Novel by Alex Hutchinson Depicts a Nightmare Scenario in Suburban Massachusetts

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Militant teenagers discover a decapitated body, a forgotten wolfhouse and a serial killer, all in their quiet little town.

In this frighteningly plausible new novel James Ballum (Dutch to his friends) the misunderstood leader of a squad who calls themselves The HAWKS Foundation finds a headless body in his peaceful hometown of Avon. After the federal authorities silence the local press James and his followers decide to investigate the murder themselves. This leads them to an abandonded kennel at the bottom of a dead end road. They find a trash bag that is leaking blood, two canines of unusual size and the distinct sensation that they were being watched. Sevlow is the mysterious word carved into the kennel's cellar door. It's a warning of some kind but what does it mean?

The HAWKS quickly discover that not all urban legends are driven purely from fiction. Faced with harrowing threats and circumstantial evidence these six high school students struggle with their ability to distinguish fantasy from reality. One thing is for sure, Sevlow has been released from its bonds and only the HAWKS can stop it.

In terms of action and storyline Sevlow is a cross between Stephen King's novel Cujo and the vampire movie The Lost Boys. Alex Hutchinson lived in Avon for nineteen years. As a student of the town's history and a member of a founding family he leaves no stone unturned. He is a budding author with a knack for placing the reader deep in the woods inches away from the stalking maniac. His scene’s are detailed so close to reality that one must wonder if the author had actually been there and experienced it himself. The HAWKS Foundation is a daring series and is sure to be Alex’s master work of art much like Harry Potter has become for J.K. Rowling.

Both books, Before they were HAWKS: Birth of the Malevolent Philsophy and Sevlow: Mission One are available at his website

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