The Rats to Ash: a rock and roller coaster of chills
Cover of The Rats 40th Anniversary Edition
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David Ash detective of the paranormal is sent to the mysterious Comraich Castle to investigate a strange, high-profile case: a man has been found crucified in a room that was locked.

The reports suggest that the cliff-top castle is being haunted.

Who or what is the reclusive hooded figure that Ash has seen from the window walking across the courtyard in the dead of night? And why are the castle's inhabitants so reluctant to talk about what they have seen?

What Ash eventually discovers is truly shocking.

New for 2014 is a special 40th anniversary edition of The Rats. The classic, bestselling novel that launched James Herbert's career. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time suddenly, shockingly, horribly the balance of power had shifted . . .

Originally released in 1974, The Rats will devour your attention.

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