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The Presence
The Presence
Author: John Saul
Beyond the sparkling Hawaiian beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforest, evil awaits sixteen-year-old Michael Sundquist and his mother, Katharine, an anthropologist who has come to the Islands to study the unusual skeletal remains unearthed on the volcanic flanks of Haleakala, Maui. — Yet far below the black depths of the Pacific ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780449002414
ISBN-10: 0449002411
Publication Date: 4/29/1998
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 119 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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CocoCee avatar reviewed The Presence on + 404 more book reviews
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On the island of Maui, this thriller incorporates strange skeletal remains, medical and environmental thrills, and an evil corporation... whoo! What a page turner. Those with asthma can truly identify with the horrors! Quick read, somewhat predictable, but who cares... great fun!
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As all of his books, this one you'll not be able to put down!!
LoveBeingMOM avatar reviewed The Presence on + 134 more book reviews
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As usual, it pulls you in and you do not want to put the book down.
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Outstanding and frightening. Classic John Saul!
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If you feel your chest tightening in terror, an icy shiver creeping up your spine, or a panicy feeling that someone, something is following you, then you've been exposed to the "Presence".
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jweav avatar reviewed The Presence on + 15 more book reviews
I thought it was pretty good - somewhat predicable ending. I have just finished Mr. Saul's The Manhattan Hunt Club and liked it better.
singingmoon avatar reviewed The Presence on + 64 more book reviews
This was a really good book. I never got it until the end. Highly recommended.
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A good story, as are most of John Saul's books.