About The Furies

The Furies by Mark Alpert

For centuries the Furies have lived among us. The ancient clan dwelled peacefully in the villages of France and Germany until the 1500s, when they were denounced as witches and massacred by the thousands. They fled first to England and then to America, settling in the woods of northern Michigan, which at the time was a mostly unexplored wilderness. They established Haven, their refuge, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and for the next four hundred years they lived in seclusion and guarded their secrets. Their biggest secret is what caused the witch hunts that nearly destroyed the clan. The Furies share a rare genetic mutation, a chromosomal anomaly so terrifying it must be hidden at all costs.

Now, though, the family’s survival is threatened. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman named Ariel has led John Rogers into the middle of a secret war among the Furies. John is an unemployed social worker from the slums of Philadelphia, an ex-thug whose life has been shattered by gang violence. He can’t believe his good luck when he meets Ariel at a bar and she invites him to her hotel room. But their tryst is interrupted by a team of rifle-toting killers determined to assassinate Ariel and her new paramour. As John flees across the country with the mysterious woman, he becomes trapped in the battle between a rebellious faction of the Furies and the clan’s elders. The grand prize in this war is a chance to remake the human race.

For fans of Michael Crichton, Justin Cronin, and Stephen King, The Furies weaves cutting-edge science into a high-stakes thriller, showing how a simple genetic twist could have inspired tales of witchcraft and sorcery. The paranormal is not only possible, it’s inevitable. Read The Furies to see how the supernatural fantasies of the past will become the all-too-real nightmares of the future.