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The Serpent's Bite (edition 2012)
by Warren Adler
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159006044X, Hardcover)''How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child'' --King Lear, William Shakespeare
This famed quote by William Shakespeare finds its modern meaning in this taut, fast-paced, remarkable novel by renowned author Warren Adler. The Serpent's Bite will take you on a frightening horse trek through the far reaches of the Yellowstone wilderness that turns a father s quest to deal with parental guilt and reunite with his two adult children into a nightmare of lust, betrayal, entrapment, and death. Beyond the revelations of dark family secrets, readers will discover how an obsession for celebrity and blind ambition can distort familial love and turn a beloved child into a grotesque monster. Courtney Temple is sure to be judged as one of those most evil women in fiction, alongside the likes of Lady Macbeth, Medea, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Adler's latest novel takes its place next to the iconic The War of the Roses, in which the author exposed the true nature of marital dysfunction.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:47:56 -0400)
What is intended to be a nostalgic family horse trek in the Yellowstone wilderness to mend fences between a father and his adult children becomes a nightmare of unintended consequences, poisonous motives,and malevolence.
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