Black Lightning

by John Saul
Release date: 1995
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror

For five years Seattle was seized in the terrifying grip of a monster as black as evil itself. A sadistic serial killer methodically lured his victims to grisly deaths in order to satisfy a twisted passion for life, leaving a trail of mutilated bodies across the nation.

For five years journalist Anne Jeffers stuck to this gruesome story like a shadow through the killer's capture, trial and appeal doggedly keeping the wheels of justice churning toward the electric chair, despite the prisoner's reasoned claims of innocence.

Then came the day of execution. The police and the public, especially Anne, thought the five-year nightmare was over.

But it was just beginning...

Someone or something is murdering again, mirroring a sociopath's lurid desire to hold life in the palms of his hands. Despite mounting doubts, Anne Jeffers is determined to prove that the guilty man was indeed executed. Yet what she finds is a sinister, powerful force that defies even death. Now pure evil has taken a new form, and it longs for Anne...

In Black Lightning, John Saul strikes with a novel as electrifying as a jagged bolt from a pitch-dark sky, proving once again that he is a genius at both nail-biting suspense and the spine-tingling macabre.

updated 2010-09-07

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