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In bestselling author Christopher Golden's supernatural thriller Red Hands, sometimes a story is a warning. Sometimes the warning comes too late

When a mysterious and devastating bioweapon causes its victims to develop Red Hands, the touch of death, weird science expert Ben Walker is called to investigate.

A car plows through the crowd at a July 4th parade. The driver climbs out, sick and stumbling, reaching out…and everyone he touches drops dead within seconds. Mae Sinclair watches in horror as people she loves begin to die and she knows she must take action. But in the aftermath of this terror, it’s Mae Sinclair who possesses that killing touch. Fleeing into the mountains, Mae is struggling with her own grief, confusion, and the dawning realization that she will never be able to touch another human being again.

"Weird s**t expert” Ben Walker is surprised to get a call from Alena Boudreau, director of the newly restructured Global Science Research Coalition. There’s an upheaval in the organization and she needs to send someone she can trust to Jericho Falls. Whoever finds Mae Sinclair first will unravel the mystery of her death touch, and many are willing to kill her for that secret. Walker’s assignment is to get her off the mountain alive. But as Mae searches for a safe hiding place, hunted and growing sicker by the moments, she begins to hear an insidious voice in her head, and the yearning, the need… the hunger to touch another human being continues to grow. When Walker and Mae meet at last, they will unravel a stunning legacy of death and betrayal, and a malignant secret as old as history.

About the Author


CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, and the comic book series featuring the same character. His novel Ararat won the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for best horror novel.

Praise For…


"Ben Walker is back in Christopher Golden's Red Hands, a plague novel with a twist you won't see coming. This novel is part thriller, part horror, part science fiction -- in other words, as immediate and timely as this morning's paper. Except in Golden's world, the good guys give as good as they get. And the ride is a hell of a lot more fun." —Nathan Ballingrud, author of Wounds

“This barnstorming thriller-with-a-twist starts with a whammy and doesn't let up until the last page. Clear your schedule - you won't be able to put this down once you start it. Reads like a Stephen King novel on speed.”
—Sarah Lotz, author of The White Road and Day Four

"From page one, Red Hands grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. The pacing is perfect. The action is chaotic, vivid, and incredibly satisfying. Full of intrigue, governmental scheming, and biological terror, this is one dark thriller I’ll be talking about—and recommending—for years to come." —Rio Youers, author of Lola on Fire and The Forgotten Girl

"Ben Walker embarks on his most terrifying mission yet, when merely touching the ones closest to you will cause them to die. Filled with pain and fury, heartache and love, Red Hands is a scorchingly potent thriller." —Tim Lebbon, New York Times bestselling author of Eden

Red Hands is a brilliant, devious, and deeply disturbing thriller that blurs the line between the fantastic and our very real world. Highly recommended.” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Rage



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250246301
ISBN-10: 125024630X
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: December 8th, 2020
Pages: 320