Monday, June 22, 2009

Sacrifice Screams of Gripping Horror

There is nothing better in horror than a seductively murdering woman that gets painted into your grey matter with vivid pictures that only John Everson can deliver, four-inch stiletto-heeled boots merged seamlessly into a glossy black bodysuit and arm-length vinyl gloves that showed every flow of flesh and muscle beneath.

Sacrifice, has terrific characters, well developed, and likable even when they are bringing an axe down on their parents shin bones, with blood spraying, bones cracking and splinters flying, you still like this murdering teenage girl named Alex. Or how about a husband, with his hands buried in his wife’s belly and pulling gnarly strands of fist-thick intestine out of her.

This is a modern horror of ghosts, demons, sadistic spirits, and one woman’s dedication to unleashing the Curburide...they’re coming!

Impressive. This is the mystery suspense novel done right!

North Korea, China, assassination, and world threat, Hagberg’s timing couldn’t be better with today’s fractured world of North Korea’s chessboard maneuvering of espionage and game playing. David writes a fast flowing, gripping adventure mystery that reads like a white-knuckle thriller should. Immediately, you start to wonder with a story this good, if Hagberg has an inside seat during the CIA and foreign government briefings.

The story is set up perfect, characters flushed out, realistic, and the plot unfolds with a reading experience that moves like a bullet. The ending of this novel sets America up for a nightmare, and knowing Hagberg’s novels...we’re in for it. I’ve got to know where his next book takes us. Excellent read!