By Douglas Wynne
WELCOME TO THE WADE HOUSE WHERE THE DOORS OPEN YOU Two years after the Starry Wisdom Church unleashed their dark gods in Boston, Becca Philips is trying to put the events of the Red Equinox behind her when Agent Brooks tracks her down in Brazil. Becca has been summoned back to Massachusetts by SPECTRA, the covert agency entrusted with keeping cosmic horrors at bay. Her special perception and skills are requested at the Wade House--a transfiguring mansion of portals to malevolent dimensions. Becca would like to refuse, but Brooks believes her estranged father may be lost between worlds at the abandoned estate. As Becca struggles with grief and forgiveness, she joins a team of explorers uniquely suited to decode the secrets of the strange house in the black snow. But what secrets do her companions harbor? And who among them will take theirs to the grave?
"Black January unites the best tradition of thrillers and cosmic horror. Wynne expands upon Lovecraftian mythology with style." -Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase
"Fans of John Connolly and Preston & Child will love Black January, a top-notch supernatural thriller full of suspense, horror, and wonder, with the coolest opening I've read in ages. Douglas Wynne is the real deal." -Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind and Of Saints and Shadows
Douglas Wynne wrote his first dark fantasy novel at the age of fifteen but took a creative detour soon after to spend the next decade writing songs and singing in rock bands. After earning his BA in Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music and working a short stint as a recording engineer in Woodstock, NY, he came full circle back to fiction writing and is recently the author of five novels: The Devil of Echo Lake, Steel Breeze, and the SPECTRA Files trilogy (Red Equinox, Black January, and Cthulhu Blues). His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, and his writing workshops have been featured at genre conventions and schools throughout New England. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and son and a houseful of animals.