A skull in a fire pit. A man who can’t remember his murders. A woman snatched off the street, then set free only to be hunted down like an animal—until she becomes the hunter. When these threads wind together, the result is unstoppable suspense and unforgettable horror. In the grim days following 9/11, three veterans of different wars are drawn together in one of the most remote, forbidding areas of the California desert. As serial killers ply their deadly trade and an ancient evil grows beneath desert sands, these three must discover the terrifying bond they share and learn to harness its power—before the darkness spreads and the world they know is gone forever. Written in powerful prose as dry and dangerous as its desert setting, The Slab is a true epic of horror and dark suspense.