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Summary

An ancient evil has been summoned.... 

John Decker left Wolf Haven, Louisiana, to escape the memories of his troubled past, believing he would never return. But after 20 years working for a big-city police department, he suddenly finds himself back in Wolf Haven, taking the reins as town sheriff. 

Expecting to spend his time dealing with the trivialities of small town life, he instead finds a vicious killer picking off the residents one by one. Scrambling to find answers before anyone else dies, Decker stumbles across an age-old superstition, a terrifying creature conjured from the depths of hell to seek revenge. 

If you are a fan of James Rollins, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Steve Alten, Graham Masterton, and Michael Crichton, you will love the John Decker series. 

©2015 Anthony M. Strong (P)2021 Anthony M. Strong

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Absolute tosh

I've listened to all sorts on audible and this is truly one of the worst, the story is lame, the characters have no depth and the narration is truly dire!
Sorry not for me I'll be returning as soon as possible

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  • Lilly webber
  • 22-05-21

What is the point if the narrator puts you to sleep?

I used a free credit for this book so at least that is a positive!

It could have been fun, but the narrator is absolutely terrible. Lost interest right away,

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  • Tony
  • 31-03-21

Book very good .... Narration Sucks

Loved the book .... but if sequels are done by same Narrator.... I’ll will pass on them!

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  • Richard S. Swol
  • 24-03-21

Not a bad monster story at all

This is the first volume of the John Decker series. A good start here. Not a huge amount of character development just yet, but some seeds are planted.

The protagonist is relatable and likable. Character actions and motivations are pretty good, albeit with a couple small exceptions. The deputy for example is somewhat annoying throughout the book, but his actions at the end were, to me, seemingly out of the blue.

The creature here is announced in the preface by the author and that somewhat lessens the suspense.

The story is mostly logical and reasonable, for a monster story. The very ending, which sets this up as a series, feels a bit forced and wedged in. We will have to see if any of the side characters progress to the subsequent volumes after being told by the protagonist that he would never leave them again. They had little enough to do here, but they could be good characters, given the chance.

My final quible is the performance. One prominent name is Boudreux , which I believe is pronounced boo-dro. The speaker consistently pronounces it as Bor-doe. A small but annoying thing to me Most of the characters sounded fine, but the deputy and a couple female characters sounded way too much like a whiny teenager voice on the Simpsons.

So, in the end, I recommend this book for fans of monster stories. It isn't a great novel but it is a good one and I think I see a lot of potential here.

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  • sleepy
  • 02-03-21

My next Hero

Heart pounding reading. Combination of paranormal, suspense & love story. What a ride!!!

My honest review. Received book free.