Rent A Winter Haunting
Dale Stewart, the protagonist in Simmons's 1991 horror novel SUMMER OF NIGHT, returns. Now he's 51, with his university career and marriage in shambles after an obsessive affair, and he's off to his boyhood home in Illinois to hole up in an isolated farmhouse and attempt to write through the winter. Eerie messages begin to show up on his computer screen, and packs of black dogs stalk the property. Throw in a gang of neo-Nazis, a bully from Stewart's past, and Michelle Stafney, the former object of his adolescent fantasies, and Stewart is in for a long, bleak winter.