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The Return

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Lauded as his number-one favorite book of the year, Stephen King advised President Obama, in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, to pick up Michael Gruber's previous book, The Good Son. With an unforgettable hero, The Return is as exciting and provocative as Gruber's best work.

The real Richard Marder would shock his acquaintances, if they ever met him. Even his wife, long dead, didn't know the real man behind the calm, cultured mask he presents to the world. Only an old army buddy from Vietnam, Patrick Skelly, knows what Marder is capable of. Then, a shattering piece of news awakens Marder's buried desire for vengeance. With nothing left to lose, he sets off to punish the people whose actions changed his life years earlier. Skelly shows up uninvited, and the two of them together raise the stakes far beyond anything Marder could have envisioned.

As Marder and Skelly head toward an apocalypse of their own making, Marder learns that good motives and a sense of justice can't always protect the people a man loves. With a range of fearsomely real characters, from a brutally violent crime lord to a daringly courageous young woman, a roller coaster of twists and turns, and a shattering exploration of what constitutes morality in the face of evil, Michael Gruber has once more proven that he is "a gifted and natural storyteller" (Chicago Tribune), and shows why he has been called "the Stephen King of crime writing" (Denver Post).

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Return
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-8050-9129-7 / 978-0-8050-9129-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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April 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: The Return
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 1-84887-590-8 / 978-1-84887-590-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Return
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 1-84887-592-4 / 978-1-84887-592-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Return
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 1-84887-591-6 / 978-1-84887-591-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Return: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 1-4829-2473-0 / 978-1-4829-2473-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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September 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Return: A Novel (Library Edition)
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 1-4829-2471-4 / 978-1-4829-2471-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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September 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Return: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 1-4829-2472-2 / 978-1-4829-2472-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Return: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Gruber
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Return: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Gruber
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Return
Author(s): Michael Gruber
Publisher: Corvus
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September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Return: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Gruber
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA