Salem Hawley is a free man who fought on the side of the colonies in the American Revolution. There’a new science coming to the forefront in medicine which is leading to some nefarious activities in the streets of New York.
Body snatchers raid cemeteries for specimens for medical experiments. Salem Hawley is determined to defend the potter’s field where many African Americans of the time
I’m a big fan of Lovecraftian/Cosmic Horror so when I saw this book it went right on my wish list. Fans of the sub genre should find this book right up their alley, very true to Cosmic Horror.
Michael Patrick Hicks captures the sense of helplessness, dread, and the smallness of Man in the universe very well. The detail provided about the setting was exceptional. I”m and armature history buff so whenever a book set in a historical era comes up in my queue I tend to get annoyed a time or two. No so with this book. Not only did the setting make sense for the time frame but the medical experiments as well. It’s pretty well known that some pretty horrible experiments were being done during this time period.
The pacing was very good as well. I’m a reader that requires good pacing our I quickly become bored with a book. That doesn’t mean I need there to be over
Overall, a great read. One of the best Lovecraftian books I’ve read in quite some time. The book reads fast but is rich in a post revolutionary setting. I have no doubt I will have a physical copy of this book on my shelf along side the rest of my Lovecraftian collection.