There used to be a time when you couldn’t escape from mass-market paperback horror and most of it was not worth your time. Mariotte keeps you entertained and gives your gray cells something to chew on while they're helping you manufacture monsters in your mind's big-screen, surround-sound theater. Some twenty years ago, this novel might have been given the gerund treatment and titled The Running,' or 'The Glowing'. The cover would have included raised foil lettering. It would have been unmistakably horror. I'm not sure what exactly the current cover design looks like; but it doesn't say horror. It does include a cover blurb however, with the word "occult", so I suppose there's something to be thankful for. Nowadays, you can escape from horror fiction; but don’t let this horror fiction escape from you.
Causes Jeffrey Mariotte Supports
Nuclear Information Resource Service, Natural Resources Defense Council, Move-On.org,