Mulholland Books, Hardcover, 9780316196710, 336pp.
Publication Date: October 5, 2011
If you have a supernatural problem that won't go away, you need Buck Carlsbad: private eye, exorcist, and last resort.
Buck's got a way with spirits that no one else can match. He was normal, once. Until Something Horrible killed his parents and left him for dead.
Buck has spent years using his gift to trace his family. It's his only hope of finding out what happened to them-and what made him the way he is.
Now the voices say that something big is coming. Buck already knows what it is-a super high-tech bullet train running express across a stretch of unforgiving desert known for the most deadly paranormal events in history. A place where Buck almost died a few years ago, and where he swore he would never return.
But as the train prepares to rumble down the tracks, Buck knows it can only be the inevitable hand of fate pulling him back to the most harrowing unfinished case of his career at four hundred miles per hour.
Stephen Romano is an award-winning author, illustrator, designer, and screenwriter. His acclaimed projects include an adaptation for Showtime's Emmy Award-winning "Masters of Horror" series; the illustrated work "Shock Festival" (hailed by "Fangoria" magazine as "one of the greatest homages to B-cinema ever undertaken"); the original novel "Black Light, "written with "Saw" franchise screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, and the critically acclaimed novel "Resurrection Express". He lives in Austin, Texas. Catch him at StephenRomanoShockFestival.com.
"Visceral and cinematic ... over-the-top fun."
"Ghostbusters with bloody mayhem on steroids."
"Fun and exciting. A definite winner."
"I found myself riveted to the page, and about to go for the ride of my life...The style here is phenomenal, all at once calling upon noir, action, and straight-up, hard-core horror, and throwing it at the reader in a well blended mix...A brilliant play on the whole medium/ghost hunter thing, and a concrete way to make all fans of horror happy in one way or another."
"Black Light is immensely entertaining, fueled by breakneck pacing and an action-packed story...A thrilling reading experience. In the end, Black Light entertained the hell out of me and I sincerely hope Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan & Stephen Romano offer up another serving of Buck Carlsbad in the very near future..."
"Wry, complex and suspenseful, Black Light will keep spines tingling from the first ghoulish encounter to the final exorcism. Readers will have a ghastly good time tagging along on an exorcist's bullet-train journey through the nexus of evil."
-Jaclyn Fulwood, Shelf Awareness