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
Near the top. The version that had Scott Sigler narration was better in my opinion, but Phil was very good.
Yes it did. Scott sigler has a way of painting a world with words that many do not. You really identify with Brian and begin to empathize with him as he faces his trails and tribulations.
Pookie, but I think is was more based on the character than the delivery.
You will know it when you get there. I don't want to spoil anything.
Retired math & CS majors that grew up on SF of 50s-70s, and now is a devotes of Clancy, Ludlum, Greaney Child, Connerly, DeMille ,& Baldacc
No. Although this book began as well-written, hopeful mystery, it progressed into a disgusting, unbelievable, sickly ridiculous horror story..
An interesting, as the story begins with potential, but then, proceeds to excessive, unbelievable violence that evidently, mirror the aberrant mind of the author.
Narrator did a consistent job of conveying a difficult story.
"Mom" was the most ridiculous of many characters.
"Unless you like silly, ridiculous gore and death, avoid this book.
Yes. Great mix of Sci-Fi and police investigative story. Fun Characters that feel real. Amazing narration done by Phil Gigante, just some solid work with a nice variety of voices.
If you like Scott Sigler, this is a must. If you don't know who Scott Sigler is, find EarthCore on audio form.
All The Eyes. All The Teeth.
This is a fantastic audio book and very easy to listen to. Gigante did a fantastic job and is a great addition to the siglerverse.
The vulgarity is overwhelming. Curse words in machine gun, rat-tat-a- tat fashion. I listened for one hour and could tolerate no more of this moronic dialogue.
I really don't like music in audio books. That said, the scene change sounds used in this one are horrendous. I almost stopped listening. The book is okay, but I can't give an accurate review because of my prejudice to stupid sounds.
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.
What to say about this. I listened to the whole thing, must have been interested enough not to ask for a refund. But it was not a typical book. Very much like reading a comic. A dark comic. Have no other experience with this author so maybe folks familiar with his other work will be saying "duh!" I don't know if I'll ever want to listen to it again or anything else by this person, for that matter. But overall it was enjoyable enough if very, very long.
I loved this book. It was scary and a little funny at the same time. The characters were great!! Sigler makes it easy to imagine them. If this was a movie I would definitely go see it. Brian would most definitely need to be Tom Hardy.
I look forward to a sequel if Scott Sigler has it in him to write it.
Weird book, not my cup of tea at all. You get cop stuff, supernatural stuff, and some REALLY cheesy sound effects and music. I'll pass on this author in the future.
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