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What would you do if you couldn't remember. . . who you were?where you lived?or what you might have done?Rush hour, Grand Central Station. Aaron Clifford stops dead in his tracks, commuters swirling around him -- but he doesn't know he's Aaron Clifford. He doesn't know who he is at all. No matter how hard he tries, he has no memory of why he is there, where he came from, or where he's going. It's impossible . . . maddening. . . but its true. The clues came slowly: from his surroundings, from his wallet, from the taste of dry martini still on his lips. Soon Aaron Clifford will piece together the keys to his life. With that relief will come cold-blooded fear -- as he learns more than he ever knew before. Things he shouldn't know. Things he doesn't want to know. Things that could get him killed. . . .
THE PERFECT CHILD. THE PERFECT NIGHTMARE. In the middle of the twenty-first century, the search for the human ideal is over. A medical breakthrough maintains the integrity of the world's gene pool. It's also made the birth of Abnormals -- children born of natural pregnancy -- a capital offense. To ensure the faultless future of the human race, The Baby Squad is created to track down all women who defy the law, and exact punishment. Women like Natalie Ross. She's pregnant -- a blessing to her, a disgrace to society -- and she's afraid. One young woman has already been found murdered. And the promise of more bloodshed soon sends Natalie on the run to the underground, where a safe house awaits. Or so she thinks. For Natalie and her unborn child pose a mortal threat to those in power who desire a pure world of their own design -- a world they will do anything to protect. . . . THEBABY SQUAD
A brilliant high school senior girl is quite taken with the science of behavioral modification. When her father suffers a stroke, she experiments with her own family, turning her home into a laboratory, unbeknownst to her teachers and neighbors who have only the highest regard for her. It isn't until a teacher becomes suspicious that her terror is exposed....
Magic or Murder? When miserly landlord Henry Deutch is found dead of an apparent heart attack, no one is happier than Anna Young. It was Henry who evicted Anna's mother from his Catskill tenement, which eventually led to her death. Anna swore a blood oath of vengence, but her alleged attacks were purely metaphysical. Yet, some claim them mortally effective; those who frequent her tiny shop for love charms and protective amulets attest that Anna Young is a master of black magic. Now a politically ambitious prosecuter has filed first-degree murder charges against Anna, contending that her spell casting litteraly frightened old Henry to death. And though the public remains divided among those who believe in Anna's powers and those who think she's a murderous fraud, one Del Pearson, her court appointed lawyer, is about to discover the truth: whether Anna Young is a harmless charlatan, a cold blooded killer...or quite something else indeed.
Los Angeles psychiatrist Grant Blaine's biggest worry should be whether or not his stunning wife, Maggie, will make full partner at her law firm. But his new patient, Jules Bois, pervades his every thought. Despite Bois' delusional boasts of being a master manipulator of evil and death, Grant finds him fascinating, brilliant - and inexplicably privy to his own childhood secrets and adult fantasies. Soon, his marriage begins to crumble under Bois' vile influence, and with each session, Grant feels his authority as a doctor slipping from his grasp...Maggie is extremely scared of Bols' hypnotic grip on her husband. As a criminal defence attorney she wants to respect the sanctity of doctor/patient privilege, but she can't ignore Bois' horrifyingly detailed knowledge of recent deaths in the news. With much more than her marriage at stake, Maggie knows she must call upon all her resources to battle a man who seems to want to possess her husband's mind, body and soul...
THEIR BEAUTY WAS ETHEREAL. THEIR HUNGER WAS INSATIABLE. AND THEIR EYES BORE A WISDOM FAR BEYOND THEIR YEARS. . . . For Webster Martin, the mysterious Shelly was a dream come true: beautiful, energetic, with a body to die for. How could he have guessed she wasn't everything she appeared to be? And why should he doubt her after she had given him the greatest night of his life? But Webster's best friend, Carl, wasn't as fortunate. He went home with Shelly's equally gorgeous friend -- and had a bullet in his head by morning. For Shelly, the night was just as unforgettable. Dr. Harrison's experiments had finally borne fruit and she had recaptured the beauty and youth that left her so long ago. But success often comes with a price. And sacrifices must be made. The experiment must remain a secret, no matter what. DEAD TIME No one has all the time in the world.
