From Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Andrew Klavan, a supernatural thriller about a good cop in the grips of an evil curse. In the tradition of Dexter and The Shield, the first in a riveting trilogy about a crime-fighter on a quest to control the beast within.
Zach Adams is one of the best detectives in the country. Nicknamed Cowboy, he’s a soft-spoken homicide detective from Houston known for his integrity and courage under fire. He serves on a federal task force that has a single mission: to hunt down Dominic Abend, a European gangster who has taken over the American underworld.
After a brutal murder gives them a lead, Zach and his tough guy NYPD partner Martin Goulart feel like they’re finally on Abend’s trail. But things get complicated—and very, very weird. Goulart’s on-the-job enemies are accusing him of corruption. And Zach is beginning to suspect that Abend’s evil goes beyond crime—perhaps to the edge of the supernatural. As his investigation continues in Germany, Zach finds himself lured into the impossible. In a centuries-old forest under a full moon, a beast assaults him, cursing him forever. In the aftermath, Zach is transformed into something horrible—something deadly.
Now, the good cop has innocent blood on his hands. He has killed—and he will kill again—in the form of a beast who can’t be controlled or stopped. Before he can free himself, he’s going to have to solve the greatest mystery of all: How can you defeat evil when the evil is inside you?
“Werewolf Cop moves like a freight train–a classic white-knuckled police procedural with the chills of a midnight horror movie, and the best kind of old-fashioned hero at the center. I loved it.”–Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Suspicion and Paranoia
Andrew Klavan is the Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four novels, including such bestsellers as Empire of Lies, Killer in the Wind, and True Crime (adapted into a film by Clint Eastwood), and Don’t Say a Word (adapted into a film starring Michael Douglas). His most recent work is Nightmare City (Thomas Nelson). His novels have been nominated for the Edgar Award five times, winning the award three times. In addition to his thrillers, Andrew has also written The Homelanders series of books for young adults. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, and he maintains a blog at PJ Media. Andrew lives in Santa Barbara.
“The most original American novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich.” (Stephen King)
“Though the title might suggest more lighthearted fare, make no mistake, this is a gritty crime novel at heart. Klavan is a suspense expert, building slowly through the first half of the book and then setting a rapid, tense pace for the second. And for all of that, Klavan also infuses the text with a plentiful wry humor.” (Foreword Reviews)
“Multiple Edgar Award winner Klavan explor[es] the extreme thoughts and emotions his protagonist experiences. Fans of contemporary monster tales will be taken with Klavan’s thriller.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Klavan winds his tale tighter and tighter until the reader is hopelessly spellbound. Superb suspense by a master storyteller.” (Clive Cussler)
“Klavan has a knack for creating relentless, fast-paced narratives, and this thriller-horror hybrid is no exception.” (Booklist)
“Werewolf Cop grabs the reader by the throat and doesn’t let go until the very end. The writing is crisp and descriptive. Straight-arrow Zach Adams has his flaws and moments of doubt. The other characters are also fully-rounded. This good read will send shivers up your spine.” (AuthorLink.com)
“The two Edgars Klavan owns testify to his excellence at thrillers.” (Publishers Weekly)