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The Jersey Devil

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The Jersey Devil

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"Old school horror." —Jonathan Maberry
THE LEGEND LIVES
Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth...
THE DEVIL AWAKES
Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil—and lived to tell the tale. Now, the creature's stomping grounds are alive once again with strange sightings, disappearances, and worse. After all these years, Boompa must return to the Barrens, not to prove the legend is real but to wipe it off the face of the earth...
THE BEAST MUST DIE
It'll take more than just courage to defeat the Devil. It will take four generations of the Willet clan, a lifetime of survivalist training, and all the firepower they can carry. But timing is critical. A summer music festival has attracted crowds of teenagers. The woods are filled with tender young prey. But this time, the Devil is not alone. The evil has grown into an unholy horde of mutant monstrosities. And hell has come home to New Jersey...
"Shea delivers a tense and intriguing work of escalating tension splattered with a clever, extensive cast of bystanders turned victims...An otherwise excellent, tightly delivered plot...Fans of cryptid creatures are likely to revel in this love letter to a legendary menace."– Publishers Weekly

Raves for The Montauk Monster
"A lot of splattery fun."—Publishers Weekly
"Frightening, gripping."—Night Owl Reviews
"Old school horror." —Jonathan Maberry
THE LEGEND LIVES
Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth...
THE DEVIL AWAKES
Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil—and lived to tell the tale. Now, the creature's stomping grounds are alive once again with strange sightings, disappearances, and worse. After all these years, Boompa must return to the Barrens, not to prove the legend is real but to wipe it off the face of the earth...
THE BEAST MUST DIE
It'll take more than just courage to defeat the Devil. It will take four generations of the Willet clan, a lifetime of survivalist training, and all the firepower they can carry. But timing is critical. A summer music festival has attracted crowds of teenagers. The woods are filled with tender young prey. But this time, the Devil is not alone. The evil has grown into an unholy horde of mutant monstrosities. And hell has come home to New Jersey...
"Shea delivers a tense and intriguing work of escalating tension splattered with a clever, extensive cast of bystanders turned victims...An otherwise excellent, tightly delivered plot...Fans of cryptid creatures are likely to revel in this love letter to a legendary menace."– Publishers Weekly

Raves for The Montauk Monster
"A lot of splattery fun."—Publishers Weekly
"Frightening, gripping."—Night Owl Reviews
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About the Author-
  • Hunter Shea is the author of the novels The Montauk Monster, Sinister Entity, Forest of Shadows, Swamp Monster Massacre, and Evil Eternal. His stories have appeared in numerous magazines, including Dark Moon Digest, Morpheus Tales and the Cemetery Dance anthology Shocklines : Fresh Voices in Terror. His obsession with all things horrific has led him to real life exploration of the paranormal, interviews with exorcists and other things that would keep most people awake with the lights on. He lives in New York with his family and vindictive cat. He waits with Biblical patience for the Mets to win a World Series. You can read about his latest travails and communicate with him at www.huntershea.com.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    July 25, 2016
    Shea (The Montauk Monster) delivers a tense and intriguing work of escalating tension splattered with a clever, extensive cast of bystanders turned victims. Deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens lurks a monster out of legend. It’s been mostly dormant for decades, but something has roused it from its normal pattern of malicious pranks into a frenzy of escalating, gory murder. When news of the Jersey Devil’s reemergence reaches the Willet family, they know what to do. Three generations of Willets and their TV-famous cryoptozoologist buddy trek into the barrens to resolve the family’s mysterious link to the legendary monster and put an end to its rampage. An otherwise excellent, tightly delivered plot stumbles when the major reveal reinforces an uncomfortably sexist focus, potentially spoiling an otherwise wicked ride. Shea fans will appreciate the call-outs to his other work, and fans of cryptid creatures are likely to revel in this love letter to a legendary menace. Agent: Louise Fury, Bent Agency.

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