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The Five

Robert McCammon

Tor Books

Robert McCammon’s first contemporary novel in nearly two decades, The Five tells the story of an eponymous rock band struggling to survive on the margins of the music business. As they move through the American Southwest on what might be their final tour together, the band members come to the attention of a damaged Iraq war veteran, and their lives are changed forever. This is a riveting account of violence, terror, and pursuit set against a credible, immensely detailed rock and roll backdrop. It is also a moving meditation on loyalty and friendship. Written with wit, elegance, and passionate conviction, The Five reaffirms McCammon’s position as one of the finest, most unpredictable storytellers of our time.

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Nomad decided he would have to kill the waitress.
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How he would do it, he didn’t know. But it would have to be done soon, because in another minute he was going to go off like that dude in The Thing whose alien blood bubbled and shrieked under the touch of a hot wire. His neck was going to grow six feet long and spikes would shoot out of his arms before he tore the room apart. The waitress was cheerful and talky. Nomad hated cheerful and talky. He wasn’t a particularly good guy, nor a very bad one. He was a music
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  • Robert McCammon

  • ROBERT McCAMMON is a New York Times bestseller best known for Swan Song and Boy’s Life, both still in print after two decades.  He is a frequent nominee and winner of the Bram Stoker Award and has won several World Fantasy Awards.  McCammon resides in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Robert McCammon
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