La Pine, Oregon Author Publishes New Book

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Investigates legendary creatures in the jungles of the congo in this exciting and suspenseful novel.

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Kasai by Brian Wood has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Halfway around the world from Jackson O’Neil’s Los Angeles home lies Kasai, an untouched and unexplored rainforest deep in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For nearly a century, legends have abounded of strange creatures living in the forest. And to this day, locals claim to have seen frightening, prehistoric creatures from time to time.

It is into this new world that Jackson leads a scientific team of four. As a cryptozoologist, Jackson investigates the existence of legendary and extinct creatures—and what better place to go than Kasai, a true primordial forest.

But Jackson isn’t the only one venturing to Kasai. There is another interested in the region, a man with sinister intentions—and an axe to grind. Can Jackson stand up against Dr. Scott Lawrence’s attempts to destroy Kasai? Can he protect his new discoveries from Lawrence’s evil, money-grubbing, power-hungry intentions? And can Jackson and his small, unarmed team defeat Lawrence’s massive mercenary army?

Kasai, untouched for thousands of years, becomes a battleground as Jackson and his team struggle to defend its creatures—thought for so long to be extinct—from true extinction.

Brian Wood is a high school student in LaPine, Oregon, who has always been a good storyteller. He loves dinosaurs and is passionate about showing the world the importance of conservation. He has twice participated in the People to People Student Ambassador Program. He enjoys writing stories, cryptozoology, wildlife conservation, and ecology.

Kasai is a 240-page paperback with a retail price of $21.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0565-9. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at


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