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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About Dale T. Phillips

The sixth book in the Zack Taylor mystery series is now out: A Darkened Room.
I studied writing with Stephen King, and have published over 70 short stories, story collections, poetry, and non-fiction. I've appeared on stage, television, and in an independent feature film, and co-wrote and acted in a short political satire film. I've also appeared on Jeopardy, losing in a spectacular fashion. I've traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and through Europe.
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Juss Stinson reviewed 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)
Ursula Wong reviewed 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)
Vlad V. reviewed 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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