"Lord, parts of her were gone.", May 8, 2000
Reviewer: mellion108 (Michigan, USA)
JACKALS is a gem of a horror novel. It is filled with vivid, haunting images that kept me turning page after page to reach the end. Brooding hero Jim Scott reminds me of the dark, take-charge Ethan Proctor, investigator extraordinaire in Grant's later BLACK OAK series. Filled with chilling little one-liner paragraphs such as "Something reached them on the wind" this little novel is sure to crawl under your skin.
Scott hunts the jackals. That's what he's done since the heartbreaking loss of his beloved sister to one of their packs. Convinced that there is still something human about these jackals, Scott grapples with some guilt over murdering them, but along with the help of other hunters (Maurice is a particularly intriguing character), he is determined to prevent the jackals from destroying more lives. The novel begins with a bloody and beaten Rachel literally crawling her way to Scott's cabin for help. From then on, the novel never stops delivering with haunting writing and nightmarish visuals. Grant is one of the masters of the genre; he relies on our own fears rather than basic gross-out value to scare the reader. If you haven't read Grant, do so now! You won't regret it.
this one makes you think. I have mentioned it as improbable, but possible. Deffinately worth the read!
About a mysterious race of creatures who kill those hapless folks who experience bad luck while traveling on the road