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On a steamy night in Central Park, a sailor returning from South Africa gets mugged. What the mugger doesn't know is that the sailor is carrying a deadly Black Mamba-the most poisonous snake in the world. The sailor is murdered, the mugger is bitten, and the snake slithers off into the underbrush-and becomes the terror of Central Park.John Godey's fast-paced, no-frills proOn a steamy night in Central Park, a sailor returning from South Africa gets mugged. What the mugger doesn't know is that the sailor is carrying a deadly Black Mamba-the most poisonous snake in the world. The sailor is murdered, the mugger is bitten, and the snake slithers off into the underbrush-and becomes the terror of Central Park.John Godey's fast-paced, no-frills prose keeps the action intense as the city authorities rush to capture the snake-and the populace tries to stay out of its way. With all the heart-pumping action of Jaws, but set in the center of one of the world's most populated urban centers, this book guarantees you'll never look at Central Park the same way again....

Title : The Snake
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ISBN : 9780425041635
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 280 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Snake Reviews

  • Dean
    2018-12-17 04:17

    Short, fast paced book about a poisonous snake loose in Central Park. It's a little bit dated now, but still a good read.

  • Rogue-van (the Bookman)
    2018-11-27 02:37

    Godey's mater-of-fact style makes this snake's presence and activity oh-so-real! A mini-Jaws on land is a good scare. (Profanity, sexual situations, violence, cult.)

  • James T Smith
    2018-11-26 10:32

    Three Times.I have read this book three times over the past few years. I highly recommend it. Please Mr. Godey, More books like this one?!

  • Kwoomac
    2018-11-23 03:20

    This book offered exactly what I expected. A black mamba is accidentally set loose in Central park when a sailor returning from Africa gets mugged. sailor is murdered, mugger gets bitten and dies, and the snake slips off into the woods. The hunt is on to find the smnake before more people die. (view spoiler)[ before snake was killed she was able to lay thirteen eggs. This made me happy although I'm not sure if that was author's intent or if readers were supposed to be scared about possible revenge of the snake(hide spoiler)]

  • PhyllisAdelle
    2018-12-05 04:17

    I read this MANY years ago when I was still in high school. I remember the cover was a patch of grass with a path made by a snake. I was most likely too young to read the book, but the story has stayed with me all these years (I'll be 50 in seven days). I felt as if I knew everything I needed to know how mamba's act, feel, and how quickly they can kill you! Also, about staying far away from a mamba in the future! A pretty good read!

  • Elizabeth Pruett
    2018-11-19 05:32

    Very goodWould give it a 4 and a half , but can't. Moves fast and keeps your interest. A great telling of what might happen if a non-native poisonous snake were to be released in a big city. I would recommend this to any one who loves wild life thrillers or even a really good book..

  • Jeff Rausch
    2018-12-05 09:34

    Take a Black Mamba one of the worlds most poisonous snakes, notorious for its bad temper, set it loose in Central Park. Mix in a religious cult bent on killing the snake, an overworked police department, a herpetologist trying to save the snake And a pubic increasingly afraid of the snake and you have a real pot boiler of a novel. This is not to be missed.

  • Tani
    2018-11-27 03:32

    I visited NYC in 2013, and it was in the summertime too, so I've been able to visualise this story quite well. Great reading right from the start, a little slow in the middle, but the end was epic. Thumbs up from me!

  • K M
    2018-12-12 02:24

    A deadly black mamba on the loose in Central Park. This was quite entertaining - like some other reviewers, I was kind of visualizing a campy 1970s movie as I read along. I did learn a bit about black mambas, though.

  • Annette Hart
    2018-12-04 03:44

    I was pleased to find this on Goodreads because now I've discovered the author I can try and get hold of a copy. I loved this book as a teenager and I'd love to reread it - a typical disaster movie but in book form.

  • Jeff
    2018-12-13 07:33

    1st Read: August 31, 2016 - September 1, 2016 Always an enjoyable read, though I wouldn't entirely call it a favorite anymore, as my tastes have broadened along with new knowledge of many more interesting things. I will keep this book though.

  • Sonny
    2018-11-24 09:29

    I (like many others) read this as a teenager - bought it from an op shop for 20c and it was the best 20c I'd ever spent! Short read, fast-paced, awesomely scripted. It really was a Hollywood movie and it was even better as I read it in the sweltering heat of a Melbourne summer!

  • bluetyson
    2018-11-28 06:40

    isbn,original

  • Emily
    2018-11-28 08:31

    Great fun, oddly enhanced by the campy 1970s tone.

  • Melinda
    2018-12-01 07:30

    I read the sanitized Reader's Digest Condensed version on openlibrary.org.

  • Bill
    2018-12-15 06:28

    A very quick read and highly enjoyable.

  • George
    2018-12-12 10:19

    I read this book when i was a teenager would have made a great b movie

  • Sharon Lucas
    2018-11-30 02:19

    It was different!