This story takes place deep within the Southern Appalachian Mountains where two FBI agents are on assignment, Jim Castle ("Piss-and-Vinegar") and Derek Samford (The Rook, or "Haircut"). Their mission is to nail the 'Bama Bomber, Robert Wayne "Ace" Goodall, who is wanted for a series of deadly abortion clinic bombings, on the run with his girl Clara Bannister. The FBI agents stumble upon the 'Bama Bomber's camp setting off a trip wire explosion, which unleashes a long-buried subterranean vampire bat-like species, hungry and ready to hunt. Add to the mix a team of professional "crack" adventurers sponsored by ProVentures, an outdoor gear corporation, and an innocent couple on vacation from New Jersey and the deadly hunt begins. Who will survive? I would recommend this book, another creepy, fast-paced read by Scott Nicholson with plenty of interesting characters. My only complaint is that the story seemed to move in fast-forward as it neared the end, which was frustrating.
A pretty disappointing book in my opinion. Not scary at all and the amount of time in the book actually given to the creatures was pretty small. The whole book was more about the characters and their problems getting along, white water rafting and a FBI chase. The creatures seemed to be thrown in with little to no thought. If this had been billed as a crime drama/action novel then I would have been more satisfied but this was suppose to be horror and it was just kinda "horrible".
I read two horror books a week and can tell you, this is one great horror book. Nicholson is fairly new to the horror scene, but if you like Bentley Little, Robert Laymon, Jack Ketchum, etc. etc., I could go on, then you won't be disappointed with this book. It is very original, the writing style is smooth and drags you in, and I couldn't put it down. Scarey and weird and just great. I liked it so much I bought everything Nicholson has written so far.
Something deadly has BEEN AWAKENED IN THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS
WAITING FOR AS NEW SOURCE OF FOOD.
FAST PACED ACTION
loved this book ve3ry, very scary..will read more of his books they are worth the time.