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Scavenger

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Table of Contents

 

ALSO BY DAVID MORRELL

Title Page

Acknowledgements

Epigraph

 

LEVEL ONE - THE CRYPT OF CIVILIZATION

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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

 

LEVEL TWO - “WELCOME TO SCAVENGER”

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10
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12

 

LEVEL THREE - HIDE AND HUNT

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2
3
4

 

LEVEL FOUR - AVALON

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

 

LEVEL FIVE - THE MIND OF THE MAKER

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2
3
4
5

 

LEVEL SIX - AVATAR

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2
3
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6

 

LEVEL SEVEN - FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER

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2
3
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5
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7

 

LEVEL EIGHT - THE DOOMSDAY VAULT

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8

 

LEVEL NINE - THE SEPULCHER OF WORLDLY DESIRES

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2
3
4

 

AUTHOR’S NOTE

RESOURCES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Copyright Page

ALSO BY DAVID MORRELL

FICTION

First Blood
(1972)
Testament
(1975)
Last Reveille
(1977)
The Totem
(1979)
Blood Oath
(1982)
The Hundred-Year Christmas
(1983)
The Brotherhood of the Rose
(1984)
The Fraternity of the Stone
(1985)
Rambo (First Blood, Part II)
(1985)
The League of Night and Fog
(1987)
Rambo III
(1988)
The Fifth Profession
(1990)
The Covenant of the Flame
(1991)
Assumed Identity
(1993)
Desperate Measures
(1994)
The Totem (Complete and Unaltered)
(1994)
Extreme Denial
(1996)
Double Image
(1998)
Black Evening
(1999)
Burnt Sienna
(2000)
Long Lost
(2002)
The Protector
(2003)
Nightscape
(2004)
Creepers
(2005)
Captain America: The End
(2007)

 

NONFICTION

John Barth: An Introduction
(1976)
Fireflies: A Father’s Tale of Love and Loss
(1988)
American Fiction, American Myth (Essays by Philip Young)
edited by David Morrell and Sandra Spanier (2000)
Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks at His Craft
(2002)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Authors don’t work in a vacuum.
Scavenger
wouldn’t have been written without support from a lot of people. I’m grateful to the following:

Jane Dystel, Miriam Goderich, Michael Bourret, and the good folks at Dystel Goderich Literary Management.

Roger Cooper, Chris Nakamura, Peter Costanzo, and the rest of the team at Vanguard Press and the Perseus Books Group.

Nanci Kalanta at
horrorworld.org
.

Eric Gray and Mike Volpe at Jet Aviation, Teterboro Airport.

Sarie Morrell. The last name’s the same as mine for a reason. She’s my daughter. But she’s also my friend and one of the most inventive book publicists I know.

I had monuments made of bronze, lapis lazuli, alabaster and white limestone and inscriptions of baked clay . . . and I deposited them in the foundations and left them for future times.


ESARHADDON, King of Assyria
Seventh Century, B.C.

 
 
 
I had an assignment the other day. Someone asked me to write a letter for a time capsule that was going to be opened in Los Angeles a hundred years from now. . . . It sounded like an easy assignment. They suggested I write something about the prob- lems and issues of the day, and I set out to do so, riding down the coast in an automobile, looking at the blue Pacific out on one side and the Santa Ynez Mountains on the other, and I couldn’t help but wonder if it was going to be that beautiful a hundred years from now as it was on that summer day. And then, as I tried to write . . . let your minds turn to that task. You’re going to write for people a hundred years from now who know all about us. We know nothing about them. We don’t know what kind of world they’ll be living in.

—RONALD REAGAN
from a speech at the 1976 Republican
National Convention after failing to receive
his party’s presidential nomination

LEVEL ONE

THE CRYPT OF CIVILIZATION

1

He no longer called her by his dead wife’s name, even though the resemblance was strong enough to make his heart ache. Sometimes, when he woke and found her sitting next to his hospital bed, he thought he was hallucinating.

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