A teenage boy uncovers a horrific family secret. A widower seeks vengeance on the creatures that killed his wife. A drug addled writer stalks the woman of his dreams, a woman much more sinister than she appears. A federal agent races to find the cursed relic powering this city full of spooks, spirits, and serial killers. The lives of these and others will collide in the dark and dangerous streets of Adderlass.
A seed of evil was planted under Adderlass, a city where monsters hide behind masks of humanity and ordinary people shuffle anesthetized and addicted by the sickly supernatural power wafting up from below. The city was built over the crystalline skull of a bloodthirsty beast. Now, the hunt is on for this lost treasure and whoever finds it first will control the fate not only of Adderlass but of the entire world.
Sixteen-year-old Simon Cubbins, young and naïve, may be the key to unlocking the mystery buried in this twisted labyrinth of hidden agendas. He also unknowingly harbors a secret that could destroy the Cubbins bloodline. As different characters fight for control over Simon, he will have to decide whether or not to carry on his family’s legacy.
About the Author
Author and physician DM Schwartz has always been intrigued by the spiritual and supernatural forces in our lives. As a boy he wandered the lonely back roads and dark woods of his home in rural Indiana. There he saw beauty and poetry in the natural cycle of life, death, decay and rebirth.
Dr. Schwartz switched from a major in art to premed at Indiana University. He made his way through medical school but never lost his creative passion. DM Schwartz now has his own medical practice. He lives with his wife, four children, and two dogs. Eight Days in October is his first novel.