Maelstrom [NOOK Book]

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Something in Lavender, California is waking up. Rituals not properly completed for centuries are coming together. Nothing is what it seems.

When Nick Leatherman, his girlfriend Ruthie, and their buddies Flash and Weasel invade Shady Grove Cemetery for a “ghost hunt” on their way home from a concert, they are drawn into a web of darkness and intrigue that threatens to consume them. Nick and Ruthie witness a gruesome murder, and Nick’s ...
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Maelstrom

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Overview

Something in Lavender, California is waking up. Rituals not properly completed for centuries are coming together. Nothing is what it seems.

When Nick Leatherman, his girlfriend Ruthie, and their buddies Flash and Weasel invade Shady Grove Cemetery for a “ghost hunt” on their way home from a concert, they are drawn into a web of darkness and intrigue that threatens to consume them. Nick and Ruthie witness a gruesome murder, and Nick’s pocketknife shows up at the crime scene the next morning. Nick has had problems in the past, and Inspector Kendall Straker remembers. He remembers Ned Leatherman, Nick’s alcoholic step-father as well, and he doesn’t believe the boy is a killer. The problem is that the knife - emblazoned with the name of the band Maelstrom - is the only clue he has.

Horace Goldbough is the local pastor. He’s built a huge following and a beautiful church, but there are things about the good reverend that the town doesn’t know. In particular there is his relationship with a dark woman named Beauchane, and a certain book he keeps hidden from the world.

With local reporters, and a television talk-show host hounding his every step, Straker attempts to unravel the series of grisly killings terrorizing Lavender, while simultaneously protecting Nick. Nick, in the meantime, has begun his own investigation, feeling trapped and needing to clear his name.

Ritual words are being spoken, and a power that has been denied access to the Earth for centuries is poised to strike. The clock is ticking. Can Straker, Nick, and Maelstrom find the answer to the killings and put an end to them before the final ritual takes place, or will a horror be unleashed on the unsuspecting town of Lavender beyond their comprehension?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013290921
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • Publication date: 10/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,329,100
  • File size: 871 KB

Meet the Author

Multiple winner of the Bram Stoker Award and ex President of the Horror Writer's Association, David Niall Wilson lives and writes near the Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina. He has 19 novels and six collections, as well as more than 150 short stories available in anthologies and magazines. Wilson is CEO and publisher at Crossroad Press
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  • Posted March 4, 2014

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    Rock music, demonic forces, an Evangelist church, teenagers. It

    Rock music, demonic forces, an Evangelist church, teenagers. It couldn't be a better mix for chaos!

    From a pretty horrific opening, the plot thickens and uncoils like a smothering beastie of night and sits there, waiting as the characters come onto the scene and draw out the clues.
    Before you know it - we're one ritual away from The End of All Things (well, for everyone in town, that is), and there's only a bunch of kids, a cop who doesn't get enough sleep and the determined reporter to get to the bottom of things. Oh, and the Rock Band, who are fuelled by a mix of Tequila and whimsical lyrics.

    Dark, scary, powerful - this story delivers it all.

    N.B. this ebook also contains a great bonus short story, featuring Nick and his friends a few years after the Maelstrom story, involved in a ghost story with more than its share of dark humour.

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