Women And Children FirstIn the fourth shattering installment of Ray Garton's six-part "Frankenstorm," an outbreak of madness, mayhem, and murder has every man, woman and child running for shelter. But home is where the horror is...
Andy is more than a little worried when his ex-wife-a former drug addict who has custody of their son-is seen hanging around with her old crowd. But when he learns that her dealer has moved in with them, Andy has no choice but to take action. He finds an unlikely ally in Police Deputy Ram von Pohle-a local bully who tormented Andy in school. Ram swears he wants to make up for those years of abuse. He convinces Andy that the raging storm is the perfect opportunity to break in to his ex-wife's home and save Andy's boy. But when the weather reaches a fever pitch, their simple plan backfires. The night quickly escalates into a bloodbath. Ram explodes with rage, bodies are torn apart by bullets, and Andy and his son find themselves trapped inside a nightmare...with a deranged sadist.
When the storm hits this close to home, no one is safe. "And no one gets out alive..."
Praise For Ray Garton
"Scary...involving...mature and thoughtful." -Stephen King on "Dark Channel"
"Gripping, original, and sly." -Dean Koontz on "Live Girls"
"Ray Garton is, and always has been, one of horror fiction's great innovators."-F. Paul Wilson
"Garton never fails to go for the throat!" -Richard Laymon
"Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect." -"Publishers Weekly"
"Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you." -Mark Kidwell, "Fangoria "magazine
"Garton does not even know that there is top to go over." -Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column
"Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print." -"Cemetery Dance " magazine
I have read half the books in this series, it's one that is worth more then the small amount that is being asked for each of the books. They are each quite lengthy and the story flows well from book to book.
I don't have much to say about each book individually but as a whole the series are worth reading. I enjoyed the Armageddon like feeling they instill in you while your reading and the suspense is well written. However, when all is said and done they were not any more memorable then any other book I have read. A year down the road I most likely won't remember them or their title.
They could have used a little action, thrills, mystery or suspense to make them more memorable.