Acclaimed author David Morrell (First Blood, Creepers) is praised for his riveting short fiction as much as he is for his best-selling thrillers. His stories appeared in many Year's Best anthologies and received prestigious awards.
In his second collection, Morrell leads you through an adrenaline-charged NightScape of serial killers, third world revolutionaries, a policeman stalking a murderous cult, a son obsessed by his cryogenically frozen father, a psychology professor forced to suffer intense confinement, and a doctor combating an epidemic that he fears will destroy the world. Complete with autobiographical introductions in which Morrell links the stories to painful incidents in his life, NightScape includes a mini-novel, "Rio Grande Gothic," set in Morrell's home of picturesque Santa Fe, New Mexico, where mysterious shoes appear day-after-day in the middle of a road. Soon it becomes shockingly evident that the shoes are the aftermath of ritual murders.
Morrell received the 2009 ThrillerMaster Award from the International Thriller Writers organization.
"Morrell, an absolute master of the thriller, plays by his own rules and leaves you dazzled." Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author of Odd Thomas.
"David Morrell is, to me, the finest thriller writer living today, bar none."Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key