The Collective is a gripping thriller from Christopher Golden, author of Tin Men, written under the pseudonym Jack Rogan.
In a quiet community outside Fort Myers, Florida, a home invasion and murder draw a crowd of Feds. No one is aware that this killing is part of a vast, chilling conspiracy. After all, the victims were just an ordinary family. Former FBI agents Josh Hart and Rachael Voss spearhead the investigation, following a trail of seemingly accidental deaths. Then, in a tranquil Boston suburb, someone comes after the seven-month-old daughter of Gulf War vet Caitlin McCandless. Cait has combat training and knowledge of a shocking secret—and she’ll need both to save her daughter’s life.
Voss and Hart, searching for answers only McCandless can provide, soon find themselves up against far-reaching forces, but what truly startles them is finding enemies inside their own chain of command. In a race against time, power, and secrecy, Voss, Hart, and McCandless are about to come together around an explosive truth: In America, someone is waging war against children—for the most horrifying reason of all.
About Jack Rogan
Jack Rogan teaches English and theatre arts at a small private school in New England. In previous lives he has been a travel writer, a housepainter, and an amateur treasure hunter. The Ocean Dark is his first novel.
About Christopher Golden
Christopher Golden’s novels include The Lost Ones, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and The Borderkind. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast The Steadfast Tin Soldier and The Vampire, with Mike Mignola, and they are currently scripting it as a feature film for the New Regency. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include Poison Ink for Delacorte, Soulless for MTV Books, and The Secret Journeys of Jack London, a collaboration with Tim Lebbon. With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of the dark fantasy series The Menagerie as well as the young readers fantasy series OutCast and the comic book miniseries Talent, both of which were recently acquired by Universal Pictures. Golden and Sniegoski also wrote the upcoming comic book miniseries The Sisterhood, currently in development as a feature film. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. At present he is collaborating with Tim Lebbon on The Map of Moments, the second novel of The Hidden Cities.
Praise for Jack Rogan’s The Ocean Dark
“A gale-force-ten of a thriller, blending furious suspense with brilliantly speculative science.”—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling co-author of Fever Dream
“A masterful thriller, The Ocean Dark is a big, sprawling tale that races from start to finish like an unstoppable vessel steaming full speed ahead.”—Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Burning Wire
“[A] brilliant thriller . . . The Ocean Dark demands to be devoured in one sitting. . . . Read it with all the lights on in the house. You’ve been warned!”—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Doomsday Key