Cape Fear

By John D. MacDonald; Andersen
(Fawcett Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780449131909, 224pp.)

Publication Date: April 2006

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An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them.
For fourteen years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free -- free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars.
Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind -- and what Cady had in mind was Bowden's innocent and lovely teenaged daughter . . . .
"A powerful and frightening story." -- The New York Times

About the Author
I remember the house in Utica, New York, where John D. grew up. The curtains were always closed and the atmosphere seemed invariably dark and somber. Nothing there predicted his imaginative outpouring. Imagination was frivolity and frivolity was not on the agenda.
He followed his own father's path toward the commercial world. While earning a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Harvard, he married Dorothy Prentiss, an artist, and produced one small son. Then he went off to war. The marriage of the business graduate and the creative person was the unrecognized first step in John D.'s becoming an author.
During service in China, Burma, and India, his mail was heavily censored. In frustration he wrote a short story and sent it to my mother. She saw his potential and sold the story. When my father came home, a Lieutenant Colonel and Harvard graduate, his father presented him with a list of plum career options. He turned them down and took an undemanding job so that he could pour his energy into writing.
Eventually, we moved to Florida. For my parents, Florida was the land of light, the place where the curtains were never drawn. The place itself became a topic and Travis McGee strode into the landscape.
-Maynard MacDonald

About the Reader
Darrin McGavin has appeared in nnumerosu films, including The NAtural and on sch televsion series as the Nightstalker and Murphy Brown, for which he won an Emmy Award.

Christopher Andersen is a journalist and the author of 29 books, including 13 "New York Times" bestsellers and the #1 "New York Times "bestseller, "The Day Diana Died "and" William and Kate."?Andersen has written for a wide range of publications, including "Time Magazine", "People Magazine", ?"The New York Times", "The New York Daily News", "Life", and "Vanity Fair. "Andersen resides in Connecticut with his wife.?They have two daughters
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