Praying for revenge...
Psycho killer Michael Hrubek has escaped to find the woman who put him away. He'll show her what killing is all about...Praying for salvation...Lis knows he's out there. He's haunted every sleepless night, watching and waiting to take her to hell with him...
And now Lis is Praying for Sleep.
On a savage, storm-lashed night, Michael Hrubek — a dangerously
paranoid schizophrenic — escapes from a mental hospital for the
criminally insane by impersonating a dead man. He's on a mission — to
find Lis Atcheson, the woman whose testimony identified him as the
gruesome Indian Leap State Park murderer. He'll stalk her all the way
home, where she waits in the cool autumn night...surrounded by her
past. For Lis, the chief witness at Hrubek's trial, is a woman obsessed
with the past. Living in the remote New England house that was her
family's summer retreat, she is struggling to put her life back
together after a period of terrible turmoil — just as Michael Hrubek
sets out on his harrowing quest. Racing
to intercept him are his psychiatrist, Richard Kohler, a brilliant
doctor — but one with his own secrets to protect; Trenton Heck, a
professional dog tracker, with an uncanny skill for picking up a trail
and a desperate need for the reward money offered for Hrubek's return;
and Lis's husband, Owen Atcheson, a man of uncommon intelligence and
determination — who must hunt Hrubek down before he can destroy his
wife. Yet Michael's madness is inextricably entwined with his genius —
and he proves a far greater adversary than any of his pursuers
anticipated. For though his mind is tormented by his eerie delusions of
betrayal and revenge, he is crystal clear on one point: he knows Lis
Atcheson better than she knows herself, and as he hunts her he is
bringing a terrible secret into the light of day.
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