The Dark Horse
Jack Hughes is a cowboy who lives in solitude - mostly because he finds that being around people is stressful, and when he gets stressed out, he turns into a black stallion. It's definitely strange, and he'd rather just be left alone, a freak of nature by himself. But when he meets Claire, a young scientist searching for the Fountain of Youth, he can't resist her. Against his better judgement, he agrees to be her guide through the mountains near Lake Tahoe. He thinks Claire is normal, except for her belief that the Fountain of Youth is real, but everyone has a flaw. Then weird things start to happen to them, and Jack begins to realize that there are more things in heaven and earth than a shape-shifting cowboy.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 106.68 x 170.18 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
- 01 Nov 2005
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
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"An awesome talent! Patricia Simpson is about to set the publishing world on fire. "The Dark Lord" has won a coveted spot on my keeper shelf."--Sherrilyn Kenyon, "USA Today" bestselling author of "Night Pleasures" on "The Dark Lord""Patricia Simpson has a fast-paced, intriguing story in "The Dark Lord". Full of passion and dark magic, it's a true modern gothic. Don't miss it!"--Karen Harbaugh, author of 2004 Rita Award finalist "Night Fires" on "The Dark Lord""A dark and insidious menace permeates this supernatural tale by the very talented Simpson. It is wonderful to have her back and writing the paranormal thrillers she does so well."--"The Romantic Times Book Club Magazine" on "The Dark Lord"
About Patricia Simpson
Until recently, Patricia Simpson hailed from the moody shores of the Puget Sound, where writing paranormal suspense novels was a natural consequence of living in the mist and rain. When not at home, Ms. Simpson could be found shaking out her bumbershoot at the local Starbucks Coffee House. Since her marriage to a Scotsman (yes, a real livewire Scot just like those heroes in her novels!), she resided in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California, where she is learned to rollerblade and rediscovered the sun. She currently lives in Alabama.