Shadows of the Past by Richard Schiver

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The alien invasion of the earth has begun, but this is no Independence day. Inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos, Shadows of the Past relates the tale of ancient Gods seeking a return to their former glory.

When Washington D.C Homicide Detective Sam Hardin is called to investigate a gruesome killing he stumbles upon the theft of an ancient alien dagger that had been discovered in the barren wastes of Antarctica. But this is no ordinary dagger. It has an odd effect on anyone it comes into contact with, for it contains the essence of an alien race that once ruled a young Earth.  

Partially disabled Vietnam vet Jack Griffith has been counting down his final days as the cancer, compliments of his service in South East Asia, slowly consumes his body. While clearing a clogged storm drain he is accidentally stabbed by the dagger that had been stolen to repay a gambling debt. Surrounded by rats as death approaches he is given a second chance at life when that alien presence invades his body.

But at what price?

Jack, an unwitting host to this alien life form, embarks on a search for the only one who can stand in the way of their return. An ancient legend appearing in the guise of Sam's brain damaged four year old son. A child whose fathomless black eyes hold the secrets of life and death.

Sam and Jack go head to head in a fight to the death as the echoes of a distant past whisper from the antediluvian void. In the balance hangs the future of all mankind, and his place at the top of the food chain. 

About Richard Schiver

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For Richard the act of reading is one of the most intimate forms of communication possible. The writer speaking directly to the reader. For what is born in solitude can only be shared in the privacy of the readers thoughts.Richard and his wife share their home with four furry, four legged, children. When not writing Richard can be found piddling around in his woodshop where he's always creating a mess to be cleaned up.
Published December 7, 2013 by Abis Books. 239 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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