By Reason of Insanity

By Reason of Insanity

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by Shane Stevens
     
 

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Thomas Bishop was twenty-five when he escaped from an institution for the criminally insane. Behind him was a history of pain, murder, and rage. Ahead lay a path of vengeance that would trigger the most intense manhunt in history. See more details below

Overview

Thomas Bishop was twenty-five when he escaped from an institution for the criminally insane. Behind him was a history of pain, murder, and rage. Ahead lay a path of vengeance that would trigger the most intense manhunt in history.

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“One of the finest novels ever written about perfect evil . . . I recommend it unreservedly.”  —Stephen King

“Compelling and genuinely frightening. You have to keep remembering it’s only a story. You won’t be able to put it down.”  —The Boston Globe

“Extremely effective.”  —The New York Times

“Irresistible, unrelenting suspense . . . Stevens creates a ‘monster’ for our time.”  —Chicago Tribune

“One of the five greatest crime novels of the century.”  —Mystery Scene

“Pure entertainment at its thrilling best.”  —United Press International

“A classic thriller, a gripping suspense story, a massive mystery.”  —San Diego Union-Tribune

“The best psycho-killer novel.”  —ShelfLife

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671240585
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/27/1979

Meet the Author

Shane Stevens is the author of numerous books, including The Anvil Chorus, Dead City, Go Down Dead, Rat Pack, and Way Uptown in Another World.

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