Friend of the Devil (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780593331385
ISBN: 9780593331385
Editorial: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Autor: Lloyd, Stephen
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 240
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: Product DescriptionHigh school can be hell. Literally.A demonic detective novel best devoured in a single sitting--from acclaimed TV writer Stephen Lloyd.Welcome to Danforth Putnam, boarding school for the elite, sprawled across its own private island off the coast of New England. Sam, a war vet who feels sure he’s seen it all, has been called here to find a stolen rare book. But as he corners D&D nerds, grills steroid-raging linemen, and interviews filthy-rich actresses, he soon senses that something far stranger—“witchy”, in fact—is afoot. When students start to meet mysterious and gruesome deaths, Sam realizes just how fast the clock is ticking.After joining forces with plucky, epilepsy-defying school reporter Harriet, Sam ventures into increasingly dark territory, unravelling a supernatural mystery that will upend everything he thinks he knows about this school—and then shatter his own reality.Toss Dracula into a blender, throw in a shot of hard-boiled detective fiction, splash in a couple drops of Stranger Things, and pour yourself a nice tall glass of Friend of the Devil.Review"Horror and noir collide in this blazing tale of a badass investigator and a case of otherworldly crime. Stephen Lloyd makes a hell of a debut with Friend of the Devil."—Chuck Hogan, co-author of The Strain and The Hollow Ones"Friend of the Devil is a whip-sharp, fast-paced tribute to slashers, fiendishly delicious in every way. Clever, funny, and blood-splattered..."—Alma Katsu, author of The Fervor and The Hunger“In this compelling horror thriller with very wide appeal, Lloyd builds a strong sense of place, claustrophobic and unsettling, that draws readers into the disturbing mystery before unleashing a stunning, sinister, and thought-provoking twist that will devastate readers and leave them begging for another Sam and Harriet adventure."—Library Journal“Lightning-paced and undeniably weird…Friend of the Devil's unusual brand of gore and laughs is wildly, wickedly entertaining and positively unforgettable.“—Shelf Awareness“A demonic thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat…A good novel to start off your summer reading season.”—Red Carpet Crash“[A] demonic spin on the noir detective novel.”—USA TodayAbout the AuthorStephen Lloyd is a TV producer and writer, best known as an executive producer of award-winning shows such as "Modern Family" and "How I Met Your Mother."Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.1Danforth PutnamA Wham-O Frisbee with a spinning yin-and-yang symbol sailed over the quad, disappeared for a moment in the sun, then wafted downward until a leaping Rottweiler dragged it to earth in its jaws. A gaggle of barefoot teenage boys with facial hair dyed unnatural colors and twisted into pitchforks or pincers tousled the Rottweiler's head. A dozen starved-looking kids from the cross-country team, punished by the unfairly warm October day, sprinted past in a glistening blur of Dolfin shorts. An Asian boy with an orange Mohawk wearing a sleeveless Black Flag T-shirt, camo pants, combat boots and a dog collar dabbed at fresh piercings with a Union Jack bandanna he moistened in rubbing alcohol. He scuttled between a pair of glossed and pretty teenage girls who shared grimaces and "Icks" with their glossed and pretty teenage boyfriends, the four of them tall, blond, tanned and sockless in Top-Siders, khakis and pastel Lacoste tennis shirts. A tall, pimply kid wearing a navy blazer and a Ronald Reagan button the size of a hubcap marched up to a small girl with a crewcut and dressed in a flannel shirt who was waving a pink triangle poster. He attempted to rip the poster, but she smacked his glasses off and called him a Nazi, and he skulked away, cursing.It was a diverse group, Sam noted, in every way but one. They were all filthy rich. At least that's what Sam assumed. He didn't really know what the tuition at a school like this was, but it had to be astronomical. They had their ow
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