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Fear in a Handful of Dust

(1978)
(Fear)
A novel by

 
 
A mental patient escapes his institution in search of bloody vengeance

When rain falls on the mental hospital, Calvin Duggai knows it's time to leave. Institutionalized after he abandoned five men to die in the Mojave Desert, he has spent years planning escape and revenge. For months he has tunneled through the asylum's bathroom wall, waiting for a night when rain will cover his tracks. As water soaks the grounds of the silent institution, Duggai punches a hole in the stucco wall and creeps out onto the building's ledge. After a mistimed leap, he limps to the chain link fence with a cracked knee.

As he scales the twelve-foot barbed-wire fence, he ignores the searing pain. The men who sent him away must be punished. Duggai has four doctors to kill.

Genre: Western

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Hardback Editions

February 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fear in a Handful of Dust
Author(s): John Ives
ISBN: 0-525-10420-8 / 978-0-525-10420-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

April 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fear in a Handful of Dust
Author(s): Brian Garfield
ISBN: 0-89296-131-7 / 978-0-89296-131-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fear in a Handful of Dust
Author(s): Brian Garfield
ISBN: 1-5318-0733-X / 978-1-5318-0733-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fear in a Handful of Dust
Author(s): Brian Garfield
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fear in a Handful of Dust
Author(s): Brian Garfield
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fear in a Handful of Dust
Author(s): Brian Garfield
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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February 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fear in a Handful of Dust
Author(s): Brian Garfield
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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