Kill Me First

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1999 - Fiction - 259 pages
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A jolting thriller, it is the story of Merec and his victim, Sarah. A seemingly unstoppable terrorist and human killing machine, Merec has recruited, utilized, then exterminated countless personal murder squads. Unaffiliated with any known political or religious organization, he chooses his jobs for pleasure; he is a man who defies any conventional notion of what is human. At Merec's command, all the elderly residents of the Willowridge Rest Home - save one - are massacred. He releases a detailed video of the slaughter to the media that is aired on national television. America is shocked by the carnage - and mesmerized. One victim, Sarah, a younger woman recuperating from a car crash, confounds Merec's cynical expectations. She offers her life in exchange for another's. Fascinated by her refusal, Merec kidnaps Sarah to continue the game.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A merciless killer meets his match in the hostage he's snatched from a nursing home in Morgenroth's white-hot debut. The man called Merec has killed, by his own count, 82 people, but he never tires of ... Read full review

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This intelligent thriller details the exploits of a ruthless professional killer named Merec who has a clever initiation test for those who want to join his "company"--he pairs up the candidates ... Read full review

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Kate Morgenroth is the author of Kill Me First. Saved is her second novel. She lives in New York City. For more information check out her website at

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