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Published
New York : Delacorte Press [1974]
Language
English
Physical Description
309 p.
ISBN
0345439724
0440053277
Main Author
William Goldman, 1931- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

In a classic thriller that did for dentists what Psycho did for showers, runner Tom "Babe" Levy races toward his goals of athletic and academic excellence, until an unexpected visit from his brother throws him into a world of terror, treachery, and murder. Reprint.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

William Goldman's remarkable career spans more than five decades, and his credentials run the gamut from bestselling novelist to Oscar-winning screenwriter to Hollywood raconteur. He's beloved by millions of readers as the author of the classic comic-romantic fantasy The Princess Bride. And he's notorious for creating the most harrowing visit to the dentist in literary and cinematic history--in one of the seminal thrillers of the twentieth century. . . .MARATHON MANTom "Babe" Levy is a runner in every sense: racing tirelessly toward his goals of athletic and academic excellence--and endlessly away from the specter of his famous father's scandal-driven suicide. But an unexpected visit from his beloved older brother will set in motion a chain of events that plunge Babe into a vortex of terror, treachery, and murder--and force him into a race for his life . . . and for the answer to the fateful question, "Is it safe?"