He did wild things that no one else dared even think about. He was just someone for whom the rules, all of the rules, simply did not apply. But tonight, Luther was going to make sure the rules did apply, by kidnapping Luke Bradley Jr. and making him atone for his sins by treating him just like he'd treated Luther in school - and the way he had treated the animals.
"Torture and cruelty abound"
The year: 2018. The place: The wastelands of an apocalyptic world once known as North America. A virulent strain of rabies found within infected meat is slowly but surely poisoning the nomadic survivors left behind after the world-wide apocalypse of 2012. There are no cattle left; only deer, fox, wolves, horses, and other various forms of local wildlife remain as a source of meat. The consumption of the infected meat results in a high fever, severe dehydration, cold sweats, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and eventually a state of psychosis, accompanied by random acts of physical violence.
Out of the Darkness and into the Light is an examination of the power of the human soul and spirit, as seen through the eyes of those who have faced up to their own inner demons - and won the battle between good and evil.
Former FBI profiler Frank Black is lured out of retirement by the biggest case of his career: help find the maniac that is kidnapping and killing young women in the name of God.
From the former moderator of New Voices In Horror Magazine comes a new collection of stories that cover a wide variety of genres. A former Marine sniper uses the cover of a zombie virus outbreak to get in some good target practice; an old man with a glass eye uses his special powers to make a little boy's wishes come true; Edgar Allan Poe, still reeling from the death of his beloved Virginia, strikes a deal with a demon in order to see her one more time. Hear these stories and a lot more in The Ghosts in My Head.
Horror author Derrick Dark once again finds himself immersed in a murder mystery, this time to find out what happened to the girl in the woods, who now seemed like a ghost; a supernaturally beautiful ghost that would come back to haunt him in his dreams for many years to come. She was his first true love, but fate intervened and turned their young romance into a world of terror and murder. Would this be his best novel yet, or would looking back on what happened to her drive him mad?
"Too Many Chiefs" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Whatever It Takes" by Jane Mayer; "The Way We Are" by David Sedaris; "The Deliverer" by Peter Boyer; and "Double Lives" by David Denby.
"Democratic Movements", by Steve Coll; "Going Viral", by David E. Hoffman; "Fox Among the Chickens", by Peter J. Boyer; "America's Top Parent", by Elizabeth Kolbert; and "Apeman", by Nick Liptak.
"Fuel Duel" by Dorothy Wickenden; "Hedgemony" by James Surowiecki; "Hollywood Heresy" by Peter J. Boyer; "Nazis Say the Darndest Things" by Andy Borowitz; "What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Don't Touch That Dial" by Tad Friend; and "Sink or Swim" by David Denby.
"Sparring Partners", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Deathly Numbers", by Roger Angell; "Mayberry Man", by Peter J. Boyer; "My Near-Death Experience", by Paul Simms; "Teen Dreams", by David Denby.
"Alternative Realities" by George Packer; "Safe as Houses?" by James Surowiecki; "Southern Discomfort" by Peter Boyer; "My First Day in Hell" by Jack Handey; "Snook" by Ian Frazier; "Body Language" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Battle Fatigue" by David Denby.