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From a Buick 8 (2002) [Novel]
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The state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret in Shed B out back of the barracks ever since 1979, when Troopers Ennis Rafferty and Curtis Wilcox answered a call from a gas station just down the road and came back with an abandoned Buick Roadmaster. Curt Wilcox knew old cars, and he knew immediately that this one was ... wrong, just wrong. A few hours later, when Rafferty vanished, Wilcox and his fellow troopers knew the car was worse than dangerous—and that it would be better if John Q. Public never found out about it.

Curt's avid curiosity took the lead, and they investigated as best they could, as much as they dared. Over the years, the troop absorbed the mystery as part of the background to their work, the Buick 8 sitting out there like a still-life painting that breathes—inhaling a little bit of this world, exhaling a little bit of whatever world it came from.

In the fall of 2001, a few months after Curt Wilcox is killed in a gruesome auto accident, his eighteen-year-old boy, Ned, starts coming by the barracks, mowing the lawn, washing windows, shoveling snow. Sandy Dearborn, Seargent Commanding, knows it's the boy's way of holding on to his father, and Ned is allowed to become part of the Troop D family. One day he looks in the window of Shed B and discovers the family secret. Like his father, Ned wants answers, and the secret begins to stir, not only in the minds and hearts of the veteran troopers who surround him, but in Shed B as well....

Original title: From a Buick 8
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyDark Fantasy
FictionHorrorCosmic Paranoia


  • Designed by Erich Hobbing (Scribner hardcover)
  • This is for Surendra and Geeta Patel
  • Jacket design by John Fulbrook III (Scribner hardcover)
  • Jacket illustration by Mark Stutzman (Scribner hardcover)

Edition #1: From a Buick 8

From a Buick 8 (2002)
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Language: English

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From a Buick 8 (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780743417686
Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.7 x 0.9 in
Pages: 487

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From a Buick 8 (September 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743211376
Dimensions: 6.6 x 9.2 x 1.4 in
Pages: 356

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