"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." - Bentley Little, The Association
On a Blue Ridge Mountain peak, three boys hear the rattling of a snare drum deep inside a cave known as "The Jangling Hole," and the wind carries a whispered name.
An old man at the foot of the mountain believes something inside the Hole has been disturbed by a developer's bulldozers. A local reporter is determined to solve the supernatural mysteries that have been shared for generations. Sheriff Frank Littlefield, haunted by past failures, must stand against a public enemy that has no fear of bullets, bars, or justice.
On the eve of a Civil War re-enactment, the town of Titusville prepares for a staged battle, but the weekend warriors aren't aware they will soon be fighting an elusive army. A troop of Civil War deserters, trapped in the Hole by a long-ago avalanche, is rising from a dark slumber, and the war is far from over.
And one misfit kid is all that stands between a town and the cold mouth of hell...
From the author of The Red Church and The Skull Ring comes a poignant coming-of-age tale of supernatural mystery and suspense.
"Always surprising and always entertaining."--Jonathan Maberry, The Dragon Factory
"A wonderful storyteller."--Sharyn McCrumb, The Ballad novels
"Scott Nicholson knows the territory. Follow him at your own risk."--Stewart O'Nan, Boston Noir
horror ghosts supernatural thriller Stephen King Dean Koontz Edgar Allan Poe Joe Hill Neil Gaiman paranormal suspense mystery Gothic coming of age adventure action Language: English / Published: 18 June 2013
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Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of more than 30 thrillers, including the After series, The Red Church, Speed Dating with the Dead, and Disintegration. He's also written 80 short stories, six screenplays, five children's books, and three comics series.http://www.hauntedcomputer.com