The Shadow Killer

The Shadow Killer

Book - 2007
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Every hair on Ty's body, the skin on his neck and arms, everything was clenched in a primeval fear stimulus response. In the thick of the woods not ten yards away stood a creature, manlike, apelike . . . some sort of hairy humanoid, like a gorilla standing upright on long legs. Motionless, it stared at Ty, and Ty froze dead in his tracks. "Jesus Christ, this is Bigfoot." "BIGFOOT IS ANGRY." When careless campers unleash a raging forest fire, they inadvertently set in motion a blood-drenched spree of revenge. Motivated by the immolation of his family, a nearly eleven-foot-tall, preternaturally strong superprimate begins stalking the mountains northeast of Seattle, hunting the "small two-legs" he blames and leaving an eerie trail of missing people . . . but little else. As people begin vanishing from nearby forests, former software magnate Ty Greenwood risks everything to find out why. Tormented by his encounter with a Bigfoot three years earlier, Ty's past now collides with what he suspects is happening. But this time he doesn't realize that the stakes are far higher. In his search for two missing lawyers, Snohomish County Sheriff's Detective Mac Schneider discovers a "spectacularly" large footprint. Is it another hoax or is there really something to fear in the woods? Despite mounting evidence, Mac fears ridicule and is reluctant to reveal that the myth might in fact be a terrifying reality. Complicating everything for him is Kris Walker, a gorgeous but ruthless television reporter bent on getting the story at any cost. Joining the quest is an old Native American actor with a troubling secret: Ben Campbell has a mystical connection to the beast. And while Ben's linkwith this fearsome and intelligent being haunts his dreams and could spell his doom, it may also prove to be the only key to stopping this ferocious, inhuman killing machine. Can they end his deadly rampage before he destroys everything they hold dear? Just when you thought it was safe to go into the woods . . . "The Shadowkiller" will give even the most hard-core skeptic a reason to think twice before going camping.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
ISBN: 9780743294737
0743294734
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: viii, 436 p. ; 25 cm.

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deeanndavis
Dec 01, 2012

I couldn't put this book down. A real thriller!

barbiegerl Apr 10, 2012

As an avid reader of both fiction and true life of any type of horror, I found this book very entertaining. Though definitely far fetched regarding the anger and killings, it was greatly enjoyable from the standpoint of a good horror story. I grew up in northern California, camping with my relatives and was often told many larger than life Bigfoot stories. They gave me goosebumps then and they still do now. This story is held together with suspense and believable characters and the flow of the plot kept me up late reading. While I might have a few literary complaints, they in no way diminish the great adventure I felt while reading the story. Looking forward to another novel by this author.

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