Monster Behind the Wheel

Monster Behind the Wheel

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by Michael McCarty, Mark McLaughlin
     
 
As a child, Jeremy Carmichael fell from a Ferris wheel at a carnival. When he landed on a beautiful young woman, his fall was broken. Unfortunately, so was the woman’s spine. Years later, while delivering pizzas, Jeremy is injured in a car accident . . . that opens the gates between the worlds of the living and the dead, awakening the spirit of cruel Frank

Overview

As a child, Jeremy Carmichael fell from a Ferris wheel at a carnival. When he landed on a beautiful young woman, his fall was broken. Unfortunately, so was the woman’s spine. Years later, while delivering pizzas, Jeremy is injured in a car accident . . . that opens the gates between the worlds of the living and the dead, awakening the spirit of cruel Frank Edmondson. Frank, the policeman who arrived at the scene of that carnival accident long ago, was that woman’s lover. Now, ready for revenge, Frank devises a cunning plan. Soon Jeremy finds himself visiting the realm of the dead in dreams and visions. Is this Frank’s doing, or is there another explanation? Using a sleek muscle car called Monster, Frank gains control over Jeremy’s life. But what Frank doesn't know is that he’s tampering with the fate of the entire universe . . . because Jeremy isn't your average pizza delivery boy, and all hell is about to break loose—literally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605421667
Publisher:
Medallion Media Group
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author



Michael McCarty has been a professional writer since 1983 and is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, as well as hundreds of articles, short stories, and poems. In 2009, he was named as a finalist, along with collaborator Mark McLaughlin, in two different Bram Stoker Award categories: Best First Novel of 2008 for Monster Behind the Wheel (Corrosion Press/Delirium Books) and Best Poetry Collection of 2008 for Attack of the Two-Headed Poetry Monster (Skullvines Press). In 2008, he received the David R. Collins Literary Achievement Award from the Midwest Writing Center.
 

Mark McLaughlin's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including Galaxy, Writer’s Digest, Horror Garage, Black Gate, Cemetery Dance, Midnight Premiere, Dark Arts, In Laymon’s Terms, and two volumes each of The Best of the Rest, The Best of HorrorFind, and The Year’s Best Horror Stories (DAW Books).

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Monster Behind the Wheel 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Psychman More than 1 year ago
After completing MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin, all I could say was wow! This book has it all, zombies, possession, a Texas setting and living dead women as well as a pitch black Barracuda. This book and the talent of the two authors take the reader on a wild ride. Instead of a haunted house, you have a haunted car, possessed by the spirit of a demonic, murdering, graft taking, drug dealing, pimp police officer, Frank Edmondson who committed suicide. Jeremy Carmichael is the poor soul that buys the car. Jeremy is a man that has been victimized all his life. From childhood, when he fell from a carnival ride, killing a carnival attendee through losing his parents and then to add insult to injury, he is mangled in a car wreck, where he meets the aforementioned Barracuda and with some interesting payment agreements, takes possession of the car and found that he is able to crossover to the Land of the Dead, where the world goes horribly wrong but the characters Jeremy meets are quite interesting. McCarty and McLaughlin combine humor and terror to take the reader on a rollercoaster ride from HELL. This book is set in Texas where I was born and raised and it brings me back to the days of cruising the back streets of the Dallas and surrounding settings. The authors bring this setting to life in my mind due to the accuracy of their prose. Mike and Mark are both incredible authors who are capable of taking your imagination to its limits and then thrusting you a few more feet beyond. This is a tale of horror and fantasy, of life and death and of, wait for it…man’s inhumanity to man and beast. The story takes you to a place you would never want to go in reality but if you have that dark side, like I do, relish in the opportunity. I enjoyed every freaking page of this story. It is a tale you won’t want to put down. It gives you a look at the potential of being able to start over in your life with all the knowledge you attained through your previous life. After reading this book, you will definitely feel the need to grab up all the works of these two guys. I cannot recommend this book enough for a fun romp through life, purgatory and Hell. You won't want it to stop!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book started out great and I was excitedly reading it but as soon as it got to the car crash and the Land of the Dead I felt like I was reading a middle school writing assignment. It was amateurish and silly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A hell of a ride ... sex ... muscle cars .... ghosts ... zombies ... more sex ... muscle cars ... sex
booklover1980 More than 1 year ago
i read this in a three-in-one called Haunted Horror Collection....and i have to say i loved it...i will not get into details because there is people on here that will complain about spoiling the book...i usually tell them to get over it and don't read the reviews...i read the reviews because sometimes there is not a lot of information...but anyway the story is about this guy name jeremy carmichael who got in a car accident and get a better pitch black Barracuda (by the way it is a awsome car) and all hell break loose...you have zombies, possession, a texas setting and some sex scenes...but the sex scenes is nothing compared to the story and how he became possessed...I gave this book 5 stars out of 5 stars....go read it if you like gore and a place you go when you die called Land of the dead...funny it reminds me of a horror movie lol...have a great day
yorley79 More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists & turns ... Awesome book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Semi interesting most of the way through but unfortunately then uses a cheezy ending to explain everything that happened, very disappointing.
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rinamarie672 More than 1 year ago
This book for me started out good but towards the middle started to drag on a bit and started to become a bit boring I did finish it but didnt really find myself wanting to read that much because it wasnt really keeping my attention but it was okay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am still unable to move this ebook from my laptop to my Nook. You keep asking for an item number and user name. I keep saying Sondra Pryor and the item number is 61521046 and you keep telling me that is wrong. Just where do I find this "unlock code"? And I can't even move the Missile Defense to my Nook either.