Winter 2013 - Dazed by a weird drug, a homeless man witnesses a murder in Seward City's rotten industrial core. Monsters kill, feast on blood and disappear in the night. The man tries to help, is mistaken for the murderer and handed to Detective Einar Hannesson. True to his Icelandic soul, Einar believes in supernatural beings and doesn’t hide his views. He's dedicated but experience has hardened him. In the station, Einar realizes the man is his former partner Detective Michael Lewis, believed killed two years earlier during the only case Einar never solved. Stunned but determined to help, Einar refuses to return him to the street. Michael, terrified by lack of memory and brutal scars, wants to die. To unravel the mystery, Einar must return to a case that haunted both of them.
Fall 2011 - Something rips apart two girls in a bloody feast, marking the start of a horrific killing spree. Detectives Einar Hannesson and Michael Lewis catch the case, one that leads them into territory filled with myths, monsters and scientific experimentation, intertwined with connections to the Willard Museum and Michael's fiancée, Anthropology Curator Kait Jenret. As the killer claims more victims and moves deeper into the Adirondack wilderness, they race to solve the crimes. In the process, Michael saves a young boys life, but pays a high price. Einar's beliefs are challenged in fundamental ways.
Claws are sunk into souls. Lives are changed forever in the process.
|Publisher:||S. E. Chase|
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About the Author
S. E. Chase has spent a career as a curator, interpretive specialist and exhibition planner in history and technology museums. As is common in the 'many hats' world of nonprofits, she has written more than her share of grant applications, exhibition scripts, budget statements and management reports. From scrounging through basement cisterns for artifacts to exploring the history of electrical technology, she's absorbed a wealth of materials to use as creative raw material for fiction writing. She also happens to be the author of several nonfiction history publications about places and people in New York State and Delaware under the name Stephanie Przybylek. After growing up in Northwestern PA, and spending more than a decade in the snowy winters of the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York, she decamped to the temperate Mid-Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay region to experience actual springtime and enjoy the taste of steamed crabs and beer. S. E. loves traveling (yes, she has been to Iceland and wants to return), beer brewing, horse racing, photography and exploring nature. She's a musician, artist, writer and lover of animals, currently answering to two cats and a Shiba Inu. This is her first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great characters, great story. Really enjoyed this read and hope there are more to follow with Einor, Mikey and Kait! The writing took a bit to get comfortable - things like: "Want to do this," instead of "I want to do this." But it was consistant so I think it was intentional. This was mostly in conversation between characters and not in the narration. Realky good cops plus afew jerk cops, some serious bad guys, a bit of scifi, all wrapped around a mystery. Good stuff!
good cop/horror story. interesting characters.