Shadow of the Lizard
Book 1 of the Land of Enchantment Series
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
SHADOW OF THE LIZARD is a science-based paranormal thriller in the vein of JURASSIC PARK, FRINGE, and X-FILES.
With a body more than 20 feet in length—twice the size of the fearsome komodo dragon—the Megalania prisca was the largest lizard ever to walk the earth. It sensed its prey from five miles away, sprinted nearly as fast as a greyhound, and killed with over 50 types of neurotoxins and necrotic bacteria in its blood-tinged saliva. Thick, bony scales covered its massive body—a half ton of muscles, teeth, and claws. The Megalania was thought to have died out 20,000 years ago. Or did it?
Something is killing hikers and mountain bikers in the mountains on the edge of Albuquerque, New Mexico. And that something appears to be a live Megalania that escaped from a secret lab hidden beneath Albuquerque’s Kirtland Air Force Base.
Dr. Sophia Montclaire, a former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist, is drawn into a deadly task of locating the deadly reptile, but sinister factions vie to control the secret—a secret that is more horrifying than anyone could have imagined.
The enhanced edition includes 13 minutes of cinema-quality video, over 30 color photographs and illustrations, and a Q&A with the author. 130 pages (landscape mode).
Fun, intriguing thriller with cool enhancements
This is a great, fast read—the first installment in what promises to be a very cool thriller/sci-fi series. And the enhancements (beautiful, well-produced video, photos and illustrations) just add to the fun and intrigue of the story. Nargi's characters are well drawn, and the setting—a desert mountain wilderness near Albuquerque, New Mexico—forms the perfect backdrop as tension builds and mayhem ensues. What's lurking in the crags and recesses of the Sandia Peak Wilderness? The military's involved, but the investigation is hush-hush. Secretive. The mystery deepens with each succeeding page, and I want to know more. Can't wait for the next installments.