Nightscape: Early Darkness
Ridge Dantley is flourishing as a journalist on the political beat and set to be married to his college sweetheart. Everything seems to be going perfectly—until a freak yachting accident turns a South Pacific vacation into a brutal test of survival. Taken prisoner by a cruel adventurer running an illegal gold mining operation, Ridge faces an impossible choice: living on his knees or dying on his feet. Any show of resistance or attempt at escape could mean instant death and at the same time, doom his fiancée and friends.
Even if by some miracle Ridge were to liberate himself, how far could he possibly get? He’s severely wounded. His nemesis commands an army of spear-wielding natives. He has no sure idea of where he’s been stranded among the nearly 1,000 islands and atolls of the Solomons. And worse, he suspects the mining operation is a cover for something far more sinister than simple greed run amuck—something that may well presage the end of civilization.
In his third novel in the Nightscape series of supernatural thrillers, David W. Edwards offers another signature mix of whirlwind action, Lovecraftian chills and weird renegade philosophy.
Nightscape completists note: This novel explores the supernatural threat first introduced in the progressive rock concept album, To Sin Against Our Mercies.