Nightlife

Nightlife

by Brian Hodge

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Overview

From the primeval rain forest comes an uncontrolled substance never intended for consumption by the civilized mind�

To the warrior-shamans of the Venezuelan forest people, the drug is a sacred substance: part pain, part pleasure, all power. Skullflush is pure psychic whiplash � an exhilarating gateway to an advanced consciousness beyond time and species.

Deep in the Amazon, the primitive tribe has kept its secret safe from civilization. Until a rising drug lord ends up with a stolen six-kilo stash, and begins to peddle his prize in the nightclubs of Florida.

Tampa�s thrill-seekers are eager to sample the pale green powder. But generations of urbanized decadence have left them jaded, shallow, and weak � too weak to handle the drug�s mystic high. The ancient rain forest chemistry warps bone, muscle, and sinew in their city-soft bodies, setting free the ferocious power of man�s basic nature.

On the rebound from a life in ruins, Justin Gray is the sole witness who can connect the fearsome power of skullflush with the carnage left in its wake. A marked man, with a new love and an unlikely ally from the heart of the rain forest, he's forced to learn the ways of the urban jungle, where everyone is both hunter and hunted.

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"Hodge has come up with a scary winner. Unlike many of today's horror genre, Nightlife is believable � keeps you moving in a straightforward line until you get to the catastrophic end." � The Santa Cruz Sentinel

"Color, sprawl, melodramatic action, and a feel not altogether unlike the prime of Miami Vice � it's right in there like a Charles Willeford portrait of South Florida at its grotesque best. Lots of heat." � Ed Bryant, in Locus

"Switching back and forth between the mundane, the desperate, and the surreal, Nightlife displays a fascinating range: varieties of darkness." � Farren Miller, in Locus

"Fascinating, frightening, and fierce, without for a moment failing to be richly human." � Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser series

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014593212
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 907,564
File size: 1 MB

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