From Publishers Weekly
Utilizing more than a few narrative elements from James Dickey's 1970 classic Deliverance
, Liparulo sends a quartet of middle-aged Colorado buddies on a 10-day vacation in the remote wilds of northern Saskatchewan in this slow-moving techno-thriller. Journalist and avid bow-hunter John Hutch Hutchinson and his fellow urban professionals are all tired of dealing with their own personal adversities and looking forward to a few idyllic days of hunting and fishing. When they encounter crazed millionaire Declan Gabriel Page and his plan to obliterate an entire town and its 242 residents with a space-based laser, their wilderness retreat turns into a nightmarish battle for survival. The implausible technology and all-too-predictable ending will leave readers longing for a few guitar-banjo duels. (Nov.)
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About the Author
has received rave reviews for both his adult novels (Comes a Horseman
) and the best-selling Dreamhouse Kings series for young adults.
He lives in Colorado with his wife and their four children.