The Quorum by Kim Newman

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In 1961, Derek Leech emerges fully formed from the polluted River Thames, destined to found a global media empire. In 1978, three ambitious young men strike a deal with Leech. They are offered wealth, glamour, and success, but a price must be paid. In 1994, Leech's purpose moves to its conclusion, and as the men struggle, they realize to truth of the ultimate price.
 

About Kim Newman

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Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster. His fiction has been translated into many languages and he is a past recipient of, among others, the Horror Writers of America Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Critics' Guild Award for Best Novel. He is also the editor of "The BFI Companion to Horror.
 
Published October 22, 2013 by Titan Books. 400 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Leech proposes a Mephistophelian deal to three young men (Mark, Mickey, and Michael, who make up the Quorum): If they spend the first six weeks of every year systematically torturing their friend Neil, they will be rewarded for his suffering with fame and fortune.

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Fans of ``Deal with the Devil'' stories ought to be delighted with this fifth novel from British horror writer Newman (Anno-Dracula), which brings a new twist or two to the genre. Be advised, though,

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Fans of ``Deal with the Devil'' stories ought to be delighted with this fifth novel from British horror writer Newman (Anno-Dracula), which brings a new twist or two to the genre.

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