Swamp! by British author Peter Tremayne, perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma historical mystery series, is his standalone creature feature horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1985 by Sphere.
The story is set in the Florida swamps, where poachers after manatee end up finding and disturbing a different and much more disturbing creature, which a plucky National Park Ranger tries to figure out what it is as the body count rises, in the hopes of thwarting it before it’s too late.
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Caleb Burns, a portly man, was hunting in the forests of Florida with his friend, Jeff Smith.
The manatee, the largest aquatic species of mammal in the swamp country, was highly prized by hunters but for the last twenty years state law had made it illegal to shoot it.
In the sweltering heat, they get more than they bargained for…
A few yards away from them the black, dank waters suddenly began to erupt in a swirling torrent of froth, dwarfing them with its gigantic size.
It gazed at them for a moment from angry, red-veined eyes. An awesome cry echoed deep in its throat from behind razor-sharp incisor teeth, teeth that glinted like a row of stilettos.
For what seemed an eternity it stood like a malevolent statue. Then it swooped, its jaws gnashing viciously…
Where does this blood-thirsty, other-worldly beast come from?
Peter Pirelli, and Everglades National Park Ranger, is trying to discover what this mysterious beast truly is.
With more innocent lives on the line, will he be able to find out before it’s too late?