Prowlers (Prowlers #1)
When nineteen-year-old Jack Dwyer's best friend Artie is murdered, he is devastated. But his world is truly turned upside down when Artie emerges from the Ghostlands to bring him a warning.
With his dead friend's guidance and the help of the one person who doesn't think he's insane, Jack learns of the existence of the Prowlers. Under bold new leader Owen Tanzer, the Prowlers, already eight packs strong, have united. They move from city to city, preying on humans until they are close to being exposed, then they move on. And unlike werewolves of legend, they aren't human beings whom the moon transforms into wolves...they are savage beasts masquerading as humans.
Jack wants revenge. But even as he hunts the Prowlers, he marks himself -- and all of his loved ones -- as prey.
At age nineteen, Jack Dwyer's best friend Artie is murdered. Not by humans, but by Prowlers, a group of ancient creatures whose handiwork is typically thought to be that of wolves.
But these are no wolves. They are animals, but their ability to think, their emotions and their need for revenge makes them as cunning as humans. Jack, as well as most of America, knows nothing of the Prowlers... That is, until Artie travels from the Ghostlands to tell his friend what truly happened.
The leader of the pack, Owen Tanzer, is determined to unite the Prowlers and make humans feel their power. Tanzer's right hand gal, Jasmine, is also something to contend with. It is as if Golden took Exotica from "Cats" and made her real, feral and evil. With her cocoa skin and orange eyes, Jasmine always goes the whole nine (lives?) yards.
Aside from Jack, my other favorite "good guy" is Molly. She embodies the 'final girl' syndrome from horror films: she must kill to survive. Golden always treats his female characters well, making them unique, strong individuals.
One of my favorite scenes occurs in a subway scene and involves jumping over turnstiles, fighting between cars, and a police cover-up. In other words, thoroughly modern Hitchcock.
The entire book flows wonderfully, pulsing along with the reader's heartbeat, causing them to inhale and exhale sharply with the protagonists, run with them, follow them through Boston, and come to conclusions both unexpected and life-altering.
After Jack's best friend Artie is murdered, Artie's ghost begins appearing to him. Artie was killed by werewolf-like creatures called Prowlers and Artie wants Jack to avenge his death. So Jack begins seeking them out, but now the Prowlers have his scent and are after him too.
This book was decent suspense/horror, nothing more, nothing less. One notable thing about this title is that is really uses the city of Boston well and places should be familiar to anyone who knows that city. It is tightly plotted and very intense in places and worth a read if you like supernatural thrillers. This book is the first in a series, but also works as a stand-alone.
This book is about a nineteen-year-old, Jack Dwyer, whose best friend died because of the creatures in the night....Prowlers. with his best friend's guidance and the help of the one person who doesnt think he's insane, Jack learns of the existance and ways of the Prowlers. Under the bold and ruthless leader Owen Tanzer, the Prowlers have united at last. They go from city to city hunting humans until they are close to being discovered and then they move on. Unlike werewolves, they arent humans which the moon turns into wolves...they are savage beasts slaughtering the humans. jack wants revenge for his friend and himself, but that determination makes him a target-and his friends-for the prowlers to hunt.