Front Cover
Da Capo Press, Mar 13, 2007 - Fiction - 349 pages
9 Reviews
David Morrell’s Creepers was a publishing event in 2005, a powerful, edgy, dark thriller by a master of the genre. A New York Times bestseller, it won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award and earned numerous critical raves. Scavenger, Morrell’s latest novel, takes us in a harrowing new direction-a desperate high-tech scavenger hunt for a 100-year-old time capsule. Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of Creepers, now finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason. Scavenger is a brilliant and frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the game’s clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger. Morrell’s trademark action sequences are embedded with fascinating historical clues that make Scavenger a thrill-a-minute page-turner as well as a mesmerizing literary experience.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Evans-Light - LibraryThing

I made it to page 100 of 368 of Scavenger before making the executive decision to shut this one down. I think the decision to bill this book as a sequel to Creepers was a poor one. Completely ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

I discovered David Morrell (who wrote First Blood) quite by accident and he has quickly become one of my favourite thriller writers. Although he began publishing before David Baldacci, it’s the only ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2007)

David Morrell is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight books, including First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created, and the award-winning Creepers. He was also the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Inkpot Award. Co-president of the International Thrillers Writers Organization, he is considered by many to be the father of the modern action novel. He resides in Santa Fe New Mexico with his wife, Donna.

Bibliographic information