by Keith Rosson
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Pub Date 15 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 15 Nov 2023
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“Rosson’s novel plays out like a nightmare—one that’s nearly impossible to put down.”—Tor
“The unsettling darkness of Joe Hill meets the cryptic mystery of The X-Files.”—Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of The Violence
When leg-breaker Hutch Holtz rolls up to a rundown apartment complex in Portland, Oregon, to collect overdue drug money, a severed hand is the last thing he expects to find stashed in the client’s refrigerator. Hutch quickly realizes that the hand induces uncontrollable madness: Anyone in its proximity is overcome with a boundless compulsion for violence. Within hours, catastrophic forces are set into motion: Dark-op government agents who have been desperately hunting for the hand are on Hutch’s tail, more of the city’s residents fall under its brutal influence, and suddenly all of Portland stands at the precipice of disaster. . . .
But it’s all the same for Katherine Moriarty, a singer whose sudden fame and precipitous downfall were followed by the mysterious death of her estranged husband—suicide, allegedly. Her trauma has made her agoraphobic, shackled within the confines of her apartment. Her son, Nick, has moved home to care for her, quietly making his living working for Hutch’s boss.
When Hutch calls Nick in distress, looking for someone else to take the hand, Katherine and Nick are plunged into a global struggle that will decimate the walls of the carefully arranged life they’ve built. Mother and son must evade both crazed, bloodthirsty masses and deceitful government agents while exorcising family secrets that have risen from the dead—secrets, they soon discover, that might hold the very key to humanity’s survival.
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“The unsettling darkness of Joe Hill meets the cryptic mystery of The X-Files, Fever House is a wild ride through a funhouse apocalypse that will stick to your mind like clotted blood.”
–Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of The Violence
“A wild but seamless hybrid of hoodlum noir, government agency skullduggery, punk nostalgia, and the apocalypse foretold.”
"A twisted, terrifying thriller, Fever House feels so real I had to check the headlines to make sure it was a novel. Keith Rossen’s dark vision of our own world takes no prisoners—one of the year’s best books."
—Elizabeth Hand, author of Generation Loss and A Haunting on the Hill
“Fever House is awesome. Great writing. Also scary as Hell! A really excellent book that should not be missed.”
—Robert McCammon, New York Times bestselling author of Swan Song and The King of Shadows
“Devilishly relentless. From the hard-hitting start, Rosson drives 100 miles per hour into a clash of apocalyptic chaos. This book is concrete brutality that will leave you bruised and out of breath.”
—Hailey Piper, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth
“What a time to be undead! Fever House manages to feel brand new and, at the same time, an absolute classic of the horror genre. Keith Rosson has written an epic nightmare of a book, the kind that will jolt you out of whatever reading rut you’ve fallen into.”
—Kelly Link, Pulitzer Prize nominated author of White Cat, Black Dog
“Fever House is a crazy mashup of zombie horror, gritty crime, and CIA thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Rosson’s audacity and ambition shine, and the writing sings throughout. He swings for the fences here, and knocks it out of the park.”
—Richard Lange, author of Rovers and The Smack
“Pulp Fiction meets a punk-rock Da Vinci Code as secret agents, hoodlums, and the son of a dead rock star get drawn into the orbit of a severed hand with dark powers in this awesomely blood-soaked, thrillingly entertaining horror-noir mash-up.”
—C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
“My heart was racing from the first page of this book to the last. Fever House is propulsive, gritty, smart, rock and roll, and so terrifyingly real. Keith Rosson writes cool better than anyone out there. Read this book!”
—CJ Leede, author of Maeve Fly