Right to Life: And Two Stories

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When Sara Foster is kidnapped in front of an abortion clinic in broad daylight, taken off a busy Manhattan street by a pair of total strangers -- Stephen and Katherine Teach -- she is three months pregnant with her married lover's child.

Her abductors seem to know that. They also seem to know where she lives, where she teaches, where she was born, who her lover is -- even where her father plays golf on the weekends. They tell her about a mysterious worldwide Organization devoted...

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Overview

When Sara Foster is kidnapped in front of an abortion clinic in broad daylight, taken off a busy Manhattan street by a pair of total strangers -- Stephen and Katherine Teach -- she is three months pregnant with her married lover's child.

Her abductors seem to know that. They also seem to know where she lives, where she teaches, where she was born, who her lover is -- even where her father plays golf on the weekends. They tell her about a mysterious worldwide Organization devoted to white slavery and what happens to those slaves who try to run away. What happens to their families and those they love.

That's what Sara is now. Their slave. They show her what happens if she tries to disobey. She sleeps in a coffin-like box in the basement. She's fed according to their whim. Abused according to their whim. They involve her in a brutal murder. That's just the beginning. Because Stephen and Katherine Teach have terrible plans for Sara. And her baby.

Like his other novels JOYRIDE, STRANGLEHOLD, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and COVER, Jack Ketchum's RIGHT TO LIFE is a descent into madness and human evil which is all the more harrowing because it's based on fact. Sara's ordeal really happened to somebody just like you and me and it's one that is vividly rendered. So consider yourself warned. This is disturbing, graphic writing. Not for the timid. Like life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781887368568
  • Publisher: Gauntlet, Incorporated CO
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 714,003
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2002

    JACK KETCHUM KNOWS HOW TO DELIVER!!!

    Unlike Jack Ketchum¿s earlier novel, LADIES NIGHT, his newest one, RIGHT TO LIFE, definitely has the shoe on the other foot as a pregnant woman becomes the victim of a deranged married couple that kidnap her right off the street and hold her captive for several months while she¿s forced to endure their bizarre S&M games. The 139-page novella starts off with Sara Foster on her way to an abortion clinic to do away with the unwanted child that she¿s now carrying. Before Sara can even enter the clinic, she¿s grabbed and sedated by Stephen and Katherine Teach¿a couple who¿s unable to have children¿and taken to their home where she¿s held as a prisoner. The couple intends to hold Sara until the baby is born and then kill her. Stephen, however, has other plans for his beautiful captive as well. He¿s going to get the most out Sara¿s luscious body by using her to fulfill his own perverted desires. Forcing her to submit in whatever sexual manner he chooses, she¿s mentally and physically tortured on almost a daily basis. Even Stephen¿s wife decides to get in on the action by making the prisoner her sex slave when the hubby begins to lose interest after a few months have past. Sara instinctively knows that she has to find a way out before it¿s too late, but time is her worse enemy as she grows bigger and more powerless with her pregnancy. She also understands that if she does manage to escape, the couple may very well come after her. This leaves her with just one option¿to kill them first! RIGHT TO LIFE will shock you to the core as it depicts one¿s person¿s attempt to survive unimaginable torture and humiliation in order to keep from being killed. Mr. Ketchum never pulls his punches with the violence and craziness. His prose is fast moving and creates stark images that are mind numbing. The reader is quickly carried into this dark world of depravity and made to realize that anyone can be a potential victim when least expected. The characters are well drawn, but it¿s the Techs that really steal the show. This is one psychotic couple you wouldn¿t want to have as next-door neighbors! All in all, RIGHT TO LIFE delivers in full form. Strong in sexual content, it¿s not for the faint-hearted or those with a queasy stomach. One final note, this edition also contains two extra short stories. The first is ¿Brave Girl¿ and it deals with a four-year-old child whose mother has fallen in the bathtub and is now unconscious. The second short story is ¿Returns¿ which is slightly different from the author¿s normal subject matter. It centers on the spirit of a recently deceased man who returns home to his hateful wife, hoping to stop her from killing his loving cat. These two short stories are a nice bonus for the fans of Jack Ketchum.

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  • Posted October 28, 2008

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    Twisted

    Right to life by Jack Ketchum has to be one of his most twisted books, just like The Girl Next Door. Sara Foster is Kidnapped in front of an abortion cinic by and insane married couple and become their sex slave in order to carry out her unborn baby to full term. What they do to Sara is sick and twisted and truely insane. But there are people in the world like this so watch out! An overall good novella, and was done in the nick of time. If your a fan of Ketchum get this book. If not id advise you to stay away!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2002

    OUTSTANDING WRITER

    This book will horrify and amaze you. JACK KETCHUM is one of the greatest authors of our time. If you've never read his books, I suggest you get on the phone and order it from BARNES AND NOBLE immediately. After reading this, I'm sure you"ll pay a lot closer attention to strangers than ever before. The two short stories at the end are great too. JACK'S books are extremely limited and hard to find, so don't delay ordering your copy.

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  • Posted March 19, 2009

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    Shocking, terrifying, (rated-R)

    The cover of my book was different than this one...otherwise I might have had the wrong idea and not have read this one. It was really a quick read and really far more explicit than I bargained for. I'm glad I've read a couple of Ketchum books, but I definately prefer others to him. I didn't enjoy the read as much as I hoped to...probably b/c I felt it was explicit...just too much for me. I can get by with fewer details.

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