From Martin Cruz Smith, the internationally bestselling author of Gorky Park, comes a reissue of Nightwing, the million-copy bestseller that Stephen King called “one of the best horror novels in the last twenty years.”
As darkness gathers, the sky is filled with frantic motion and maddening murmurs. In an effort to end the world, an unhappy, aging Native American shaman invokes the Hopi god of death. Those around him remain skeptical, dismissing him as crazy old man. Then they discover his mutilated, bloody body and soon other similarly disfigured bodies begin to appear. Horses, sheep, cattle—no living thing is safe. But what is causing the horrible deaths? Deputy Sheriff Duran is called back to the reservation to investigate. Immediately, Duran recognizes the significance of the shaman’s spell and, with the help of two scientists, he works to combat the supernatural scourge—before there’s nothing left to save.
Written “in the tradition of Stephen King” (Kirkus Reviews), Nightwing is part love triangle, part Native American case study, part supernatural thriller…and “genuinely horrifying” (The Washington Post Book World).
Martin Cruz Smith’s novels include Gorky Park, Stallion Gate, Night Wing, Polar Star, Stalin’s Ghost, Rose, December 6, Tatiana,The Girl from Venice, and The Siberian Dilemma. He is a two-time winner of the Hammett Prize, a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and Britain’s Golden Dagger Award, and a winner of the Premio Piemonte Giallo Internazionale. He lives in California.
"A one-sitting book...laced with love and terror."
– Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"High excitement! More than a mere shocker...it is a full book, an altogether first-rate work."
– A.B. B. Gutherie, Jr.
– Boston Globe
"Blood curdling fun...almost impossible to put down!"
– Chicago Tribune Book World
"Blisteringly effective...Nightwing reduces Dracula to the level of a minor Transylvanian disturbance…It’s genuinely terrifying and so skillfully done that you can only believe, shudder, and pull the covers up over your head.”
“This soars above the average calamity novel…will make your hair stand on end!”