Deathwatch by Robb WhiteDeathwatch by Robb White


byRobb White

Mass Market Paperback | October 15, 1973

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"An exciting novel of suspense, based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price."--Horn Book. An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults, Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award, A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age.
Robb White was born in 1909 in the Philippines. He attended the US Naval Academy from 1927 to 1931 and served as an ensign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. In addition to authoring more than 20 books, White was a writer of television scripts and screenplays, two of which starred the iconic Vincent Price. His most well-known work...
Title:DeathwatchFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 0.39 inPublished:October 15, 1973Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0440917409

ISBN - 13:9780440917403

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Two Thumbs Up!...."New York Times" Death Watch, a book with alot of emotion, suspense, and action. It is an easy reading thriller, in that I think people who don't normally read books would like this one. I sure did, i thought it was one of the better books i have read in a long time. I love action, and suspense type stories so when I began to read Death Watch I was reading it everyday until I was done. I especially loved the character that Ben is, honest, and very innocent. While there's Madec. A cocky, stuck up man who just wants to kill big horn sheep, and use Ben to get him to the animals. Madec is the kind of character you just want to punch in the face, but you just can't get to him. While Ben is the type who just wants to get out of that desert before he is hunted by Madec! Once this part of the book started i got more and more interested and read the book in all my spare time. In the end i was glad that Madec was sent to justice, and was proven guilty for murdering an innocent old man. Death Watch is an easy read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I recommend it to almost everyone that can read, and I personally give it five stars!
Date published: 2009-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! A mystery that holds you till the end! Death Watch has been the first book in a long time that has kept me wanting to read more. I am not a person that sits down once a week or however often to just READ, and because of that, I found this very surprising. This book is obviously a teenage mystery novel that appeals to a younger crowd, thus a factor in my decision to read it. One of the things I loved about this book is the way the author portrays such a thick line between good and bad. When I read it, I actually WANTED Ben to pull through successful and when you feel a connection between yourself and the character do you know its the kind of thing you should be reading more often. It was not a novel that became wordy and hard to follow. If I was a student with more time, I would have tried my best to read it in a single sitting. The character traits were crystal clear and being that there were only a few characters to describe, I felt as if I knew them personally. All in all, books like this convince me to pick up a book more often, and if your someone like myself, take the time and read this desert mystery. Its definitely worth it!
Date published: 2008-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read the review I've received a lot of recommendations/books in high school, and its the only book I found interesting and exciting enough to actually read (in other words not just skim through the pages, or go watch TV, go on the INTERNET, go stare at a wall, etc). In addition, I found it moving (although, its an action/survival type book) and very thought provoking. Personally, I enjoyed reading about Ben and how a moral, brave, honest, uncorrupted, and yet smart person he is, even though he knows it may cost him his life and attempts to be this way through to the end. While Madec, though bright too, is quite the opposite. It shows how difficult it is to be like Ben in a world of quite a few ignorant, narrow-minded, selfish, reckless, unmoral people. It also shows that most people don’t try to kill/hurt other people just for the heck of it, but because of other selfish or insecure reasons, whatever they may be. Some may not find it extremely realistic, but I think it's great, especially for people around my age. Well, that's my review and I'm sticking to it!
Date published: 2001-05-20

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Ben, a college kid, accepts a job as a hunting guide for Madec, a man who is intent on finding a very rare species. When they set out, all is well until Madec accidentally shoots a man. Ben would like to believe Madec’s tale that it was all an accident, but the fact is he knows it wasn’t. Now fearing for his life, Ben flees to the nearest town knowing that if he makes one wrong move — like telling the authorities — Madec will surely shoot him, too! An Edgar Allen Poe Mystery Writers award. An ALA Best of the Best for Young Adults winner. A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year recipient. If these laurels aren’t enough to recommend Robb White’s Deathwatch, then what will?