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Silent terror

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: New York, New York : Avon Books, [1986] ©1986
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Martin Michael Plunkett is a product of his times -- the possessor of a genius intellect, a pitiless soul of brushed steel, and a heart of blackest evil. With criminal tendencies forged in the fires of L.A.'s Charles Manson hysteria, he comes to the bay city of San Francisco -- and submits to savage and terrible impulses that reveal to him his true vocation as a pure and perfect murderer. And so begins his decade of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Noir fiction
Psychological fiction
Road fiction
Paperback originals (Publishing)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ellroy, James, 1948-
Killer on the road.
New York : Avon Books, 1986
(OCoLC)647484253
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Ellroy
ISBN: 0380899345 9780380899340
OCLC Number: 20939952
Notes: "First Avon printing: October 1986"--Title page verso.
Also published in a limited hardcover edition (Blood and Guts Press, 1987; 350 copies) and re-issued as Killer on the Road.
Description: 280 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: James Ellroy.

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Martin Michael Plunkett is a product of his times -- the possessor of a genius intellect, a pitiless soul of brushed steel, and a heart of blackest evil. With criminal tendencies forged in the fires of L.A.'s Charles Manson hysteria, he comes to the bay city of San Francisco -- and submits to savage and terrible impulses that reveal to him his true vocation as a pure and perfect murderer. And so begins his decade of discovery and terror, as he cuts a bloody swath across the full length of a land, ingeniously exploiting and feeding upon a society's obsessions. As he maneuvers deftly through a seamy world of drugs, flesh, and perversions, the media will call him many things -- but Martin Plunkett's real name is Death. His brilliant, twisted mind is a horrifying place to explore. His madness reflects a nation's own. The killer is on the road. And there's nowhere in America to hide.

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