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The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic. Written with a precision that captures every emotion, every moment of fear, as each member of the family searches for answers, Descent races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion. a€œRead this astonishing novel . . . The magic of his prose equals the horror of Johnstona€™s story.a€ a€”The Washington Post a€œA compelling thriller that is both creepy and literary . . . Descent is not just a mystery. It is an emotional story of evil, fear, acceptance and irony.a€a€”The Denver Post a€œWhat makes the novel unforgettable is its sense of character, its deliberate, unadorned prose and Johnstona€™s unflinching exploration of human endurance, physical and psychological.a€ a€”Miami Herald a€œA super-charged, addictive read.a€ a€”The Missourian a€œAn original and psychologically deep thriller.a€ a€”Outside magazine a€œOutstanding . . . The days when you had to choose between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone.a€ a€”Esquire a€œ[A] dazzling debut . . . Exquisitely crafted.a€ a€”The Dallas Morning News a€œIncredibly powerful, richly atmospheric.a€ a€”Minneapolis Star Tribune a€œ [An] engulfing thriller-cum-western.a€ a€”The New York Times Book Review a€œBrilliant . . . As gripping as any Everest expedition.a€ a€”Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars31. He. stepped. outthrough. the metal door again, out into the cold and snow, and he moved unhurriedly along the wall, toward the corner where hea#39;d seen the white ... a€œApologies, boss, a€ said the boy. ... Number 10 in deep red on a white field .

Author: Tim Johnston
Publisher:Algonquin Books - 2015-01-06

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