Review: Relic of Death by David Bernstein
David Bernstein has long been one of the horror authors I rely on to always hit the target [I still can't forget his WITCH ISLAND--tres scary!] In RELIC OF DEATH, itself a champion piece, the actual protagonist--actually, antagonist, is the title character: at the moment, a seemingly innocuous simple briefcase, the kind seen accompanying businesspersons worldwide. So why then is it locked in an old-fashioned safe, in the cellar of a rundown farmhouse in the rural wilds of upstate New York? We will discover that through the perspectives of a number of different individuals--business partners; marital couple; landlord-tenant; parents and child. Taut plotting creates a seamless tapestry of scenarios that will thrill, chill, and terrify.