The Demon of the Shadows
by Ronald Joseph Scala
Pub Date 15 Mar 2020
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When his ex-wife, Margot asks to meet for dinner, Nick’s life had long been in a downward spiral. Plagued by hallucinations and voices that he attributed to his rather liberal use of alcohol, he was soon to discover something far more sinister has been at play. Through brilliant research, Margot had discovered that both she and Nick were possessed by a demon known only to a seventeenth century Indian tribe. She tells Nick of how the creature slips unnoticed through time and space and orchestrates its victims to enact hideous acts of violence upon loved ones and neighbors and that she and Nick are being beckoned. Its calling is inexorable, its powers of illusion commanding. Their only hope to break the spell is an obscure tribal rite discovered by Margot with the help of a discredited college professor and a tribal medicine man. But, before they can fully enact a plan, Margot disappears with their daughter Marissa, lost in the autumn festivals of Clarion. Nick follows, only to fall into the creature’s trap where, in a pitch-dark railroad tunnel, he makes his final stand against the beast.