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The Resource Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King

Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King

Label
Mr. Mercedes
Title
Mr. Mercedes
Statement of responsibility
Stephen King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable"--
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Summary
"In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable"--
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, 2015.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307627
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3561.I483
LC item number
M7 2014b
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bill Hodges novels
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mercedes automobiles
  • Serial murderers
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1019643
Extent
pages cm
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410469007
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410469007
  • (OCoLC)872412305
Label
Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1019643
Extent
pages cm
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410469007
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410469007
  • (OCoLC)872412305

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