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End of watch : a novel /

by King, Stephen [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: King, Stephen, Bill Hodges trilogy: 3.Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.Description: 432 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781501129742; 1501129740; 9781501134142; 1501134140.Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Private investigators -- Fiction | Psychopaths -- Fiction | Suicide -- Fiction | Suicide -- Fiction | Brain Injuries | Fiction | FICTION -- Suspense | FICTION -- Literary | Horror fiction | Murder. -- Investigation -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation | Private investigators | Psychopaths | Suicide | Horrorroman | Amerikanisches Englisch | Homicide -- Fiction | Criminal investigation -- Fiction | Detectives -- Fiction | Suicide -- Fiction | Mord | Psykopater | Självmord | Detektiver | Suspense fiction | Horror fiction | Fiction | Thrillers (Fiction.) | Fiction | Suspense fiction | Horror fiction | Thrillers (Fiction) | Thrillers (Fiction) | Horror fiction | Suspense fiction | Horror fictionOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: "The diabolical "Mercedes Killer" drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don't figure out a way to stop him, they'll be victims themselves. In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney--the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield's head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill's heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city."-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "A fabulously suspenseful closing volume--Brady Hartsfield, the Mercedes killer Stephen King introduced in his Edgar award winning first book in the trilogy, returns to diabolically drive his victims to suicide in this last, masterful installment starring the ever more winning Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney"-- Provided by publisher.
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The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers --In End of Watch, the diabolical "Mercedes Killer" drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don't figure out a way to stop him, they'll be victims themselves.<br> <br> In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.<br> <br> Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers , now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney--the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield's head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill's heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.<br> <br> In End of Watch , Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King.

"The diabolical "Mercedes Killer" drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don't figure out a way to stop him, they'll be victims themselves. In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney--the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield's head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill's heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city."-- Provided by publisher.

"A fabulously suspenseful closing volume--Brady Hartsfield, the Mercedes killer Stephen King introduced in his Edgar award winning first book in the trilogy, returns to diabolically drive his victims to suicide in this last, masterful installment starring the ever more winning Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney"-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

King wraps up his Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes; Finders Keepers) as retired detective Hodges again confronts Mercedes killer Brady Hartsfield. Though Hartsfield is hospitalized in a nonresponsive vegetative state, he has been receiving doses of experimental drugs that may give him the powers of telekinesis and mind control. Hodges again teams up with Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson to unravel mysterious suicides tentatively linked to the obsolete Zappit Commander video game system and, perhaps, to an isolated, nearly immobile Brady Hartsfield. King pushes all the horror, suspense, and supernatural buttons listeners have grown to love. The audio is given a superb reading by Will Patton, whose voice characterizations add the finishing touches to this horror-filled novel. VERDICT Highly recommended; an essential purchase for adult collections. ["A spectacular, pulse-pounding, read-in-one-sitting wrap-up that will more than satisfy King's Constant Readers": LJ 5/15/16 starred review of the Scribner hc.]-Cliff Glaviano, formerly with -Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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