The Map, the Star and the Monster
Book One of the Reidy Chronicles
A horror/adventure novel
Jude Michael Connors
Some people say Tom Reidy has a death wish. He would argue he is simply doing his job. It just so happens he is a Protector for the Order of St. George—a clandestine organization that tracks and hunts supernatural threats and monsters. Risking his life hunting down vicious werewolves, vampires, goblins and the like is just part of his duties. Although, the truth of the matter is that it’s not just a job to him. A strong work ethic is not the reason he so willing endangers his life. There is darkness within his soul that drives him and forces him to ignore his fears. It compels him to put his life at risk and makes him hunt down these horrors, regardless of the risks, and kill them. A tragic past and a hunger for revenge rules his spirit.
Reidy faces a new danger when an invisible monster begins brutally slaughtering families all over the city. It is clear there is someone behind the monster, commanding it to kill families in order to draw a pentagram on a city map. Who is controlling this beast and what motivates them to kill innocent men, women and children. Will Reidy be able to stop the monster and whoever is behind it before another family dies? Or will he become another victim for the creature and its master?
Includes a preview of The Beast Under the Flesh, Book Two of the Reidy Chronicles.
This book is intended for mature readers. It contains depictions of graphic violence, gore, harsh language, and strong sexual situations.
The Map, the Star and the Monster is now available in paperback for the low price of $9.99. You can find it easily through an internet search.
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Jude, who is not named after the song contrary to popular belief, has lived in the beautiful state of Arizona since he was a boy… which was a long time ago. He has held such varied jobs as a ticket taker at a movie theater all the way up to an assistant manager at that same theater. He’s held a bevy of other jobs to boot. Most recently, he has abused the concept of nepotism by working at his brother’s restaurant in Tucson.