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by Howard and Susan Kaminsky

eBook The Twelve download ISBN: 0195547055
Author: Howard and Susan Kaminsky
Publisher: St Martins Press; First Edition edition (1999)
Pages: 96
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

Howard Kaminsky (January 24, 1940 – August 26, 2017) was an American publisher, author and film producer who worked at both Hearst Book Group and the publishing giant Random House.

Howard Kaminsky (January 24, 1940 – August 26, 2017) was an American publisher, author and film producer who worked at both Hearst Book Group and the publishing giant Random House. He was the author of many thrillers and literary fiction novels and a screenplay. Kaminsky was responsible for launching the careers of several literary greats. He wrote and published thrillers and was active as a producer on avante garde movies and documentaries. Kaminsky was born in Brooklyn on January 24, 1940.

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A charismatic fundamentalist, who believes the Federal government is a creation of Satan, Hummock releases twelve children - and then slaughters himself and his followers in a massive explosion

A charismatic fundamentalist, who believes the Federal government is a creation of Satan, Hummock releases twelve children - and then slaughters himself and his followers in a massive explosion. Nick Barrows, the FBI agent in charge of the siege, and Dr. Sandy Price, a child psychologist who adopts one of the children, are the first to discover four years later an ominous development: the. remaining children have all disappeared from their homes.

Howard Kaminsky (January 24, 1940 – August 26, 2017) was an American publisher, author and film producer who worked at both Hearst Book Group and the publishing giant, Random House. He was the author of many thrillers and literary fiction novels and a screenplay

Howard Kaminsky (January 24, 1940 – August 26, 2017) was an American publisher, author and film producer who worked at both Hearst Book Group and the publishing giant, Random House.

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Howard married Susan Kaminsky (born Stanwood). Howard, Putman Kaminsky was born on month day 1958, at birth place, California, to Ralph Kaminsky and Barbara, Jean Kaminsky. Susan was born on May 3 1937. Howard Kaminsky Howard Kaminsky New York. Howard Kaminsky was born at birth place, New York, to Charles Kaminsky and Marie Kaminsky. Howard had one sibling. Howard married first name Kaminsky.

Howard Kaminsky was previously president of Warner Books and CEO of William Morrow and Avon. The Kaminskys, former publishing folk who took up writing, abandon their old pen name (Brooks Stanwood) and high-glitz suspense (Talent, 1989, et. to settle for the rewards of a middlebrow thriller. Their premise is strong: Village of the Damned cast by David Koresh

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Howard Kaminsky with his wife and writing partner, Susan Kaminsky, at their home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 1999. Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times. Howard Kaminsky, who honed his instincts for publishing commercially successful books at scrappy Warner Books and parlayed that sense into high-level positions at Random House and Hearst, died on Saturday in Manhattan. Mr. Kaminsky, whose authors included Richard M. Nixon and Donald J. Trump, was 77. His daughter Jessica Kaminsky said the cause was a heart attack.

