The Jackal Man by Russell C. Connor
Approx. 96,290 words.
Published on April 30, 2010.
A creature older than legend stalks the small town of Asheville from the uninhabited woods to the south. Now, a land developer has purchased the area with the intent to build houses, and Frank Stanford has moved into the strange town to oversee the project. He will be faced with the truth behind the myth, along with an obsessed cop and a sadistic hunter that may be more dangerous than the beast...