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    Discover a classic psychological revenge thriller from John D. MacDonald, described by Stephen King as 'THE great entertainer of our age'.

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    Mind of a Killer

    The Murder Room loves psychological thrillers . . . Delve into the murky depths of the human psyche with our favourite twisted criminals, starting with CAPE FEAR’s Max Cady.

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Max Cady, a brutal rapist, has been in prison for years, nursing his hatred for the man who put him away, attorney Sam Bowden. When Cady gets parole, he begins stalking Bowden's family. As Cady's campaign of terror mounts, the police are powerless to protect the family who must use their wits to survive a psychopath bent on revenge.