A being known as Diablero has miraculously reanimated the bones of pirate Edward Teach, the infamous Blackbeard, and it is moving relentlessly through the dark forests and waterways of northeastern North Carolina. Reporter Hunter Singleton and park ranger Lisa Singleton, Hunter's estranged wife, must join forces to battle the presence that is older than mankind. Teach is about to open the gates of Hell on an unsuspecting world–how can mere humans stop the unstoppable?
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About the Author
An Air Force brat who never lived in one place more than five years, Toby joined the Navy soon after high school and ended up on the east coast of the U.S. He has since worked as a cab driver, a pizza delivery man, a phone solicitor, a shipyard technician, a government contractor, a retail music salesman, a bookseller, a cell phone salesman and a recording studio engineer.
After earning his English degree, he became a full-time graphic designer and newspaper reporter for five years and published hundreds of stories with the Associated Press and his local paper. He has since been published in The Pedestal Magazine, Voluted Tales magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Scary Monsters Magazine, and websites like eHow.com.
Owing to the inspiration of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, Toby became an author of what he likes to call "high-octane sci-fi, fantasy and horror" and has published several books.
Toby is also a songwriter and musician and lives with his family near the Great Dismal Swamp in northeastern North Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Absolutely wicked!! This title was like a mix of Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean meets Hellraiser. It was also great to read about the adventure, that the 2 characters from Toby Tate's title Lilith, had before that and The Lilitu Trilogy. I feel I have come full circle now...However, now I'm wondering what more might be to come?
I was immediately swept away off the coast of North Carolina, diving its waters in search of a long lost Pirate ship, as I began turning the pages of this awesome tale. While I have spent most of my life in northeastern North Carolina, I felt I was seeing the coast and the inland waters of the Dismal Swamp anew. I love to be transported to new places when I read, and while many of these settings were as familiar to me as my own backyard, I was seeing these places freshly through the eyes of the many characters that jumped off the pages. For a moment I became Dan, gasping for breath as the discovery of a lifetime turned into a frightful incident. I saw the world through a reporter's eyes as Hunter Singleton began investigating a strange death in the middle of the Dismal Swamp for The Daily Tribune, and then I continued to read because I couldn't help but turn the pages! Toby manages to put the reader firmly in the middle of the story by having characters so rich in detail they feel like old friends. I am horrible for giving away spoilers when I write reviews, so in an effort not to do that, I would like to say - you don't know what you're missing! This is one unputdownable book, from start to finish!