Killer on the Road

Killer on the Road

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by James Ellroy
     
 

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Martin Michael Plunkett is a product of his times — the possessor of a genius intellect, a pitiless soul of brushed steel, and a heart of blackest evil. With criminal tendencies forged in the fires of L.A.'s Charles Manson hysteria, he comes to the bay city of San Francisco — and submits to savage and terrible impulses that reveal to him his true vocation

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Martin Michael Plunkett is a product of his times — the possessor of a genius intellect, a pitiless soul of brushed steel, and a heart of blackest evil. With criminal tendencies forged in the fires of L.A.'s Charles Manson hysteria, he comes to the bay city of San Francisco — and submits to savage and terrible impulses that reveal to him his true vocation as a pure and perfect murderer. And so begins his decade of discovery and terror, as he cuts a bloody swath across the full length of a land, ingeniously exploiting and feeding upon a society's obsessions. As he maneuvers deftly through a seamy world of drugs, flesh, and perversions, the media will call him many things — but Martin Plunkett's real name is Death. His brilliant, twisted mind is a horriying place to explore. His madness reflects a nation's own. The killer is on the road. And there's nowhere in America to hide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380808960
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
682,757
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Meet the Author

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. quartet — The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential and White Jazz — were international bestsellers. American Tabloid was Time's Novel of the Year in 1995; his memoir My Dark Places was Time's Best Book and a New York Times Notable book for 1996. His novel The Cold Six Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2001. He lives on the coast of California.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that most of Ellroy's novels are post dated for me from a setting standpoint but even the post dating in the novel can not keep it at bay. If you are a serial killer novel reader and have always wondered what a story from the killers side would read like....here is your chance. One of my favorite books ever!!!