Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bill Hodges Book 3 'End Of Watch' By Stephen King Gets An Official Cover

It is such a rare occasion that Stephen King releases sequels -- that is why he is sometimes dubbed as the Stand-Alone Novel Master (aside from Master of Macabre, of course) -- and so it is even rarer that he will release a trilogy. But his Bill Hodges chronicles seem to be an exemption.

These thriller novels focusing on the old-veteran-turned-private-eye now has a third book coming our way and the official cover art and title has been revealed. Gone are the gore theme of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers covers and a thumbs-up for the X-ray vision concept of the fantastic End of Watch cover art.

Check out the cover of End of Watch (Bill Hodges #3) by Stephen King.

End of Watch by Stephen King


In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakend. Something evil.

Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney, who delivered the blow to Hartsfield's head that put him on the brain injury ward. Brady also remembers that. When Bill and Holly are called to a murder-suicide with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put not only their lives at risk, but those of Hodges’s friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Because Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Bill Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the supernatural suspense that has been his trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and up-all-night entertainment.

End of Watch by Stephen King will hit book stores on June 7, 2016.