Author(s): Brian Garfield
Successful New York accountant Paul Benjamin is enjoying a three martini lunch when a gang of drug addicts breaks into his WC home. After finding very little in the way of money, they brutally attack Paul's family, killing his wife and leaving his daughter comatose. Grief-stricken and aware that the police are unable to bring the criminals to justice, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Armed with a revolver and a self-destructive compulsion, he sets out to rid the city of its villains and exact revenge on those who destroyed his life.
First published in 1972 and later adapted into five films starring the late Charles Bronson, Death Wish is an unflinching, powerful thriller about just how far a man can be pushed before he loses control.
'One hell of a book... a concrete jungle cliffhanger' Robert Ludlum
'A scary novel' The New York Times
The film tie-in to the classic revenge story, now starring Bruce Willis and directed by Eli Roth
`One hell of a book' -- Robert Ludlum `A scary novel' * The New York Times *
Brian Garfield has an MA from the University of Arizona and is the author of more than twenty novels, several nominated for awards, and of numerous short pieces. Over 20 million copies of his books have been published worldwide, and several films are based on his work. He divides his time between California and New Mexico.