The Hunter from the Woods

The Hunter from the Woods

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by Robert McCammon, Vincent Chong
     
 

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The Hunter from the Woods marks the much-anticipated return of Michael Gallatin, the lycanthropic hero of Robert McCammon's 1989 classic, The Wolf's Hour. These all-new, interlinked stories offer a full measure of McCammon's trademark narrative excitement, and comprise a fascinating composite portrait of a unique fictional creation.

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The Hunter from the Woods marks the much-anticipated return of Michael Gallatin, the lycanthropic hero of Robert McCammon's 1989 classic, The Wolf's Hour. These all-new, interlinked stories offer a full measure of McCammon's trademark narrative excitement, and comprise a fascinating composite portrait of a unique fictional creation.

The volume opens with a pair of brief glimpses into Michael's early life in Russia and his initial recruitment into the British Secret Service. It ends with a haunting vision of the werewolf at twilight. In between, McCammon gives us three stellar novellas depicting different phases of Michael's long, brutal war against Nazi Germany. "Sea Chase" is a nautical tale about the hazards of transporting a defecting German scientist to a place of sanctuary in England. "The Wolf and the Eagle" is the account of an unlikely friendship between rival "men of action" and a harrowing portrayal of a lethal forced march through the North African desert. "The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs" tells of an impossible, ultimately tragic love affair set in the embattled city of Berlin during the latter stages of the war.

Erotic, visceral, and filled with moments of desolating horror and unexpected warmth, The Hunter from the Woods is a triumph of imaginative storytelling. Like the best of McCammon's earlier work, it offers intelligent, world-class entertainment. In the process, it shines a welcome new light on one of the most uncommon heroes in contemporary fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The titular hunter of these six paranormal espionage tales is Michael Gallatin, a dapper lycanthrope recruited by the British Secret Service (in 1989’s The Wolf’s Hour) to take covert part in the struggle against Nazi Germany. McCammon has a sure touch with plot-driven narrative and his hero is engaging, but his writing can be laughably sophomoric (“Her globes were absolutely huge north of her equator”) and the stories are frequently flawed. In “Sea Chase,” a romance is introduced but goes nowhere. “The Great White Way” hinges on a sudden, disconcerting shift in a major character’s allegiance. Much more troubling is “The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs,” in which Gallatin falls madly in love with a German agent who turns anti-Hitler Germans over to the Gestapo to be tortured. Gallatin may overlook his lover’s hatred for “undesirables,” but readers are unlikely to follow his lead. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596064133
Publisher:
Subterranean Press
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Edition description:
Signed
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.24(d)

Meet the Author

Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels, including the award-winning and critically acclaimed Boy’s Life. There are more than four million copies of his books in print.

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The Hunter from the Woods 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One gage of talent is a wide varity of difference. From his earlier style to his recent style and now a mold of all his past writings rolled into one comes this new novel. Robert McCammon is on our best writers and this book will not disappoint his currant fans and hopefully will start a hoard of new fans. I enjoyed this as much as any he has written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed a number of McCammon's other titles and this one is no exception. Great stories and great characters.
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McCammon does it again! Excellent!
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Very good prequel/sequel to Wolf Hour.
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I suggest you read the sample before buying the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories. Hopefully more in future