Knivesout no more
- Nov 11, 2003
- Bangalore, India
Three Days To Never, Tim Powers' new novel, is already up for pre-order at the Subterranean Press website, so that's where you should go if you're waelthy and can't wait. Hopefully, there will be a mass market paperback at some point in the near future. In the meantime, here's a synopsis:
[font=Arial, Helvetica][size=-1]When 12-year-old Daphne Marrity steals a videotape of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure from her grandmother's house, neither she nor her college-professor father, Frank Marrity, have any idea that the theft has drawn the attention of both the Israeli Secret Service and an ancient European organization of occultists -- or that within hours they'll be visited by her long-lost grandfather, who also wants that videotape.
And when Daphne's teddy bear is stolen, and a blind assassin nearly kills her father, and a phantom begins to speak to her from a switched-off television set, Daphne and her father find themselves running for their lives through a southern California in which magic and the undead past are dangers as great as the guns of living assassins.
From ancient prophesies about Israel to the secret lives of Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein, this breathtaking novel throws a suburban father and daughter into the midst of an ancient supernatural battle.[/size][/font]