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Those Who Wish Me Dead

Koryta, Michael (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains. The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind" -- from publisher's web site
Authors: Koryta, Michael
Title: Those who wish me dead
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown, & Company,, 2014
Summary: "When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains. The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind" -- from publisher's web site
ISBN: 9780316122559
0316122556
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY KORYT...M
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Aug 27, 2014
  • randalljay rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

There are lots of anomalies in this story. I was inclined to quit 1/3 through but I wanted to see how some were explained. I thought the explanations were even more far fetched.

Aug 12, 2014
  • bjwatkins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Well plotted and suspenseful with a wilderness survival theme. If you like Nevada Barr books you will like this book.

Jul 20, 2014
  • aliciamarie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Intense, quick read with good character development. I was pleased that this story had a different setting than any of the other books I've read recently. Lots of wilderness and survival tactics and knowledge that at first I skimmed over but then realized I needed to know in order to understand the plot. Fast, thrilling read that I enjoyed!

A teen witnesses a murder and must trek through the wilderness of Montana to escape the perpretrators. Luckilly, there are others who help him elude those who are pursuing him, as well as the wild fires that are sweeping through the mountains.

NYT review: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/books/those-who-wish-me-dead-a-michael-koryta-novel.html?ref=books&_r=0

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