Among the sun tanned super rich – terror and death were never more cleverly planned, more coldly executed.
Somewhere In The Nevada Desert:
The bosses of organized crime and the top dogs of America’s secret government plot the spectacular takeover of a romantic resort island. They have approved “Machete” – the brainchild of Carrie and Damian Rose, husband and wife team, supreme artists in strike-and-hide assassination.
Create terror, confusion and collapse through the random slaughter of innocent people.
Total anonymity and $1,250,000.
April 30, 1975
The Island Of San Dominica:
A sunbather comes upon a bloody machete in the sand. Nearby, the butchered bodies of a boy and girl.
The Season Has Begun…
A paperback original first edition.
Title: The Season Of The Machete
Author: James Patterson
Imprint & Number: Ballantine 27105
Cover price: 1.95
Publication date: 1977
Cover artist: uncredited
This is Patterson’s 2nd novel, a follow-up to his Edgar Award-winning debut, The Thomas Berryman Number, published in 1976.
From what I’ve read, this is not quite as polished or sophisticated as his more recent works. I’ve only acquired first editions of this book and have resisted the temptation to read them to avoid damaging them. I’ll get a reading copy eventually…