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
To me the cheesey sound affects of a walkie talkie, and the nick name of Pookie for a cop was the end for me. It might have been a good story but those things put me off. There are many other non-irritating books.
Narration is good. Digital effects are a mixed bag, interesting but sometimes make the narration difficult to understand. The story is gripping thriller.
This is not a novel in the conventional sense. I hear that for some genres giving the reader only this half a story in book one is just considered good business. Maybe I am just old school but I believe that if you want to make readers pay extra for resolution of the story arc you should not use the N word.
I have been a fan of Scott Sigler for a while and read or listen to everything he puts out. This is one of the best novels yet. Very messed up and very entertaining. Sigler at his best.
New twist on horror. Great protagonist. Done really lame jokes. The character Pookie was a little overdone. Narration was interesting, signs effects, voice modulation brought the story to life.
Probably not. The plot was pretty memorable.
"Twilight Eyes" by Dean Koontz. Good guys battling unseen monsters.
Not sure but did a good job.
This was one of bargain buys but was pleasantly hard to put down. Well written and engaging.
The story was good and the narration was good, but the tinny sounding internal thoughts and sounds to separate which character was first person were super annoying.
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