When leg-breaker Hutch Holtz rolls up to a rundown apartment complex in Portland, Oregon, to collect overdue drug money, a severed hand is the very last thing he expects to find stashed in the client's refrigerator. Hutch quickly realizes that the hand induces uncontrollable madness: anyone in its proximity is overcome with a boundless compulsion for violence. Within hours, catastrophic forces are set into motion.
Pitch-black ... Clever ... Isn’t some gothic grave-robbing horror; it’s a modern thriller ... The plotting is precise and the tension is wire-tight—I couldn’t put the book down. This has been announced as the first in a series, so here’s hoping the author will take his inventive horror to even more interesting places.