Comments: (6)
Justie
If you ever saw the classic 1960 English movie, "Village of the Damned," you could probably relate to this book in a different manner. As it stands, though, the Kaminskey's fall short in providing the chilling doomsday of the aforementioned children with the white eyes.
Instead we have twelve children released from a cult commune by their insane leader, Josiah Hummock. Once released, the complex is blown to smithereens and Hummock along with it. (Although don't miss an early reference that might provide a hint to the ending?). At any rate, FBI Nick Burrows and psychologist Sally Price try to get the kids out without any violence; when it does occur, Nick is blamed and sent to a field office in Tulsa. He also loses his globetrotting wife, and he hits the bottle! Nothing new, there, huh?
However, four years after the event, the children all disappear from their homes; two of them fake their deaths to lead them, and a deadly plan is set forth in motion.
While an interesting premise, the Kaminskey's fail to generate the chills or impending doom they obviously intended. The childrens' murders are predictable, although the poison in the doughnuts is a new one! Burrows and Price rush to convince everyone that the kids are plotting something, but no one believes them. Typical again.
This book, written in 1999, obviously hoped for a sequel, as the ending is another one of those, "never count out the bad guys" finales. Since no sequel has emerged since then, one can only feel a little cheated by the nasty ending. RECOMMENDED, BUT ONLY MARGINALLY.
Grokinos
This is about a siege that occurred in Arizona between charismatic cult leader Josiah Hummock and the FBI team headed by Nick Barrows. Before blowing up himself and his followers, Josiah Hummock releases 12 children to the FBI. The children are returned to family members, all except one, who is adopted by a child psychologist, Dr. Sandy Price. The FBI puts all the blame for the result of the siege on Nick Barrows, and ends up sending him to a dead-end location in Oklahoma. Everyone feels that the Hummock tragedy is at an end and every thing goes back to normal except for Nick Barrows' life, which he tries to drown in a bottle.
Then, four years later, one by one, people who were involved in the Hummock siege are being killed, and no one knows why. They have no suspects, no leads, and nothing to go on. Sandy Price gets in touch with Nick Barrows, and before you know it, against his better judgement, he is involved in the hunt for the people responsible for these killings, and he may be next. And now, the twelve children who were released, have all disappeared from their homes. Who is doing the killing and why?
This is a truly good read, one that is well developed and suspenseful as well as being believable regarding people brainwashed by cult fanaticism. I will definitely read another by these authors.
Yojin
For some reason, I am always a little suspicious of books written by two people. This one just added to my suspicions. It's not that it was a bad book - it held my attention and read fairly fast - but it definetly wasn't great. There were just too many logic-defying moments for me. The romance between Nick and Sandy seeemed totally random, and the way Nick effortlessly conquers his drinking problem is also beyond belief. I picked this book up at the library, and from the description it sounded really good. I actually think this book should have been longer, something I very rarely think about a book! I would have liked to have gotten deeper into the cult itself - their beliefs, motivations, etc. Also, I know I am a grammar nerd, but the occurence of several comma splices in this book really annoyed me. All in all, not bad for a quick read.
IGOT
This book held such promise! After reading the back cover and looking at the chilling front cover, I expected so much more than this rather lame, unclimactic tale. I never felt any chills, the plot never built to any real speed, and the violence was completely ordinary, neither gruesome nor disturbing. I kept reading, because I expected an explosive ending. HA! The ending was both predictable and laughable and I could not have cared less whether they were able to stop the kids from killing their "big" target. Moreover, the book never made any real attempt to explain the few bits of bizarre behavior the cult members did display, their beliefs, or the psychology of the cult at all. All in all, it was a GREAT idea for a story that was bungled by very inept hands. And to think, it took TWO of them to write it!
Wymefw
I picked this up on impulse at a used bookstore because I needed something to read while waiting for my grandmother to get out of the doctor's office. It was okay; the plot is an interesting one I'd have liked to see explored in greater depth, but there weren't many really scary moments. (and if a book prominently featuring evil children can't produce chills than there's definitely something wrong there.)
There were few moments, especially in the last few chapters that strained credulity, and the ending was a cliche I unfortunately saw coming from the beginning when a certain object was found in the aftermath of an explosion (and it doesn't help that a quote on the cover tells you straight out it's going to be a cliffhanger).
But despite all this it was entertaining enough to keep my interest and convince me to read it all the way through. I'd recommend it if there's nothing better to be had, and there's of course the chance that fans of this particular genre might enjoy it more than a casual reader.
Billy Granson
I thought this book was very good. I really feel that this book gives a person a glimpse into the mind of a cult, and what happens when a person is brainwashed by the cult's leaders. I expected the children to get together again, but I did not expect some of the twists that happened at the end of the book.
I feel that this book is set up for a sequel in the future and I feel that this might even make a good movie. (Perhaps cast David Duchovny as agent Barrows, and Christina Ricci as Mary Hummock.)
Read this book!