Synopsis: A sacred Navajo artifact, imbued with a shocking and dangerous power.
An amoral con man, willing to stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
And a tiny northern Maine town, isolated and vulnerable.
Last November, Paskagankee, Maine was shaken to its core, held hostage by a centuries-old curse, terrorized by a brutal killing spree stopped at the last possible moment by new police chief Mike McMahon and beautiful young patrol officer Sharon Dupont.
Now, just as the pair - and the town - is beginning to recover, a new horror comes calling.
Billionaire Seattle software designer Brett Parker is in Paskagankee to check on the progress of his newly-constructed summer retreat. But he's not the only new resident in town. Max Acton, murderous sociopath and Arizona cult leader, has gained possession of a long-hidden sacred Navajo artifact with the ability to reanimate the dead.
Acton aims to use the stone in a murderous plot to kidnap Parker and steal his revolutionary new software design developed for the U.S. Department of Defense, selling it to the highest bidder and making millions. He doesn't even need to get his hands dirty. All he needs is a victim to kill . . . and reanimate . . . and force to do his bidding.
All he needs is a revenant.
And the revenant is angry. And he's deadly. And he's unstoppable. And the town of Paskagankee will once again become a battleground between the living and the dead . .
Review: WOW- this was a keep you turning the page before you had even finished reading it book! Leverone builds the story so that by a third of the way it is racing along, and you along with it. As the action escalates, so does the readers need to find out what will happen next! Seriously, I finished the book in 90 minutes flat! I couldn't believe I had read it SO quickly, but when I say it's a true page turner, it is!
You don't need to have read the previous tale, as Leverone gives you enough basic info to get you up to speed, but it helps in knowing the backstory. Again Leverone gives us characters common to any small town, so that the reader can easily relate to them. While he may give us a supernatural story, it is so well rooted in reality, that the reader suspends disbelief and races along with the characters for a solution to the problem of the revenant. A very satisfying read, and perfect for Fall! Check it out!
About the Author: Allan is a 2012 Derringer Award winner as well as a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee. His short fiction has been featured inNeedle: A Magazine of Noir, A Twist of Noir, Mysterical-e and other print and online magazines, as well as numerous anthologies. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife Sue, three children, one beautiful granddaughter and a cat who has used up eight lives. Connect with Allan at www.allanleverone.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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