48 by James Herbert

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The world-renowned bestselling author of Portent creates a contorted labyrinth of

terrifyingly human vampires, post-Nazism, and betrayal.

Blood sucking, plague-ridden fascists roam the dark, seething ruins of London. Their prey is the select few who have not fallen victim to the blood-tainting biological warfare dispensed in the final convulsive collapse of the Nazis. A lone hero and his companion dog skirt the corpses, smashed cars, and bitter memories while trying to stay one step ahead of their bloodless fate and complete their mission of obsession. When others who are also relentlessly pursued stumble onto the duo's path, their haunting odyssey takes them underground. Beneath the bowels of a broken city an explosive disaster and a deadly betrayal propel the powers of good into a cataclysmic clash with the forces of evil.

"Herbert has a brilliant descriptive sensibility and uses it to create unforgettable disaster scenes." Publishers Weekly


About James Herbert

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Horror writer James Herbert was born in London, England on April 8, 1943. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a singer and an art director for an advertising agency. His novels have sold more than forty-two million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages, including Russian and Chinese. His stories are simple, yet compelling and usually have a young, jaded man as the hero. Besides writing his novels, he also designs the book covers and handles the publicity. He currently lives in London, England with his wife and children.
Published July 1, 1997 by Harper Prism. 280 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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"Watch me vanish," goes one typical, self-deconstructing fragment, "watch me vanish, watch me, watch me, watch."

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Michael Harper's latest books are Songlines in Michaeltree, New and Collected Poems (University of Illinois Press, 2000) and as coeditor (with Anthony Walton) The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (Random House/Vintage Books, 2000).

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