Brothers Author:William Goldman Sequel to "Marathon Man" Copyright 1986 Book Club edition — On a quiet street in a peaceful English village, two small brothers buy candy at a sweetshop and then disappear in a wrenching explosion. A tough New York cabbie and his streetwise girl-friend submit without protest to the perverted demands of a toal stranger. A young couple with every... more »thing to live for suddenly and inexplicably take their own lives.
With these violently shocking, seemingly unlinked events, "Brothers" begins. Yet alonside these startling scenes comes an even more astonishing revelation. For on an isolated island in the Caribbean a man slowly regathers his once-lost strength. His fingerprints have been removed, his voice thickened, his face alterd beyond all recognition. This is the man thought by the world of "Marathon Man" to be dead, a consummate, seemingly indestructible killing professional who has been summoned into service once again by the ultra secret Division. Entering an unfamiliar. irrevocably changed world after a six-year limbo, he soon learns the terrifying thrust of his mission: There is going to be a world war. America is going to start it. He is the only one of three people alive who knows it. And he is the single man designated to stop it.« less