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An experimental rafting expedition, an FBI manhunt for a delusional killer, and the worst storm in decades collide in the remote mountain wilderness…and then THEY come out.
Bowie Whitlock and a team of celebrity athletes are commissioned to test two experimental rafts in the rugged Unegama Gorge in the remote Appalachian Mountains, considered the most dangerous whitewater rapids in the eastern United States.
FBI agent Jim Castle and his partner are in the gorge looking for Ace Goodall, a deranged abortion clinic bomber. Ace, accompanied by a fragile young woman, is suffering visions that guide his murderous behavior. An accident during the manhunt releases a long-hidden species to the world.
The race is on as dark storm clouds gather, the river swells to a torrent, and Ace hijacks the rafting expedition to make his escape. But the bloodthirsty creatures swooping down from the high cliffs have been too long without prey.
Ace has one more bomb.
God is talking to him.
And he’ll kill Bowie or anyone else who stands in his way. But killing isn’t what it used to be, because the dead no longer stay dead.
(Originally published in mass market paperback as THEY HUNGER)
Scott Nicholson is the author of more than 30 thrillers, including the After and Next post-apocalyptic series. His first novel The Red Church was a Stoker Award finalist. He’s sold more than 700,000 ebooks worldwide. Look for his dark A.I. series MIM*X on Kindle.
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