Saturday, August 06, 2011
My newest novel is coming in September from Sinister Grin Press and it's going to be a doozy!
“Las Vegas Homicide Detective, John Malloy, hates the weird cases, the difficult ones, the kind that make the cover of tabloids, the kind that make or break careers. He’s had enough weird cases to last him a lifetime. So, when a man is murdered in Green Valley, eaten alive by his own dog along with half the pets in the neighborhood, he knows this is going to be a bad one. The next day, an elementary school teacher is beaten to death by his students while being stung by thousands of bees. Then an ex-football player/heavyweight prizefighter is reduced to blood and bones by a swarm of insects, rats, dogs, cats and angry children. All over town, little girls are going missing and turning up starved, dehydrated and nearly catatonic. Somehow, it’s all connected and it’s up to Malloy and his partner, Detective Mohammed Rafik, to figure out how, and how all these deaths and disappearances are connected to a mysterious voodoo priestess named Delilah with the power to take away all of your hatred … all of your fear … all of your pain.”
I started Sacrifice six or seven years ago before attending the Borderlands bootcamp. It was based on a dream I had in which a little girl knocked on my door and when I opened it she touched me and said "Tag. You're it." Then followed that with "They're coming. You'd better run." She turned and began to walk away. I called to her and asked her who was coming. She stopped and turned back with a grave expression on her face, the look of someone abouttoattend a funeral, and answered "Everyone. Everything." Then she walked off into the night.
The dream freaked me out, so I knew I had to do something with it. The result was Sacrifice a novel about how far someone would go to experience a life without fear or anger or hatred. I really think you are going to like this one. It's scheduled to be released this September at KillerCon 2011 in Las Vegas.