Blurb: The sins of the past have come to roost in Winter Creek.
After witnessing the rise of another monster, Jay is forced to face his fears and come to terms with treachery from an old friend. Only by embracing his past will he find the means to save those he loves.
In the end, family is forever.
Excerpt: A two-foot wide creek that fed into the river ran alongside his yard, separating his property from the wooded hillside. The creek was at its lowest point until the spring thaw, so there was a one-foot drop to the muddy rocks on either side of the water. Flat stones serving as steps were imbedded in the steep bank along the other side of the creek and led to a well-worn trail he used every evening to relax before bed. The path was the only break in the fading-green bushes along the water’s edge.
“Damn Loons. Why can’t they find something better to do with their time instead of bugging me.” Norm stepped across the creek without difficulty, and started climbing the bank. With his weight leaning forward, he used the head of the shovel as a cane to help steady himself, swearing the whole time at being pulled from his comfortable seat to fix some idiot’s idea of fun. “Can’t even enjoy a beer in peace anymore.”
Nearing the top of the bank, his shovelhead hit the ground and he stepped passed it as something rustled the bushes to his left before letting out a loud growl-like hiss. His mind immediately went to the nature shows about alligators, so he tried to turn and lift the shovel as a club in case he needed it, but his left foot slipped and his right caught on the other side of the shovel as he fell.
A snapping sound was followed by a jolt of pain shooting through his right leg as he fell backwards and rolled into the creek. He landed face down in the water a second before the metal head of the shovel clanked against the back of his head.
A surge of energy caused by the freezing water and adrenaline helped him find the strength to attempt pushing himself out of the water. His face lifted free as another growling hiss that sounded like laughter came from the bank. A second later, a great weight slammed into his back and pushed him under the water.