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Necessary Evil by Shaun Hutson
  

Necessary Evil

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Part crime, part horror, all building suspense in a rollercoaster, fast-action, ‘splatter’ thriller, i.e. lots of blood and gore. Dark stuff.
Comparisons: Dean Koontz, Peter James, Richard Laymon.

If you like Shaun Hutson you might also like to read books by James Herbert and Brian Lumley.

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Necessary Evil by Shaun Hutson

It was to be a routine job. Matt Franklin and his companions would rob the Securicor van. Simple. Until the job turned into a nightmare. Two of them are shot dead and another fatally wounded. But who is trying to wipe them out, killing not just them but their families too? How are the Government and the British army implicated? What lurks within a secret research establishment in the English countryside? Franklin has to find out. Finally the only one left alive, he tires of being the prey and decides to become the hunter.

His quest will bring him into conflict with forces he cannot begin to imagine or understand but he is driven by a need for revenge that overrides his fear.

Aided by a desperate detective, Franklin becomes embroiled in a series of events that lead to a terrifying climax in the London Underground where he comes face to face with the answers he has sought.

Like all of us, Franklin was told monsters don't exist. He's about to find out someone was lying…

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The pace rarely flags * SFX * Dark stuff from the Master of Dark...Chilling * LADS MAG * From the first page the story takes a grip like the rollers of a mangle on an unwary fingertip... For sheer lean, mean page-turning thrillers, Necessary Evil is the work of a master * - WHAT'S ON IN LONDON *


About the Author

Shaun Hutson

Born and brought up in Hertfordshire, Shaun Hutson now lives and writes in Buckinghamshire where he has lived since 1986.

After being expelled from school, he worked at many jobs, including a cinema doorman, a barman, and a shop assistant - all of which he was sacked from - before becoming a professional author in 1983.

He has since written 26 bestselling novels as well as writing for radio, magazines and television. Shaun has also written exclusively for the Internet, a short story entitled RED STUFF and an interactive story, SAVAGES, both of which can be found on the 'Exclusives' page.

Having made his name as a horror author with bestsellers such as SPAWN, EREBUS, RELICS and DEATHDAY (acquiring the nicknames 'The Godfather of Gore' and 'The Shakespeare of Gore' in the process) he has since produced a number of very dark urban thrillers such as LUCY'S CHILD, STOLEN ANGELS, WHITE GHOST and PURITY. His latest novel, entitled NECESSARY EVIL, has just been published.

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Publication date

17th March 2005

Author

Shaun Hutson

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Publisher

Time Warner Books

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Horror
Books for the Boys
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Horror & ghost stories

ISBN

9780751535228

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