A sacred Navajo artifact, imbued with a shocking and dangerous power.
An amoral con man, willing to stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
And a tiny northern Maine town, isolated and vulnerable.
Last November, Paskagankee, Maine was shaken to its core, held hostage by a centuries-old curse, terrorized by a brutal killing spree stopped at the last possible moment by new police chief Mike McMahon and beautiful young patrol officer Sharon Dupont. Now, just as the pair - and the town - is beginning to recover, a new horror comes calling.
Billionaire Seattle software designer Brett Parker is in Paskagankee to check on the progress of his newly-constructed summer retreat. But he's not the only new resident in town.
Max Acton, murderous sociopath and Arizona cult leader, has gained possession of a long-hidden sacred Navajo artifact with the ability to reanimate the dead. Acton aims to use the stone in a murderous plot to kidnap Parker and steal his revolutionary new software design developed for the U.S. Department of Defense, selling it to the highest bidder and making millions.
He doesn't even need to get his hands dirty. All he needs is a victim to kill . . . and reanimate . . . and force to do his bidding. All he needs is a revenant.
And the revenant is angry.
And he's deadly.
And he's unstoppable.
And the town of Paskagankee will once again become a battleground between the living and the dead . . .
So it was pretty interesting reading this book, without having read the first book. There were mentions of the first book, seeing as how it affected everyone. But this one stood by itself pretty well, which was really great for me!
It seems this town can't catch a break, that the living and the dead are facing off again in their town. It doesn't usually happen, and yet, this is the second time, and not too long after the first time. So yeah, kinda sucks to live there with all that happening!
This book was really creepy! I love how the revenant worked, with the artefact, and all of that, it was interesting! Just the way that the walking was described, made everything just so much more real to me! The chills it caused were awesome!
Loved how it came together, how the chief and patrol officer with their maybe-kinda-sorta romance, beat the bad guy, and laid the revenant to rest. Because he was just the poor sap trapped by the bad guy. And being killed only to be brought back sucks!
Really enjoyed this book, it was really fantastic to read!
Author: Allan Leverone
Series: Paskagankee #2
Read: September 10th, 2012
Source: Partners in Crime Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really good!
Publisher: Rock Bottom Books
Published: August 28th 2012
Allan Leverone is the author of the Amazon bestselling suspense thriller, THE LONELY MILE, as well as a previous thriller, FINAL VECTOR, and a brand-new supernatural suspense novel titled PASKAGANKEE. He is the author of the horror novellas, DARKNESS FALLS and HEARTLESS for Delirium Books, and is a four-time Derringer Award Finalist for excellence in short mystery fiction as well as a 2011 Puschart Prize nominee. Allan lives in New Hampshire with his wife of nearly thirty years, his family and a cat who has used up eight lives.
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