Very Bad Deaths

Very Bad Deaths

Book - 2004
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Aging baby-boomer Russell Walker wants only to retreat from the world and the shattering death of his beloved wife, into the woods of British Columbia. But the real world won't let him become a hermit. Instead, he finds himself thrust into the mystery of a series of mass murders by a monstrous sadist and serial killer who makes Hannibal Lector look like a boy scout. And he is caught in a frightening predicament: He is the only possible intermediary between a telepath called Smelly, so sensitive he can't stand to be near most people, and a skeptical police officer who needs to hear and believe what Smelly knows about the fiend. This involuntary trio may be the only ones who can catch the inhuman butcher before he kills again-if he doesn't catch them first.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, c2004.
ISBN: 9781416520832
141652083X
9780743488617
074348861X
Branch Call Number: ROBIN
Characteristics: 271 p.

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noellemuse
Sep 23, 2016

Entertaining easy read. Good characters.

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UncutPiano9
Jun 21, 2013

As usual, Robinson's premise for this novel is fantastic. Typically he creates beautifully flawed protagonists with whom the reader sympathizes. In both of these ways Robinson does not disappoint. However, the denouement of this book fails to deliver the promised punch of the build up. In spite of this it's a good recreational read.

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