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ISBN-10: 1593154410
ISBN-13: 9781593154417
356 pages
Also available:
Mass Market Paperback
$24.95 US · $29.95 CAN
Rights: US & Canada
Published: March 2007
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About the Book

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.


Nobody does this kind of thing better than David Morrell—so sit back and crack open another instant classic."
—Lee Child, bestselling author of The Hard Way

"A taut web of terror from a master." —Steve Berry, bestselling author of The Alexandria Link

"This is just a wonderful novel. He exceeds himself, producing a superbly entertaining novel that will attract readers from multiple genres." —Booklist

"…Morrell delivers race-against-the-clock thrills with his usual aplomb…" —Publishers Weekly

"…fraught with tension and ever-ratcheting suspense; the tight fast-paced plot races along at breakneck speed." —Library Journal
David Morrell
Jennifer Esperanza
About David Morrell
David Morrell is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight books, including his award-winning Creepers. Co-president of the International Thrillers Writers Organization, he is considered by many to be the father of the modern action novel. David resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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