Those Who Wish Me Dead
- Author: Michael Koryta
- Artist: Tomislav Tikulin
- Page Count: 328
- Pub. Date: January 2019
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-436-5
- Status: Forthcoming: At the Printer Now!
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Those Who Wish Me Dead
by Michael Koryta
About the Book:
When 13-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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" A compulsively readable novel about brothers on opposite sides of life."
— Booklist, Starred Review
"I've been an admirer of the hardworking Michael Koryta for many years. I loved So Cold the River's creepy gothic tone; I was enthralled by the eerie world of The Cypress House. Koryta is a fantastic writer, and a remarkable storyteller. But his latest book, The Prophet, finds him at an entirely new level; I suspect it may be the novel that brings him the sort of widespread acclaim he's deserved all along. A gridiron metaphor would seem appropriate, given the crucial role football plays in The Prophet. It's as if Koryta has been wowing us with a brilliant running game for eight novels. We'd be more than happy to see him keep driving the ball up the middle, but here, suddenly, he's gone to the air: The Prophet is like a long, heart-stopping pass down the sidelines in the final seconds of a decisive game. It's made me want to leap to my feet and cheer him on."
— Scott Smith, author of The Ruins
"The Prophet is a relentless, heart-in-your-throat thriller about ordinary people caught in the middle of an extraordinary nightmare. It's about the sins of the past haunting the hopes of the present and the need to find redemption from the jury of your own conscience. It's also a quantum leap for Michael Koryta and irrefutable proof that he has enough game to one day be considered a master of the genre."
— Dennis Lehane, author of A Drink Before the War and Mystic River
"Michael Koryta is an amazingly talented writer, and I rank The Prophet as one of the sharpest and superbly plotted crime novels I've read in my life."
— Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff and The Devil All the Time
"I'm just glad it's me, not Michael Koryta, who is telling my son bedtime stories. The kid needs to sleep, and The Koryta Effect is cold sweats, nightmares, and me in the next room up past two because I can't put down The Prophet."
— Nicholas Dawidoff, author of The Catcher Was a Spy and The Crowd Sounds Happy
Praise for the work of Michael Koryta:
"Koryta's So Cold the River is an example of the good-writing equals good-reading equation that makes fright-inducing fiction worthy of our time, attention, and real enjoyment."
— Dan Simmons
"Gangsters, a silent but heroic drifter, and one whopper of a hurricane. How can you go wrong?"
— Stephen King
"Michael Koryta's work resonates into deeper strata than does most of what I read."
— Dean Koontz
Michael Koryta is the author of seven previous novels, including Envy the Night, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery/thriller, and the Lincoln Perry series, which has earned nominations for the Edgar, Shamus, and Quill awards and won the Great Lakes Book Award. His work has been translated into twenty languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.