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A small-time criminal. A has-been rock star. A shadowy government agency. And a severed hand whose dark powers threaten to destroy them all.

“Rosson’s novel plays out like a nightmare—one that’s nearly impossible to put down.”—

“The unsettling darkness of Joe Hill meets the cryptic mystery of The X-Files.”—Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of The Violence

When leg-breaker Hutch Holtz rolls up to a rundown apartment complex in Portland, Oregon, to collect overdue drug money, a severed hand is the last thing he expects to find stashed in the client’s refrigerator. Hutch quickly realizes that the hand induces uncontrollable madness: Anyone in its proximity is overcome with a boundless compulsion for violence. Within hours, catastrophic forces are set into motion: Dark-op government agents who have been desperately hunting for the hand are on Hutch’s tail, more of the city’s residents fall under its brutal influence, and suddenly all of Portland stands at the precipice of disaster. . . .

But it’s all the same for Katherine Moriarty, a singer whose sudden fame and precipitous downfall were followed by the mysterious death of her estranged husband—suicide, allegedly. Her trauma has made her agoraphobic, shackled within the confines of her apartment. Her son, Nick, has moved home to care for her, quietly making his living working for Hutch’s boss.

When Hutch calls Nick in distress, looking for someone else to take the hand, Katherine and Nick are plunged into a global struggle that will decimate the walls of the carefully arranged life they’ve built. Mother and son must evade both crazed, bloodthirsty masses and deceitful government agents while exorcising family secrets that have risen from the dead—secrets, they soon discover, that might hold the very key to humanity’s survival.

Can you resist the hand? Find an excerpt from the next Fever House novel at the end of the book.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Rosson has melded the perfect mix of gritty horror, shadowy noir, and literary gusto into the most metal novel of all time." - Brian Castleberry

"The unsettling darkness of Joe Hill meets the cryptic mystery of The X-Files, Fever House is a wild ride through a funhouse apocalypse that will stick to your mind like clotted blood." - Delilah S Dawson

"Fever House is a punk-apocalyptic horror show with a good heart and bad intentions. The most ferocious, terrifying zombie novel since The Living Dead." - Philip Fracassi

"A twisted, terrifying thriller, Fever House feels so real I had to check the headlines to make sure it was a novel." - Elizabeth Hand

"This book is rock and roll, horror, and noir in a blender. . . . A bullet of a wild ride straight to Hell, and mightily entertaining along the way." - Alma Katsu

"My heart was racing from the first page of this book to the last. Fever House is propulsive, gritty, smart, rock and roll, and so terrifyingly real. Read this book!" - CJ Leede

"What a time to be undead! Keith Rosson has written an epic nightmare of a book, the kind that will jolt you out of whatever reading rut you've fallen into." - Kelly Link

"ever House is awesome. . . . Great writing . . . also scary as Hell! A really excellent book that should not be missed." - Robert R McCammon

"Devilishly relentless . . . This book is concrete brutality that will leave you bruised and out of breath." - Hailey Piper

"Fever House is an extraordinary novel, a wild but seamless hybrid of hoodlum noir, government agency skullduggery, punk nostalgia, and the apocalypse foretold. Keith Rosson is a master." - Richard Price

"Pulp Fiction meets a punk-rock Da Vinci Code . . . in this awesomely blood-soaked, thrillingly entertaining horror-noir mash-up." - C J Tudor

"Fever House is like being electrocuted with an awesome story and sharp, snapping prose. It somehow executes noir, pulp, spy thriller and visceral crime horror as one entire package and doesn't skip a beat doing it." - Chuck Wendig

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