Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town

Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town : The Second Official Novel

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Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things.

Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper's protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked "New York" out of the basement-and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does "Vietnam" mean? And why has he never talked about New York?

Although he'd rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can't deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York-the last big case before everything changed...

Summer, New York City, 1977. Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth.

Soon Hopper is undercover among New York's notorious street gangs. But just as he's about to crack the case, a blackout rolls across the boroughs, plunging Hopper into a darkness deeper than any he's faced before.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 31mm | 521g
  • CENTURY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780899998
  • 9781780899992
  • 16,611

About Adam Christopher

Adam Christopher's debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow's Book of the Year and a Financial Times Book of the Year. He is also the author of Seven Wonders, Hang Wire, and The Burning Dark, as well as these nonfiction books: Made to Kill, Standard Hollywood Depravity, and Killing Is My Business. A contributor to the internationally bestselling Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View fortieth-anniversary anthology, Christopher has also written the official tie-in novels for the hit CBS television show Elementary and the award-winning Dishonored videogame franchise, and, with Chuck Wendig, wrote The Shield for Dark Circle/Archie Comics. Born in New Zealand, Adam has lived in Great Britain since 2006.
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