Due to unforseen circumstances, Gregg has had to cancel this event. His and our apologies to all who planned to attend.
We hope to reschedule.
In his recent essay on Hallowe’en on TorTeen.com, Gregg Hurwitz noted, “In The Rains, there are plenty of things that go bump in the night. I hope it gives you that feeling in your gut that I used to get when I pulled on a new costume on Halloween and trudged out into the dark, peering over my shoulder, sizing up the other gruesome outfits, and approaching haunted houses with caution.” Join Gregg and Guest Host Jonathan Maberry, who also knows quite a bit about those sorts of things, in a discussion of Gregg’s first official venture into the Young Adult category; next winter’s new Evan Smoak novel, The Nowhere Man, and his Hollywood writing projects.
In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding.
Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen--and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away.
Determined to save Patrick's life and the lives of the remaining kids, the brothers embark on a mission to uncover the truth about the parasites--and what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.
The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It's said that when he's reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he's no legend. Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets---i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear. Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan's weakness---his work as The Nowhere Man---to find him and eliminate him.
Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she's long dreamed of-a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, coming upon a shack among the trees, where she spies a man throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve rushes back to her group...only to stumble upon a broken digital camera, marked with the name Theresa Hamilton. Later that night, clicking through the photos, Eve discovers a snapshot of that same menacing-looking man in the woods. Th eresa Hamilton has since disappeared...
"Left me breathless. Not to be missed."-James Rollins
Now the man in the woods is after whoever was snooping around his house. With a violent past and deadly mission, he will do anything to avoid being discovered. When major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world, the tour group is trapped in the jungle with a brutal predator hell-bent on protecting a long-hidden secret. At the center of it all is Eve, who must fight against incredible odds if she's to make it back home alive...
Daniel Brasher left a high-paying job as a money manager to marry his community-organizer wife and do the work he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled ex-cons. Now he's about to start a private practice. But just before his last day on the job, Daniel finds an envelope in his department mailbox one intended for someone else that was placed in his slot by accident. Inside it is an unsigned piece of paper, a note that says only "admit what you've done or you will bleed for it." along with a midnight deadline which has passed. And the person to whom the envelope was addressed was found brutally murdered.