Sebastion Redfield's home is breached by a trespasser in an explosive confrontation early one winter morning. In the aftermath, Sebastion begins to unravel a more disturbing truth about the attack: that someone or something has been hunting him. His ordeal is not over.
Sebastion may be the only person alive able to challenge the mysterious "thief." This figure is unstoppable, even by death it seems, and he wants something that only Sebastion possesses. Now, to save his own life, he and a mysterious new ally must dredge up his dark, painful past for clues as to who or what the relentless thief may be.
What begins in the Redfield home during that icy face-off carries their terrifying dance across a city and a continent, across the decades of Sebastion's life, and even into the impossible depths of his afterlife.
Part literary noir, part mystery, and part horror, THALO BLUE is touted as "Jason McIntyre's most complex, multi-layered, and disturbing work" to date.
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About the Author
Born on the prairies, Jason McIntyre eventually lived and worked on Vancouver Island where the vibrant characters and vivid surroundings stayed with him and coalesced into what would become his novel, On The Gathering Storm. Before his time as an editor, writer and communications professional, he spent several years as a graphic designer and commercial artist. Jason is the author of more than two dozen short stories, several novellas and full-length fiction. Currently, Jason is at work on new novels and stories in the Dovetail Cove world -- companion books to BLED and SHED. His latest full-length novel, THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND, is out now! Synopsis: The saga began with The Night Walk Men, the #1 Kindle Suspense novella by Jason McIntyre. Now it continues with The Devil's Right Hand. And a war is brewing. Meet Benton Garamond. He's lost. He careens through the wet streets of downtown Vancouver on a collision course with a dirty lawyer named Levy Gillis. He wants something from Gillis and he aims to get it. Meet Donovan Lo, former drug kingpin and not bad with the ladies if you ask him. He's in hiding and has a plan to leave his empire for good. But something -- and someone -- aims to put a bullet through his last big score. Now meet Sperro. He has a lot to say about his job, about Benton Garamond and about Donovan Lo. Sperro will be your tour guide. "We are Night Walk Men, imbued with the lives of at least ten men, and we walk among you like a blur, unseen but often sensed or smelled like pollen in the air when you can't see flowers--or the tingle you get when the hairs on your neck stand up. "If you hear footsteps on the parched earth behind you, or if dry autumn leaves scrape concrete with a breeze, that's most likely one of us, walking just a little ahead or just a little behind. If it's dark and you climb into your car and for once--for no reason at all--wonder why you didn't check the back seat for strangers, one of my brothers is mostly likely back there as you drive off. "We are everywhere at once and nothing can stop us. We are Death incarnate, walking under long robes of black and chasing down the winds to read from a discourse that may be the last words you'll hear..." Be prepared to shake The Devil's Right Hand.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love to read anything that will scare me to death. Mystery, thrillers anything that gives me the heebie jeebies. This was by far the right book for me to pick. It was a combination of reading something from Mr. Stephen King and watching Nightmare on Elm Street. The never knowing whats around the next corner or what is going to happen with each page you turn. Sebastion Redfield is being hunted, and haunted. Hunted by "The Theif" and haunted by the memories of his past. After a horrific attack, Sebastion (Zeb) is assigned a psychiatrist to help him recover from his attack, but as they start the process it starts to reveal something more sinister and they realize this was not just a random attack. Not only is he trying to come into his adulthood, he has a condition, a "Special Gift" his mother calls it. The amazing way Jason McIntyre describes how Sebastion sees the world through his eyes is brilliant. Through color and sounds it is interesting, intriguing, and he takes you right into Sebastion's (Zeb) world and mind Just when you thought you knew what was going to happen next, McIntyre threw a twist and turn you absolutely did not see coming. It was a book that had me gasping out loud, it haunted me, scared me, intrigued me made me laugh and made me cheer on Sebastion on his quest to unravel the mystery of the person hunting him, it had all the violence and gore you would expect from a great mystery/thriller novel. I recommend Jason's book to anyone who loves being scared.
This is an intricately woven tale rich in imagery. If I had to classify the genre, I'd say it's a psychological thriller with a paranormal twist. Yet, the depth of the characters, the emotions they both experience and evoke in the reader, and the issues explored within the plot makes it impossible to limit this story to any specific genre. Thalo Blue is not an easy or a fast read. The story requires commitment from the reader. Skimming over the descriptions would be a loss of something almost tangible in their meaning. At times, I felt as if I'd slipped into an alternate reality, the edges of an acid trip with the colors of the world speaking a language of their own. The storyline slips from present to various points in the past, from reality to something not quite real. Stick with it and you'll be rewarded with a story that is an experience all its own.
Reading Thalo Blue was like finding my bliss. McIntyre's ability to tell a story is amazing and has reminded me of all the reasons I love fiction. With Thalo Blue he has proven himself to be extremely capable of creating beautiful works of art with his words by painting worlds and lives that are believable and fascinating. The characters are three dimensional and the story multilayered and satisfying in its complexity. My favorite part or aspect of this book is that I could not figure out the villain. I found out the "what", "how", and "why", at the moment McIntyre was ready for me to know. That in itself is a reason to read Thalo Blue. Very few authors have the skill to keep their secrets and reveal then only when they want everything to be known. Jason McIntyre does it again and again.
Jason McIntyre's latest novel, THALO BLUE, is absolutely frightening, but in a way that I loved! Hauntingly well-written and masterfully crafted, THALO BLUE is primary about Sebastion "Zeb" Redfield, a troubled artist on the cusp of true adulthood. The story opens as a circumspect "thief" breaks into Sebastion's house and attacks him. While the attack seems random at first, a deeper, more complicated meaning soon surfaces and Sebastion, along with his assigned psychiatrist, must figure out what's driving this monster, before it's too late and he consumes them all. The book also delves into Sebastion's twisted, yet beautiful, past, capturing the rawness of growing up in a candid and heart-wrenching way. The novel, very simply put, is about the pursuit of life and happiness in the face of adversity, complicated family relationships, and the inevitability of death. The first few pages (perhaps even the first two or three chapters) are a bit confusing and it took me a while to orient myself inside the world McIntyre creates, but that was part of what I loved about it. Sebastion's reality is fragmented and his memories come to him in bits and pieces, and that's exactly how they are delivered to the readers. You get only as much as Sebastion will admit and reveal to himself. Although a tad "different," I am really drawn to Sebastion. There is something about his sensitivity to life, poetry, and sensory notions that make him both incredibly intriguing and captivating. I truly enjoyed unraveling the events that shaped Sebastion into the man he is present day. In a way, the structure of the story reminded me a bit of the movie, Memento, mostly because of the way it intricately unfolds. Jumping from past to present, from the perspective of Sebastion to an EMT, to the infamous thief, McIntyre brilliantly weaves the narrative back and forth. I highly recommend THALO BLUE to those who enjoy mystery, thriller, and ornately crafted stories. The characters are haunting and tend to linger long past the closing images. I will 100% be reading more from McIntyre very soon! THALO BLUE sinks its claws into you and refuses to let go.