The Unnatural

The Unnatural

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by Alan Nayes
     
 

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The first victim, brutally assaulted, literally dies of fright in the emergency room, and Dr. Julie Charmaine must find out why. A psychiatrist, advocate for battered women, and a noted sleep researcher, Dr. Charmaine has only two clues to the beautiful young woman's death: she reeks of the city's sewers and her last word was the Spanish slang for

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The first victim, brutally assaulted, literally dies of fright in the emergency room, and Dr. Julie Charmaine must find out why. A psychiatrist, advocate for battered women, and a noted sleep researcher, Dr. Charmaine has only two clues to the beautiful young woman's death: she reeks of the city's sewers and her last word was the Spanish slang for monkey.

Vicki Zampisi, tormented by twin memories of terror and lost love, begins an odyssey of vengeance. But when she is attacked in the run-down hotel where she was once betrayed, she is put under the care of Dr. Julie Charmaine, and the terrified woman's dreams reveal there is more to this cold-blooded serial killer the L.A. press have dubbed the "Sewer Stalker" than Vicki is letting on.

Eager investors have rewarded Dr. Wesley Kovacs lavishly for his groundbreaking cryonics research and he will let nothing stand between him and the Nobel Prize--not even an experiment that has gone horribly awry.

THE UNNATURAL is a twisted tale of cryonics, sex, revenge, murder and the bizarre hybrid creature that leaves an entire city cowering in fear.

Approximately 118,000 words/440 pages

Alan Nayes is the author of the biomedical thriller GARGOYLES, the first book in the RESURRECTION Trilogy series, and also BARBARY POINT, a love story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013165502
Publisher:
anayes.com
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
603,052
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Alan Nayes was born in Houston and grew up on the Texas gulf coast. He is the author of the biomedical thriller GARGOYLES, the first book in the RESURRECTION Trilogy series, and BARBARY POINT, a love story. His most recent releases are SMILODON and GIRL BLUE.
An avid outdoorsman and fitness enthusiast, he is one of only a few individuals to ever swim across Wisconsin’s chilly Lake Winnebago. When not working on his next project, he enjoys relaxing and fishing at the family vacation home in Wisconsin.

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The Unnatural 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Los Angeles, the woman barely survived the assault that apparently relates to sewage based on the gook on her when she suddenly screams in horror and dies in the emergency room. As a counselor for battered women, psychiatrist Dr. Julie Charmaine wants to know what was so terrorizing that the woman relived it in her dreams and dropped dead on the replay. While Julie wonders what happened, Vicki Zambisi, who has had several operations to repair her deformed skull, breaks into a boarded-up hotel to retrieve a memento that might disclose the secret illegal experiments conducted by the highly regarded mad cryogenic research scientist Dr. Wesley Kovacs. She is fortunate to elude the sewage slasher.

Vicki meets Julie who has a device that creates visual images of what people are dreaming about that she would like to use on her. Vicki has doubts, but soon other women undergo the horrible assaults in the old abandoned hotel. Could Dr. Kovacs be the killer or is it something sinister beyond what the two women and a LAPD detective can imagine?

This is an exciting slasher medical thriller that is fun to read sort of like a Roger Corman movie. The story line combines the serial killer with a science fiction cautionary tale about the boundaries of medicine. Julie is a delightful, brilliant and energetic heroine while much of the rest of the cast either are victims or enable the audience to understand the protagonist better. Alan Nayes provides readers with an enjoyable tale that hooks the reader from the first page and keeps their interest until all the questions are answered.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall a good story. Good finale twist.
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Scoshie More than 1 year ago
Well written Robin Cook style medical thriller. Dr Julie Charmaine has a new patient who seems to be connected with a slew of murders commited by the Sewer Man. Can she and Det Matt Guardian figure out where the killer will strike next or will Julie be the next victim. An excellent way to spend a day in the sun!
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