Nocturnal by Scott Sigler
If you’re a fan of police procedurals with well-developed characters, great snappy dialogue and twisty plots give this one a chance. This is the story of two normal cops, good cops, good guys, who get sucked into the underworld of San Francisco. And I mean that literally. The world under San Francisco. The world “they” inhabit. The monsters. The ones who have been tearing the limbs off of people and possibly eating them as well.
The first half of the book reads like any other great serial killer thriller, and then things start to fall into place. And the picture those pieces create is not anything that makes sense in our reality. The book crosses over from police procedural to urban fantasy seamlessly; fans of either genre should appreciate the skill Sigler has to mix the two. One warning though, Sigler is great at writing horror and a bit of his penchant for gore drips onto the page.
Sigler wrote one of the most memorable books I’ve ever read: Infected. (If you like horror, you can not beat that one. Can’t remember if you’ve read it? Blue triangles – if those two words don’t make you cringe, you didn’t read it.) I have made a point to wait for each new book that comes out, and he didn’t disappoint me with his fourth. I eagerly await the fifth.