Arlen Wagner has an awful gift: he can see death in the eyes of men before it strikes. He's never wrong.
when Arlen awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's
telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn
them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill believes him, and the two abandon
the train, hoping to escape certain death. They continue south, but soon
are stranded at The Cypress House--an isolated Gulf Coast boarding
house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady--directly in the path of an
It doesn't take Arlen and Paul long to
realize that the storm isn't the only approaching danger--a much
deadlier force controls the county and everyone living in it. But Paul
refuses to abandon Rebecca to face the threat alone, and Arlen's eerie
gift warns him that they'll never leave. From its chilling beginning to
terrifying end, The Cypress House is a story of relentless suspense from "one of the best of the best" (Michael Connelly).
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