A dark, warm and continuous rain falls on the town of Bixby, coating the inhabitants. Now a loving wife smashes her husbands head to a pulp. A mob raids the cinema, attacking everyone inside. And a stranger at a gas station grabs a customer, shoves a petrol pump down her throat, and squeezes the trigger ...
A boy has been murdered and his voodoo priest grandfather decides to take revenge on the town by turning the rain into a deadly weapon. When you get wet you become a psycho with rape and/or murder on your mind and those inside houses, bars, restaurants all have to try and barricade themselves in against the rampaging lunatics who want to kill them. While most are trying to survive, a few are trying to find a way to stop the priest and restore the town to normal.
One of my favourite Laymon books with the usual gory mindless violence and a good fast running plot. We follow several people through this long night-a restaurant full of people trapped by a mob of potential killers, scared teenagers babysitting as homes are broken into and a pizza delivery girl who attacks a group of boys when she is wet, and is then on the receiving end of rape and violence when she is dry and back to normal.
A great read for the horror fan!