Posted by demonik on June 8, 2009
Trevor Ellison – The Theta Syndrome (New English Library, 1978)
Design Terry Griffiths: Photograph Jean-Pierre Trevor
A STORY OF SLOW TERROR
OF A MIND IMPRISONED IN A NIGHTMARE
Claudia, victim of an unexplained road accident, Iies in a coma in a Los Angeles hospital, the monitor screen above her bed slowing hour by hour into the theta region, the twilight zone of the unknown. Surgeons work day and night for her survival, but the danger isn’t in here; it’s out there …
… Where the instrument in the surgeon’s hand flashes under the glare of the theatre lights as he sags to the floor, dying …
… Where a nurse involuntarily scribbles frantic appeals for help which she cannot explain …
… Where a child suddenly screams as the red crayon slashes across her colouring book; a smashed car … rats in a cage … a woman’s face.
In the intensive care unit Claudia lies surrounded by the most sophisticated equipment devised for the saving of human life. But it isn’t enough, because someone is coming and only Claudia’s silently screaming brain can say who.
Skilful Psychological Thriller – Yorkshire Post
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Posted by demonik on June 7, 2009
Elleston Trevor – The Pillars Of Midnight (New English Library, 1970: 1975)
Cover of the 1975 edition.
THE PILLAR’S OF MIDNIGHT is the story of a terrible epidemic and the hospital – its staff and doctors – who fought a front-line campaign against disease and ignorance. It is also the story of Dr Steven Monks who faces a personal dilemma as desperate as the disease itself.
‘Elleston Trevor is a professional novelist of the Nevil Shute school’ – Times literary Supplement.
Thanks to Killercrab for the blurb and cover scan
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