked up the phone. ” “No. I spoke to Carling Steadman.

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