The Intruders by Michael Marshall

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Stunning new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of 'The Straw Men'. Jack Whalen was an LAPD patrol cop for twelve years. He left in difficult circumstances and now he's not really sure what he is. He's not too sure about his wife, either -- when she goes missing on a routine business trip to Seattle, Jack heads up there to find her: only to discover she's not really missing after all. Over the coming days it becomes increasingly clear that something has changed, however -- and is still changing. Jack is meanwhile contacted by a childhood acquaintance, Gary Fisher. Fisher's a lawyer now, and wants help in solving an odd little mystery concerning a businessman's will. The further Jack digs, the bigger the mystery seems to be -- and the stranger Fisher becomes. And in Oregon, a ten-year-old girl goes missing. It gradually becomes clear that she's at least partly in control of the situation, however -- and also that she's very far from defenceless. Searching for answers in the dark secrets of a past that still haunts him, Jack discovers that the truth has roots deeper and darker than he ever feared.

About Michael Marshall

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Michael Marshall is the author of the trilogy that includes The Straw Men, The Upright Man, and Blood of Angels, as well as the stand-alone novels The Servants, The Intruders, Bad Things, and Killer Move. He also works as a screenwriter for clients in London and Los Angeles, and is currently writing a television pilot set in New York City. He lives in London, England, with his wife and son.
Published January 1, 2007 by Harper Collins. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Potent, character-driven thriller about personality manipulation and brainwashing.

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Two standouts in the world of blustery suspense books feature eerie surprises, technical detail and smart characters.

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BC Books

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If you read one book this year 'The Intruders' should be that book.

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Book Reporter

wife Amy --- a successful marketing executive --- in a small rural.

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Oregon Live

Though the first episodes of "Intruders" supposedly happen in Washington and Oregon, like the early "X-Files" seasons, "Intruders" is filmed in British Columbia, Canada.

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Seemingly unrelated, these events draw Jack Whalen .

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Bookmarks Magazine

… In addition to its intriguing characters, including ex-cop-turned-author Jack Whalen and Rachel, a mesmerizing 10-year-old girl, readers are rewarded with a well-constructed, terrifying story line that makes many other novels, of any genre, feel like Novel Writing 101."

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