Personally signed by Stephen King directly into the book.
Scribner 2016. Stephen King "End of Watch: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy)" Hardcover with dust-jacket. Signed First edition, first printing. The third book in The Bill Hodges Trilogy series. 448 pages. ISBN-10: 1501129740. Includes a matching slipcase. This particular book was obtained in person during the official book tour for End Of Watch. Be one of the very first Stephen King collectors to own a signed first edition of End Of Watch.
About End Of Watch
The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepersâ€”In End of Watch, the diabolical â€œMercedes Killerâ€ drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney donâ€™t figure out a way to stop him, theyâ€™ll be victims themselves.
In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.
Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibneyâ€”the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfieldâ€™s head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Billâ€™s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.
In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King.
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Doctor Sleep and Under the Dome, now a major TV miniseries on CBS. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Praise for Finders Keepers
â€œStephen Kingâ€™s superb new stay-up-all-night thriller, Finders Keepers, is a sly,often poignant tale of literary obsession that recalls the themes of his classic 1987 novel Miseryâ€¦a love letter to the joys of reading and to American literatureâ€¦ wonderful, scary, moving.â€ (Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post)
â€œAs in Misery and TheShining, King swan dives into the looniness lurking at both ends of thewriter-reader transactionâ€¦the narrative hums and roars along like ahigh-performance vehicleâ€¦a rip-snortingentertainment; one that also works as a sneaky-smart satire of literarycriticism and how even the most attentive readers can often miss the wholepoint.â€ (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
"The new book is so good, being at least mildly obsessed with it is understandable. The finest thing about it, however, is that the author has another story to tell before the finale of this excellent series.â€ (USA Today)
Praise for Mr. Mercedes
"Classic Stephen King. Creepy, yet realistic characters that get under your skin and stay there, a compelling story that twists and turns at breakneck speed, and delightful prose that, once again, proves that one of Americaâ€™s greatest natural storytellers is also one of its finest writers." (Associated Press)
â€œThink of Mr. Mercedes as an AC/DC song: uncluttered, chugging with momentum, and a lot harder to pull off than it looks. . . . King has written a hot rod of a novel,perfect for a few summer days at the pool. Mercedes-Benz commands drivers to demand â€˜the best or nothing.â€™ In pop-fiction terms, that motto still applies to Stephen King, too. With apologies to AC/DC, the highway to hell never felt so fun.â€ (Christian Science Monitor)
â€œA taut, suspenseful race-against-time book . . . [King is] in reliably fine form.â€ (The New York Times)
â€œNo one can create a villain quite like King. . . . [A]ll the elements come together in a very public, potentially explosive finale (with a surprising post script). King fans may find themselves furiously turning pages long into the night.â€ (Seattle Times)
Praise for End of Watch
â€œKing has dealt before with this novelâ€™s different themesâ€”endowment with dangerous supernatural powers, the zombifying effect of modern consumer electronicsâ€”but he finds fresh approaches to them and inventive ways to introduce them in the lives of his recurring cast of sympathetic characters, whose pains and triumphs the reader feels. Kingâ€™s legion of fans will find this splice of mystery and horror a fitting finale to his Bill Hodges trilogy.â€ (Publishers Weekly, STARRED review)