Violet and Johnny Dotson pull up stakes and relocate to the beautiful countryside near Asheville, North Carolina, in an attempt at starting over after a series of miscarriages that Violet has attributed to the presence of an evil snake. Unbeknownst to them they have actually been summoned there by an evil entity.
Locked away in a mountaintop mental institution, J.C., a mysterious survivor found at the scene of a brutal murder/suicide, will only utter five words: “I am the son of God.”
Strange events centered around the unknown patient spur Detective Tom Drayton and his partner to connect several other bizarre deaths to the time of 12:19.
Armed with an old priest’s advice and a touch of new-found faith, Tom follows a path that could very well lead him to the destruction of all mankind. But is he doing God’s bidding or could he, in fact, be the dreaded serpent himself?
12:19…The clock is ticking…
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Hour of the Serpent is absolutely the best horror/thriller I have read in 30+ years. From the first paragraph to the last, he had me glued to the couch and turning pages. Holy smokes! You really do not know what will happen next, and then when it does, you are gasping. Infinito has a way of pulling you into the story; making you feel the sweat trickling down between your shoulder blades. I highly recommend this and his first that I read recently, A Wish to Die For. MORE! MORE! — CJ Loiacono