In the rugged mountains of upstate New York, a predator unlike any other is stalking and seducing his prey. Endowed with abilities and instincts far more advanced than any man, he is guided only by the desire to survive, and to feed. Dr. Terri Barnard knows something is wrong. Young women are being found abandoned, barely alive -- only to then die from diseases so rare that they should be an impossibility. In each case, the victims are completely devoid of a single vital nutrient, as if they were literally stolen from their bodies. For while the killer appears as a model of physical perfection, his mind and body are tortured by the truth. With no identity and no past, all he knows is that he needs. He is a monstrous miracle of modern science set loose upon the world, and with him comes a hunger that will never be sated. . . . THE LESS YOU HAVE, THE MORE YOU WANT.
When Kevin Taylor joins the Manhattan criminal law firm of John Milton & Associates, he's hit the big time. At last, he and his wife can enjoy the luxuries they've so desired -- money, a chauffeur-driven limo, and a stunning home in a high-rise. Then Milton assigns Kevin one of the most notorious cases of the year, with a file that had been put together prior to the crime. Throwing himself into his work, Kevin begins to see a pattern of evil emerging from behind the firm's plush facade. Acquittal after acquittal, every criminal client walks free, and Kevin's suspicions slowly give way to terror. For Kevin has just become The Devil's Advocate.
ONLY THE GIFTED CAN SEE IT. In upstate New York, Christopher Drew is leading a remarkable team of psychics in a groundbreaking union of science and psychokinesis. It's the ability to track manifestations of pure evil -- black clouds of doom that they have chased across an ever-darkening American landscape. As the storm clouds grow, so does Drew's fear that this gathering evil is powered by something far darker than human nature. And it knows it's being watched. ONLY THEY KNOW THE END IS NEAR. In the Arizona desert a theologian searches for proof of the divine. A mass of cultists prepares for the coming of the Antichrist. A spy is dispatched from the Vatican to unravel the truth of the psychics' visions. And as a startling Biblical revelation comes to light, as an apocalyptic battle between good and evil unfolds, Christopher Drew and his team must brave the fires of a hell on earth to carry out their manifest goal to the terrifying end. . . . FINDING SATAN
IT'S OPEN SEASON -- AND THE HILLS ARE RUNNING RED. The mountain hamlet of Centerville is known for tradition and strong family ties. Tonight it's known for something unspeakable. A hunter has been found dead in the thick of the Catskills woods, laid out like game -- a bullet hole each in his chest and head, glassy eyes staring in abject terror -- and stripped to his skin. Picking up the scent of a sensational story, reporter Diana Brooks comes to town and finds a confidant in local hunter Aaron Kuhn. Then two more woodsmen are found murdered in the same cold-blooded way -- naked prey staked out by a merciless executioner. Now Diana and Aaron have joined a posse of hunters bound by vengeance and justice. But when paranoia rules and friend turns against friend, survival depends on sheer animal instinct. Racing to reveal the truth, Diana is about to discover the cruel laws of the mountain woods -- and the blind fear of being caught in a killer's sights.
When it comes to staying young, some people will pay any price... What if Ponce de Leon really did discover the fountain of youth? Mr. Leon is alive in the twentieth century and is the owner of a high-end cosmetics company. His handpicked salespeople are his disciples. They remain forever young and healthy, but the cost is soul-wrenching. When Cynthia Edwards realizes her husband has become part of this madness she tries in vain to make her husband understand...but Mr. Leon demands terrible sacrifices.
Mary Oaks, a religious woman, marries a man who proves to be far less than she anticipated. After their first child, a daughter, is born, Mary retreats deeper into her religion and when her husband forces her to make love and she becomes pregnant, she decides this child must be evil. After her husband is killed in an DWI accident, she gives birth to the baby in the house and keeps it in the basement. Five years later, IMP finds his way out and becomes something of a terror during his nocturnal trips. When he endangers the life of a five year old girl, the horror is exposed.
Dead Man Stalking Shy and reclusive medical student Elaine Ross is warned she might have trouble dating after her only sister is brutally murdered by her brother-in-law, Dirk Stoner. Dirk, a handsome golf pro and the son of a billionaire developer, was convicted and executed amid a media frenzy that rivaled the O.J. Simpson trial. So when Elaine is coerced out to a nightclub and is unsettled by the advances of Jonathan Lewis -- a man whose mannerisms and gestures eerily remind her of Dirk -- she refuses to succumb to her paranoid fears. But Elaine can't conceive of the twisted trail of bribes, blackmail, and murder that Dirk's billionaire father wove in an attempt to save his only son. She isn't aware that an FBI investigation linking the deaths of Dirk's prison doctor and a plastic surgeon has been inexplicably dropped. And Elaine has no way of knowing that the face in her nightmares is carrying a very real torch...for revenge.
Emerald Lake, the residential area with its uncanny rules soon turns into a nightmare for the Morrises, who ultimately expose Phil Slaterthe leader of the Neighborhood Watch, as the man who prefers to kill those who disobey his rules.
