Lucid

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Lori Blaine is not your average seventeen-year-old high school student. Cool and iconoclastic in her dread-locks and natty thrift shop garb, with an IQ that’s off the charts, she is the ersatz leader of a pack of Goth kids that circle around her in the halls of Valesburg Central like a school of pilot fish. Lori speaks softly, but when she does speak, people have a tendency to listen.

But Lori Blaine has one problem: The door.

Lori’s dreams are haunted by this strange, recurring symbol. The door is always there on the periphery… beckoning to her, daring her to see what might be waiting for her on the other side. Finally, at the urging of an overzealous school psychologist, Lori Blaine decides to face her fears. The next night, she goes through the dream door… and immediately plunges into a shattered looking glass world.

Welcome to the In-Between – a terrifying, surreal, topsy-turvy territory behind peoples’ dreams – where Lori Blaine becomes more than a mere tourist, she becomes a conduit between nightmares and reality. As the universe begins to unravel, and the entire space-time continuum crumbles, Lori Blaine unleashes a dark power beyond anything imagined by her melodramatic Goth pals.

But Lori has her own secret weapon – something buried deep in her past – that will not only change the course of her life, but will ultimately be the last slim hope for a waking world on a collision course with catastrophe.

New York Times bestselling author Jay Bonansinga (THE WALKING DEAD: DESCENT) has been called “one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers” by the Chicago Tribune. With LUCID, Bonansinga pulls out all the stops in a tour de force of supernatural suspense.

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Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the original series created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Descent follows the events of The Fall of the Governor, and Lilly Caul's struggles to rebuild Woodbury after the Governor's shocking demise.

Out of the ashes of its dark past, Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead – a town reborn in the wake of its former tyrannical leader, Philip Blake, aka The Governor.

Blake's legacy of madness haunts every nook and cranny of this little walled community, but Lilly Caul and a small ragtag band of survivors are determined to overcome their traumatic past... despite the fact that a super-herd is closing in on them.

This vast stampede of zombies, driven by inexorable hunger and aimed directly at Woodbury, becomes their first true test. But Lilly and company refuse to succumb, and in a stunning counteroffensive, the beleaguered townspeople save themselves by joining forces with a mysterious religious sect fresh from the wilderness.

Led by an enigmatic preacher named Jeremiah, this rogue church group seems tailor made for Woodbury and Lilly's dream of a democratic, family-friendly future. The two factions meld into one, the town prospers, and everything seems hopeful for the first time since the plague broke out.

But things – especially in the world of the walking dead – are often not what they seem. Jeremiah and his followers harbor a dark secret, the evidence of which very gradually begins to unravel.
Along with a popular TV show also based on Kirkman's AMC comic books, The Walking Dead franchise is just getting better and better with Bonansinga's newest novel. In a stunning and horrifying finale, the world for Lilly and her close friends is turned upside down, and it is solely up to Lilly Caul to cleanse the town once and for all of its poisonous fate.

These novels continue to be a great companion for fans of the television series and graphic novels!

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Publisher
Permuted Press
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Published on
Apr 7, 2015
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781618685322
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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A thrilling historical account of Allan Pinkerton’s pivotal role in the Civil War and the birth of the Secret Service

 

Scottish immigrant Allan Pinkerton is best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, which gained renown for solving train robberies in the 1850s and battling the labor movement in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. But the central drama of his career, and the focus of this book, was his work as protector of President Abraham Lincoln and head of a network of Union spies (including himself!) who posed as Confederate soldiers and sympathizers in a deadly cat-and-mouse game.

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