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"I have someone new to admire." -Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Award winner "Trent Zelazny has already begun to carve out his own genre niche. He's got the right stuff to make fiction both engrossing and literate." -Tom Piccirilli, winner of two International Thriller Awards and four Bram Stoker Awards "A gift for storytelling is in Trent Zelazny's genes." -Charles Ardai, publish ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published December 7th 2011 by iBooks (first published December 5th 2011)
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Jesse
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What's the scariest thing there is? In my opinion, it's the unknown. The faceless monster. In Destination Unknown Zelazny puts his characters, who already have enough trouble, into the cross hairs of a psychopath. The situation is reminiscent of old noir, mixed with some Cape Fear and contemporary suspense, becoming fully its own thing. Reading it, you can't help but wonder what you would do if in the same situation. I highly recommend this one.
Martin Reaves
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, give me a minute to catch my breath. Now allow me another moment or two to summon every adjective and hyperbolic phrase ever used to describe those thrillers that truly thrill.

Nail-biter. Heart-pounding. Page-turner. Paced at breakneck speed. Will leave you breathless.

Now add in the fact that this is Trent Zelazny, which means you have a rip-roaring thriller that also has a lot of heart and very dark center: Real people emotionally fist-fighting their way through real pain; re
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Jennifer Wilson
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
(This would be a 4.5 out of 5 if that was an option)

Brian and Kate are barely holding it together after having undergone a tragedy. They each have found their own ways of coping, but neither method is what you would call "healthy". What they are facing is pushing each to the brink and has taken its toll on their marriage. When they find themselves in possession of a mysterious briefcase, the contents seem like it might be a way to turn their lives back in a better direction, but the
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Lee Howard
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime
I've read most of Zelazny's work, and along with To Sleep Gently, this is one of my new favorites.

Again, in Destination Unknown, Zelazny really puts the screws to his characters, and I relish that in a suspense tale. Just when you think you know where the story's going, -- blammo! -- you're off in a different direction and, by the end, careening downhill with no brakes. (I should warn you that I had to stop reading this one late at night because it was jacking my adrenaline and I cou
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Robert Wilson
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Trent Zelazny and mark my words, it won't be the last. This is probably one of the most powerful indie books I've read, hands down. Although short, the book covers a lot of emotional ground and has a level of depth you don't find in many longer works. The prose is exceptional, and the tension sucks you in and doesn't let go until the very end.

Destination Unknown is just short of perfect. I've read many books that I've been satisfied with how close
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Lisa
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When a couple finds itself in possession of a briefcase filled with $160,000 of obviously illegally obtained $100 bills, its criminal owner terrorizes the two in his attempt to retrieve it.

Destination Unknown is a tense and at times heart-wrenching psychological piece in the vein of the classic stalker thriller. The author's style is bold, the characters well developed, and the pace nearly perfect. Although formulaic, Zelazny knows his genre and takes great efforts to turn common cli
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Trent Zelazny is the award-winning author of To Sleep Gently, Fractal Despondency, Butterfly Potion, Too Late To Call Texas, People Person, and Voiceless, as well as several other books and roughly 50 short stories. He is also an international playwright, and editor.

Son of late science fiction author Roger Zelazny, he was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has lived in California, Oregon
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