Afterburn by Dave Watson

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It’s a relatively simple job for former black ops operative turned private contractor Victor Rose. Collect a package and deliver it to Gatwick airport, then fly home. Easy and clean, unlike some of the other ‘wet work’ assignments he’s carried out in the past. After all, he once escaped from a Kazakhstan prison, killing seven men in the process and was a thousand miles away before the sun set.

With the Gatwick job complete, it’s only when Victor boards his flight home that he suspects the contract may not have been as easy or clean as he thought, and he is faced with an inexplicable and terrifying situation, far beyond anything he has experienced before.

Praise for D.A. Watson's debut novel "In the Devil's Name"

Watson is the Christopher Brookmyre of horror. He brilliantly evokes the world of ordinary, drug taking young men on the cusp of adulthood and then rips it all apart. In the Devil’s Name is a funny, keenly-observed and fast-paced horror novel that will appeal to anyone who has ever been young. Watson knows his genre and he’s not afraid to subvert it. Readers, on the other hand, will be very, very afraid.
- Louise Welsh, author of The Cutting Room

The characters are perfectly painted, the rhythm of the story is skilfully built. Like a skilled musician, Watson doesn’t just go full-tilt as soon as things start getting creepy. He lulls the reader into believing that everything is fine, and then stabs you in the back with another twist, scarier than the previous one in a constant escalation. That’s where Watson proves his ability.
- Sugarpulp Magazine

"This is an exceptional and accomplished debut novel. Wholly original and utterly terrifying. Blood is spilt, friendships tested beyond their limits and body parts fly whilst the story performs corkscrew twists without letting up the pace for a millisecond. I will warn you now, this won't be a safe trip, but it will blow your mind."
- Snakebite Horror

The action never lets up. This is a fast paced romp, with a huge side salad of blood, guts and dismemberment.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror


About Dave Watson

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Published November 29, 2013 24 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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