A derelict building. The police find forty-two human skeletons... and one man chained to a wall. He is barely alive. He looks helpless, starved and possibly tortured. What happened to him? What did he witness? What is responsible for all the horrors of this house? And what is the reason for the victim's strange, desperate request?
Sergeant Conway meets his Detective Inspector at 512 Bachman Heights. They examine the widespread evidence of horrific carnage and can barely believe what they find. When they speak to the single captive survivor, the mystery deepens and darkens...
Even so, the two veteran cops have no idea of the terrible danger they are now in.
'Chained' is the third in a series of Short Horror Tales - quick reads written to captivate readers with thrills, chills and unexpected twists... So why not join the police at the crime scene and uncover the awful truth that lies there?
About the Author
in February 2015, his debut novel PARADISE EXHUMED was released. The murderous whodunit thriller, set in modern-day Britain, sees a pair of investigative reporters hunting a brutal and seemingly unstoppable killer.
ERA OF DARKNESS - VOLUMES I & II form his war-torn fantasy saga, in which a divided world faces extinction at the hands of demonic invaders. Amid mammoth battles and awful carnage, an array of diverse characters attempt to defeat their overwhelming enemies. A spin-off series of Era Of Darkness novellas began with SURVIVAL I: SLAUGHTER AT GHASTAR.
GOD OF WAR is a dark, gory horror thriller - told partly in Ancient Britain during the Roman Occupation and partly during modern-day. A monstrosity created two thousand years ago is re-discovered deep underground today by a group of trapped cavers, with terrifying consequences.
Ian's Short Horror Tales Series was developed to offer readers quick reads that are rich in thrills, chills and nightmarish twists. GLANCING BLOW, HOOKER, CHAINED, IGNITION SOURCE, HOUSE OF MY DREAMS and BUG HUNT were the first six in over a dozen tales so far.
In April 2017, Ian released the fantasy novel HECTOR REBORN - VOLUME I: DEATH & LIFE. This featured the hero Hector, slain in the Trojan War, who finds himself reborn on a strange and fantastic world. Far from being an idyllic afterlife, Hector's new home proves to be a land of hideous terror, treachery and lethal adventure. The saga concluded in the second volume, RETRIBUTION.
His next project was an apocalyptic zombie story with a unique twist. In THE EARTH BLEEDS saga, the world literally begins to bleed a mysterious substance onto its surface - killing billions and turning the dead into ravenous, mutated monsters. The short tale ZOMBIE HORDE was the first in the ongoing series.
Ian is currently writing his second murder-mystery thriller THE MURDER WEAPON ON THE HILL, whilst continuing to release further Short Tales.
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