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Prelude to a Scream

Jim Nisbet

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ISBN 13: 9781590201992
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
07/30/2013

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It’s been years since Stanley Ahearn lost interest in staying alive. Every Friday night, Stanley pays a visit to San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, where pleasures are simple and cheap. One such night, he finds himself sharing an otherwise deserted bar with a green-eyed woman. Three days later, Stanley wakes to find himself zipped into a sleeping bag, left for dead. He’s missing a kidney, and a doctor kindly informs him that there’s something wrong—fatally wrong—with his remaining kidney. So Stanley Ahearn finds himself on the street with a new perspective. If he wants revenge, he has to find the woman with the green eyes. If he wants to live, he has to find himself a new kidney. Gritty, dark, and utterly addictive, Prelude to a Scream is Jim Nisbet at his absolute best.

"Prelude to a Scream is a take-no-prisoners thriller if ever there was one ...critics compared San Francisco author Jim Nisbet to James M. Cain, Norman Mailer and Truman Capote." —San Jose Mercury News

"Prelude to a Scream pushes the envelope ...this is not your ordinary detective story." —San Antonio Express-News


Jim Nisbet is the author of twelve novels and five books of poetry. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, shortlisted for the Hammett Prize, and published in ten languages. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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