Bobby loves his dog King, a playful German shepherd...until the day King turns and attacks him, snarling and vicious. The dog is put to sleep, but Bobby still sees him everywhere--in the garden, on the stairs, crouching, waiting. Then the horrific deaths begin--brutal, savage maulings. Terror grips the sleepy town of Fallsburg, and doors are nervously locked at night. For through the woods runs a dark shadow with dripping jaws, eluding pursuit with uncanny skill. Now, more than ever, the scientist down the road must guard the deadly secret of the monster they've unleashed.
Young Leon and Ursula had little except each other. Mother was driven by a psychotic need to clean--constantly--everything in sight. Father was consumed by his medical practice and an analytical approach to life. But he understood the sensual hunger growing inside his children's young bodies. He knew they could help each other answer, "The Need." Father had Science. Father had Reason. And he had Pin. Pin who answered all the children's questions in a voice not unlike the doctor's. Father's clever trick. Father's brilliant illusion. But then there was the accident and Mother and the doctor were dead. Still there was Pin--who had so much to tell then even yet...whose enigmatic stare held such wisdom. There would just be the three of them now. Quiet Leon, beautiful and frightened Ursula, and wise, implacable Pin. They were all each of them would need. Ever.
Marty, age seventeen, and Judy, age fourteen, become stepbrother and stepsister when their parents marry. When Marty's father attempts to attack Judy, Marty beats him off. The pair flee to a nearby, seemingly deserted old resort in the Catskills, where they discover the owner still living as if the hotel were about to open. They participate in the old man's fantasy to keep themselves safe, carrying on a Romeo and Juliet romance, unaware they are constantly being watched....
From Andrew Neiderman comes a haunting tale of a son's terrifying legacy.... Surrogate Child Fifteen-year-old Solomon Stern was the perfect teenager: an ideal student, an outstanding athlete, and a valued friend. But when Solomon ended his life with a hangman's noose, he shattered every dream that Joe and Martha Stern held dear. His legacy: guilt to a father who didn't know his own son...despair to a mother who loved him too well. The foster child was a second chance for the Sterns -- Jonathan, a boy of Solomon's age, intelligent and charming. But there were other similarities between Jonathan and the dead son. Disturbing similarities. And there was also something different about Jonathan...something chilling. Something deadly.
Michael loves his wife, but after the tragic accident to their daughter Lillian, Miriam was untouchable, like a dream. Desperate, hoping that his living nightmare will finally end, and yearning to lie once again in the arms of his beautiful wife, Michael hires a nurse to care for his beloved. But though Nurse Randolph's powerful presence has done wonders for Miriam, the nurse's ominous yet erotic dominance over Michael fills him with a strange, shuddering sense of doom. And nothing can make the terror disappear, especially not Tender Loving Care....
THEY DON'T WANT HER MONEY. THEY WANT SOMETHING FAR MORE PRECIOUS. . . . In broad daylight, Anna Gold is abducted at gunpoint in a supermarket parking lot. Her kidnappers -- a deranged man and woman -- drive off with her and hold her captive, shackled in a basement. Recently estranged from her orthodox Jewish family, Anna had just begun a new life in upstate New York, testing the world outside her restrictive upbringing. Her passionate love affair with a married man was one of her new freedoms. . . and now Anna, carrying her lover's child, may be paying the price. For it's not Anna her captors want, but her baby. Now, as a string of explosive events terrorize the town, a local detective leads the FBI to unmask a bizarre and deadly plot -- with the abduction of Anna Gold at its center. Your life is not your own.
Congratulations, it's a boy. . . Now it's time to pray. Kate Dobson and her girlfriend run a successful California catering business and share a beautiful home in the Indian Canyons of Palm Springs. They are secure in their relationship and more than comfortable financially. But Kate wants something more. . . a child. Her longing has invaded her dreams, turning them to nightmares, but it's a need that won't be ignored. So it seems like a miracle when Kate is contacted by Genitor, a cutting-edge in vitro fertilization clinic. Dr. Lois Matthews, the head of Genitor, will personally handle Kate's case, and everything is in place for Kate's pregnancy: an ideal donor, a live-in nanny. But before any test shows she is pregnant, Kate experiences unnerving symptoms in full force, pushing her body - and soon her sanity - to the brink. How can she feel a child quickening inside her? Why is she being pursued by a terrorizing radical group - or is she? Paranoia is taking over her mind, but a force of evil is taking over her body. And soon that evil will be delivered. . .
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