By Rick Hautala
From NYT bestselling writer, Rick Hautala, comes a taut suspese mystery set within the darkwoods of Oregon. Jeff Cameron goes again to Camp Tapiola on Lake Onwego to satisfy a number of outdated associates and to find if Jimmy Foster's demise used to be a homicide or coincidence? The secret has haunted Jeff for thirty 5 years. And one other query remains... who's The Wildman?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rick Hautala has greater than thirty released books to his credits, together with the million reproduction, foreign best-seller Nightstone, in addition to Twilight Time, Little Brothers, Cold Whisper, Impulse, and The Wildman. He has additionally released 4 novels—The White Room, Looking Glass, Unbroken, and Follow—using the pseudonym A. J. Matthews. His greater than sixty released brief tales have seemed in nationwide and overseas anthologies and magazines. His brief tale assortment Bedbugs used to be chosen as the most effective horror books of the 12 months in 2003.
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"A poet who has written numerous books on background, commute and poetry, Hansen has a crisp, enticing and informative kind, and this can be a must-read for horror movie buffs. "-Asbury Park Press
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Now if it starts getting passed from person to person, we'll have to take advantage of our island state. And an island doesn't have a direct link to the mainland. The tunnel's always been a bad idea. I know a guy who worked on it, old bloke down the pub, and he and I have had lots of chats about it. " Ashley asked. Paul shook his head. "'Course not. The real reason is, those machines carry nukes. " Ashley glanced at me and raised an eyebrow, but I just shrugged. " Paul said. . " A pork joint was spitting fat and flaming, but Paul's attention was distracted.
You have a good memory," he says, and for some reason I know he's thinking of Ashley. I shift nervously, shifting the air rifle. It slips along my arm and feels cold all over again. But I don't, I think. I have no memory. Only her pain, and her tears. I can't see her unless I drink, and that's no way to be. " Cordell asks. "Holding my breath. " "You're scaring me," Jacqueline whispers. Jessica reaches out and touches her shoulder. "I'm sorry," Michael says. "This is all so strange. " I ask. "Is there anyone else?
Ashley glanced at me and raised an eyebrow, but I just shrugged. " Paul said. . " A pork joint was spitting fat and flaming, but Paul's attention was distracted. He hated it when people doubted him. I was one of the few who could see past his fanaticism to the inherent truth in many of his beliefs, and very often that scared me. " "The government. The military. " Paul went back to cooking, and Ashley moved closer to me so that she could put her hand on my knee. It turned into one of those afternoons and evenings that you remember forever.
The Wildman by Rick Hautala