Waiting

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 2000 - Fiction - 356 pages
34 Reviews
From the author who brought us the distinguished spy thriller Death of a Marionette and The Towering Inferno, one of the most popular films of the '70s, comes Waiting, an intense novel of contemporary menace, in the mode of Robinson's 1950s classic, The Power.

There are people living among us, who look just like normal human beings. They've been here for a long time--waiting. But they aren't exactly like us at all. Some of them can read minds, and in subtle ways take over what your are thinking, control you for a while.
They can make you love.
They can make you die.
One ordinary man in San Francisco, Arthur Banks, begins to find them out, and immediately his life and his family are in danger. It's a paranoid's worst nightmare. But that's just where it starts. He may well be fighting for the survival of the entire human race.

"I've always maintained that Frank M. Robinson's The Power was one of the best terror tales ever told. Waiting is even better, rich with character, suspense and constant surprise. This is one of the best chillers of the entire decade. It is guaranteed to give you nightmares. Reading this book was a pure pleasure."--Mystery Scene
 

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User Review  - David B - Goodreads

Someone who picks up a horror novel must, of course, be willing to suspend disbelief, but the concept of another race living among us and maintaining some level of cohesion as a society for 35,000 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bryan Callahan - Goodreads

In my top ten favorite books, easily. This was my introduction to the work of Frank M. Robinson. A work that one-ups the phrase, "We are not alone." , by postulating a species that humans believed ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
20
Section 4
32
Section 5
47
Section 6
59
Section 7
73
Section 8
89
Section 15
190
Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Frank M. Robinson was born in 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy during both WWII and the Korean War, and earned degrees in physics and journalism. He worked at a number of magazines, including Science Digest, Rogue, Cavalier and Playboy before becoming a freelance writer. He is the author of many novels and stories, a noted collector of pulp magazines, and is executor of the estate of Harvey Milk. His novel The Dark Beyond the Stars won the Lambda Award. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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