RISE THE DARK by Michael Koryta

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Markus Novak Novels, Book 2

Markus Novak lost his wife when Garland Webb killed her and left her body in a ditch in Casadaga, Florida, home to a large psychic and spiritual community. Webb was never caught and Novak is on the hunt, his only clue is his wife’s last entry in her journal, the mysterious phrase, “rise the dark.”

Across the country in Montana, a high voltage linesman is accidentally killed while his best friend, Jay, is just a few feet away. Jay and his best friend’s sister, Sabrina, move away, ostensibly to keep Jay safe and on the ground. When the power goes out, he goes to work but Sabrina is kidnapped while Jay is instructed to take down some heavy duty power lines.

Meanwhile a beautiful young woman is traveling the country on her way to Montana, leaving a trail of dead bodies behind. These disparate stories eventually come together in a frightening story about the holes in the U.S. infrastructure and security, and a villain who seems too smart to be stopped. Novak’s dysfunctional family comes to the forefront in this excellent second book in the Markus Novak series.

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RISE THE DARK by Michael Koryta. Little, Brown and Company (August 16, 2016).  ISBN 978-0316293839. 400p.

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2 Responses to RISE THE DARK by Michael Koryta

  1. I’m in awe of authors who can weave together seemingly disparate plot lines, especially when the stories continue in additional books in a series.

    • Stacy Alesi says:

      You and me both! I’ve been reading Koryta since he won the St. Martins’ Press/PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Contest many years ago. He is a very gifted author and I hope more readers find him!

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