Necroscope: The Touch

Necroscope (Volume 6)

Brian Lumley

Tor Books

To test of the power of God, an insane triad of malevolent aliens decides to become so evil that God himself will have to stop them. They have already destroyed their homeworld, an entire solar system, and most of their own race. Their next target: Earth!
In addition to advanced science mankind can only dream of, the Mordri Three have the unique ability to forever alter skin, bone, and muscle with a simple touch. Once this powerful touch was used only for healing, but the Mordri Three use it as a weapon, literally turning people inside out, mutating them in front of their horrified loved ones, or seeding them with cancer.
Scott St. John is mourning the painful death of his beloved wife when he is struck by a golden arrow of light—a fragment of the soul of Harry Keogh, the original Necroscope—and gains powers he does not understand. Soon after, a mysterious, beautiful woman begins appearing everywhere he goes. She warns him to keep silent—about what, he does not know—and keeps trying to tell him something critically important, but each time, she vanishes before she can fully explain. And Scott begins to dream of a very unusual Wolf, who begs Scott—in human speech—to rescue him before the hunters come.
A fledgling Necroscope, a telepathic Wolf, a beautiful woman from beyond the stars, the ghost of Harry Keogh, the best of E-Branch’s psychic fighting forces, and a dead girl who is not yet ready to seek her just reward must defeat three impossibly strong, psychically gifted monsters whose touch literally melts flesh from bone.

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Chapter One


At 3:33 a.m. on a wild and rainy Sunday in mid-February, 1990, thirteen members of E-Branch---the strangest, most esoteric of England's several Secret Services---experienced something that astonished even them: the destruction of a man who was once one of their own, but no longer. They experienced, in fact, the death of Harry Keogh, Necroscope, transmitted to E-Branch HQ via some fantastic and unknown psychic medium from a world in a parallel universe, a world known only as Sunside/Starside.

Harry had gone there to escape the persecution and


Praise for Necroscope: The Touch

Praise for Brian Lumley and the Necroscope novels

"Lumley's prose and pacing are more polished in each new book, and he continues to combine horror and alien-invasion themes uncommonly deftly."

"Lumley excels at depicting heroes larger than life and horrors worse than death." --Publishers Weekly

"The new novel stands alone. Necroscope fans will find themselves reading as fast as Lumley can type, and new readers may apply as well."--Kirkus Reviews on Necroscope: Invaders

"A finely crafted vampire tale with the added dimension of espionage and the paranormal, this novel is a thrilling read for horror and suspense fans. Lumley skillfully blends together characters and intricate plot lines."--VOYA on Necroscope: The Lost Years

"I'm impressed with Lumley's talent. He's obviously one of the best writers in the field."--John Farris

"Lumley's love of his pulp-horror subjects is gleefully apparent. He revels in every telling detail, in stories-within-stories and convoluted histories. He writes in the grand style of the serial."--San Francisco Chronicle on Blood Brothers

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  • Brian Lumley

  • Brian Lumley is the author of the Necroscope series and many other novels of horror, adventure, and science fiction, including Khai of Khem, the Titus Crow series, and the Tales of the Primal Land. Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award for his short fiction.
    Brian Lumley and his wife live in England and visit the United States on a regular basis.

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