The Hollow Ones by Chuck Hogan

A terrible crime that defies explanation, a rookie FBI agent in uncharted territory, and an awesome hero for the ages: an research spirals out of manipulate on this heart-pounding thriller.Odessa Hardwicke’s existence is derailed whilst she’s forced to turn her gun on her partner, Walt Leppo, a embellished FBI agent who turns suddenly, inexplicably violent at the same time as apprehending a rampaging murderer. The shooting, justified by way of self-defense, shakes the younger FBI agent to her core. Devastated, Odessa is placed on desk go away pending a complete research. But what most troubles Odessa isn’t always the tragedy itself — it’s the shadowy presence she concept she saw fleeing the deceased agent’s body after his death.Questioning her destiny with the FBI and her sanity, Hardwicke accepts a low-level project to clean out the property of a retired agent inside the New York office. What she reveals there’ll placed her on the path of a mysterious parent named Hugo Blackwood, a man of vast way who claims to had been alive for centuries, and who’s either an unhinged lunatic, or humanity’s pleasant and only defense against unspeakable evil.From the authors who brought you The Strain Trilogy comes a strange, terrifying, and darkly wondrous international of suspense, mystery, and literary horror. The Hollow Ones is a chilling, spell-binding tale, a hauntingly authentic new fantasy from Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro and bestselling creator Chuck Hogan providing their maximum fascinating man or woman yet.


The FBI and the supernatural are acquainted bedfellows in pop culture. For starters, there’s Fox and Mulder in “The X-Files.” Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child gave us Agent Pendergast. Now there’s the great addition of FBI agent Odessa Hardwicke and occult investigator John Silence in The Hollow Ones, the brand new novel from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

Odessa is thrust into a bizarre thriller after she and her partner, Walt Leppo, chase down a random spree killer to a New Jersey home. But after killing the suspect in an exchange of gunfire, Leppo abruptly tries to kill the man’s 9-year-old child, and Odessa is forced to hearth on and kill Leppo. In a decidedly twisted turn, Odessa “sees” some thing she can’t explain leaving his body.

Remanded to desk duty while the Bureau investigates her shooting of Leppo, Odessa is, really conveniently, tasked with cleaning out the table of retired agent Earl Solomon, who's dying. Solomon urges Odessa to contact John Silence, a person he’s labored with before, to assist her in the case.

Silence—who's primarily based on certainly one of Lovecraft disciple Algernon Blackwood’s characters with the aid of the identical name—is an enigmatic and mysterious guy who apparently knows the whole thing approximately Odessa and the danger she is pursuing, which he refers to as a Hollow One, a body-hopping entity addicted to the joys of experiencing death.

The authors ferry us to and fro in time. Silence is masses of years vintage, thanks to an historical curse, and is liable for placing the Hollow One loose inside the world. It’s a bit complicated, but suffice it to say there’s a good bit of world constructing in the back of the peculiar goings-on, which all leads as much as a modern-day, high-stakes pursuit by way of Odessa and Silence to capture the entity before it is able to do extra harm.

Hogan and del Toro formerly collaborated on the Strain trilogy, a popular series grew to become short-lived TV show, and The Hollow Ones has TV collection written all over it. At the very least, it promises to be the primary in a new collection of literary adventures, and that’s a terrific thing, as Silence is a fascinating person you’ll need to see again.


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