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Fear Itself

(2003)
(The second book in the E. L. Pender series)
A novel by

 
 
Injecting fresh potency into the phrase "scared to death," the wickedly talented author of The Girls He Adored has delivered a spine-chilling follow-up introducing an unforgettable villain who confronts his victims with their phobias.

The charmingly disheveled FBI Special Agent E. L. Pender is strapping on his non-regulation calfskin shoulder holster one last time. Last day on the job, showing the ropes to his eager successor, Investigative Specialist Linda Abruzzi.

Then a letter from Dorie Bell arrives at FBI headquarters. Last year Dorie attended a phobia disorders convention in Las Vegas. Since then, three attendees have died under suspicious circumstances. A man with fear of heights jumped from the nineteenth floor of a building. A woman with fear of blood managed to cut her own wrists in the bathtub. A third victim with fear of suffocation was found in her bathtub, with a plastic bag over her head.

"If you won't help us," Dorie begs Pender, "who will?" But it may already be too late: Dorie's friend Wayne Summers has now disappeared too. Wayne's phobia is fear of birds. He's currently tied to a bed in a dark basement. And above his head, looms an enormous, starving barn owl.

Fear Itself pits Agent Pender, one of the more endearing sleuths in recent fiction, against a man as immune to fear as he is fascinated by it. It's a duel that will jolt you time and time again, and force you to confront the inevitable question: What is your greatest fear?

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Jonathan Nasaw's Fear Itself

Hardback Editions

December 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fear Itself: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Nasaw
ISBN: 0-7434-4651-8 / 978-0-7434-4651-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fear Itself: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Nasaw
ISBN: 0-7394-3263-X / 978-0-7394-3263-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fear Itself
Author(s): Jonathan Nasaw
ISBN: 0-7434-5064-7 / 978-0-7434-5064-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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November 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fear Itself: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Nasaw
ISBN: 0-7434-4652-6 / 978-0-7434-4652-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Star
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July 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fear Itself
Author(s): Jonathan Nasaw
ISBN: 0-7432-3158-9 / 978-0-7432-3158-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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December 1939 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fear Itself
Author(s): Jonathan Nasaw
ISBN: 0-7432-3992-X / 978-0-7432-3992-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fear Itself: The most terrifying novel you will read this year
Author(s): Jonathan Nasaw
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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January 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fear Itself: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Nasaw
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA