Just yesterday publisher Thomas & Mercer released Robert Pobi’s Mannheim Rex, an homage to the blockbuster Jaws and the classic American novel Moby Dick, and we have an exclusive excerpt from the book to share.
Gavin Corlie has made millions writing horror stories. But even he couldn’t have dreamed up this monster.
Following the sudden death of his wife, Gavin flees New York City for the quiet of the country. His new home on Lake Caldasac has surprisingly few visitors, and the author soon learns why: A suspiciously high number of people have gone missing in the small town. The deaths have all been ruled accidents, but Finn Horn, a handicapped boy obsessed with fishing, knows the truth. There’s a monster in the lake. And it wants to feed.
Thirteen-year-old Finn, who is dying of cancer, has only one last wish: to go down in the record books for catching a real-life monster. Battling demons of his own, Gavin joins Finn on his perilous quest to slay the nightmarish leviathan.
MANNHEIM REX is a deep dark thriller that switches seamlessly between heart-warming friendship and heart-stopping action and tells a tale of obsession, healing, and man versus nature while people struggle to find meaning and purpose in their own lives.
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