Jeff Mariotte

The Slab

Publisher: WordFire Press

Date: May 12, 2019

Pages: 434

ISBN: 978-1-61475-967-6 (paperback); 978-1-68057-008-3 (hardcover)


The Slab is one of those books that transports you back to a time when you first started to fall in love the genre…those books that had a a roller-coaster fun heart, with a huge cast of characters, that kept you turning each page under the covers long after your parents told you to go to sleep.”
–Ginger Nuts of Horror

Written in powerful prose as dangerous as its desert setting, The Slab is a true epic of horror and dark suspense.

A skull in a fire pit.

A man who can’t remember his murders.

A woman snatched off the street, then set free only to be hunted down like an animal—until she becomes the hunter.

When these threads wind together, the result is unstoppable suspense and unforgettable horror. In the grim days following 9/11, three veterans of different wars are drawn together in one of the most remote, forbidding areas of the California desert. As serial killers ply their deadly trade and an ancient evil grows beneath desert sands, these three must discover the terrifying bond they share and learn to harness its power—before the darkness spreads and the world they know is gone forever.

(Available in hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook.)

“Mariotte manages both thought-provoking juxtaposition and lizard-brain satisfaction as he plays out the large cast of characters across this hard and relentless landscape. His serial killers are just original enough to catch readers by surprise and he neatly ties together the threads of random magic, post-traumatic stress syndrome, a subtle supernatural invasion and an upper-class attack on a lower-class landscape.”
–Rick Kleffel, Trashotron


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