Final Destination: Dead Reckoning
Author Natasha Rhodes
Publication date March 15, 2005
Published by Black Flame
ISBN 1844161706
Publication Order
Preceded by
Followed by
Final Destination: Destination Zero

Final Destination: Dead Reckoning is a novel by Natasha Rhodes released in 2005, the first of Black Flame's book series spun-off from the films.

Official Summary

An awesome new series of chillers inspired by the smash hit movie series.

When the nightclub that she's just been performing in collapses, killing everyone inside, Jess Golden is more than a little freaked out-she'd seen the whole thing happen in a vision only moments before. Already under suspicion from the police, Jess is implicated even further when the other survivors start dying mysteriously. As the death toll mounts a twisted plan is hatched so that Jess and her friends might live, a plan that may ultimately place them in further danger...

Enter the exhilarating world of the Los Angeles underground rock scene-Death's name isn't down but he's definitely coming in.

Main Characters

  • Jessica "Jess" Golden: Attractive and tough as nails lead singer of the punk rock band The Vipers. The main protagonist, she has a vision of Club Kitty collapsing while performing on stage.
  • Jamie: A gas station attendant, drummer of The Vipers and best friend of Jess, who he has a secret crush on her.
  • Eric Prescott: A bullying college jock, delinquent and drug dealer. In the premonition, he would have been sliced in half by a compacting glass window. The seventh and final survivor to die, his head was bashed in by a metal-tipped surfboard.
  • Ben: Eric's best (and possibly only) friend and sidekick; an extremely dim, borderline alcoholic. In the premonition, he would have been killed when his skull is cracked by a concrete slab. The sixth survivor to die, he was knocked down an open manhole, the fall presumably breaking his neck.
  • Macy: A kindhearted waitress employed at Club Kitty. In the premonition, she would have been killed when a girder crushes her to death. The fifth survivor to die, she was bifurcated by a fallen metal pane.
  • Officer Marina Hewlett: A rookie cop with aspirations of moving up through the ranks and the one responsible for the Club Kitty disaster. In the premonition, she would have been killed when a drumstick impaled her in the chest cavity and into her heart. The fourth survivor to die, she was bitten by a black widow and succumbed to it's venom.
  • Charlie Delgado: A wealthy and popular, but shallow, college jock. In the premonition, he would have been killed by a falling girder. The third survivor to die, he fell down an elevator shaft, and was crushed when the elevator came plummeting down on top of him.
  • Amber: A ditzy sorority girl and one of Charlie's many female admirers. In the premonition, she would have been killed by a falling girder. The second survivor to die, she was run over by Charlie's out of control car.
  • Sebastian Lebecque: A gruff ex-convict and former gang member who works as the bouncer of Club Kitty. In the premonition, Sebastian would have been killed when, while attempting to calm everyone down, he is crushed to death by falling debris. He enjoyed his job well, as, essentially, it meant that he can beat people up and take any contraband on them. The first survivor to die, he was blown apart when his motorcycle exploded from a thrown-away cigar that landed in the opened gas tank while he was riding it.
  • The Homeless Man: A wandering vagrant obsessed with the moon who has knowledge of Death and it's design. Implicated as having foreseen the collapse of Club Kitty along with Jess, his nonsensical rants occasionally contain useful information. His origins, and even his name, are never revealed.
  • Death: A primordial force of nature, it begins killing off the survivors of the Club Kitty collapse one by one, in the order they were supposed to die in the disaster. Though normally working invisibly and "behind the scenes" it's true form, an impossibly large and horrific monstrosity composed of shifting bones and corpses, is briefly seen by Macy and Jess in their dreams.
Final Destination movies
Final Destination | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Final Destination novels
Dead Reckoning | Destination Zero | End of the Line | Dead Man's Hand | Looks Could Kill | Death of the Senses | Wipeout (unpublished) | Final Destination | Final Destination 2 | Final Destination 3
Final Destination comics
Sacrifice | Spring Break
Jeffrey Reddick | James Wong | Glen Morgan | Warren Zide | Craig Perry | Toby Emmerich | Shirley Walker | David R. Ellis | J. Mackye Gruber | Eric Bress | Brian Tyler | Steven Quale | Eric Heisserer
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