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When thirteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity, and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get...
When thirteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity, and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get...
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  • When thirteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity, and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare.

    The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains.

    The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind.

 

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  • Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, most recently The Prophet. His previous three novels, The Ridge, The Cypress House, and So Cold the River, were all New York Times notable books and nominated for several national and international awards. In addition to winning the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, his novel Envy the Night was selected as a Reader's Digest condensed book. Koryta's work has been translated into more than twenty languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta graduated from Indiana University with a degree in criminal justice. He currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Bloomington, Indiana.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 21, 2014
    A lack of morally complex characters facing tough ethical choices makes this fast-paced thriller a lesser effort for Edgar finalist Koryta (The Prophet). At an abandoned quarry in Indiana, 13-year-old Jace Wilson, who’s just jumped into the quarry’s pool, sees two men in police uniform cut a man’s throat and toss him into the water. The killers chase Jace after finding his clothes, but he manages to escape. Jamie Bennett, a former U.S. Marshal, places Jace in the care of a friend of hers, survival trainer Ethan Serbin, who takes him along on a wilderness training program that he runs for troubled youths in Montana, though Ethan doesn’t know which of the seven boys he’ll be instructing needs witness protection. Inevitably, the two creepy killers get on Ethan’s trail. For someone as smart as Ethan is supposed to be, he fails to anticipate an obvious move on the part of the killers, leading to the first of several developments that many readers will view as contrived. Agent: David Hale Smith, Inkwell Management.

  • AudioFile Magazine Robert Petkoff flexes his considerable vocal talents in this thriller, set mostly in Montana. He's convincing as bewildered teen Jace Wilson, witness to a murder and now being hidden from his killers in a wilderness survival program. Petkoff's characterizations of the murderous Blackwell brothers will send shivers down every listener's spine. The suspense is almost unbearable, and Petkoff's timing never falters as Jace flees through the mountains with fire and the killers at his heels. He finds an ally in fire watcher Hannah Faber. Petkoff draws listeners into this thrilling story of survival and doesn't let go. C.A.T. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine
  • Harlan Coben "Warning: Michael Koryta's wonderful, riveting, and harrowing Those Who Wish Me Dead may just move you to tears. Enjoy at your own risk."

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