The Dead Run (Hardcover)

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Adam Mansbach's past work includes New York Times #1 Bestseller Go the
F*** to Sleep (a children's book for adults), Rage is Back (out in
paperback on the 24th), Angry Black White Boy, and California book award
winner The End of the Jews.Dead teenage girls have been turning up
in the middle of the Mexican-US desert border buried vertically in the
sand with their legs in the air.  Sheriffs from both sides of the border
are filling with a sad burden.    Sherry Nichols and her mother
have been having a hard time since they escaped from a cult.  Sherry
almost makes a friend when she's snatched from the street.Across the
border in a Mexican prison Galvan is trying to stay out of trouble so
he can get back to his daughter.  Galvan ends up in a fight, is taken to
the bowls of the prison, and is given a task of cataclysmic
proportions.  He must carry a package across the desert on foot while
being partnered with three of his backstabbing (literally) fellow
inmates. Completing this task means freedom for Galvan.After Sherry
goes missing, Ruth, her mother's friend, and a sheriff set out to save
her from what has to be the cult's doing.  Sherry's prospective friend,
Eric, has also made it his mission to save her.  Will someone recover
Sherry? Will the cult be foiled?  What is Galvan carrying across the
desert on foot?  Will there be a showdown between dead virgins and an
old God named El Cucuy?  Who is El Cucuy?  Who knows?I do........(neener, neeener, neeeener)!The
best way to some this book up is old God meets cult meets kidnapping
meets desert fun.  Dead Run is a voyage into a hot dry fantasy land. 
This book has nerve racking action sequences that keep you hovering
above your seat.  Mansbach keeps his story lean and mean with no filler,
just enough details to keep the complex plot at a blistering cadence.
In Dead Run we learn that the human survival instinct can surprise even
the oldest of beings.This will satisfy realistic fantasy fans,
overall fiction fans, or people that want enough action to jump start a
heart.  If you like Dead Run, you will like Rage is Back also by
Mansbach, The Postmortal by Drew Magary, Amped by Daniel H. Wilson or
perhaps The Shotgun Rule by Charlie Huston.  Give this book a try. 
You'll love the atmosphere and urgency Mansbach provides.  Dead Run
races across page and ink so fast your fingers will blister and your
eyes will ring red till you rip into the last page thirsty, sunburned,
and bleeding.

— Alex

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Adam Mansbach, the acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F**k to Sleep and Rage Is Back, turns to a new tale of suspense, horror, and supernatural action

Wrongfully imprisoned in a Mexican jail, outlaw-with-a-conscience Jess Galvan accepts a devil's bargain: transport a sinister package across the border in twenty-four hours for the jail's mythical--and terrifying--bogeyman El Cucuy. If Jess can make it across alive and give the iron box to cult leader Aaron Seth, he will be free and able to regain custody of his estranged daughter.

But as Jess navigates a blighted desert full of deadly surprises, girls go missing on both sides of the border and bodies begin to surface. It's a deadly epidemic of crime that plunges small-town sheriff Bob Nichols into a monster of an investigation he's not equipped to handle, especially when sixteen-year-old Sherry disappears.

An ancient evil has awoken in the empty wastelands along the border and now everyone--the innocent and the guilty alike--must face their deepest fears as epic myth and human malice combine to bring forth the end of the world as we know it.

With The Dead Run, acclaimed author Adam Mansbach mixes horror, the supernatural, and suspense to deliver a chilling, high-octane adventure.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062199652
ISBN-10: 006219965X
Publisher: Voyager
Publication Date: September 24th, 2013
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Jess Galvan

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