Praying for Sleep

Praying for Sleep

By: Deaver, Jeffrey

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Hardback with paper dust jacket - both in excellent condition; clean pages; blue board with rust title on navy spine // Michael Hrubeck, a twenty-eight-year-old man with childlike yearnings, escapes from a hospital for the criminally insane and sets out to find the woman who named him as the Indian Leap State Park murderer. While flash floods sweep New England, escaped schizophrenic Michael Hrubek leads pursuers on a perilous chase as he seeks to confront Lisbonne Atcheson, whose testimony clinched his conviction as the Indian Leap State Park murderer. The premise is hackneyed, the plot somewhat formulaic, but Deaver's ( Hard News ) knack for pacing and misdirection enliven this entertaining thriller. At the center of the drama is the complex Hrubek, a terrifying figure with problems big enough to match his 300-pound frame. At times he recognizes and is painfully frustrated by his tenuous grip on reality; at others, he is racked with guilt over having assassinated President Lincoln. On Hrubek's trail are his therapist, Dr. Richard Kohler; professional tracker Trenton Heck and his prize bloodhound Emil; the police; and Lisbonne's attorney husband Owen, a seasoned hunter and combat veteran. What really happened at Indian Leap is revealed in a climax that brings everyone together at Lisbonne's newly inherited estate in remote, storm-battered Ridgeton.

Title: Praying for Sleep

Author Name: Deaver, Jeffrey

Categories: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense,

Edition: 2nd

Publisher: US, Viking Adult: 1994

ISBN Number: 0670854328

ISBN Number 13: 9780670854325

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used-Like New

Jacket Condition: Excellent

Size: 20 x 20 x 20 inches

Weight: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB236

Keywords: Mentally ill offenders--Fiction, Murderers--Fiction