Book cover - Nocturnal - Author Scott Sigler


Author Scott Sigler

  • Release Date: 2012-04-03
  • Genre: Horror
Our score: 4.5
From 149 Ratings

Nocturnal Summary

Nocturnal - Scott Sigler reinvented the alien-invasion story in his bestselling novels Infected and Contagious… rebooted the biotech thriller in Ancestor…now, in his most ambitious, sweeping novel to date, he works his magic on the paranormal thriller, taking us inside a terrifying underworld of subterranean predators that only his twisted mind could invent.
Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. 
How else to explain the dreams he keeps having—dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him—not disgust, not horror, but excitement? 
As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence “Pookie” Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem. For the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy—a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan.  Meanwhile, a shadowy vigilante, seemingly armed with superhuman powers, is out there killing the killers.  And Bryan and Pookie’s superiors—from the mayor on down—seem strangely eager to keep the detectives from discovering the truth. 
Doubting his own sanity and stripped of his badge, Bryan begins to suspect that he’s stumbled into the crosshairs of a shadow war that has gripped his city for more than a century—a war waged by a race of killers living in San Francisco’s unknown, underground ruins, emerging at night to feed on those who will not be missed. 
And as Bryan learns the truth about his own intimate connections to the killings, he discovers that those who matter most to him are in mortal danger…and that he may be the only man gifted—or cursed—with the power to do battle with the nocturnals.
Featuring a dazzlingly plotted mystery and a terrifying descent into a nightmarish underworld—along with some of the most incredible action scenes ever put to paper, and an explosive, gut-wrenching conclusion you won’t soon forget—Nocturnal is the most spectacular outing to date from one of the genre’s brightest stars.

Nocturnal Review

  • Read his other stuff first

    By A non blankslate
    Liked the authors GFL stuff, but here the main character isn't that interesting, is poorly developed, and with a mediocre storyline. Not horrible but you can probably spend your money and time better elsewhere.
  • Great book

    By Shoden!1
    Loved this book. I enjoyed the Infected series but I thought this story was a little more focused. I think Sigler will only get better.
  • More masterful work from Scott Sigler

    By upsguy
    This novel plunges you deeply into a dark, and creepy understory of San Francisco. You will definitely not see the plot twists and turns coming. I would have given it 5 stars, but I liked the ending from the early podcast draft of the story. Don't get me wrong, this ending is good and logistically speaking fits a little better but the other one really got your heart racing and your blood boiling.
  • Excellent

    By Chef_Ninja
    The book was awesome. Very well written, very original and actually funny in some parts. The author does a great job describing and connecting you to the characters, you FEEL for them. I bought this book on accident and now I'm going to read ALL of his books.
  • Sigler Does It Again

    By A_GoGo
    Sigler takes on a totally different theme and runs with it. It is a terrific original story that becomes a real page-turner after you get past the first hundred or so pages which set up the background and personalities.
  • Another amazing Sigler Story!

    By The One and Only Ziro
    One of my favorite books of all time. Just a side note... There seems to be a problem on page 63 where a whole page is duplicated and the next page is missing. Weird
  • Super story!

    By Jake6187
    I'd never heard of the author before finding him in iBooks and giving this book a chance. What a great choice!! Suspenseful, very fast read. You won't regret this book.
  • Couldn

    By greenbrass
    And I listened to the first version via podcast for free! This was an excellent book…great story and characters, action and suspense, and the banter between the buddy cops Pookie Chang and Bryan "The Terminator" Clauser had me laughing out loud (people look at you funny when you do that!). Keep 'em coming FDO…can't wait for the sequel!
  • Nocturnal

    By John 3601
    Was watching Geek and Sundry on you tube and saw this author interviewed. Very interesting fellow. I love mysteries, science fiction, and horror. If you have any interest in that please read this awesome book.
  • Sigler knocks it out of the park!

    Even if you have previously listened to the podcast version of this story hold onto your seat you're in for thrills and chills because the FDO has significantly re-tooled the story. Your favorite main characters are still there, but they are doing it differently this time. I love it because I watch my favorite movies and always wonder....what if our hero did THIS instead of THAT this time. We get a little peak at where Sigler sends our heroes and villains in such an instance. He also leaves room for a sequel.