|Predator: Concrete Jungle|
|Release date(s)||April 1, 1995|
|Followed by||Predator: Cold War|
Predator: Concrete Jungle is a 1995 novelization of the first Predator comic book series, written by Nathan Archer and published by Bantam Books. The story revolves around a Predator that has landed in New York City, brought there by the heat and prey. Hot on the trail of the grisly murders the creature leaves in its wake is a detective by the name of Schaefer, the brother of Alan "Dutch" Schaefer, who realises the sadistic killer is more than just another psychopath from the city, but something much worse.
Hot Town: Summer in the City and with the record-breaking heat come frayed nerves and a rising crime rate. But New York City detectives Rasche and Shaefer encounter the most brutal murders they've ever seen — flayed bodies hung from ceilings like meat being cured for mealtime — and they can't believe any ordinary serial killer is behind them.
When Shaefer has a close encounter with one of the murderers, he realizes he's run into something much bigger than the police suspect. The creature leaves him with an alien device implanted in his neck and a strong feeling the fight was personal. When the military warns him to stay out of the way, Shaefer recalls a night he spent with his brother Dutch, and the stories he told over beer and cigarettes about alien hunters and government cover-ups.
And now Shaefer's got to wonder: Are these Dutch's Predators, and have they brought the fight to him?