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Cold One, the (1995) [Novel]
by Christopher Pike Rating: Weighted - 7.7 / Average - 7.7 of 10 (3 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

The fates of many different people are linked to The Cold One: Jerry Washington, once a member of a street gang, now determined to save the woman he loves from a horrible fate; beautiful Susan Darly, who undergoes a terrifying transformation at The Cold One's hands; Dr. Lawrence Morray, who made a terrible mistake for which he cannot forgive himself; Julie Moore, whose fascination with Near Death Experiences brings her close to death herself; Govinda Sharma, who abandons home and family to journey halfway around the world because he knows he must; and journalist Peter James, more important to The Cold One than he can imagine, the man who will complete It—or destroy It.

In The Cold One, Christopher Pike creates a villain whose soft touch can wither a person's soul, whose great beauty conceals a black heart, and whose breath carries death in every exhalation. An emotionless being of great and ancient evil, the Cold One exists only to destroy mankind.

Original title: The Cold One
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHorror

Edition #1: Cold One, the

Cold One, the (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Pure horror. Pike relentlessly disturbs the reader, not so much with blood and guts as with what Poe described as 'terror of the soul.' A polished, mature work with a grounding in Eastern philosophy. The characters are genuine, the action unexpected, violent and wrenching. The Cold One is that rarest of horror novels, one that is visceral and intellectually stimulating at the same time." The Washington Post Book World
  • "Highly recommended." Rocky Mountain News
  • "A unique combination of horror, mystery, and Eastern metaphysics. The Cold One is a fascinating journey through the 'dark' side of mysticism . . . Pike's latest outing into Anne Rice territory . . . [is] a compelling read. The Cold One is highly creative, which makes for a well-spent, literary vacation." Rapport (West Coast Review of Books, Art & Entertainment)
  • "Pike is a master of emotional impact. One cares about what happens to his people." Booklist
  • "Briskly paced . . . spooky." Kirkus Reviews
  • "A labyrinthine tale of betrayal and unearthly romance . . . dramatic, intricate [and] hypnotic." Publishers Weekly
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Cold One, the (1995)

ISBN: 0812512456

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