“The Dead Season” Arrives to Put a Chill in Summer

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Author A.J. Gentile tells a chilling tale of a horror spawned from a young boy’s imagination

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From A.J. Gentile, author of the best selling Dell novel, “The Judas Seed,” comes The Dead Season, a terrifying and horrific tale of love, madness, and the monsters inside all of us.

‘Tis the season in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. Christmas Eve 1958. In the house of little Corey Gatlin a creature is stirring, a creature by the name of Chanks. It is the vindictive invention of Corey’s alcoholic father’s whiskey soaked imagination, but in the abused boy’s already fragile mind the monster has become a flesh-and-blood reality, a living nightmare, alive and growing inside him.

Haunted by the shadow of Chanks throughout his life, Corey lives in mortal fear of the holidays. Under the stress and rage of a crumbling and hollow marriage, Corey’s sanity cracks, unleashing the beast that has been coiled inside him all those long years. Somewhere, in the black pit of his mind, a chilling metamorphosis takes place and a hideous holiday of unholy evil falls upon an unsuspecting and unprepared world.

Horror strikes with blinding suddenness, engulfing the lives of an emotionally estranged couple, Michael and Cassie Laughlin, shattering their family when their young son, Randy, is abducted by Corey’s deranged manifestation of Chanks.

In a ruthless and terrifying chase across a snow entrenched landscape, Michael and Cassie pursue the madman and, in a shattering finale, come face-to-face with their darkest fears, culminating in a climax that is powerful, shocking and unforgettable.

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A.J. Gentile share similar DNA and have the same fingerprints. They have never appeared together in the same place at the same time.

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The Dead Season * by A.J. Gentile
Publication Date: July 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 207 pages; 978-1-4628-6085-2
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