A TIME OF PREDATORS by Joseph N. Gores

A TIME OF PREDATORS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not to be taken on an empty stomach, this shrill action story which might have originated in any news item, deals with the gratuitous attack by four young men on a hapless bystander which leaves him blind. But not Paula Halstead, a professor's wife, who has witnessed the incident and may or may not be able to identify them. She becomes expendable and after they subject her to a gangbang, she commits suicide. Before long the police drop a case hopeless in both its identification and prosecution, and it is Paula's husband, increasingly predatory, who literally wants an eye for an eye with the only possible lead via a ten-year-old boy. The final stakeout is grim indeed but for all its atavistic brutality--it will be read. By men certainly.

Pub Date: July 7th, 1969
ISBN: 0765310511
Publisher: Random House