Desperate Measures by David R. Morrell

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Famous for his suspenseful fiction that delivers sheer emotional power, David Morrell, the bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fifth Profession, and Assumed Identity, here presents a mesmerizing novel of intrigue and high-action thrills...Fallen star journalist Matt Pittman holds a gun in his hand, ready to commit suicide...until he's abruptly interrupted by a phone call and a bizarre assignment: to write the obituary of a man who is not yet dead. Suddenly, clinging desperately to a life he'd so recently been eager to discard, Matt is thrust into the heart of a global conspiracy whose sinister machinations promise a terrifying endgame. He will find himself both a murder suspect by the police and a target for murder by invisible assassins determined to destroy him. Now Matt Pittman is on a desperate, great final story -- and his last byline may be written on a tombstone.
 

About David R. Morrell

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David Morrell, an award-winning Canadian writer of horror fiction, was born in 1943 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He was educated at the University of Waterloo and earned his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Morrell is best known as the creator of John Rambo, the hero of his first novel, First Blood. The novel was adapted for screen and starred Sylvester Stallone. Although Morrell was not happy with the depiction of the Rambo character in the movie, he did write several sequels to First Blood and two further scripts for the sequels to the original movie. He also wrote a number of other books including The Brotherhood of the Rose which became a best seller in 1984. David Morrell has written one scholarly work, John Barth: An Introduction, published by Pennsylvania State University in 1977 and has taught at the University of Iowa. He now lives in the United States with his wife and daughter (another child, a son, is deceased).
 
Published September 9, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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The gimmick of having Pittman resort for help to criminals he's written about in the past is as weak as the premise that the forces of law and order are no help to him at all.

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Christopher Lane brings his considerable talents to bear on this new audio edition of Morrell’s 1994 thriller about the harrowing experiences of Matt Pittman, an idealistic investigative journalist tu

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Christopher Lane brings his considerable talents to bear on this new audio edition of Morrell’s 1994 thriller about the harrowing experiences of Matt Pittman, an idealistic investigative journalist turned burned-out obituary writer.

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Arriving at the Manhattan hospital just as the other four are spiriting Millgate away, Matt follows them to a walled estate, into which he breaks to find Millgate struggling, his life supports detached.

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