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The Hunter from the Woods marks the much-anticipated return of Michael Gallatin, the lycanthropic hero of Robert McCammon`s 1989 classic, The Wolf`s Hour. These all-new, interlinked stories offer a full measure of McCammon`s trademark narrative excitement, and comprise a fascinating composite portrait of a unique fictional creation. The volume opens with a pair of brief glimpses into Michael`s early life in Russia and his initial recruitment into the British Secret Service. It ends with a haunting vision of the werewolf at twilight. In between, McCammon gives us three stellar novellas depicting different phases of Michael`s long, brutal war against Nazi Germany. ""Sea Chase"" is a nautical tale about the hazards of transporting a defecting German scientist to a place of sanctuary in England. ""The Wolf and the Eagle"" is the account of an unlikely friendship between rival men of action and a harrowing portrayal of a lethal forced march through the North African desert. ""The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs"" tells of an impossible, ultimately tragic love affair set in the embattled city of Berlin during the latter stages of the war. Erotic, visceral, and filled with moments of desolating horror and unexpected warmth, The Hunter from the Woods is a triumph of imaginative storytelling. Like the best of McCammon`s earlier work, it offers intelligent, world-class entertainment. In the process, it shines a welcome new light on one of the most uncommon heroes in contemporary fiction.

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Robert Rick McCammon (b.

July 11, 1952, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) is an American horror writer. Robert McCammon, "the genius from Alabama", is one of the most popular authors of mysticism and horror novels. Already the first book, "Baal" (1978), attracted attention, was among the best-selling authors, but became truly famous after the novel "They Thirst" (1981). Baal sold 300,000 copies, which is pretty good by American standards for a budding author. The second novel written was The Ship of the Night, but the second was published The Sin of Immortality (The Ship of the Night was accepted by Avon for publication, but the publisher heard that a film about the Nazis with a similar plot was being shot and postponed the publication of this novel, and McCammon, who had already signed a contract with the publisher, urgently wrote another novel). After They Thirst, McCammon came to be regarded as an "eminent" author — that is, an author whose books are destined to sell well. The next novel, The Inscrutable Way, the most poppy, the most didactic of all his works, helped the author gain recognition from the most conservative literary circles; its cover was featured on the publishing house`s catalogs and it was among the books recommended for reading by the Literary Guild Book Club. The Fate of the Eschers, a gothic novel with elements of horror, was initially rejected by the publisher and "lay on the shelf" for more than a year. (This novel is undoubtedly better than all of his previous ones - such is often the fate of really good books.) It was then published, in fact, only for the reasons that McCammon, a well-selling author, had not had new books for several years. After the release of Song of Swan, McCammon became the most popular horror writer for a while. This novel stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for 4 weeks, and the first edition sold almost a million copies (and there are four in total to date). And the next novel, "Kusaka", also sold about a million copies during the first edition. The novel "The Hour of the Wolf" pursued a similar success. The novel "The Life of a Boy", an autobiographical fantasy, has received literary awards in addition to commercial success. Following On the Way South, McCummon took time out to be a full-time father. In 2002, McCummon returns to literature with a new novel, Speaks the Nightbird, which next year brings the author the Southeastern SF Achievement Award (awarded to authors of science fiction, fantasy and horror who were born or live in the South east of the United States). In 2007, the sequel to The Voices, The Queen of Bedlam, is released, which tells about the further adventures of Matthew Corbett, the main character of the previous novel. The author is currently working on the third part of the cycle and hopes to complete it this year. The proposed title is “Mr. Slaughter ”, the author plans to write nine or ten novels about Matthew Corbett. In the spring of the same year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, shooting of the film based on McCammon`s story "Blue World" is to begin. Major publications in English: Baal - 1978 Bethany`s Sin - 1980 The Night Boat - 1980 They Thirst - 1981 Mystery Walk - 1983 Usher`s Passing - 1984 Swan Song - 1987 Stinger - 1988 Wolf`s Hour - 1989 Blue World (coll.) - 1989 Mine - 1990 Boy`s Life - 1991 Gone South - 1992 Speaks the Nightbird (2002) - Book One in the "Matthew Corbett Series" The Village (unpublished) Queen of Bedlam ( 2007) - Book Two in the "Matthew Corbett Series" Mr. Slaughter (2008) - Book Three in the "Matthew Corbett Series" Robert McCammon`s official website: http://www.robertmccammon.com

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Robert Rick McCammon (b. July 11, 1952, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) is an American horror writer. Robert McCammon, "the genius from Alabama", is one of the most popular authors of mysticism and horror novels. Already the first book, "Baal" (1978), attracted attention, was among the best-selling authors, but became truly famous after the novel "They Thirst" (1981). Baal sold 300,000 copies, which is pretty good by American standards for a budding author. The second novel written was The Ship of the Night, but the second was published The Sin of Immortality (The Ship of the Night was accepted by Avon for publication, but the publisher heard that a film about the Nazis with a similar plot was being shot and postponed the publication of this novel, and McCammon, who had already signed a contract with the publisher, urgently wrote another novel). After They Thirst, McCammon came to be regarded as an "eminent" author — that is, an author whose books are destined to sell well. The next novel, The Inscrutable Way, the most poppy, the most didactic of all his works, helped the author gain recognition from the most conservative literary circles; its cover was featured on the publishing house`s catalogs and it was among the books recommended for reading by the Literary Guild Book Club. The Fate of the Eschers, a gothic novel with elements of horror, was initially rejected by the publisher and "lay on the shelf" for more than a year. (This novel is undoubtedly better than all of his previous ones - such is often the fate of really good books.) It was then published, in fact, only for the reasons that McCammon, a well-selling author, had not had new books for several years. After the release of Song of Swan, McCammon became the most popular horror writer for a while. This novel stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for 4 weeks, and the first edition sold almost a million copies (and there are four in total to date). And the next novel, "Kusaka", also sold about a million copies during the first edition. The novel "The Hour of the Wolf" pursued a similar success. The novel "The Life of a Boy", an autobiographical fantasy, has received literary awards in addition to commercial success. Following On the Way South, McCummon took time out to be a full-time father. In 2002, McCummon returns to literature with a new novel, Speaks the Nightbird, which next year brings the author the Southeastern SF Achievement Award (awarded to authors of science fiction, fantasy and horror who were born or live in the South east of the United States). In 2007, the sequel to The Voices, The Queen of Bedlam, is released, which tells about the further adventures of Matthew Corbett, the main character of the previous novel. The author is currently working on the third part of the cycle and hopes to complete it this year. The proposed title is “Mr. Slaughter ”, the author plans to write nine or ten novels about Matthew Corbett. In the spring of the same year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, shooting of the film based on McCammon`s story "Blue World" is to begin. Major publications in English: Baal - 1978 Bethany`s Sin - 1980 The Night Boat - 1980 They Thirst - 1981 Mystery Walk - 1983 Usher`s Passing - 1984 Swan Song - 1987 Stinger - 1988 Wolf`s Hour - 1989 Blue World (coll.) - 1989 Mine - 1990 Boy`s Life - 1991 Gone South - 1992 Speaks the Nightbird (2002) - Book One in the "Matthew Corbett Series" The Village (unpublished) Queen of Bedlam ( 2007) - Book Two in the "Matthew Corbett Series" Mr. Slaughter (2008) - Book Three in the "Matthew Corbett Series" Robert McCammon`s official website: http://www.robertmccammon.com