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By Brian Keene

Spectra Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553587388, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2005

From award-winning author Brian Keene comes a darkly suspenseful tale of crime and the common man with a surprising jolt of the supernatural
Tommy O Brien once hoped to leave his run-down industrial hometown. But marriage and fatherhood have kept him running in place, working a job that doesn t even pay the bills. And now he seems fated to stay for the rest of his life. Tommy's just learned he's going to die young and soon. But he refuses to leave his family with less than nothing especially now that he has nothing to lose.
Over a couple of beers with his best friends, John and Sherm, Tommy launches a bold scheme to provide for his family's future. And though his plan will spin shockingly out of control, it will throw him together with a child whose touch can heal and whose ultimate lesson is that there are far worse things than dying.

About the Author
BRIAN KEENE is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rising, Fear of Gravity, the forthcoming City of the Dead, among other titles. He is also the fiction editor of and the popular Best of Horrorfind anthology series. Suspect was last spotted on the border of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and insanity. He has a criminal record but has never robbed a bank--that we know of. Suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Approach with caution. Report all sightings to

Praise For Terminal

“A powerful, unique novel with a fascinating plot and characters, and echoes of Stephen King's working-class voice."
–Ed Gorman