The Desert


Give up trying to leave. There’s no way out.
Stay up high. You are safer up here.
Stay out of the fog.
Do not go into the hole.

Those are the final words in a bizarre journal left by the last apparent survivor of a platoon that disappeared during the Iraqi invasion in 2003. Seven years later, Captain Henderson and Specialist Densler realize that what happened to the “Lost Platoon” is now happening to them. Trapped in the middle of the desert, they must confront the horrifying creatures responsible for their misfortune, or risk suffering the same fate as that of the soldiers before them.

“Bryon Morrigan is a hard-hitting, no-nonsense horror writer who definitely has the right stuff! Read one of his novels and you will become a fan. I look forward to his next outing.” — John Russo, co-author of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

“A fine mesh of horror and military drama that I can’t recommend enough.” — James A. Moore, author of BLOOD RED and HARVEST MOON

“It’s fun, fast-paced, and deliciously creepy.” — Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of PATIENT ZERO and ROT & RUIN

“Has more dangerous twists and sinister turns than Richard Nixon on crystal meth. When the end comes, all I need is a fifth of whiskey, a loaded handgun, and a copy of this book.” — Brian Keene, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE RISING and CITY OF THE DEAD

“If only every author’s first novel could be so fun…What’s most compelling about this novel is that it is not your run-of-the-mill horror story. It is original and draws you to the edge of your seat on more than one occasion. Bryon Morrigan has the right stuff and is well on his way to becoming an exciting new face in a genre in desperate need of just that.” — Monster Librarian

“A sly combination of action and horror with enough chills to keep a reader on their toes and enough heart pounding action to keep a reader’s blood racing…In short, this is a great book by a talented author whom I hope to see more of in the near future.” — Magus Press