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The Harder They Come
Author: T. C. Boyle

ISBN: 9781408859933
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 June 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2 x 3.2
Sten Stenson, Vietnam veteran and retired school principle and his wife Carolee are on a cruise to Costa Rica when their coach excursion is hijacked by local youths and they're robbed at gun point. In an astonishing act of bravery Sten's military training kicks in and within moments one of the attackers lays dead, the rest flee and Sten finds himself hailed a hero by the tour group, the Costa Rican authorities and everyone back home...

Meanwhile, in the woods just outside San Francisco, Sara - a farrier who refuses to be controlled by the government - fails to cooperate with police after being pulled over and winds up with her car impounded, her dog stuck in the pound and her best friend having to post her bail. A chance meeting with twenty-five-year-old Adam, Sten and Carolee's unstable son, sparks a strange but passionate relationship fueled by a mutual hatred of the law. Adam, an angry and misunderstood outsider, perennially dressed in camouflage with his head shaved to the bone, has an unhealthy obsession with eighteenth-century mountain man John Colter. As Adam's views and behavior become steadily more extreme he descends into a spiral of fanatical violence that it is impossib...

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