New York Times Bestselling Author of I Am Legend
When a mysterious imposter steals his identity and life, mathematician Chris Barton is suddenly thrust into a whirlwind of danger and intrigue. Overnight, without warning or explanation, people he has never met are trying to kill him-not even his own sister recognizes him. On the run, from California to London to Paris and beyond, vicious assassins pursue Chris while cryptic messages lead him on a wild, danger-filled chase around the world.
Full of twists and surprises, this is the story of an ordinary man driven to the breaking point in a high tension game of deceit and betrayal where there are no rules, nothing is as it seems, and it is always . . . 7 Steps to Midnight.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)|
About the Author
Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With reading several of Richard Mattheson's books, including Hell House, The Incredible Shrinking Man, and I am Legend, I would have to say this is by far my favorite book by him so far. The constant questions rising from every corner keeps you guessing till the end. Very well written, suspenseful with twists and a reality bending adventure. If you are a fan of Richard Mattheson, or just good suspense in general I would highly recommend this book.
packed full of nice, suspenseful action! It had me guessing at every chapter's end! Fantastic! 8 of 10.
I really enjoyed this book, but I expected more. I expected more thriller, more plot, and most of all more adventure. It was only good enough to get 3 stars. I have seen better writing out of Mr. Matheson. Maybe next time.