The return: a novel

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"The real Richard Marder would shock his acquaintances, if they ever met him. Marder is perfectly comfortable keeping his true self a secret from his clients, his friends and his daughter. Even his wife, long dead, didn't know the real man behind the calm, cultured mask he presents to the world. Only an old army buddy from Vietnam, Patrick Francis Skelly, knows what Marder is capable of. Then, a shattering piece of news awakens Marder's buried desire for vengeance; with nothing left to lose, he sets off to punish the people whose actions, years earlier, changed his life. Uninvited, Skelly shows up and the two of them together raise the stakes far beyond anything Marder could have envisioned. As Marder and Skelly set out on the road, headed toward an apocalypse of their own making, Marder learns that good motives and sense of justice can't always protect the people a man loves. A range of fearsomely real characters, from a brutally violent crime lord to a daringly courageous young woman, a roller-coaster of twists and turns, and a shattering exploration of what constitutes morality in the face of evil, Michael Gruber has once more proven that he is "a gifted and natural storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and shows why he has been called "the Stephen King of crime writing." (Denver Post). If Jack Reacher and George Smiley met, this is the adventure that would result"--
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author2-role , "The real Richard Marder would shock his acquaintances, if they ever met him. Marder is perfectly comfortable keeping his true self a secret from his clients, his friends and his daughter. Even his wife, long dead, didn't know the real man behind the calm, cultured mask he presents to the world. Only an old army buddy from Vietnam, Patrick Francis Skelly, knows what Marder is capable of. Then, a shattering piece of news awakens Marder's buried desire for vengeance; with nothing left to lose, he sets off to punish the people whose actions, years earlier, changed his life. Uninvited, Skelly shows up and the two of them together raise the stakes far beyond anything Marder could have envisioned. As Marder and Skelly set out on the road, headed toward an apocalypse of their own making, Marder learns that good motives and sense of justice can't always protect the people a man loves. A range of fearsomely real characters, from a brutally violent crime lord to a daringly courageous young woman, a roller-coaster of twists and turns, and a shattering exploration of what constitutes morality in the face of evil, Michael Gruber has once more proven that he is "a gifted and natural storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and shows why he has been called "the Stephen King of crime writing." (Denver Post). If Jack Reacher and George Smiley met, this is the adventure that would result"--Provided by publisher., 0805091297 (hbk.), 1 online resource (1 audio file (17hr., 14 min.)) :digital., 11019334Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 1483063283 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 2012045307, 33021025516995aficFIC GRUBERbr1302264af, 366 pages ;24 cm., 813/.6, 931364, 9780805091298 (hbk.), 9781483063287 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), Book editors, DLCengDLCrdaTnLvILS, Davis, Jonathan., Digital content provided by hoopla., FIC GRUBER, FIC031000FIC030000, FICTION / Thrillers / General, FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense, First edition., Gruber, Michael,1940-, Lauded as his number-one favorite book of the year, Stephen King advised President Obama, in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, to pick up Michael Gruber's previous book, The Good Son. With an unforgettable hero, The Return is as exciting and provocative as Gruber's best work. The real Richard Marder would shock his acquaintances, if they ever met him. Even his wife, long dead, didn't know the real man behind the calm, cultured mask he presents to the world. Only an old army buddy from Vietnam, Patrick Skelly, knows what Marder is capable of. Then, a shattering piece of news awakens Marder's buried desire for vengeance; with nothing left to lose, he sets off to punish the people whose actions changed his life years earlier. Skelly shows up uninvited, and the two of them together raise the stakes far beyond anything Marder could have envisioned. As Marder and Skelly head toward an apocalypse of their own making, Marder learns that good motives and a sense of justice can't always protect the people a man loves. With a range of fearsomely real characters, from a brutally violent crime lord to a daringly courageous young woman, a roller-coaster of twists and turns, and a shattering exploration of what constitutes morality in the face of evil, Michael Gruber has once more proven that he is "a gifted and natural storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and shows why he has been called "the Stephen King of crime writing" (Denver Post)., MWT11019334, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., New York (N.Y.), New York :Henry Holt and Company,2013, PS3607.R68R48 2013, Read by Jonathan Davis., Revenge, Suspense fiction., The return :a novel /Michael Gruber., The return :a novelMichael Gruber., Unabridged., [United States]:Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,2014., computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/bsa_9781482924695_180.jpeg, n-us-ny, online resourcecr, pcc, spoken wordspw, text, unmediated, volume
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subject_facet Book editors -- Fiction, FICTION / Thrillers / General, FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction, Suspense fiction
title_display The return : a novel
title_full The return : a novel / Michael Gruber, The return : a novel [electronic resource] / Michael Gruber
title_short The return :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Book editors, Revenge