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Destination Unknown [Kindle Edition]

Trent Zelazny
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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“I have someone new to admire.” —Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Award winner

“Trent Zelazny has already begun to carve out his own genre niche. He's got the right stuff to make fiction both engrossing and literate.” —Tom Piccirilli, winner of two International Thriller Awards and four Bram Stoker Awards

“A gift for storytelling is in Trent Zelazny's genes.” —Charles Ardai, publisher of Hard Case Crime

“Trent Zelazny will surprise you, entertain you, and take you places you've never been before.” —Warren Lapine, World Fantasy and Hugo Award nominee

“Passion. Power! Fear! Zelazny is a force of wonder...and darkness!” —Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., author of the Lovecraftian novel Nightmare's Disciple

Brian has found solace in alcohol, while Kate spends most of her time sedated. Until the night on the mountain road, and the briefcase they suddenly come to possess—an important briefcase that was not intended for them. Now, battling with their own inner struggles, the two of them become the targets of an unknown adversary less interested in the briefcase than in the games he can play. As their lives threaten to completely fall apart, Brian and Kate must find the strength not only to work together, but to face the horrible tragedy that haunts them both.

Trent Zelazny is the author of numerous short stories of horror, fantasy, suspense, erotica, and humor. A former professional drummer, he has also studied martial arts, animation, and film. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

  • File Size: 238 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Publisher: iBooks (December 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006IL1YNC
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #897,250 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fab Read December 25, 2011
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I had never heard of Trent Zelazny until a friend of mine gave me the Kindle version of this book as a gift. I sat down and literally inhaled this story, enjoying the full book in one sitting! Interesting twists and turns, realistic situations and characters with multiple layers create a spell-binding tale of 'what if' combined with the scary realism of 'what the hell!', leaving you catching your breath after you realize you've been holding it in anticipation of just WHAT is going to happen next ??!!

After reading and thoroughly enjoying Destination Unknown, I've definitely been bitten by the Trent Zelazny bug, and since he appears to have an author's page here on Amazon, I think I'll go search for some extra New Year's reading material! The cover for To Sleep Gently has definitely caught my eye, and I think that's going to be next on my Trent Zelazny TO READ list!

A universally appealing story, I think Destination Unknown is destined for greatness, just like this talented new author, Trent Zelazny.

WOW - I just saw the regular price for this book.. holy cow! Publisher please, LOWER THE PRICE!! It is ATROCIOUSLY HIGH!! :(
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Read December 7, 2011
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Destination Unknown is the latest release from Trent Zelazny, even though it's not his most recently written story, since sadly Destination Unknown was left gathering dust on the publisher's bookshelf for the last two years!

Well I say Shame on you Mr Publisher for making us all wait for this excellent story!!

As well as Thanks for finally releasing it!! ;)

But seriously.. did you have to price it so ATROCIOUSLY HIGH??? Give the book a fair chance will you and LOWER THE PRICE so more people can afford to enjoy it !!!!!!

Destination Unknown is a great read. The characters are interesting and likeable, the situation is one I've personally contemplated in the past, wondering what I'd do given the same circumstances; well, at least similar ones, so that also added a little extra pizazz to the story for me.

Well written with a strong plot, Destination Unknown is yet another example of Zelazny's diverse skill and natural talent at bringing a story and all its characters and elements to life. The words and pages flowed so easily that before I knew it the story was over!! A full-length novel, I was left very satisfied with what I'd just read and enjoyed in Destination Unknown, but I'm also hungry for more stories from this excellent author!

5 stars and definitely recommended for a good solid entertaining read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulls you in and keeps you there January 22, 2012
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First I want to say I don't usually review novels, and I wasn't requested to review Destination Unknown. I purchased this novel on a whim. I read the reviews a I must say I was intrigued. I usually don't read this genre and I really didn't know what to expect when I began reading Destination Unknown. I opened the book (kindle edition) as soon as it was downloaded. I could not put this gem down! The author Trent Zelazny pulled me in from the first page and continued his relentless hold he had on me.

The main characters of the novel (Brian and Kate) are in the midst of a rocky marriage when the story opens. First let me say I felt Brian's pain every step of the way. The author's vivid descriptions of the turmoil in his life almost made me wish I could help him in some way. Kate on the other hand, the author painted a picture of an individual I wanted to slap...the reason being was she was so willing to point out the problems with her husband (as most people can see fault in others), she refused to see the problems with herself (if that is true to life I don't know what is). This novel is far from being a story about a rock marriage, it is about two people trying to cope with a psychotic man that wants his property returned. Throughout this novel you're pulled into the main character's terrifying journey of what the hell do we do now, and how are we going to get out of this situation. You also follow them through their journey as they go from a bickering couple to joining together and finding the strength they need to save the life of the spouse they love.

I highly recommend this novel to all readers no matter what your usual genre maybe.

Thank you Trent Zelazny for a great read.
Valerie Bowen
Author of the For the Sake of Amelia series
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please, sir, may I have another? May 2, 2012
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I've read most of Zelazny's work, and along with To Sleep Gently, this is one of my new favorites. Again, in Destination Unknown, Zelazny really puts the screws to his characters, and I relish that in a suspense tale. Just when you think you know where the story's going, -- blammo! -- you're off in a different direction and, by the end, careening downhill with no brakes. (I should warn you that I had to stop reading this one late at night because it was jacking my adrenaline and I couldn't get to sleep.)

The characters are deep as they are wounded. Brian and Kate tragically lost a son and think they've received a boon when they come across some money. A lot of money. But the owner wants it back, and will do anything to get it.

Destination Unknown will keep you guessing to the end, and wincing at every development along the way. Classic TZ with an 80s music soundtrack. Loved every freaking page. Please write another.
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5.0 out of 5 stars * Buckle up! *
Okay, give me a minute to catch my breath.

Now allow me another moment or two to summon every adjective and hyperbolic phrase ever used to describe those thrillers that... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Martin L. Reaves
5.0 out of 5 stars Life is so strange
Destination Unknown is a very clever, exciting, and enjoyable story -- Brian and Kate are struggling so much already with work, financial and relationship troubles, and now they... Read more
Published on April 21, 2012 by Lilithiel
4.0 out of 5 stars A Tense Read That's All Too Short
My biggest problem with Trent Zelazny's Destination Unknown is that it's entirely too short! I really didn't want the book to come to such an abrupt end, but in some ways that's... Read more
Published on February 28, 2012 by Patrick Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark, emotional, well written, and full of depth
This is the first book I've read by Trent Zelazny and mark my words, it won't be the last. This is probably one of the most powerful indie books I've read, hands down. Read more
Published on February 19, 2012 by Robert Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Destination : Suspense
A couple trying to mend their troubled marriage. A ruthless madman hellbent on reclaiming what was his. Mounting suspense at a breathless pace. Read more
Published on February 10, 2012 by l c jarrell
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid thrilling tale filled with real emotion
If it were an option in Amazon's rating system, this would be a 4.5 out of 5!

Brian and Kate are barely holding it together after having undergone a tragedy. Read more
Published on February 4, 2012 by Jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Classic Stalker Thriller
When a couple finds itself in possession of a briefcase filled with $160,000 of obviously illegally obtained $100 bills, its criminal owner terrorizes the two in his attempt to... Read more
Published on February 3, 2012 by Lisa Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read will keep you on the edge of your seat
I wasn't sure what to expect when I began reading, but from the first page, I was hooked. The plot is simple, but that's the beauty of it: the characterization is so good that you... Read more
Published on February 2, 2012 by Gale Leach
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I am not usually one who tries out new authors. I have my old reliable favorites and they usually give me plenty to read. Read more
Published on January 24, 2012 by Dale
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of the seat suspense
Trent Zelazny's DESTINATION UNKNOWN is a strongly-written piece of work that kept me on the edge of the chair. Read more
Published on January 10, 2012 by James K. Burk
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Trent Zelazny is the bestselling, award-winning author of To Sleep Gently, Destination Unknown, Fractal Despondency, Shadowboxer, The Day the Leash Gave Way and Other Stories, A Crack in Melancholy Time, Butterfly Potion, People Person, and Too Late to Call Texas, as well as an international playwright, and editor of the anthologies Mirages: Tales From Authors of the Macabre, and Dames, Booze, Guns & Gumshoes.

Son of the late science fiction author Roger Zelazny, born in Santa Fe, NM, Trent has lived in California, Oregon, Arizona, and Florida. He resides back in Santa Fe.


"A powerful and good writer...someone who's been through hell and come out, I hope, the other side." --Neil Gaiman

"Trent Zelazny's work is as powerful as a .45 slug and as memorable and pleasing as a scar obtained during feverish sexual activity. One of the best of the new breed of writers." --Joe R. Lansdale

"Trent Zelazny has already begun to carve out his own genre niche. He's got the right stuff to make fiction both engrossing and literate." --Tom Piccirilli

"The raw honesty of Fractal Despondency heralds Trent as a talent to watch, and I plan to be reading him for years to come." --Mark Ordesky, Executive producer of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

"Trent Zelazny is the best hard-boiled noir writer of this generation!" --Sarah L. Covert, Editor of She Never Slept News and Reviews

"Some people write from the heart, but Trent Zelazny leaves his blood on the page." --Erin Underwood, Underwords

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