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Jake Silver was a teenage misfit, a mistunderstood genius who'd been cruelly tormented by his own sadistic father and others in his litte Louisana hometown. Jake was the perfect disciple for THEM.

They'd come from another world;disembodied beings who understood Jake's need for revenge... They would offer Jake the power to finally take it... All they wanted in return was his

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Pinnacle (first published 1992)
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Laura Thomas
Them. They came from far away, another world. Not pretty to look at. Just an ugly glowing brain thing.

They have a plan. A truly horrific agenda.

Jake’s father beats him at the drop of a hat. Hates him, actually. His peers torment him. His teachers look on, smirks on their faces.

No wonder there’s something dark, demented hidden deep inside Jake. When he stumbles upon one of Them, he finds a friend. Someone he can talk to, well, telepathically he can. Someone who cares.

All it asks in return is his
I've been trying to figure out how to review this book and the main adjectives that come to mind are "silly" and "ridiculous", also things like "over the top" and "cheesy". This is an alien invasion story set in a small town Louisiana with one of its prominent underlying themes about the importance of intellect and education, which makes the book either funny or ironic. I wasn't sure. One of the main characters is an alien that looks like a glowing brain and quotes westerns. The points are made ...more
I'd heard good things about William Johnstone's books and I know quite a few people who enjoy them. I just didn't like this one. It's probably me rather than the writer. I haven't read anything by him since, although I keep thinking I'll try one of his westerns. I hear they are good.
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William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.

Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life,
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