Harvester's Trade Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B079DTXNJ5
- Publication date : January 28, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1530 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 77 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,779,622 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The ten convicts sitting cuffed and blindfolded in the speeding bus represent the worst of the worst of the prison inmates :incorrigible murderers, rapists, terrorists, gangbangers and drug lords who scoff at all authority and undermine what little morale and sense of order that exists within the prison walls on a daily basis. It is well known that the warden would like to get rid of them all, but what other prison warden in his right mind would accept a transfer of any of these reprobates?
The ten inmates know that something is up, but have no idea where their destination lies until the bus slows to a halt and the warden himself speaks up. He tells them that they are about to be released in a place in which it would be best if they resist their murderous impulses and band together for their common good. There is a safe house out there, and if they can find it they will be secure, and will even be able to walk away free men, without the need to serve any more time behind bars. The prisoners are then led out of the bus, still cuffed and blindfolded. They are halted about fifty feet away from the bus, are made to sit on the ground in a circle, and their blindfolds are removed. They find themselves literally in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by a flat arrid plain with the ground rising toward some wooded hills in the distance. The warden drops a set of keys a little distance away from the circle of prisoners. A grenade is thrown into the bus, blasting the interior and making it undriveable. Then, almost in a panic, the warden and guards flee to several waiting cars and drive away, leaving the inmates to their own devices.
Just as the sun is setting, the prisoners fight for the keys to remove their manacles. There is immediate tension as old animosities immediately come to the forefront. There are various theories as to what is really happening, and whether in fact the promised safe house actually exists. Several teams form, each with different ideas on how to proceed and which direction to go. And always the threat exists that deadly hostilities will break out at any time among lawless men who hold bitter grudges.
As night settles in, it's not long before they find that they are not alone. Horrible screams are heard from the direction of the hills, where one of their number, a mideastern terrorist, had fled away from the group. He was found by the monstrous Harvestors. And the Harvestors won't be satisfied until they catch, and spend quality time, with each inmate in turn.
Who or what are the Harvestors? What are they seeking? Does the promised safe house truly exist? And can the inmates repress their savage hostility toward each other in order to work toward a common cause?
The suspense builds throughout every page until the unexpected and explosive climax.
Don't miss this one! You'll read the whole story in one sitting, guaranteed! Another exercise in gut-wrenching horror by Jim Goforth, one of the modern masters!
With ten characters getting relatively equal page time, it can be hard to keep track of them, but they're distinct enough, and leave enough of a mark on the story, that this problem goes away within the first few pages. The end has enough twists and drive to leave you wanting more about what's really going on, powered by visuals that could easily be translated to a pretty exciting film.
This'll keep you glued to your Kindle all evening, so be sure to pick up a copy.
The more you like a book, the more difficult is to review it, because you don't keep calm. You only want to jump and say "ah! read this!!!". I just read it in a row, literally walking around doing things with my phone in my hand, without being able to stop. I finished the book, put it down, stare at it and whisper "Holy cow. This."
Extreme. Blood, entrails, ripped souls. Betray, panic, blindness, survival, terror. A horde of preys stranded to an abomination in the darkness.
Goforth's style is sweet, like a murmur in the back of your mind. Perfectly written. I smiled so big many times with this book. If you're looking for blood, you'll adore this one. I did. I do.
I love extreme and it's difficult to provoke this reaction in me, because nothing usually impresses me, really. Believe me, it did. This-is-good. Awesome. Just, awesome.
Top reviews from other countries
He knows how to create a scene in a story and the characters are well described, most of them deserved what they got (no spoilers).
Can't wait to read his new offering, EXTREMES, which I've already purchased.
Well deserving of the 5 stars.