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Deadliest of the Species

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bram Stoker Best First Novel
Tim Wilder's ex-wife took everything but his Camaro, the clothes on his back, and a handful of cash. He heads west in search of a fresh start in life and ends up in the small town of Rapture in the desert mountains. The women of Rapture run the town and he soon learns their dark secret and the real reason their leader, Alexandra, refuses to let him leave.

    

Praise for this book

"Reading Mike Oliveri's work is very comfortable, like sitting in your favorite chair. His prose is clean, smooth, and vivid. It takes you by the hand and leads you into the story like an old friend who has something to show you. Then it turns on you and grabs you by the throat. But by then, it's too late to go back -- you have no choice but to keep moving forward, no matter how hard those hands squeeze, even when you can no longer breathe. The horror genre has a new name to watch -- Mike Oliveri is going places." - Ray Garton

"...This is one hell of a knuckle-turner. [Oliveri's] debut novel has all the makings of a classic. If you wish you had discovered Stephen King with Carrie, then don't wait to buy this one. Get it now!" - Brian Keene

"Shocking, surprising and unflinchingly brutal, Oliveri's debut novel marks him as one of the top talents to watch in this new millennium." - Tim Lebbon

"A big, plush, hot, creepy, erotic gem. To call Deadliest of the Species a great 'debut' book just isn't sufficient, nor would it be adequate to merely call Oliveri a terrific new novelist. This guy delivers a style and voice all his own, and I'm confident that Deadliest of the Species is only the beginning of a long list of offerings that will give the entirety of the genre a good, hard shake." - Edward Lee


Used availability for Michael Oliveri's Deadliest of the Species

Hardback Editions

April 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Deadliest of the Species
Author(s): Michael Oliveri
ISBN: 1-930595-03-4 / 978-1-930595-03-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vox 13 Publishing
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