Cain's Touch

Cain s Touch THE POWERMichael Hietala had it and spread it like a blood stained shadow over quiet Adam s Cove He left signs everywhere the miraculous return of the lost fishing fleete sudden shocking resurrectio

  • Title: Cain's Touch
  • Author: Saul Wernick
  • ISBN: 9780440134688
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE POWERMichael Hietala had it, and spread it like a blood stained shadow over quiet Adam s Cove He left signs everywhere the miraculous return of the lost fishing fleete sudden, shocking resurrectionse chain of silent, baffling deathsE GLORYThe awed townspeople offered it to Michael, with a silent pilgrimage to his A frame temple by the cold Atlantic, withTHE POWERMichael Hietala had it, and spread it like a blood stained shadow over quiet Adam s Cove He left signs everywhere the miraculous return of the lost fishing fleete sudden, shocking resurrectionse chain of silent, baffling deathsE GLORYThe awed townspeople offered it to Michael, with a silent pilgrimage to his A frame temple by the cold Atlantic, with an ardent vigil at his blasphemous shrine In return, Michael promised them than mere salvation For a price he offered them a Second Life THE MARK OF CAINBut suddenly the promise avenged itself on Michael Hietalaturned back on him.For deep within the tan, muscular body women cravedhind the eyes that held them fastyond the shrewd mind that offered lies for gold the restless spirit of a long dead brother had come to claim his soul.

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    1. Saul Wernick, Cain's Touch (Dell, 1978)When I was an adolescent, or just the other side of same, I fell head over heels in love with Saul Wernick's 1976 debut novel, The Fire Ants. Upon reflection, that's probably because I was (still am) a sucker for bug novels. Creepy crawly things scare the hops out of me, especially with the eco-nuts spouting their nonsensical spew. Hey, when I was ten years old, it did seem like a real possibility that fire ants would wipe out the whole country by 1980. So [...]

    2. I read Saul Wernick’s other two horror novels, “The Fire Ants” and “Blood Tide,” and enjoyed them. Despite their flaws (and oh there were many), they were sleazy, pulpy fun. That’s why I was disappointed by “Cain’s Touch”; the fun seemed to be missing, and it committed the worst sin such a novel can: it was boring. By definition it’s rather pointless to give an explanation of why one finds something boring, so I won’t go into it with “Cain’s Touch.” Suffice to say, th [...]

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