During World War II, Germany’s Hürtgen Forest was a killing field. But there was something worse than the enemy in the mist. An ancient power was waiting to prey upon those who opposed the Third Reich.
Jack Chambers survived the war, but even after all these years, he still has nightmares about Hürtgen—and the unholy horrors he battled there. Now he is determined to reveal the truth behind his platoon’s massacre and entrusts the task to his grandson, Sean. But Sean’s quest sets him in a deadly race against those who wish to bury the truth forever—and those who plan to use it to unleash hell on Earth.
This is a Samhain Horror Title.
Adolph Hitler knew he was beginning to lose the War….
Take Stephen King’s fantastic style of horror writing that makes you freak at every noise and Tom Clancy’s incredibly detailed style of writing that paints the book into a tableau of smell, touch and sound in front of you and morph them into a person and voilá you will get Brian Moreland. He has a fantastic way of being so detailed that you swear you think you are with this group of U.S. Army men in Europe during World War II and at the same time, he can freak you out enough to make you think twice about reading without checking the doors in your house to make sure they are locked and keeping a light on.
This book is eerie and chilling and so detailed that you are right there with “The Grim Reaper” (aka Lieutenant Jack Chambers) while he and his men try to survive a hellish time in World War II Germany fighting what they originally think are just German troops. They have a mission, but as The Grim Reaper and his men finds out more and more information they realize that this mission might just be the one that none of the men might return from.
This book starts out in the modern day with Sean Chambers, the grandson of the “The Grim Reaper” carrying out a request by (now Colonel) Jack Chambers, which involves travelling to Europe to fulfill a promise his Grandfather made over 60 years before. During his travel, while reading his grandfathers diary Sean begins to understand that maybe some of the horror and tall tales that are told about the evils of the Third Reich aren’t all elaborations or dreamt up nightmares and that Hitler’s right hand “medical” men were creating unspeakable horror to fight the Allies. “The Grim Reaper” and his men don’t believe what they see and hear but they know they have to fight whatever it is no matter how much they might disbelieve. Lt. Jack Chambers has agreed to his team’s “last” job because the “higher ups” have made him the offer that after they finish this job they can all get shipped stateside-so long as the objective is reached. Had he known everything he had been getting he and his men into he might have thought twice.
I could not put the book down. I mean I have seen my share of horror movies that I will watch again and again because they are just that well done and this book I consider to be a classic movie just in written form. I know it was just a book but Brian Moreland has an incredible gift at not just telling a story, because anyone can tell a story; but he is so descriptive and his story is so alive that when the shelling and gunfire occurred I swear I could hear it!!
I applaud you Mr. Moreland, you are incredible!!!