by Brian Keene
From bestselling author Brian Keene comes another novel of dark crime and
the supernatural, in the tradition of Terminal...
Larry Gibson longed for something different from his days as a dock worker
and his lonely nights spent drinking with his friends.
When Larry meets Sondra Belov, a beautiful exotic dancer, he finally gets
some excitement in his life too much excitement.
Now, Larry's friends are dying and he's on the run from the cops, the
Russian mob, and a seemingly invincible madman.
And if Larry wants to live another day, he'll have to figure out a way to
KILL WHITEY... how can you kill someone who cannot die?
Stoker-winner Keene (Ghoul) delivers a lot of gore but little else that's memorable in this horror novel set in central Pennsylvania. Larry Gibson, a package-loader for Globe Package System, becomes fascinated with Sondra Belov, a dancer at the Odessa, a strip joint owned by Zakhar Putin, a mysterious Russian known as Whitey. After one visit to the club, Gibson is surprised to find Sondra hiding under his car. When he helps her escape from Whitey, he discovers he's made an enemy of an apparent immortal, who bounces back after being shot, eviscerated and otherwise mortally injured. Sandra explains that Whitey, a descendant of Rasputin, has inherited remarkable regenerative powers. Readers may find Gibson's transformation from an average guy to a master fighter who can hold his own against the monstrous Whitey less than convincing.