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  • Hardcover: 3 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Abridged edition edition (4 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007201842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007201846
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 12.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,615,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By George Kelly on 21 Feb. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
The Lonely Dead is the sequel to Michael Marshall's successful serial killer novel The Straw Men.

The story picks up a few months on from the end of the last book with a bloated fifteen-page prologue. And for the first 50 pages or so, the writing's kind of wooden, almost as if Michael Marshall was writing without any direction or purpose. Even the dialogue seems forced, the whole mess stilted from page one until it suddenly finds its rhythm and evens out. However, in spite of it improving, there were still times when I was lost in the story. This is because Michael Marshall writes the book from about fifty different perspectives.

There's one main character, writing in first person, then there's about four or five other participating characters, all who have their own strand within the book in third person--which became confusing and hard to keep up with at times, especially when Michael Marshall then gave supporting minor characters their own strand of narrative for the short time they appear in the book. Sometimes characters would go a whole chapter without a part, just for their part of the story to be picked up again in the next chapter. At one stage a main character was shot, then went missing for about twenty or thirty pages during the next chapter, then came back and it took me a moment or two to realign my thoughts and remember what had happened before. This book is definitely not for the type of reader who takes their time, dipping in and out every few days -- you're bound to forget some of the key players and their back-stories and you might get to wondering what exactly is going on in places.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 May 2004
Format: Hardcover
With the same wit and jarring insight that colors all his work, Marshall sets out to tell a story about paranoids, psychopaths and quasi-law enforcement officials... and we start to discover they aren't all as neatly separated as we want to think. John Zandt, Nina Baynam and Ward Hopkins are the only ones who know about the Straw Men and unfortuneately the acquisition this knowledge and the loss of Bobby Nygard and anything approaching their personal safety is doing a nicer job dismantaling their sanity than their new enemies could hope for. Unfortuneately the same can't be said for Ward's homicidal brother Paul and as the trail heats up again it remains to be seen if the trio can still cut it against the Straw Men.
The story is pacey and punchy, with lots of gore thrown in but it has to be said there is no chase to the finish here. People get killed, nobody stops it because nobody knows what's happening except the reader who can guess what's happening from a relatively early stage in the story. The final showdown is good, but not as good as The Halls (in my opinion that is) and the 'revelation' of the story carries a lack of credibility that makes me wonder if there was a point in it at all.
All that said the characterization is excellent and that's where the book shines. Ward's escalating disassociation from society... and tandem gravitation towards Paul is wonderfully played. Simultaneously the spectre of Bobby Nygard is clearly one that will be with him to stay and he has to deal with that. (I must say, I missed Bobby very much in this book. Without him to spar with Ward's wit and cleverness had little opportunity to shine through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liz Wilkins on 19 July 2013
Format: Paperback
So my re-read continued and of course I had to go next for Book Two of "The Straw Men" Trilogy - The Lonely Dead and very shortly I will be immersed back into Book Three - Blood of Angels.

After the events of "The Straw Men" we find Ward in hiding, drifting from place to place and occasionally attempting to find out more about his background. Meanwhile John is pursuing some dangerous people - but who are the most dangerous - them or John himself? The only other person Ward trusts, Nina, is having her own issues - after covering up the dramatic final events of "The Straw Men" both her job and her life are on the line..together she and Ward must untangle the web John is caught up in but can they save him? Does he deserve to be saved?

Once again Michael Marshall weaves an intricate tale - so intricate that its hard to talk in depth about the plot without offering spoilers - and if you have yet to begin this trilogy then I would be mortified if I spoilt any part of it for you. I can say the mythology deepens - both Ward and John again find themselves facing almost impossible decisions - the world they find themselves in is a lonely and dangerous place. Nina, a character I didnt mention by name in my review of the first book, really comes into her own here. She is the voice of reason, the moral guidance if you like - and yet through her we explore the question - how far is too far before you will leave the law behind.

I loved this second part - it expands and adds to the overall tale brilliantly - no loss of pace or standard here - if anything it improves on the first in the series. Now you are in this world you need to know more about it. And Michael Marshall will tell you more about it...but not everything. Oh no.
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