The Prologue drew me in with little snippets about various characters, leading up to a spine tingling scene setting.
Chapter One continued to lure me even further, with each following chapter taking me up and down the tension rollercoaster, not permitting me to put the book down until I'd finished it.
If you like tense 'Creature Feature' stories, I can recommend this book.
Mark Lansdowne, whose friendly exterior masks a history of covert missions and lethal violence, is still recovering from the death of his beloved wife one year prior. The outside world intrudes into his grief in a bloody fashion with a string of horrific attacks on locals. The body count spirals; the apparent culprit is an animal allegedly extinct for thousands of years. Lansdowne relentlessly tracks the creature, inadvertently becoming engaged in a life-or-death battle. Victorious but wounded, Lansdowne ends up in the hospital – while outside, evidence implies that the animal Lansdowne killed was not the only one of its kind.
About the Author
Patrick Jones was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. He has taught himself paleoanthropology, archaeology and woodworking. When their children graduated from school, the couple moved to rural Missouri, where they now reside with their four dogs. When not writing, Jones enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his five grandchildren.