The Dead Run

The Dead Run

Book - 2013
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"[A]n edgy novel set in the netherworld of the Mexican-American border. On both sides of the border, girls are going missing and bodies are beginning to surface. It's a deadly epidemic of crime that plunges a small-town police chief into a monster of an investigation he's not equipped to handle. An ancient evil has returned, and now everyone-- the innocent and the guilty-- must face their deepest terrors" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York :, Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2013]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062199652
006219965X
Call Number: F MANSBACH
Characteristics: 297 p. ; 24 cm

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Sep 28, 2015

A thrilling dark tale where a good man is forced to run with a bad crowd that includes soul-destroying nearly immortal Aztec priests, corrupt Federales, violent prisoners, and undead Virgins bent on his destruction if he makes one false step. Galvan makes his run for the border with a beating heart in a box razor wired to his body, and a determination to save as many people as he can despite the forces of darkness arrayed against him.

ChristchurchLib Nov 12, 2013

"Author Adam Mansbach may be best known for writing a humorous picture book for adults satirising the bedtime habits of small children and their unhappy, exhausted parents, but he's back to his roots with this gripping blend of horror and suspense. Set on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, The Dead Run follows two people - one escaping from her torturers and one coerced into delivering a creepy relic to a cult leader - as they try to make it through the desert alive. In addition to religious fanatics, outlaw bikers, and corrupt cops, there might be an undead virgin or two; this fast-paced, violent, profanity-laden tale won't be for everyone." Thrillers and Suspense November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=697347

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