Mannheim Rex by Robert Pobi

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After the sudden death of his wife, famous horror writer Gavin Corlie retreats from New York City to a secluded house on Lake Caldasac. But his new life in the country is far from idyllic; when a thirteen-year-old wheelchair-bound boy named Finn Horn nearly drowns in the lake, Gavin discovers a startling secret: people in this peaceful lakeside community keep vanishing. Is the corrupt, Benzedrine-fueled town sheriff to blame? Or is Finn’s account of a lake-dwelling monster more than a near-death hallucination? Racing against time and Mother Nature, Gavin and Finn embark on a quest to catch a nightmare that seems to have evolved with a single frightful purpose: to feed on human prey.

An homage to the blockbuster Jaws and the classic American novel Moby-Dick, Mannheim Rex is a deep dark thriller that switches seamlessly between heart-warming friendship and heart-stopping action.

 

About Robert Pobi

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Robert Pobi is a former antiques dealer and an avid fisherman. Originally from Montreal, he now splits his time between a cabin in the mountains and the Florida Keys. Author of the international bestselling psychological thriller Bloodman, Pobi writes every day at a desk that once belonged to the enigmatic Italian banker Roberto Calvi.
 
Published November 20, 2012 by Thomas & Mercer. 513 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Pobi invokes American classics Jaws and Moby-Dick in this cinematic, old-school suspense tale worthy of King and Koontz. Tension builds slowly, as renowned horror novelist Gavin Corlie flees New York

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Monsters and Critics

After the sudden death of his wife, famous horror writer Gavin Corlie retreats from New York City to a secluded house on Lake Caldasac.

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Annenberg Digital News

When I first received "Mannheim Rex," the latest novel by Robert Pobi, I flipped through the pages to gain a feel for the novel with a growing concern that finishing the book would be a great challenge.

Jan 09 2013 | Read Full Review of Mannheim Rex

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