Dark Haven...a place so secret everyone wants to forget about it. It's known as "Hell" by the people who work there. Once an insane asylum located in the swamps of Louisiana, it's now a government medical facility for "wounded veterans." In reality, it's really a holding pen for a series of secret government experiments that went terribly wrong. These resulting creatures -- these nightmares, these monsters -- are kept out of sight and out of mind until a Congressional committee decides to investigate. And then things suddenly go from bad to worse. What do you do in Hell when all Hell breaks loose?
Ratfish is a classic tale of sex, violence and mutated animal parts in a blender.
Dr. Dunwiddy's not a mad scientist, but he is an angry one. His daughter is a cripple, her wannabe boyfriend is a stalker, and he has been forced to conduct his genetic experiments in a cinderblock lab on a backwater Caribbean island because of stringent laws on stem cell research in the United States.
Chico's just like any other local Caribbean Community College student, stalking the legless girl of his dreams from the cover of the jungle as she maneuvers her wheelchair down the dirt road toward the homestead where her geneticist dad experiments with various animals with the power of regeneration.
Marinda has dreams like any other college girl. She dreams her father wasn't so overprotective. She dreams she has a normal social life. She dreams her dad wouldn't track blood into their pristine, clean home when he comes back from working in the lab. She dreams of having sex in the tub with a hunky college guy who treats her with respect. And she dreams she can walk again.
Tony is the big man on campus, even if he is a big fish in a very small, brackish pond with plenty of scum. He does whatever he pleases, whoever he pleases. He loves sex, violence, himself, and anything he can't have. If only his henchmen and lackeys weren't so stupid, he would rule this island.
The Ratfish didn't ask to be here. But now that they are, they intend to spawn and mutate and kill and eat and spawn and multiply and chow down on the local population until they are the only local population. Then, they'll either turn on each other or conquer the world.
Sounds like a bitchin' weekend.