Prelude to a Scream
ISBN 9781468308143 | 400 pages | 10 Sep 2013 | Overlook | 18 - AND UP
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It's been years since Stanley Ahearn lost interest in staying alive. Every Friday night, Stanley pays a visit to San Francisco's Tenderloin District, where pleasures are simple and cheap. One such night, he finds himself sharing an otherwise deserted bar with a green-eyed woman. Three days later, Stanley wakes to find himself zipped into a sleeping bag, left for dead. He's missing a kidney, and a doctor kindly informs him that there's something wrong--fatally wrong--with his remaining kidney. So Stanley Ahearn finds himself on the street with a new perspective. If he wants revenge, he has to find the woman with the green eyes. If he wants to live, he has to find himself a new kidney. Gritty, dark, and utterly addictive, Prelude to a Scream is Jim Nisbet at his absolute best.
"Prelude to a Scream is a take-no-prisoners thriller if ever there was one . . . critics compared San Francisco author Jim Nisbet to James M. Cain, Norman Mailer and Truman Capote." --San Jose Mercury News
"Prelude to a Scream pushes the envelope . . . this is not your ordinary detective story." --San Antonio Express-News
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