Sorcerer by Greg F. Gifune
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When a beautiful woman offers unemployed Jeff McGrath a job, he has no idea what his new employer will require from him. But what, if anything, does that have to do with the homeless man Jeff's wife Eden seems oddly drawn to?
The demise of DarkFuse was one of the lower points of the last couple years as far as horror fiction goes. However, a lot of the DarkFuse novellas are available and well worth a read. Sorcerer is one of those.
Jeff McGrath is in dire straits when the opportunity of a lifetime drops into his lap. A gorgeous woman hooks him into working for International Facilitators and the mysterious Foster Hope. Jeff tries to back out but Hope already has him by the short hairs by then. I had a feeling things would go the way they did but it was still a great experience getting there.
Sorcerer is a frantic little novella, less than 100 pages but it packs the punch of a much bigger book. It feels like a half-remembered Twilight Zone episode. Greg Gifune has never been one of my favorite horror authors but he knocked this one out of the park. If you're a fan of the Twilight SZone, definitely give Sorcerer a shot. Five out of five stars.
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