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Afraid by Jack Kilborn

Afraid (edition 2009)

by Jack Kilborn

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Authors:Jack Kilborn
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2009), Kindle Edition, 384 pages
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This is a real Suicide Squad -- not some namby-pamby rogues gallery. A half-dozen sociopaths are given CIA mental conditioning and drug therapy. Then they crash land in sleepy-town, USA. Chaos ensues.

I've never read anything as fast-paced as this. Chapters are short, sentences are short, scenes are short. Although the characterization is light, the action is visceral enough and quick enough that you want to see more. You might think it's a Stephen King-style thriller from the cover and blurb -- slow burn, supernatural junk, psychic powers for no reason -- but it's a far cry.

It reminds me of a high-budget B-movie where they went heavy on script and light on special effects. The horror comes from how realistic (as in the killer is a criminal trained to be a soldier, not Pennywise the clown). ( )
  theWallflower | Jun 15, 2017 |
Bection! Way past adventure! Definitely not for the faint at heart! I was on my toes from the very start! ( )
  Max_E._Stone | Jul 13, 2016 |
Wow, this is one of those rare books that puts you on the edge of your seat before the 3rd page and keeps you there till the end. Afraid is a must read for fans of the thriller/horror genre. I will definatly be keeping an eye out for any future novels by Jack Kilborn. ( )
  Ashly_Cupit | Jun 7, 2016 |
Fantastic! This book was insane, very intense. Although I didn't really love any of the characters it was still an enjoyable read. For me though, the ending just made this book, it was perfect. ( )
  LenaR0307 | May 30, 2016 |
True terror grips the town when it comes face to face with the evil that man does. ( )
  BobbieJoe101 | May 22, 2016 |
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear.
This book is dedicated to four very smart publishing folks.
Miriam Goderich, for making me do it.
James Dystel, for never giving up on it.
Jamie Levine and Vicki Mellor, for seeing it's potential.
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The hunter's moon, a shade of orange so dark it appeared to be filled with blood, hung fat and low over the mirror surface of Big Lake McDonald.
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Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now . . . A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now this merciless force is about to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. As residents begin dying in a storm of gory violence, Safe Haven's only chance for survival will rest with an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom. And each will have this harrowing thought: Maybe death hasn't come to their town by accident . . .
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ADVENTURE / THRILLER. Reminiscent of the best novels of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, AFRAID is the first novel from Headline's newest thriller author. Welcome to Safe Haven. Population 907. Nestled in the woods ofWisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. With one road in and out, this is a town so peaceful it has never needed a full-time police force. Until now! A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of town and something terrible has been unleashed. A classified secret weapon programmed to kill anything that stands in its way. Now it's headed for the nearest lights to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. Soon all phone lines are dead and the road is blocked. Safe Haven's only chance for survival rests on the shoulders of an aging county sheriff. And as the body count rises, the sheriff realizes something even more terrifying - maybe death hasn't come to his little town by accident...Welcome to Safe Haven. Population 907...906...905!… (more)

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