Shadow of the Wendigo

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
In the snowy Canadian wilderness, a terrifying legend springs to life, sparking a series of gruesome crimes. Government agent Sean Laporte is sent to investigate, and contends with an obsessive, resourceful foe, a hostile environment, and an elusive search for the truth. He is soon pulled between worlds of myth and madness, a present haunted by the past, and a primitive world of mystery and power. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781310721175
About Dale T. Phillips

The fifth book in the Zack Taylor mystery series is now out: A Sharp Medicine.
I studied writing with Stephen King, and have published over 60 short stories, story collections, poetry, and articles. I've appeared on stage, television, and in an independent feature film, Throg. I've also appeared on Jeopardy, losing in a spectacular fashion. I co-wrote and acted in The Nine, a short political satire film. I've traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and through Europe.
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Review by: Juss Stinson on Sep. 12, 2016 :
I am super impressed at how quickly I was pulled into the story. I loved the detail that I was offered and it created such a strong platform to continue the story on and an easy flow to go with. I love when an author really gives us a good set of characters and I certainly had that in this story as well. The dialogue between them really added to my enjoyment of them. This was one of my favorite aspects to this story.

I have actually heard of a Wendigo, however I have never read a book with one and I am happy that now I have! It was a fantastic element in the creation of this book. I will of course be honest, I usually like my reading with a bit more bite. This is because I usually just read mostly horror; this is just my personal preference though! This book was themed with a good amount of action and mystery regarding a myth being chased by our well developed characters. The action and the mystery really did well for this specific storyline. It was indeed a more mellow read for me but I did still greatly enjoy it!

Again with some more honesty, the ending fell just a bit flat for me. It was just a tad anti climatic to me. It was such a great build up to the third part but I felt it left a bit too much empty space after all of the intake we were given in the first two parts and even the beginning of the third part. After I let the ending stir a bit after I put this down I still liked what I read, it just left some things unanswered. If you like a good myth with mystery and action then this is certainly a nice book to give a read! Thank you Dale Phillips.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ursula Wong on April 30, 2014 :
This is an exciting story about a hunt for a monster in the frigid Canadian north. But it’s also about Cree Indian traditions, a man’s struggle with what it means to be a human being, the thin line between survival and death, and more.

The novel is different, believable, unpredictable and completely absorbing. Give it a read. It will send chills up your spine.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Vlad V. on April 17, 2014 :
Phillps delivers again, with meteoric pacing and a unique twist on an ancient myth that has come to terrify a small tribal village in the deep Canadian north. Agent Sean LaPorte is sent in to investigate a series of grizzly murders, but he soon finds that something far more sinister is going on. When he butts heads with a sassy crypto-zoologist who is playing her own game for a shadowy reason of her own, LaPorte is put on the defensive, trapped between her, a killer who may or may not be human, and the deadly Canadian winter. This book is a heck of a lot of fun, and a quick and easy read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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