In Alien Hunter, the trope of aliens on Earth is refitted to provide enough suspense to keep any reader interested. Even those who usually stay away from alien fantasy will be drawn to this reality-based novel. The characters are complex and surprising at various points in the novel, and just when the book begins to feel predictable, Strieber adds another twist. His excellent storytelling will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Flynn Carroll, a small-town police officer, is caught completely off-guard by his wife’s disappearance. After his co-workers notice that a few of her possessions are missing, it’s decided that she probably walked out willingly, but Flynn knows that isn’t true. He becomes obsessed, following similar cases for years. Flynn is out of ideas, until Diana Glass and her strange team contact him for a top-secret mission to track down whoever has been committing these crimes. He knows the mission will be dangerous, and he’ll have to leave his job, but after years of wondering, Flynn knows he has no choice but to go. But, as one thing after another goes wrong, Flynn and Diana are suddenly fighting for their lives. (TOR, Aug., 336 pp., $25.99)