Marathon Man

By William Goldman
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345439727, 336pp.)

Publication Date: July 3, 2001

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William Goldman's remarkable career spans more than five decades, and his credentials run the gamut from bestselling novelist to Oscar-winning screenwriter to Hollywood raconteur. He's beloved by millions of readers as the author of the classic comic-romantic fantasy The Princess Bride. And he's notorious for creating the most harrowing visit to the dentist in literary and cinematic history--in one of the seminal thrillers of the twentieth century. . . .

MARATHON MAN

Tom "Babe" Levy is a runner in every sense: racing tirelessly toward his goals of athletic and academic excellence--and endlessly away from the specter of his famous father's scandal-driven suicide. But an unexpected visit from his beloved older brother will set in motion a chain of events that plunge Babe into a vortex of terror, treachery, and murder--and force him into a race for his life . . . and for the answer to the fateful question, "Is it safe?"




Praise For Marathon Man

"Superb . . . One hell of a read."
--The Washington Post

"WELL-PLOTTED, EXPERTLY CHARACTERIZED, AND FAST-PACED."
--Los Angeles Times

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