When science surrenders to man’s darkest impulses, who will protect the innocents?

In Los Angeles, a young Mayan boy with a blue-crescent-moon tattoo dies mysteriously. In Central America, a puzzling illness is spreading among Mayan tribal villages.

And soon, E.R. physician Luke McKenna will discover the link between these events and demons from his dark past. The secrets that haunt Luke are about to pull him and the woman he loves into a terrifying house of mirrors where nothing is as it first appears. Time is running out, and only by reawakening the ghost of Luke McKenna’s past can they discover the truth.

His enemies may also discover a truth: When threatened, Luke McKenna is a very dangerous man.


“STIGMA pulses with tension and drama. Philip Hawley has written a top-notch thriller!” –Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

“STIGMA is an explosive, page-turning thriller with depth and emotional complexity. Hawley is a master storyteller.” –Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author

“STIGMA is a blast of a read from start to finish. Phil Hawley is the real deal and the thriller world has an authentic new voice.” –John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author

“Philip Hawley delivers a rare combination of taut plotting and brilliant writing. Sit back and enjoy. Phil Hawley is for real.” –Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author

“Action-packed . . . rich with authenticity. Philip Hawley tells a great story.” –Jonathan Kellerman, New York Times bestselling author

“Destined to be a classic . . . upon finishing I closed it up and said ‘Perfect!’ ” –Terry Lewis, book critic, The Other View