Stranger things. Darkness on the edge of town

by Christopher, Adam, 1978-

Format: Print Book [2019]
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Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things .

Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper's protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked "New York" out of the basement--and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does "Vietnam" mean? And why has he never talked about New York?

Although he'd rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can't deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York--the last big case before everything changed. . . .

Summer, New York City, 1977 . Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show up and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth.

Soon Hopper is undercover among New York's notorious street gangs. But just as he's about to crack the case, a blackout rolls across the boroughs, plunging Hopper into a darkness deeper than any he's faced before.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This latest tie-in novel for the wildly popular Netflix series (after Gwenda Bond's Suspicious Minds, 2019) explores the past of Officer Jim Hopper during his time as an NYPD detective in the late '70s. In the book, which is framed as an explanation of his past to his adopted daughter Jane (formerly known as Eleven ), Vietnam veteran Hopper recounts a case in which he and his then-new partner Rosario Delgado investigated a string of mysterious murders in which the victims were ritually disfigured and what turn out to be Zener cards were left next to the bodies. Delgado and Hopper are drawn into a mystery with roots in government-funded ESP experiments, the Vietnam War, Satanic cults, and a gang leader with a mysterious and dominating presence. While Christopher's novel could stand on its own independent of the TV series, without the wider context of the Netflix show backing it up the narrative may not stand out from the average supernaturally-tinged police procedural. Recommended primarily for fans of Stranger Things who are interested in exploring another corner of its universe.--Nell Keep Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Stranger things
Subjects Police -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Horror fiction.
Publisher New York :[2019]
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Stranger things (Television program)
Darkness on the edge of town
Language English
Notes A prequel to the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.
Description 413 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781984819062
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