Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement?
As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem. For the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy - a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan. Meanwhile, a shadowy vigilante, seemingly armed with superhuman powers, is out there killing the killers. And Bryan and Pookie's superiors - from the mayor on down - seem strangely eager to keep the detectives from discovering the truth.
Doubting his own sanity and stripped of his badge, Bryan begins to suspect that he's stumbled into the crosshairs of a shadow war that has gripped his city for more than a century - a war waged by a race of killers living in San Francisco's unknown, underground ruins, emerging at night to feed on those who will not be missed.
And as Bryan learns the truth about his own intimate connections to the killings, he discovers that those who matter most to him are in mortal danger…and that he may be the only man gifted - or cursed - with the power to do battle with the nocturnals.
Featuring a dazzlingly plotted mystery and a terrifying descent into a nightmarish underworld - long with some of the most incredible action scenes ever put to paper, and an explosive, gut-wrenching conclusion you won't soon forget, Nocturnal is the most spectacular outing to date from one of the genre's brightest stars.
©2012 Scott Sigler (P)2013 Empty Set Entertainment
I actually listened to Nocturnal a few years back when it was a free podcast. I then discovered it on audible and added it because its that awesome.
Never a dull moment.
Back when the author read the book in podcast I imagined the characters a little different. Phil's take on the characters is refreshing but he kinda lacks that over the top performance by the author. Great nonetheless.
I like a good "end of the world if we don't stop this thing" book and this is among the best. it is being made into a tv show right now because of the depth of the charachters and the whole subculture that is created here. sigler is my new favorite.
Hi my name is Marty, Im book worm from Portland Oregon. I work graveyard shifts and listen to books while I work and read comics in the day
Sigler is an amazing writer and this book is perhaps one of my favorites that he has written.
Pros: Damn near every thing.The narator was extremely talented, The characters were well written and you WILL fall in love with them ( Go pookie! ). the books has a sharp wit to it that is both mature and complex with out taking its self to serious.
Cons: The book is very close to Scott Siglers other novels, not so much a bad thing but it is very obvious. With many of the characters seeming like Re-writes/name changes of older characters and relationships from his Infected series. To be honest tho, I didnt much mind it since the re writting characters are better in my opinion than the ones from his other novels.
If you like a Mix of Sifi and horror with really dark humor get this book, get your freinds this book, or if you have any brooding teenagers have them read this book.
In fact even if you dont like horror or sifi normaly, Buy this book!
You will thank me later.
I'm a fan of mystery, science-fiction, and the unusual.
It's pretty bad. I listened to the first two hours, and I'm not sure how I got that far. It's sophomoric humor mixed with life the way a 14 year old boy might imagine it. It's just horrible.
The characters, are just a little worse than the plot.
I don't know who to blame for this bad production. I think the director more than the voice talent.
I need to pay attention to who's reviews I give any weight to. Clearly I don't identify with the people who recommend this book.
I thought there was a button to return a bad book and get my credit back. I'm looking for it.
Oh hell yea!! Sigler rules at that !
Phil is good (4 stars on this and 5 on anything else) but I want to hear the FDO read his own work (always 5 stars)
Sorta, but I'm only good for a few hours of anything at once including Sex and Sleep. So yes I very much looked forward to starting the book each time.
I sensed a sequel...Hope I'm right !!
I think this book would be great for people who don't like to think too much or have too much time on their hands.
I think if he wrote more realistic and compelling characters I might not be so irritated that I wasted a credit on this drivel.
No, this was the worst audiobook sound production I have ever experienced. Awful sound effects that dragged me screaming out of the flow the book. I feel like instead of enhancing the book it detracted and made the book even more unbelievable. I just want to make sure people understand the sound on this book was absolutely indefensible. Shame on Gigante productions.
Haven't read the print edition but for a first time Singler novel I thought the audio one was great!
The Passage by Justin Cronin. Just for the amount of depth the book goes into.
Blue Balls :)
If you enjoy dark, I guess this might work for you.
The performance wasn't too bad. I just didn't really enjoy the book.
It had some interesting concepts.
I've enjoyed other books by this author. This one was just very dark and worse predictable. I am usually ok with dark books, but something about this one I just did not enjoy. Other than Pookie, the funny side-kick, the main characters are pretty unlikeable. And I could see most of what was coming way in advance. Just too formulaic and depressing overall.
Characters were not relatable and I found I didn’t really care what happened to any of them.
Thought about not finishing it. Then I did and found I didn't really miss anything. Again. This book just wasn't my speed. I couldn't relate to the characters and the story didn't keep my attention.
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