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Severe Risk

(The first book in the Frankenstorm series)
A Novella by


In the first terrifying installment of Ray Garton's six-part Frankenstorm, a natural disaster of epic proportions is brewing off the coast of California - and a man-made nightmare is about to be unleashed. . .


On the eve of the biggest storm in west coast history, virologist Fara McManus shows up at work in a secret government lab where microbiologist Dr. Jeremy Corcoran has been working on a new bioweapon, using the homeless as human guinea pigs. Concerned for the subjects, Fara decides to stay. Especially now. Between the raging storm outside and the rage-inducing chemicals in the patients, a million things could go wrong. But the last thing Fara expects to happen is an armed attack on the lab, an explosion of gunfire, and an army of men smashing the barriers. Releasing the infected. Spreading the virus. . .into the world.

On a night like this, there is no shelter from the storm.


"Scary. . .involving. . .mature and thoughtful." - Stephen King on Dark Channel

"Gripping, original, and sly." - Dean Koontz on Live Girls

"Ray Garton is, and always has been, one of horror fiction's great innovators." - F. Paul Wilson

"Garton never fails to go for the throat!" - Richard Laymon

"Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect." Publishers Weekly

"Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you." --Mark Kidwell, Fangoria magazine

"Garton does not even know that there is top to go over." --Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column

"Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print." --Cemetery Dance magazine

15,000 Words

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Ray Garton's Severe Risk

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Frankenstorm: Severe Risk
Author(s): Ray Garton
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU