Midnight Solitaire by Greg F. Gifune
The Devil is in the details. But then, so is God.
As a massive blizzard descends on New England, four troubled strangers find themselves stranded at an old roadside motel on a desolate highway in the middle of nowhere. But there's a killer on the road. Something is stalking them, a maniac within the storm. Known as The Dealer, he is a deranged and inhumanly sadistic serial killer mercilessly butchering everything in his path to fulfill his ancient demonic rituals and depraved destiny.
Four doomed souls with nothing left to lose will have one chance to survive, one cold and violent night to stop The Dealer. But how do you stop destiny? How do you rewrite what a greater power has already preordained? How do you kill something that may not be alive? In a spray of bloody ice and snow, the horrifying truth behind The Dealer and the stranded strangers is revealed, and nothing will ever be the same again.
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