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Suspect Zero: A Short Story

Suspect Zero: A Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Richard Kadrey
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In this terrifying tale by New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey, a young aspiring serial killer goes in search of a mentor—the supreme, the ultimate killer. What he finds is much greater and much worse than he ever could have imagined.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 256 KB
  • Print Length: 49 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager (16 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009NF6YH6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #155,424 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good short 1 Nov 2013
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An interesting short story here about two serial killers. Was a good Halloween read, prose reads easily, and was enjoyable throughout. I suppose main flaw is was not too sure about the end, hence 4stars not 5. Will not spoil it. For you to make up mind on it. If u like a creepy read, pick this up for a nice short on your kindle. Worth it over all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspect Zero 23 Jun 2013
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Short sharp and to the point. For lovers of creepy slasher books this is a short must. Spooky though, you won't get me getting a lift off a truck driver in America!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read and introduction to Mr. Kadrey 16 April 2013
By silentdante - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I had read this before when Mr. Kadrey had written it a while ago on a blog, but as he told me on facebook this is a much tighter cleaned up version and it shows. For a buck, you cannot get much better than a story told by Mr. Kadrey, his Sandman Slim series being one of my favorites, this one takes on the role of an up and coming serial killer in search of the mythical "master" serial killer. Lots of good dialog and some interesting ideas and twists make up a fine short story to share with any thriller, murder mystery, or serial killer novel lover. IF you enjoy this and how Mr. Kadrey writes his characters and dialog, I highly suggest checking out the first Sandman Slim novel, or his Butcher Bird novel. Story and Value, love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody Rides for Free 22 May 2013
By Kevin T. Keith - Published on
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A departure - but not so much - for Kadrey, "Suspect Zero" will appeal to his legions of Sandman Slim fans who just can't get enough of the damned and the bewildered who cling to them. It's like all of Kadrey's friends come from some kind of underworld slum, and he can't get away from them even by changing his address.

"Suspect Zero" is a short story with all of Kadrey's trademark violent hoodo, but which stands outside the Sandman Slim universe. Don't worry - this universe has a Hell in it, and the characters in this story know it well. A young punk looking to make his name seeks out the baddest of the bad - and discovers he has no idea what he's in for. But the bad have a heart on them, too, and, if the kid can't escape his destiny, they can ease the road for him, just a little.

Just read it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars short story 2 Jan 2014
By Henry L. Lazarus - Published on
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Richard Kadrey has a short tale about a murdering truck driver, Suspect Zero (electronic from Harper Voyager) and a young man who wants to be his protegé. Needless to say the driver is far more than he seems and the young man helplessly outclassed. Review Published by the Philadelphia Weekly Press
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kadrey puts new life into the serial killer story 12 Dec 2013
By C. Moss - Published on
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Kadrey still has one of the most unique voices in recent times. This story takes an overdone trope, the burgeoning serial killer, and turns it on its head.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Teeth, not much bite. 10 Dec 2013
By Time&Tide - Published on
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I'm rather a fan of Kadrey's Sandman Slim, and this story had some things in common with those books. Plenty of violence, plenty of opportunities to arch an eyebrow and say, "Eeesh," and plenty of mythological/ theological references. It lacks the meaty-ness of Sandman Slim, possibly because it's a short story and doesn't have room for much development. I left it feeling like it was the beginnings of a good idea that had been padded out with some stilted blood-n-guts filler...kind of like the beginnings of a good stew that the cook can't figure out what to do with, so they throw in a bunch of potatoes and too much salt. Comes off as promising, but in the end a bit too bland and off-flavor. Maybe someday Kadrey will develop this character and his mythos more - I'd like to see that. For now, it's a slightly-above-average cross country slasher story.
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