Rise the Dark

Rise the Dark

Mark Novak's greatest mystery may be his own

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About the Book

Mark Novak’s greatest mystery may be his own…

Rise the dark. These were the last words written in Lauren Novak’s notebook before she was murdered in a strange Florida village. They’ve never meant anything to the police or to her husband, investigator Markus Novak. Now the man he believes killed her is out of prison, and draws Markus to the place he’s avoided for so long: the lonely road where his wife was shot to death beneath the cypress trees and Spanish moss in a town called Cassadaga.

In Red Lodge, Montana, a senseless act of vandalism shuts the lights off in the town where Sabrina Baldwin is still trying to adjust to a new home and mourning the loss of her brother, who was a high voltage linesman just like her husband, Jay. As the spring’s final snowstorm calls Jay deeper into the mountains, chasing the destruction on the electrical grid, Sabrina is abducted by Garland Webb, the man Markus Novak believes killed his wife.

Drawing them all together is a messianic villain who understands that you can never outpace your past. You can only rise against the future.

Michael Koryta is… 

“Masterful.” – Michael Connelly

“Riveting.” – Harlan Coben

“A master.” – Stephen King

“An absolute sizzler.” – Lisa Unger

“A writer for the new century” – Tom Franklin

“One of today’s finest.” – William Kent Krueger

“A terrifying winner.” – Dennis Lehane

“Electrifying.” – Joseph Finder

“Deliciously dark.” – Scott Smith

“Breathtaking.” – Nelson DeMille

“A must-read.” – Dean Koontz

“Outstanding.” – Lee Child

“Gripping.” – Stewart O’Nan

A superb thriller literally humming and buzzing with power and tension, given depth and resonance by Koryta's fascination with pitting lone human emotion against a vast and forbidding landscape.
– Lee Child
Rise the Dark is -- excuse the pun -- electrifying. Koryta delivers nonstop action in an all-too-plausible scenario, with that hint of the uncanny that's become his trademark. The ending will have readers pounding his door for more.
– Joseph Finder
A writer for the new century
– Tom Franklin
Who needs jihadis when we've got our own homegrown terrorists? With a wild premise and fascinating background, Rise the Dark is a fast, gripping, satisfying thriller. For those who don't know yet, Michael Koryta is building a hell of a shelf.
– Stewart O’Nan
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