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Book Information: Unnatural, the

Unnatural, the (2003) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The first victim, brutally assaulted, literally dies of fright in the ER, and Dr. Julie Charmaine must find out why. A psychiatrist, advocate for battered women and noted sleep researcher, Dr. Charmaine has only two clues to the beautiful young woman's death: she reeks of the city sewers and her last word was the Spanish slang for monkey.

Meanwhile, Vicki Zambisi, tormented by twin memories of terror and lost love begins an odyssey of vengeance. But when she is attacked in the run-down hotel where she was betrayed, she is put under the care of Dr. Charmaine, and her dreams reveal that there's more to the man the LA police have dubbed the "Sewer Stalker" than Vicki is letting on while awake.

Eager investors have rewarded Dr. Wesley Kovacs lavishly for his groundbreaking cryonics research. Now, though he publicly supports a form of immortality, Kovacs will let nothing stand between him and the Nobel Prize.

For in an experiment gone horribly awry, Kovacs holds the key to the "Sewer Stalker", the bizarre hybrid creature who lusts insatiably for beautiful women...and now pursues both Julie and her patient.

Original title: The Unnatural
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorMedical Horror & Evil Science
FictionScience FictionScience Fantasy

Edition #1: Unnatural, the

Unnatural, the (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Will thrill and horrify readers with the possibility of science overpowering and defining humanity." Myshelf
  • "An entertaining story that builds suspense to a page-turning frenzy. Most important, it makes its points through causing the reader to bond emotionally to its protagonist rather than by preaching...The story is never lost in the message." Hellnotes Newsletter
  • "A gripping, thought-provoking tale of mounting distrust, betrayal, brutality, and greed." Booklist
  • "The mix of breezy science and lab-smock sadism makes for breathless page-turning." Kirkus Reviews
  • "A timely tale, steadily accelerating suspense...and a warning." Charles Wilson, author of Deep Sleep
  • "Nayes provides some genuinely chilling suspense...This is a book that only dedicated horror fans will treasure, but a wide variety of readers will thoroughly enjoy reading once." Publishers Weekly
  • "A gross-out horror tale admirable for its detailed medical procedures and conspicuous tweaking of slasher-genre cliches...Nayes doesn't so much take on science gone amok as grotesquely revisit classic B-movie shocker scenes." Kirkus Reviews
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Unnatural, the (October 2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9780765306135
Dimensions: 8.56 x 5.92 x 1.39 in
Pages: 448

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