To the Bone ), McMahon pulls off the virtually impossible: he creates a lu"/>

REVOLUTION NO. 9

Neil McMahon, Author . HarperCollins $23.95 (286p) ISBN 978-0-06-052918-5

In his fourth thriller about reluctant medical hero Dr. Carroll Monks (after 2003's To the Bone ), McMahon pulls off the virtually impossible: he creates a lunatic terrorist adversary so believable that he quickly becomes touchingly real. "Freeboot," as the leader of a band of dedicated, deranged outlaws who live on a secluded tract of land in the mountains of Northern California calls himself, is "a macho speed freak who dominated his followers, made allusions to Machiavelli, and hinted at the grandiose importance that he would enjoy in the eyes of history." Monks gets involved when Freeboot's three-year-old son becomes seriously ill, and the doctor's own long-estranged son—a member of Freeboot's terrorist tribe that's chosen the titular Beatles song as their anthem—suggests kidnapping the medical man to treat the child. The boy turns out to be in a dangerous diabetic condition, and Monks's first chore (aside from staying alive) is to treat his illness and then find a way to get the child to a hospital. Since Freeboot and his followers have actually begun their revolution by killing some leading citizens and scattering their stolen objects among the homeless, the terrorist is ready to sacrifice his child for his cause. Dr. Monks, his son already lost, is equally determined to keep the little boy alive. In McMahon's cool, expert hands, it becomes a duel both fascinating and frighteningly real. Agent, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at William Morris. (Jan. 4)

Reviewed on: 11/29/2004
Release date: 01/01/2005
Show other formats
FORMATS
Mass Market Paperbound - 337 pages - 978-0-06-052919-2
Ebook - 100 pages - 978-0-06-187390-4
Open Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-06-158404-6
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 352 pages - 978-0-06-158406-0
Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-06-158411-4
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.