The Light at the End by John Skipp

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An adrenaline-charged tale of unrelenting suspense that sparks with raw and savage energy... The newspapers scream out headlines that spark terror across the city. Ten murders on the New York City subway. Ten grisly crimes that defy all reason -- no pattern, no m.o., no leads for police to pursue. The press dubs the fiend the "Subway Psycho"; the NYPD desperately seeks their quarry before the city erupts in mass hysteria. But they won't find what they're looking for.

Because they all think that the killer is human.

Only a few know the true story -- a story the papers will never print. It is a tale of abject terror and death written in grit and steel... and blood. The tale of a man who vanished into the bowels of the urban earth one night, taken by a creature of unholy evil, then left as a babe abandoned on the doorstep of Hell. Now he is back, driven by twin demons of rage and retribution.

He is unstoppable. And we are all his prey... unless a ragtag band of misfit souls will dare to descend into a world of manmade darkness, where the real and unreal alike dwell in endless shadow. A place where humanity has been left behind, and the horrifying truth will dawn as a madman's chilling vendetta comes to light...

Filled with gripping drama and harrowing doomsday dread, The Light at the End is the book that ushered in a bold new view of humankind's most ancient and ruthless evil; a mesmerizing novel from two acknowledged masters of spellbinding suspense.

 

About John Skipp

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John Skipp is a "New York Times" bestselling author and editor, whose 18 books have sold millions of copies in a dozen languages worldwide. His first anthology, "Book of the Dead", laid the foundation in 1989 for modern zombie literature, bringing George Romero's vision of the dead next door to new levels of scope and intensity. He later edited three more zombie anthologies, including "Mondo Zombie", which won the Bram Stoker Award for best anthology, and "Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead" and "Werewolves & Shapeshifters: Encounters with the Beast Within", both published by Black Dog & Leventhal. Skipp is recognized as splatterpunk's founding father and the elder statesman of the genre. His own legendary horror works include "The Light at the End", "the Scream", "Jake's Wake" and "the Long Last Call". He lives in Los Angeles. Craig Spector is a bestselling author and screenwriter whose previous work includes the psychological thriller "To Bury the Dead" and the modern vampire classic, "The Light at the End," "Underground" is his eleventh book. Spector lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published December 1, 2000 by Stealth Pr. 384 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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