Sacrifice

      Farris, John

Sacrifice

John Farris is the New York Times bestselling author of such classic thrillers as The Fury and Son of the Endless Night. A filmmaker, as well as a novelist, Farris is a seminal influence on many of our most highly regarded writers, including Stephen King. Sacrifice, a terrifying thriller, is a work of relentless suspense, complex characterization, and surprise after stunning surprise.

Seventeen-year-old Sharissa Walker is beauty personified, decency incarnate and a joy to behold — the apple of her father's eye.

By anyone's standards, Greg Walker is the perfect father. He'll do anything to protect her and keep her safe.

But in this novel of terror and suspense, nothing is as it seems. Nothing. Not youthful innocence. Not daughterly devotion. Not a father's love...

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    Fury

      Farris, John

Fury

The Fury combines horror and science fiction with the conventions of the suspense-thriller genre.

Gillian Bellaver is from one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the world. Robin Sandza's father, Peter, is one of the United States government's deadliest assassins.

Gillian and Robin are from two different worlds. Outside they have nothing in common. Yet they are spiritual twins, possessors of a horrifying psychic energy that threatens humanity.

While dangerous and fanatical men vie for the secrets of their awesome power, Peter Sandza, using all the ruthless skills of his trade, makes a final desperate effort to save them.

But Peter himself is possessed--by a fate as implacable and as deadly as the powers of the children he is committed to protect.

The Fury was the basis for the 1978 film directed by Brian DePalma with a screenplay by the author.

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    Wildwood

      Farris, John

Wildwood

Whitman Bowers has come to survey what was once the Langford estate, but is quickly drawn into the web of fear that surrounds the mountain. His old Army buddy Arn seems insane; claiming that the gloomy, thickly forested slopes of Wildwood conceal twisted creatures more beast than man -- until he displays the trophies that prove it. Arn's beautiful Indian wife Faren worships a snake god from before the coming of the white man, a god she sees returning to cleanse Wildwood of the white man's evil.

Whit feels the mountain summoning him, drawing him toward horror and death. He is the focus for the evil that has been gathering strength since Mad Edgar Langford destroyed time and space and turned Wildwood into a mountain of terror from which there is no escape.

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    Captors

      Farris, John

Captors

"Kidnappers are frequently complex devious people," the detective had warned her. But that wasn't the half of it. What began as a routine kidnapping would end in much more-sins of unspeakable evil and terrifying violence. Who are these strangely sinister captors and who is their wickedly erotic victim?

What has been happening to this starnge young girl, and what has produced this nerve-fraying nightmare of sheer electric terror?

The Captors...

"One of the giants of contemporary psychological horror." - Peter Straub

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    Dragonfly

      Farris, John

Dragonfly

The bestselling author of Son of the Endless Night once again crafts a chilling novel of psychological terror. Abby Abelard is the hottest-selling romance writer in America. Dr. Joe Bryce, a dedicated physician, has spent the last three years in war-torn Africa. But he has sins on his conscience and a frightening past he can never outrun, even with Abby's help.

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    When Michael Calls

      Farris, John

When Michael Calls

"Auntie Helen," the little boy sobbed, "I'm home, and nobody's here!"

The phone trembled in Helen Connolly's hand. She could not believe her ears. This was her nephew, Michael Young, on the phone — Michael, who had been dead for sixteen years.

Who was this mysterious caller? Could it really be Michael? And if so, what did he want?

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    Fury and the Power

      Farris, John

Fury and the Power

Eden Waring has known fear in her life. She is an Avatar, a talented young psychic with the ability to produce at will her doppelganger - her mirror image, who calls herself "Gwen" and possesses remarkable powers beyond even Eden's gifts. Gwen can be invisible to mortal eyes, if she chooses to be, and can even travel back and forth in time.

As gifted as Eden and Gwen are, there is an even stronger entity that stalks them, coveting Gwen's unique talents. He is known as Mordant, the Dark Side of God, a being both ageless and deadly, so evil that his soul was split in two by the Caretakers, ancient souls in surprising positions of earthly influence, who are charged to watch over humankind. In order to regain his full potential for destruction and reach his goal of world domination, he must accomplish two goals: seduce Eden Waring through any means necessary and take away Eden's control of her own doppelganger.

In human form, Mordant is the ultimate trickster: handsome, wealthy, charming. But when he is provoked, he is nothing but deadly. Eden is his unwitting prey, stalked from the barren Rift Valley of Kenya to the holy streets of Rome, and finally to the neon glitz of Las Vegas, where a terrible and frightening reckoning is waiting to pounce on them both.

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    Scare Tactics

      Farris, John

Scare Tactics

Three chilling works, "The Guardians," "The Odor of Violets," and "Horrorshow," take the reader from ancient Babylon to the supernatural power of reincarnated gods. 

KIRKUS REVIEW 

Two new yams--an occult short story and a psycho, killer novella--and one golden oldie--an out-of-print thriller novel, The Guardians, first published in 1964--make up this hodgepodge entry from grand guignol master Farris (Son of the Endless Night, 1984; Wildwood, 1986; etc.). The story, "The Odor of Violets," about the haunting of an author by the muse of the writer whose work he stole, lacks originality or punch. On the other hand, the novella, "Horrorshow," in which a madman stalks a southern town, kicks in at full throttle and never lets go. Of The Guardians, Kirkus in 1964 said: ""Corruption (moral not political) in high places . . . Bulldog grip to the lurid aspects here." In all, not a bad bet for Farris fans.

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