Rob Cornell

He fought monsters for his country. Now he must fight for his family.

Once employed by a shadowy government agency to battle paranormal threats against the United States, Craig Lockman has spent the last fifteen years in forced retirement. But when a teen girl shows up on his front porch claiming she’s his daughter, he quickly ends up back in the fight…because she has unwittingly led Lockman’s most hated enemy straight to him.

A black-ops team of vampire assassins attacks without warning. Lockman and the girl barely escape with their lives. Forced on the run, he struggles to protect his daughter from an onslaught of nightmarish creatures all working for his vicious rival. But it soon becomes clear the only way to keep her safe is to fight back.

The fight leads him to Detroit, where he uncovers a terrorist plot to trigger a supernatural catastrophe that not only could destroy the city, it may cost Lockman his very soul.

Darker Things is the first book in the high-octane supernatural thriller series, The Lockman Chronicles.

The Agency taught him how to fight monsters, not a war. How to protect his country, not those he loved. How to kill, not how to live.

Now Craig Lockman faces a legion of vampires led by a self-proclaimed vampire king. Never before have these creatures amassed in such great numbers. Their goal is uncertain. Their reach unknown.

And while Lockman’s training can help in the battle against this dark legion, nothing can prepare him for the sacrifice he must make in order to defeat its king.

Craig Lockman has always protected the world from evil. Battled wicked creatures with an unquenchable thirst to destroy our world. Stood against the darkest of the darker things.

Now his most dreaded enemy lurks closer than ever before.

It’s a horror he’s not prepared—much less equipped—to fight. And if he doesn’t prevail, the future of everyone he loves will fall into darkness.

For the first time in his life, Lockman feels afraid.

He is about to face his darkest hour.

One objective has driven Craig Lockman since the day his daughter arrived on his doorstep—protect her at all costs.

But now he works for a new Agency with a leader who insists Jessie is the Chosen One, prophesized to bring about The Return and send all supernaturals back to wherever they came from. He will stop at nothing to see it realized.

Meanwhile, still enraged over the loss of her sister, Teresa Stevenson sees Jessie as a dangerous monster who must die, and Teresa will suffer a frightening sacrifice to make it happen.

But everyone has forgotten one small detail—if anyone wants to get to Jessie, they’ll have to get through Lockman first, and he won’t make it easy.

Three years after the wolves tore Jessie Lockman’s world to shreds, she continues to carry the burden of a prophecy only she possesses the power to fulfill.

The Return.

Yet, while the prophecy chose her, it must have chosen wrong.

For every monster she banishes from the mortal plane, hundreds of thousands remain. Even with the help of the formidable Agency, tasked with combating paranormal threats, Jessie can’t imagine completing such an impossible mission.

Meanwhile, a host of new enemies gathers, each with their own agenda, all of them a threat to the Return, one of them determined to brutally murder Jessie.

None of that, however, compares to an old, familiar enemy, whose plans for Jessie will have her begging for death.

This time, darkness will follow the dawn.