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The award-winning novel that inspired the legendary Rambo film series starring Sylvester Stallone.

First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend, as John Rambo sprang from the pages of First Blood to take his place in the American cultural landscape. This remarkable novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small-town cop who doesn’t know whom he’s dealing with — or how far Rambo will take him into a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky.

Millions saw the Rambo movies, but those who haven’t read the book that started it all are in for a surprise — a critically acclaimed story of character, action, and compassion.

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"Morrell writes action scenes like nobody's business."—New York Times Book Review
"An absolute master of the thriller."—Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"The finest thriller writer living today, bar none."—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
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