Description Bleak History de John Shirley:
An original dark and gritty urban fantasy novel by the acclaimed and award-winning author John Shirley. In near-future New York City, bounty hunter Gabriel Bleak, a man with the ability to communicate with the dead, is relentlessly hunted by a clandestine government organization with mysterious links to his past. Now Bleak and other members of the Shadow Community - a slowly growing underground group who all have supernatural abilities, and who all considered a threat to national security - must uncover the looming danger brought about by those at the upper echelons of power - a return to the dark ages...and quite possibly a capitulation to the demonic.
John Shirley is the author of many novels, as well as collections of stories, which include Really, Really, Really, Really, Weird Stories, and the Bram Stoker award-winning collection Black Butterflies. Also a television and movie script writer, Shirley was co-screenwriter of The Crow. Most recently he has adapted Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia for the screen. His authorized fan-created website is DarkEcho.com/JohnShirley and his official blog is JohnShirley.net.