Gone South

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Open Road Media, Oct 18, 2011 - Fiction - 412 pages
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A veteran’s moment of rage leads to a chase through the bayou in this tale of “jackhammer suspense” by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song (Kirkus Reviews).
 Two decades after he finished serving his country in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Dan Lambert still pays the price. As he hustles for construction work in the heat of a brutal Louisiana summer, Dan tries to ignore the pounding in his head—a constant reminder of the Agent Orange–caused leukemia which will soon end his life. And now the bank wants to repossess his truck. His attempt to reason with the loan officer does not get him far. Dan loses himself in rage, and for a moment is back in the jungle again. When he comes out of his bloodlust, he has shot the banker through the chest. There is nothing to do but run. On his trail are two peculiar bounty hunters: a onetime Siamese twin and a heavyset Elvis impersonator. To save his own life, Dan is going to have to remember why it was worth living in the first place.
 

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User Review  - mainrun - LibraryThing

The start of the book had information about a down and out Vietnam vet who screws up in the worse way possible - he kills someone and then runs. It was very depressing, I guess well done, but not what ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing

Gone South is a bit of a departure from Robert McCammon’s usual horror fare. The story is part adventure, part fantasy (at least hinted at), and strongly character centric. Dan Lambert is a Vietnam ... Read full review

Contents

THE GOOD
TICKING
MARK OF CAIN
THE HAND OF CLINT
A WAYS TO
MEET THE PELVIS
BIG OL FROG
MYSTERIOUS WAYS
THE SMALL SKULLS
THE TRUTH
BLACKAGAINST YELLOW 17 CORRIDORS AND WALLS
THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE
HOME SWEET HELLHOLE
THE KING BLED CRIMSON
SILENT SHADOW
THE SOUND OF SCALES

TIME THE THIEF
LINE OF FIRE
TRAVELING BY NIGHT
JUPITER
SATANS PARADISE
CROSSBONES
ELEPHANTS AND TIGERS
REPTILIAN
TO THE EDGE
TOO DAMN

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About the author (2011)

One of the founders of the Horror Writers Association, Robert R. McCammon (b. 1952) is one of the country’s most accomplished authors of modern horror and historical fiction. Raised by his grandparents in Birmingham, Alabama, McCammon published his first novel, the Revelations-inspired Baal, when he was only twenty-six. His writings continued in a supernatural vein throughout the 1980s, producing such bestselling titles as Swan Song, The Wolf’s Hour, and Stinger.  In 1991 Boy’s Life won the World Fantasy Award for best novel. After his next novel, Gone South, McCammon took a break from writing to spend more time with his family. He did not publish another novel until 2002’s Speaks the Nightbird. Since then he has followed “fixer” Matthew Corbett in two sequels, The Queen of Bedlam and Mister Slaughter. His newest novel is The Five. McCammon and his family continue to live in Birmingham.

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