THE BEAST THAT FEEDS ON CONFUSION AND FEAR
Two boys with extraordinary powers...to use for good or evil.
Restless spirits roaming the dark Alabama woods, infesting a Chicago
hotel, haunting an amusement park ride.
A lustful girl who drowns, then reappears.
A ghastly family massacre....
Wherever human fears hide, there in the shadows lurks the Shape
They were known as the healer and the demon-boy. They faced each
other for the first time at a tent revival meeting. The inexplicable
energy that passed between them frightened the two boys. Each began
dreaming the same dream: an eagle made of smoke locked in combat with
a snake made of fire. And seeing things: a bestial shape with glowing
Billy Creekmore and Wayne Falconer would feel that same eerie charge
every time their paths crossed over the next decade, as each undertook
his Mystery Walk through life.
Billy used his powers to set the dead to rest in the traditional way
his Choctaw grandmother had tutored him.
Wayne used his healing gifts to raise money for his minister father's
One of them wanted the other dead.
The Shape Changer wanted both dead.
Not since Stephen King began terrorizing readers has a novel of such
masterly horror as Mystery Walk appeared. Set in a deceptively
sleepy Southern town, and reaching to the bleak deserts of Mexico, it
is the story of two unforgettable characters on a collision course,
thrust into a nightmare world in which good and evil—and reality
itself—become toys in the hands of an ancient, unstoppable force.
Its graphic description, driving narrative, and indelible images prove
Mystery Walk the best new horror fiction in many a year.