Fury Duty: And Other Tales of Isolation Damnation Redemption

Lulu Press, Inc
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In a dystopian future, the roles of judge and jury pale in comparison to the responsibility of Juror No. 13. It is his destiny to carry out his Fury Duty, or face dire consequences. - The weekly Test Kitchen dinner parties are always a culinary delight. That is, until one takes an especially delectable turn. - Here is the Church, and it may spell the doom of a teenager and a young girl who find their hometown suddenly deserted. - It's Business as Usual for a lecherous sales supervisor who has his eye on the beautiful receptionist, who just might be a vampire. - Take a Picture, it will last longer, when a woman finds herself pursued and terrorized by a savage trucker. - The Visitor at the Door inspires his hospitalized son, and gives him encouragement, when he needs it the most. - A woman struggles to overcome her Fear of Open Spaces when the undead rise to inherit the Earth. - Nightmares can hurt you only when you're alone. There is always a choice for those with the strength to create one.
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Lulu Press, Inc
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Published on
Nov 13, 2018
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Pages
488
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ISBN
9780359218233
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
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