The Totem

The Totem

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by David Morrell
     
 

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"Something is on the prowl in the forests and foothills outside the small Wyoming town of Potter's Field, something that mutilates but does not feed, that kills indiscriminately and without reason, at night, by moonlight. As the body count mounts, police chief Nathan Slaughter and the town's medical examiner try to find out who or what is doing the killing....Morrell

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"Something is on the prowl in the forests and foothills outside the small Wyoming town of Potter's Field, something that mutilates but does not feed, that kills indiscriminately and without reason, at night, by moonlight. As the body count mounts, police chief Nathan Slaughter and the town's medical examiner try to find out who or what is doing the killing....Morrell embeds compelling human drama in a taut, hell-for-leather plot consisting of equal parts police procedural, medical detective story, biological horror story, disaster novel and Gothic thriller. Beneath its multi-genre surface, The Totem engages broader sociological issues....A thriller of rare ambition and achievement, as thought-provoking as it is exciting and scary." Washington Post Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013593237
Publisher:
David Morrell Enterprises
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
354,269
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

David Morrell is the acclaimed author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy The Brotherhood of the Rose (the basis for a top-rated television miniseries that premiered after a Super Bowl), The Fraternity of the Stone, and The League of Night and Fog. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards as well as the International Thriller Writers’ prestigious Thriller Master award. Send him an email at www.davidmorrell.net.

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The Totem 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read several of his novels and except for this one I felt he might be as good as Ludlam. This effort was lacking any real mystery or hero figure. The ending was a real letdown, almost bizarre. When I finished it my thoughts were,glad this is over with, now I can start another book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because I had read several of David Morrel's other novels and I liked his writing style. This is slightly different than his other novels, but very similar to the original First Blood in the way it hooked the reader. I found I could not put the book down until it was finished. This book is a joy to read and I guarantee you will like it. I read the book on a stormy New England night and the book had me on edge even after it was finished. Morrel does a great job of making you use you imagination- and we all know that the human brain can create incredible monsters when allowed to run free. You will not be disappointed in this book.
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