A Western Horror Novel
Gideon Thorn, survivor at age two of the unknown 'animal' attack that massacred his family in Kansas Territory, roams the West in search of answers to his personal tragedy and other unsolved mysteries of seeming paranormal origin. In Skinwalker, his quest takes him to Tularosa, New Mexico Territory, where a savage prowler striking on nights with full moons has slaughtered eighteen victims. Can Thorn identify and slay the predator before it claims more lives—including his.
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Gideon Thorn Western Horror series
Gideon Thorn, still seeking answers to the slaughter of his family when he was two years old, pursues reports of an unearthly flying monster liberated from a southwest Texas silver mine. While hunting the man-eating terror, Thorn becomes mired in a small town's dilemma, caught between a ruthless robber baron and his Pinkertons on one side, and an attractive, idealistic widow on the other. Will he solve the mystery before a living nightmare's massive wings envelop one and all?
Fresh from a taking down a cannibal clan in frontier Missouri, bound for a new case in Colorado, Gideon Thorn interrupts a highway robbery and finds himself, as a result, transported to the very mouth of Hell on the Kansas prairie. What is the secret concealed by Lazarus, a town welcoming unexpected 'guests of honor' on the anniversary of its razing by Confederate guerrillas in the Civil War? What are the motives of its strange inhabitants, and which—if any—of the visitors will manage to survive? Is Lazarus the fated end of Thorn's long, winding search for answers to the Wild West's mysteries?
From deep in the forest echoes a back-shuddering howl, and they know it’s coming again. Gideon Thorne, still on the hunt for those who murdered his family, must now face an unworldly threat from one dispossessed of what was rightfully his…and there’s no greater foe, man, beast, or the unknown.
While potential news related to his family's murder makes its way from Colorado Territory to Boston, and on from there to find him somewhere in the West, Gideon Thorn confronts his greatest challenge yet: trying to solve and end a brutal string of mutilation murders in southern California, before the men--or things--responsible complete their dark design and usher in a new millennium of horror on Earth.
Gideon Thorn follows a lead from southern California to Colorado Territory, on the eve of statehood, hoping he may solve a gruesome riddle from his own childhood.
When he was two years old, a fearsome beast—believed by some to be an ordinary grizzly bear—had massacred his parents and Thorn's older brother, leaving Gideon with a long scar across his scalp that turned the hair surrounding it stark white. Now, something has returned to Colorado, killing wantonly, devouring whole settler families, and Thorn cannot avoid revisiting the scene of his great loss, the butchery that made him what he is today.
Accompanied by friend and mentor Obi Magoro, as well as newswoman Dinah Pilcher from California, Gideon confronts his early fear—perhaps his very fate—on hallowed ground.