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The Shadow Men

Whispers of the Dead

A Novel By C.S. Daley

Copyright 2011 by C.S. Daley

Smashwords Edition

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to any actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.

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Chapter 1


The creature slowly emerged from the trees. Josh and Bolo had their furrier blades held out in front of them. The drool continued to drip from its mouth onto the ground. Josh could see several open wounds with red blood dripping down the side of the animal's mouth.

Bolo spun around and looked into the forest behind them. Josh could hear the breaking of branches from where Bolo was looking. He never took his eyes off the giant wolf. Suddenly, the wolf let out a long anguished howl.

"We were wrong. It didn't win," said Bolo.

The insect creature emerged from the forest behind Josh. It was missing two legs and was bleeding from several eyes. The blood was black like everything else about the creature. Josh was truly surprised, he had thought the wolf would take it apart.

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