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Red Hands

(The third book in the Ben Walker series)
A novel by

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. Maeve 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 Maeve who possesses that killing touch. Fleeing into the mountains, struggling with her own grief and confusion, Maeve faces 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 Maeve 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 Maeve searches for a hiding place, hunted and growing sicker by the moment, 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 Maeve meet at last, they will unravel a stunning legacy of death and betrayal, and a malignant secret as old as history.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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Used availability for Christopher Golden's Red Hands

Hardback Editions

December 2020 : USA Hardback

Title: Red Hands: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-250-24630-X / 978-1-250-24630-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Audio Editions

December 2020 : USA Audio CD

Title: Red Hands (Ben Walker)
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-70527-001-8 / 978-1-70527-001-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

December 2020 : USA Audio edition

Title: Red Hands: Ben Walker Series, Book 3
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

December 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Red Hands: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA