Herman is a cynical, middle-aged journalist. He is stubborn and relentless, two traits that raised his profile as a reporter and a truth seeker. Those traits also drove him out of a high-profile job in Washington, D.C. and back to his rural North Carolina hometown. He keeps busy by running his own news site, though he longs for the days of breaking big stories and living on the ragged edge.
The arrival of an unexpected package gives him that opportunity. The parcel's contents detail an experimental water treatment project, including a strange compound that can be used to control and manipulate anyone who ingests it. The situation worsens when it's discovered that the sender is a scientist who worked on the project, a man who is now on the run with a hitman hot on his heels. Herman sets to work on exposing the truth but he has no illusion of safety: the arrival of the package has sealed that. The clock is ticking.
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A short collection containing three horrific tales of everyday life gone awry...
Hoxie tells the story of a small, midwestern town thrown into terror and chaos after an industrial "accident".
Lights Out follows Lenny, a small-time crook and his crew who find out that some too-good-to-be-true offers are just that...and worse.
The Night Ferry focuses on a small group of travelers who encounter a strange and deadly force while taking the final crossing of the night.