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Product Details

  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Brighid's Fire Books; First Ed edition (September 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971327866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971327863
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,027,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As dark, disturbing and dangerous as anything by Koontz ... . One of the best horror novels I have read this year. -- Phillip Tomasso III, author of Adverse Impact and Johnny Blade

Gritty, darkly fascinating, genuinely frightening ... -- Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files

I couldn't put it down. Disturbingly gruesome right to the end ... . -- Book Crazy Radio - Lorri Amsden

This is paranormal noir at its finest. -- Martha C. Lawrence, author of the Edgar award-nominated Elizabeth Chase psychic detective series

From the Publisher

As fast-paced and relentless as a wrecking crew on steroids, THE HADES PROJECT is a gripping, frightening tale in the horror-meets-mystery tradition of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. First-time novelist Justin Gustainis has written a real page-turner that will leave mystery and horror fans clamoring for more.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Clukey on December 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
The Hades Project!
If you have an insatiable need to be scared, you have to get this book! The story unfolds with a dark, evil force that escapes the gates of Hell to make its way into this world. Torture, sex, and murder are the calling card for this sinister power that is bent on unleashing even more horror. You won't be able to put this book down as the unsuspecting investigators only begin to realize the fate that could be awaiting them. The story is delivered so well that your eyes won't leave the page. Just don't forget to turn the lights on before you begin or you'll find the words creating chills that won't go away in the dark.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jim Goldfrank on November 9, 2003
Format: Paperback
The Hades Project by Justin Gustainis
I became aware of the book when the author mentioned it in
alt.horror.cthulhu. Here is the plot in very few words: An
inter dimensional door is opened to Hell. A demon comes though
who is into sex and gruesome murder, performed by the bodies he
possesses. A hunt for him ensues. Meanwhile the demon gets the
word from Lower Authority "Enough with the fun stuff. Get that door open so we can all come through and have fun".
"Hades Project" is gripping and chilling. The mundane
background: cars, weapons, and geography are well researched to
the point where you could you could believe that the whole thing
is real. First chance I get, I'm going to check out Sager Avenue
in Fairfax City, Virginia where much of the action takes place.
The characterizations are also good, as shown by the speech and
actions of the persons.
My complaint is the use of the words "f---", "f---er", and
"f---ing" to the point where they become tiresome. Perhaps the
author pencilled them in for shock value. They were not needed.
The book is shocking enough especially as it moves to a breath
taking pace in its conclusion.
I can recommend "Hades Project" for horror and swift action.
When they make a movie of it, I will be first in line at the box
office.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nancy M. Laskowski on December 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
I never fully realized what the phrase "all hell breaks loose" meant before. Didn't realize how one man's mind let's horror reshape itself and settle in the dark corners of my heart and soul. Justin Gustainis has pulled me into a horrible nightmare that is all the more terrifying after being raised a Catholic. Where "The Exorcist" was a single battle between good and evil, "The Hades Project" is all out World War Infinity. Strange how the story sticks with me, like the aftertaste of medicine...and perhaps that is what Justin has given us....a vaccine of fear. I laughed at his intro about summoning demons... when he said "don't blame me if nothing happens".....but even more so, "don't blame me if something does." I'm not laughing now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John J. Avery on April 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
simple, straight-forward tale of good vs. evil. scientists [ apparently] inadvertently allow a demon to cross over from hell. after a few fun filled days of raping and murdering, our hero[?] is ordered to return to the lab [by a demon higher in rank], and assist in opening the "gate" again, and let some of his pals [demons] to cross over and get in on the fun. tough old school federal agent michael pacilio is just the man for the job to put an end to what might be the beginning of the apocalypse. michael is haunted from his experience with a demon in vietnam. I hope this is the beginning of a long career for justin. graphic and gory, my favorite kind of horror.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
The plot in this book is nothing special; a demon is let loose in the world and it is up to an ex-SEAL to stop it. However, the storyline flows smoothly, the characters are interesting, and the author has spent some time thinking about the details of demonic appetites. Well worth the read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott Anderson on December 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
A great story idea. Keeps you guessing. For anyone who likes a great horror novel. I could not put it down, read it in one night. Anxiously waiting for more from this great new author.
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