Savage by Richard Laymon [U.S. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1994

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Savage: From Whitechapel to the Wild West on the Track of Jack the Ripper by Richard Laymon


Hardcover with dust jacket in fair condition.  Excellent reading copy!

Re-furbished ex-library copy.  Dust jacket is fully in tact; sticker on spine; heavy shelf / rub wear and fading; separation of plasticine coating.   Unclipped front panel with original price in tact.

Book itself is very good; slight lean to spine and some tape remainder marks on paper boards.   Lib stamp on top of text block. 

It is Whitechapel in November 1888 and Jack the Ripper is committing his last known act of butchery in the one-room hovel occupied by the luckless harlot Mary Kelly. And beneath the bed on which the fiend is cruelly and cheerfully eviscerating his victim cowers and fifteen-year-old boy. . . .

This is just the beginning of the extraordinary adventures of Trevor Bentley, a boy who embarked on an errand of mercy and ran into the most notorious serial killer in criminal history, a boy who became a man as he traveled on a quest of vengeance across a wild and untamed continent -- a boy who brought the horrors of Jack the Riipper to the New World.

In a bold new language forged out of Mark Twain and Conan Doyle, Richard Laymon's Savage is a brilliant departure and an innovative feat of storytelling that is destined to add luster to an already flourishing reputation.