The Mountain King (eBook)

The Mountain King (eBook)

  • Author: Rick Hautala
  • Page Count: 276 (print edition)
  • Pub. Date: October 21, 2011
  • Status: E-Book

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The Mountain King
by Rick Hautala

About the eBook:
In the halls... of the Mountain King...

There are many legends and ancient tales concerning Mount Agiochook, the second tallest mountain in Maine. Some of these tales speak of a demon that resides on the rocky slopes near the mountain's snow-crested summit. Legend has it that a force of supernatural evil periodically emerges from the mists that shroud the mountain and comes down to the valley, looking to claim a life.

Sometimes the life it claims is an animal — perhaps a stray dog or a farmer's cow or a horse. At other times, it claims a human life, a straying hiker or a lost camper.

Mark Newman has hiked the numerous trails to the summit of Mount Agiochook many times. He has heard the stories and Indian legend, but he doesn't believe them.

Not until one September afternoon, when an early snow storm sweeps through the mountains, and he witnesses something he knows can't possibly be real.

But it is all too real!

Convinced that there is something lurking near the summit of the mountain... something terrible... something that won't be satisfied with claiming just one human life, Mark vows to hunt it down and destroy it.

What he doesn't know is that he, too, is being hunted. Under suspicion for the murders of his best friend and his wife's lover, Mark is being pursued by the local police, an angry mob, and something else... something he can't begin to comprehend until he confronts it, face to face.

From international best-selling author Rick Hautala comes this terrifying adventure story of horror and suspense that will thrill you and haunt you long after you've finished reading it.

Rick HautalaRick Hautala, writing under his own name and the pseudonym A. J. Matthews, is the acclaimed international best-selling author of more than thirty books, including the million copy best seller Nightstone and Untcigahunk: The Complete Stories and Tales of the Little Brothers, and more than fifty short stories in such anthologies as 999 and magazines such as Cemetery Dance. His most recent books include the short story collection Occasional Demons and Follow (by A. J. Matthews). In the spring of 2007, Berkley Books will publish another A. J. Matthews novel, Unbroken. Hautala lives in southern Maine with author Holly Newstein and Keira the Wonder Dog.

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