The Festering by Guy N. Smith

By Guy N. Smith

For Mike and Holly Mannion, the tumbledown cottage in a quiet kingdom village appeared the appropriate retreat from the rat-race. but if a workforce of contractors is employed to drill a water-well, a perilous plague is unleashed - a macabre, terrifying entity that had lurked within the bowels of the earth for hundreds of years. The Festering dying had risen from its burial place...

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At the body. him up there in 2? Owl Goingback "Beats me," Lloyd answered, glancing up at the body hanging above him. " "Yeah The num . . " was referring to were two alumi- cases loaded with everything necessary to carry on a thorough crime scene search. In larger departments the job of crime scene examiner is usually undertaken by a specialist. Hobbs County, however, was still pretty rural, with its biggest town, Logan also the county seat having a population of just over fourteen hundred. Fortunately, prior to his moving to Logan, Skip had worked for six years as a crime scene specialist with the St.

But a couple bagger-lice and some pocket lint was all he found. " of Fred asked. Skip nodded. Undressing the dead man proved to be quite a on the healthy side, the body was making the work that much more difficult. As each item of clothing was removed shoes, socks, shirt, pants, underwear it was carefully wrapped in clean white paper, labeled and placed in the first trash receptacle. Once the body was undressed Fred went back to examining the wounds, while Skip took elimination finger and palm prints.

Unless it He would was something — something that couldn't wait. ahead, Lloyd. " Skip sat up in bed and fumbled a filterless Camel out of the crumpled pack lying on the nightstand. lit the cigarette with his "girlie" lighter He —a refillable butane with a picture of a gorgeous redhead on the side of it; when the lighter was turned upside down woman's black bathing suit slowly disappeared. The lighter was a birthday present from the boys at the He used the station. crazy when he pulled it only because it drove Katie out in public.

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