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The Executioners (edition 1992)
Cape Fear by John D. MacDonald
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449131904, Mass Market Paperback)An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them.
For fourteen years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free -- free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars.
Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind -- and what Cady had in mind was Bowden's innocent and lovely teenaged daughter . . . .
"A powerful and frightening story." -- The New York Times
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:10 -0400)
Sam Bowden's teenage daughter becomes the target of Max Cady's obsessive scheme to destroy the man who sent him to prison for rape.
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