Did I say that F. Paul Wilson's Reprisal was a placeholder? Teach me to pass judgment on a book midway through. At about the halfway point the horror really kicks in. And I mean this is some bad stuff. One of those where you're thinking, "Oh no, he's not really going to let that happen is he?" And he does. Yikes. Probably the darkest of the Adversary books in many ways. Not for the squeamish. I'd like to think I can hold out for a bit before leaping into the final volume Night World, but I don't think that's very likely.