Primal Fear (novel)

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Primal Fear
Primal Fear Cover.jpg
Author William Diehl
Country United States
Language English
Genre Thriller, Novel
Publisher Villard Books
Publication date
January 1993
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0-679-40211-X (First edition, hardback)
OCLC 25632732
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3554.I345 P75 1993

Primal Fear is the 1993 thriller novel by William Diehl about Aaron Stampler, an altar boy accused of murder and Martin Vail, the attorney defending him. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1996, starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton.

The characters of Stampler and Vail appear in two additional novels by author Diehl, Show of Evil and Reign in Hell.