Death Wish by Brian Garfield
A Novel

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In the wake of a chilling attack, an ordinary man decides to take revenge

When his wife and daughter are attacked in their home, Paul Benjamin is enjoying a three-martini lunch. A professional man, soft around the middle, Paul lives happily isolated from the rougher side of New York City. As he nurses his gin headache, a call comes from his son-in-law asking him to come to the hospital. In a few hours, his world will collapse around him. As Paul slurped down his lunchtime gin, drug addicts broke into his cozy Upper West Side apartment. For a handful of money, they savagely beat Paul’s wife and daughter, leaving his wife dead and his daughter comatose. After his shock wears off, and Paul realizes the police department is helpless, his thoughts turn to revenge—not just for him, but for every decent family broken by the dark forces of society.
 

About Brian Garfield

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Brian Garfield is the author of more than twenty novels, including Death Sentence and Hopscotch, which won the Edgar Award for Best Novel and was adapted into a feature film. He is also the author of The Thousand-Mile War, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history.
 
Published January 1, 1972 by Fawcett Crest. 192 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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