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Holy Terror

Holy Terror

by Graham Masterton
     
 

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A hot summer day in New York City gives Conor O'Neil no warning of the nightmare which is about to engulf him. After witnessing a fatal robbery, Conor is wrongfully arrested for the crime by a bent cop and immediately goes on the run, fearing for his life. He discovers that an eerie pair of stage hypnotists, a fervent Southern Baptist, and a very sinister

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A hot summer day in New York City gives Conor O'Neil no warning of the nightmare which is about to engulf him. After witnessing a fatal robbery, Conor is wrongfully arrested for the crime by a bent cop and immediately goes on the run, fearing for his life. He discovers that an eerie pair of stage hypnotists, a fervent Southern Baptist, and a very sinister televangelist are involved in the heist, the proceeds of which are to fund something unthinkable yet all too possible.

Conor's desperate need to clear his name takes him on a terrifying trip to a distant and hostile land, where he must use all of his remaining strength to survive the most deadly weapon of all...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In British author Masterton's convoluted thriller, Conor O'Neil, a former NYPD cop who now serves as chief of security at a swanky Manhattan jewelry store, breaks up a robbery of his store's vault, only to discover the safe deposit boxes empty and himself the prime suspect in a massive heist. Investigating while on the run as a fugitive, O'Neil finds he's been the victim of a team of powerful hypnotists, and the subsequent robbery was a means to cover their tracks. As O'Neil delves deeper into the intricacies of hypnotic suggestion and attempts to clear his name, he unearths a bizarre extortion scheme designed to provide operating funds for the Rev. Dennis Evelyn Branch, a Christian fundamentalist terrorist bent on infecting the world with an incurable virus unless everyone on the planet converts to his brand of evangelical Protestantism. Despite a preposterous plot and several blatantly manipulative action scenes, Masterton remains a mesmerizing storyteller whose fascination with the fine points of human weakness and deft touch for the total gross-out keep the pages turning. The extensive descriptions of the mechanics of hypnotism are also fascinating in their own right. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448210299
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/22/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
700,984
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Graham Masterton (born 1946, Edinburgh) is a British horror author. Originally editor of Mayfair and the British edition of Penthouse, Graham Masterton's first novel The Manitou was published in 1976 and adapted for the film in 1978.

Further works garnered critical acclaim, including a Special Edgar award by the Mystery Writers of America for Charnel House and a Silver Medal by the West Coast Review of Books for Mirror. He is also the only non-French winner of the prestigious Prix Julia Verlanger for his novel Family Portrait, an imaginative reworking of the Oscar Wilde novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Masterton's novels often contain visceral sex and horror. In addition to his novels, Masterton has written a number of sex instruction books, including How To Drive Your Man Wild In Bed and Wild Sex for New Lovers.

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