Annie reluctantly agrees to accompany her new beau and two other couples on a romantic canoeing adventure under an ominous full moon. They set off from Philadelphia to paddle in the eerie pine barrens of New Jersey, home to the mythical Jersey Devil, legendary folklore beast. The secluded forest and mysterious black river make Annie's skin crawl.
Her first time in a canoe, Annie paddles in the smothering darkness. She senses danger and sees visions of foreboding violence. Terror grips the woman, but she fears more the embarrassment of having to explain her uncanny psychic abilities to her new boyfriend.
While two of the couples stop for a snack along the sandy banks of the river, a pair of escaped murderers emerge from the shadows to ambush the party. Separated from the others, Annie and her boyfriend, Dave, stumble on the attack and watch unseen as the convicts assault one of the women.
Eyes of the Serpent is a tale of quiet heroism, born not of lust for glory, but of responsibility. Annie's quiet confidence overcoming her dreaded fear of the dark inspires Dave to do battle with the gun-wielding killers. Spurred to action by courage and desperation, Dave and Annie must find a way to outwit and subdue a former IRA terrorist and a violent skinhead. Armed only with a canoe paddle, they must act quickly or watch their friends die one by one.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm not an outdoor type person, but this book is so much more than an action packed adventure. One likes to think that sometimes, the 'good guys' win, and in this novel..they do. There's a touch of romance and enough adventure to satisfy the most discerning reader. A great book.
I particularly enjoyed this book, it was a fast read, kept me interested in the characters and had just the right blend of suspense with local flavor (set in Philadelphia and the Pine Barrens of New Jersey). The author did an excellent job of putting the reader right in the midst of the action. I would highly recommend this book.