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   Presence, The, by John Saul  
  Novel, first publication in October 1997 , latest edition in October 1999
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      A strange archaeological discovery ... Secret medical experiments on an island paradise ... A scientific theory torn from today's headlines ... John Saul's most chilling novel yet....

    A chance to study unusual skeletal remains unearthed Maul: it is an offer that anthropologist Katharine Sundquist cannot refuse. Yet for her sixteen-year-old son, Michael, the sudden move is jarring, the last thing he needs while struggling with the still-painful death of his father.

    But here, masked by the beauty of the rainforest, a terrible danger awaits. The volcano on the Big island sends a life-choking vog over Maul. And below the depths of the Pacific, a substance far more deadly snakes through undiscovered fissures on the ocean floor -- nature itself seems to portend the horror to come.

    Secret deliveries to the high-tech lab in which Katharine works signal that a sinister experiment is unfolding. And with the sudden, unexplained death of Michael's friend, a disturbing truth dawns: the corporation that is funding her dig has a far greater investment in the project than she ever imagined -- an investment in medical terror. And her son may be part of their hideous grand plan.

    if you feel your chest tightening in terror...or a panicky feeling that someone -- something -- is following you ... then you've been exposed to The Presence.

    The Blackstone Chronicles, Black Lightning, Guardian, and The Homing, by John Saul, are also available from Random House AudioBooks.

    Lee Meriwether (Ruth Martin on ABC's All My Children) is best known for her portrayal of Betty on Barnaby Jones and as Catwoman in the original Batman movie. Her theater credits include Plaza Suite and A Little Night Music, with her husband Marshall Borden.

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  • Horror - Terror
  • Medical SF - Medics - Medicine - Doctors - Healers

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