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Smoke and Dagger

A SPECTRA Files Prequel
Narrated by: Matthew Cohn
Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror

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Summary

Seventy years before the Red Equinox, the origin of the SPECTRA Files

Catherine Littlefield was raised in a seaside New England town haunted by whispers of arcane lore that remained tantalizingly out of reach to a daughter of well-to-do Baptists. But when her studies at Barnard College in New York lead to an encounter with a secret society, she is offered access to the knowledge she has always sought...if she can pass a test. 

Dispatched to California to infiltrate the occult world of a rival magician - a pioneering rocket scientist with ties to the apocalyptic Starry Wisdom Church - Catherine soon discovers that she’s not the only one spying on Jack Parsons. A fledgling government agency devoted to the investigation of weird science in the aftermath of the World War II has assigned a pair of hard-nosed agents to gather information on her target, whose experiments with sex magic and eldritch artifacts are approaching a cosmic crescendo. 

Drawn into the volatile chemistry of Jack’s inner circle and tempted with knowledge and power, Catherine must determine what’s at stake for a world threatened by dark forces and decide where her true loyalties lie.

©2019 Douglas Wynne (P)2019 Douglas Wynne

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  • TZERO
  • 27-11-19

Massively Fun

An excellent mash up of action and occultism, pulp and noir. Definitely checking out the rest of the Spectra series!

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  • Cwalk
  • 25-11-19

Great Introduction to SPECTRA!

I have always been a fan of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, but not always a fan of his writing style. Sometimes I just didn't want to work that hard! Douglas Wynne has come to my rescue with stories full of the Great Old Ones, suspense, and horror combined with a modern writing style that conveys every nuance of the world that he wants you to see. Or in this case, hear. This is a wonderful Audible production with Matthew Cohn providing a smooth voice and pronouncing those tongue-tying names so well that even Nyarlathotep himself was pleased!

Well done!