David Morrell’s CREEPERS was a publishing event in 2005,
a powerful, edgy, dark thriller by a master of the genre. A New
York Times bestseller, it won the prestigious Bram Stoker
Award and earned numerous critical raves. SCAVENGER,
Morrell’s latest novel, takes us in a harrowing new
direction: a desperate high-tech scavenger hunt for a 100-year-old
Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of CREEPERS, now
finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To
save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a
god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But
sometimes the past is buried for a reason. SCAVENGER is a
brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern
technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is
a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for
Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the
game’s clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to
discover that time is the true scavenger.
Morrell’s trademark action sequences are embedded with
fascinating historical clues that make SCAVENGER a thrill-a-minute
page-turner as well as a mesmerizing literary experience.
SCAVENGER © Copyright 2011 by David Morrell. Reprinted with
permission by Vanguard Press. All rights reserved.