He was born in in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
In , at the age of seventeen, he became a fan of the classic television series, Route 66, about two young men in a Corvette convertible traveling the United States in search of America and themselves. The scripts by Stirling Silliphant so impressed Morrell that he decided to become a writer.
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There, he also met the esteemed science-fiction author William Tenn real name Philip Klass , who taught Morrell the basics of fiction writing. The result was First Blood, a ground-breaking novel about a returned Vietnam veteran suffering from post-trauma stress disorder who comes into conflict with a small-town police chief and fights his own version of the Vietnam War. He taught there from to , simultaneously writing other novels, many of them international bestsellers, including the classic spy trilogy, The Brotherhood of the Rose the basis for a top-rated NBC miniseries that premiered after a Super Bowl , The Fraternity of the Stone, and The League of Night and Fog.
Eventually wearying of two professions, Morrell gave up his academic tenure in order to write full time.
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Always interested in different ways to tell a story, he wrote the six-part comic-book series, Captain America: The Chosen. His writing book, The Successful Novelist, analyzes what he has learned during his four decades as an author. Morrell is a co-founder of the International Thriller Writers organization. Noted for his research, he is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School for wilderness survival as well as the G. Gordon Liddy Academy of Corporate Security. Amanda is kidnapped and comes conscious in a building with a small group of strangers who have all had some sort of life-altering heroic experience — a war veteran who lived on bugs while trying to escape from behind enemy lines, a couple that went through heroic measures to save members of their Mount Everest hiking expedition, a woman who was stranded for two weeks on a lifeboat with a year-old girl, and Amanda who survived the Paragon Hotel.
The alternative is death at the hands of the Game Master who has cameras, microphones and explosives ready at his disposal. Morrell keeps the pace tight and the action fast and furious so you turn the pages quickly to see what happens next. Check the WRL catalog.
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But sometimes the past is buried for a reason. Scavenger is a brilliant and frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the game's clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger.
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Morrell's trademark action sequences are embedded with fascinating historical clues that make Scavenger a thrill-a-minute page-turner as well as a mesmerizing literary experience. In just a few easy steps below, you can become an online reviewer. You'll be able to make changes before you submit your review. Somewhat lame sequel to "Creepers" From Amazon "Scavengers" by David Morrell, is a sequel of sorts to Morrell's outstanding novel starring a bruised and psychologically battered hero, Frank Balenger.
In this novel, Balenger and his equally emotionally frail female friend, Amanda Evert, are lured into a trap designed to get them to participate in a real-life video game created to uncover a rare, hidden time capsule from a time gone by. Amanda and a group of 4 other modern-day "survivors" are kidnapped by a video game designer known only as the "Game Master". The Game Master forces the group to search for the time capsule, while at the same time, playing his "game" for his enjoyment. They have no choice but to follow because he has rigged them with an explosive that will detonate if they choose otherwise.
While this part of the plot is moving in one direction, Balenger is racing to find Amanda and stop the Game Master. The plot culminates in a predictable, yet satisfying ending. It's an interesting and entertaining book, but not on par with "Creepers". Gripping and Fun!
From Amazon 'Scavenger', a sequel to 'Creepers' about urban explorers who make the mistake of entering a creepy not-so-abandoned hotel , details the further adventures of reluctant protagonist Frank Balenger.