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"The first letter arrived on a Monday." So begins the masterfully paced thriller from the author of Palindrome , Santa Fe Rules , etc. Young Hollywood actress Chris Callaway is poised at the brink of stardom when her world collapses. Shortly after she begins receiving disquieting letters signed "Admirer," she is nearly blinded in a fall at the construction site of her new Malibu home. As Admirer becomes a menacing stalker, sending gifts and a gruesome photo and calling on the phone, Chris is stoutly guarded by her best friend and confidant, hairdresser Danny Devere. Also on duty is Beverly Hills police detective and stalker expert Jon Larsen. The Admirer soon targets the threesome in escalating attacks that become grisly and, then, murderous. Meanwhile, Larsen races to investigate the sinister suspects that emerge from the cadre of subcontractors on the Malibu construction team. Woods's style is lean and staccato, if unsubtle, and he's a pro at turning up the suspense, which is increased here as romance blooms between the cop and the rising star. 100,000 first printing; major ad/promo; author tour.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
YA-Rising movie star Chris Callaway has it all: youth, good looks, a blossoming career, and a generous income. She also has an increasingly ardent fan whose anonymous attentions are beginning to alarm her. They take the form of daily deliveries of roses and little notes. After being temporarily blinded in an accident at the construction site of her unfinished new house, she contacts the police about the mysterious watcher. Enter Beverly Hills Police Detective Jon Larsen, an expert on stalkers. Almost simultaneously, Chris's admirer becomes more aggressive. As she struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy, she also discovers a growing attraction between herself and Larsen. The tension builds as the emboldened stalker moves against both Larsen and Chris's best friend. The exciting conclusion is reached when a trap is set for the villain with the actress herself as bait. Employing skills learned both before and after her accident, she contributes significantly to her own rescue during the climactic fight scene. YA mystery lovers will enjoy the plot twists and Woods's energetic writing style.
Carolyn E. Gecan, Thomas Jefferson Sci-Tech, Fairfax County, VA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Certainly not up to standard for this established writer. Shallow plot; little character development; unimaginative, amateurish - almost laughable - dialogue. Mr. Read morePublished on May 24 2002 by J Fred Robinson
Not his best work, but I've read much worse. I wasn't offended or anything. I didn't feel it was exactly "American Psycho". Read morePublished on March 6 2001
Stuart Woods must suffer from multiple personality disorder: brilliant author/hack writer. "Dead Eyes" is a fall from grace from the author of the great... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 1999 by J. Rodeck
I was very disappointed with this book. I had heard of this author from friends. Someone gave me a copy of Dead Eyes, and I must say that of all the crime-type novels I have... Read morePublished on May 25 1999 by Janet Holmes