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By John D. MacDonald

How some distance could you visit shop your loved ones? In John D. MacDonald's iconic masterwork of suspense, the foundation for now not one yet Hollywood hits, a mild-mannered relations is plagued by an obsessed criminal--and with the gurus powerless to guard them, they need to take the legislations into their very own hands.

Introduction through Dean Koontz

Sam Bowden has all of it: a profitable legislations profession, a loyal spouse, and 3 young ones. yet a terrifying determine from Bowden's prior looms within the shadows, ready to shatter his pristine existence.

Fourteen years in the past, Bowden's testimony positioned Max Cady in the back of bars. Ever given that, the convicted rapist has been nursing a grudge into an unrelenting ardour for revenge. Cady has been counting the times until eventually he's let loose, wanting to wreck the guy he blames for all his issues. Now that point has come.

Praise for Cape Fear

"The better of [John D. MacDonald's stand-alone] novels . . . an acute mental examine of base intuition, terror, errors, and uncooked emotion."--Lee Child

"A robust and scary story."--The big apple Times

"Terrific suspense."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

Originally released as The Executioners

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But Sara hadn’t counted on how much she missed being in a home. Even though the apartment wasn’t her home, it felt . . well, welcoming. Warm. There were knickknacks scattered about. A futon that would double as a bed. Another window along the front wall, with a big, overstuffed chair sitting in front of it. In the little kitchenette area, there was a small table set under a window that faced out over the backyard, giving Sara a view of the flowerbeds. Theresa must have been working on them when Sara showed up—vivid bursts of color, vines, plants, and little yard statues.

He didn’t like getting close to people, but the nice lady made it hard to avoid her, to shut her out. His stomach was grumbling by the time he pulled his bike into the small space Theresa had cleared for him. He hadn’t gotten around to eating lunch and he never messed with breakfast—come to think of it, he’d probably skipped dinner the night before, too. Days had a habit of running together on him. It was better than it had been, though. For a while, right after he’d left the army, days had passed by in an endless mess with nothing to separate one from the other.

Theresa set down the tray of flowers and rushed up the brick walkway to greet Sara. ” “Actually, I . ” But Theresa was a petite, friendly steamroller. She rolled right over her attempts to speak and linked arms. Sara obediently fell in step with the older woman. Just get it over with. This place wouldn’t be some dive where she turned over cash in exchange for problems with the plumbing, busted-up plaster, and paper-thin walls. A place like this would come with a renter’s agreement. Credit checks.

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