The Presence

The Presence

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Baker & Taylor
A young archeologist discovers that beneath the idyllic, tropical paradise of Hawaii lies in wait a nightmarish and malevolent presence that is unseen, unrelenting, and unstoppable

Blackwell North Amer
It is an offer anthropologist Katharine Sundquist cannot refuse. A chance to study the unusual skeletal remains unearthed on the volcanic flanks of Haleakala, Maui. Yet for Katharine's sixteen-year-old son, Michael, the sudden move is jarring. It's the last thing he needs while struggling with the still painful death of his father.
And here, beyond the sparkling beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforest, a terrible danger waits.
It begins with a video transmission so shocking that Katharine cannot believe what flashes on her computer screen - then instantly, inexplicably, vanishes. Secret deliveries in the dead of the night to a restricted wing of the high-tech laboratory in which she works signal that behind locked doors some sinister experiment is unfolding.
And then, with the sudden, unexplained death of Michael's friend, a disturbing truth dawns: the corporation that is funding Katharine's dig has a far greater investment than she has imagined - an investment in medical terror. And her son may be part of their hideous grand plan.

Baker
& Taylor

A young archaeologist discovers that beneath the idyllic, tropical paradise of Hawaii lies in wait a nightmarish and malevolent presence that is unseen, unrelenting, and unstoppable. By the author of Black Lightning.

Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780449910559
0449910555
Branch Call Number: F SAU
Characteristics: 338 p. : 24 cm

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soblessed59 May 02, 2014

OMG, it was so great to read such a 'hard-to-put-down' book again! It has been a long time since I've had the pleasure of reading a really intense thriller,but John Saul's~ The Presence,was a great one.I don't know why I haven't read more by him since I remember really liking 'Nathaniel' years ago. I will definitely be reading more of his work for a while. This book captured my interest from the beginning,and the suspense got intense very early on. It is a great unique storyline,plus I really enjoyed all the descriptions of Hawaii.This book really put me into the scene,and the characters are very well developed as well.I really cared about them. Highly recommend this one.

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rahmmie
Jan 03, 2011

Maybe fun for people who haven't read other of Saul's books, but for those used to his writing, this was simply another story repeating almost the same plot but just with a different cause for it

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