After two years of fighting a bloody war in the Middle East, Bill Colden sends word to the love of his life that he is finally coming home. His routine task is to lead a patrol down a dark desert highway and then Bill could return home for good. However, fate would intervene—a fate that would give birth to insurmountable horror and unspeakable taboos. On that dark highway, amidst the debris, something malevolent awaits Bill and his squad. Something ancient and evil is stirring within one them, awaiting release. There is hunger . . . there is always hunger . . . Back home in Derrylin, Abigail Josephine Lux lives life day by day, patiently awaiting Bill’s return. After Abigail receives word of Bill’s accident, she begins experiencing terrifying nightmares that raise the question, is Bill still out there somewhere? On the brink of total hopelessness, Abigail begins a journey through the supernatural world to unravel the mystery of Bill’s whereabouts.
Born in Merced, California R.A. Mello grew up in the Turlock-Modesto Area until the age of thirteen, when along his mother and father, older brother and younger sister, relocated to Eufaula, Oklahoma. Throughout high school, he has written several short stories and few novellas. After graduation, he studied at Eastern Oklahoma State College. R.A. Mello has served in the United States Marine Corps and he is a proud veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He resides with his wife and son in the Greater Oklahoma City Area where he spends his time writing.
A good read from start to finish, and leaves you wanting more of the story. Flows very easily from page to page without losing the readers interests. Looking forward to the remaining books of the trilogy and eager to learn the fate of it's characters.
Insane and Imaginative! Cold Bill is the anti-hero of this thriller! We are taken on a journey for love, understanding, hunger, and sense of self. R.A. Mello creates his characters with the best of the seasoned writers. I have my favorite characters, one being a born wild wolf raised by a compassionate man, so I hope to read about them in the next book. Cold Bill is such an abomination of a man, but we somehow can root for his survival as he tries to hold on to his humanity.