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Ravens

by George Dawes Green

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Ravens by George Dawes Green
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2009
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars in the Georgia State lottery. It's going to be the worst day of their lives.

When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko pull up at a convenience store off I-95 in Georgia, their only thought is to fix a leaky tire and be on their way again to Florida - away from their dull Ohio tech-support jobs. But this happens to be the store from which a 318,000,000 million dollar Jackpot ticket has just been sold - and when a pretty clerk accidentally reveals to Shaw the identity of the winning family, he hatches a ferociously audacious scheme: He and Romeo will squeeze the family for half their prize.

That night, he visits the Boatwright home and takes the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the streets nearby, prepared to murder the Boatwrights' loved ones at any sign of resistance. At first, the family offers none. But Shaw's plot depends on maintaining constant fear - merciless, unfaltering terror - and soon, under the pressure, everyone's sanity begins to unravel ...

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"Starred Review. This exquisite novel of psychological suspense builds to a devastating resolution that will leave readers with the cold shudders for a long time afterward." - Publishers Weekly

"[S]ure to engage readers who like to feel the narrative screws tightening." - Booklist

"The Desperate Hours on crank, with a deeply unsettling spiritual spin." - Kirkus Reviews

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Novelist and poet George Dawes Green currently divides his time between Georgia and New York.

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