When a man is brutally beaten to death outside a Houston strip club, young paramedic Nathan Kleinman is drawn into the maelstrom of events that lie in the wake of the Hunter's actions. The Hunter, a man who kills without weapons, relying only on his hands and feet, testing his personal strength and skill as a predator, is in the final stages of his psychosis. His delusions are starting to override his conscious control as his mind and personality fragment. Three young women, Deirdre, Michelle, and Holly, all of whom are involved with Nathan to a greater or lesser degree, are caught in a snare of The Hunter's design. It is a trap calculated to bring the best trophy of all, Nathan himself, into a final position where the Hunter can place Nathan's head on his wall. As The Hunter manipulates events around him, Nathan is forced to confront his own past, and his strong feelings about the three women, choosing amongst them. In the end, those emotions are exploited by The Hunter as he strives to bring down his prey. Set in present-day Houston, Texas, Hunter and Hunted is a sometimes erotic, sometimes chillingly direct and brutal story about the principles and values by which we live our lives, and how changes to those principles and values can be forced upon us.
©2004 John Powell, III (P)2014 John Powell, III
I really wanted to like this book. Really. It got good reviews on Amazon but after listening for a couple of hours I just can't continue. That narrator is extremely irritating to listen to. He must think this is a Mickey Spillane novel and he just learning to read. Much too melodramatic or very flat and monotone with very poor character imitations. All the female roles sound like bored drag queens.This did not come across when I listened to the sample. I think I'll try the hardcover instead. In all fairness I'm going to give the story more stars because the story does sound intriguing and made me want to read the physical book.
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