Orlando, Fl: Necro Publications, 2002.1st hardcover edition, limited to 53 SIGNED/LETTERED copies. Fine. A new chapbook featuring two extremely dark and disturbing tales from two of the best writers of dark fiction, Tom Piccirilli and Gerard Houarner.Piccirilli's "Alchemy" is a brutal tale of a nice night at the beach among friends gone horribly wrong when they find a dead body in the rocks. While Houarner's "The Bastard" tells the story of a man born to clean up the aftermath of atrocities enacted by the powers that hide in the shadows. These two tales are perfect examples of why Tom and Gerard are two kings of brutal and hard horror.