This unwieldy thriller from bestseller Morrell (First Blood) becomes so caught up in its headlong action that it never stops to explore the. Creepers is a horror novel by Canadian writer David Morrell. This is Morrell’s twenty-fourth novel. Plot summary[edit]. This section’s plot summary may be. Scavenger, it’s called, and the sought-after prize has been hidden away by a nutcase who sees unmistakable resemblances between himself.

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It was supposed to mkrrell me in, I was supposed to care about them, but it just left me Tod reveals that the reason they came was to steal from the seemingly mythical vault of a gangster named Carmine Danata, who was a frequent guest of the Hotel and was supposed to be a friend of Carlisle.

Plot-wise, I much preferred Scavenger to Creepers. When I picked this book I didn’t realise it was a sequel to “Creepers”. Without the action this book would have been one boring story about buried time capsules. I think it probably would have been a much better read if it stood alone, rather than as a sequel.

A newspaper article about lost time capsules inspired me to explore that topic. Jun 26, Scott Breslove rated it really liked it. This section’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.

This “Game Master” korrell a game-like world for people to rely on their survival skills to win. The example that stayed with me for the entire story was a comment he made view spoiler [while discussing Amanda’s disappearance with a police officer named Ortega: Tod is killed, but the others manage to escape to the nearby beach. Someone called the Game Master has gone to great lengths to invent the ultimate video game.

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Scavenger (Frank Balenger, book 2) by David Morrell

David Morrell does mention the Scavenger — David Morrell Scavenger is a quick paced action adventure novel dealing with time capsules and what amounts to be a scavenger hunt in the wilderness. I picked up “Scavenger” at a local Dollar Sccavenger store for a buck, read it and immediately wondered why I had ignored Morrell all these years.

The story kept moving. Dec 29, Ginny rated it liked it.

This was particularly disappointing since I really enjoyed the author’s Creepers – which features some of the same characters. Instead, it just looks like lazy writing.

Morrelll refuses to play by the rules the “survivors” can’t as they are sort of walking bombs and because of copious cameras around the “gaming area” if they don’t play by the rules they get blown up. The Jigsaw killer or whatever his name is in those movies was playing a game involving people who needed to pay for their bad actions. While Morrell delivers race-against-the-clock thrills with his usual aplomb and does a good job educating the reader about actual time capsules, the minimal characterization makes it hard to care about Balenger and Amanda.


Jun 10, Kevin rated it liked it Shelves: A fast read with a good amount of suspense. This article needs additional citations for verification. You’re morfell the right place Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I’ve figured out another ploy that authors use. I took part in one when I was maybe eight years old.


I really wanted to like this book. I thought I’d just settle into this book. I reminded myself to get back to it, just to get through it and move on. Frank did have a bit more personality in this book, but I wouldn’t call it an improvement. They are stuck in a building, but guess what, someone knows the history of the building and guides them out.

Scavenger – David Morrell

Nov 07, Ms. They decide to leave but the stairs begin to sway and the Professor injures his leg. We get some inexplicable law enforcement shortsightedness. There’s a point when having so many ridiculous, barely related events occurring to a single person gets annoying.

David Morrell’s characteristic wonderful writing is absent in this book, and seems as though he took a bare-bones plot and tried to patch it up with hundreds of I made it to page of of Scavenger before making the executive decision to shut this one down. Scaveger I wish for a half star or 10 star system.

Instead, scavnger only get a brief summary of these events, and the two fail to prove themselves to be compatible beyond their shared trauma, which isn’t really even acknowledged by either of them. More By and About This Author. Not much of this makes sense, but then, prolific Morrell has never been a stickler for seamless plotting.

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