Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Slowly, bizarre events grip the tiny mountain community of Potter’s Field, Wyoming. Cattle are mutilated. Animals become savage. Children go insane. Townspeople are found without faces. And one man must confront the evil behind the hideous events, an evil that is all too human and deadly. From the bestselling author of Desperate Measures.
Something is on the prowl in the forests and foothills outside the small Wyoming town of Potter’s Field, something that mutilates but does not feed, that kills indiscriminately and without reason, at night, by moonlight.
As the body count mounts, police chief Nathan Slaughter and the town’s medical examiner try to find out who or what is doing the killing….Morrell embeds compelling human drama in a taut, hell-for-leather plot consisting of equal parts police procedural, medical detective story, biological horror story, disaster novel and Gothic thriller.
Beneath its multi-genre surface, The Totem engages broader sociological issues … A thriller of rare ambition and achievement, as thought-provoking as it is exciting and scary.