The Hunted (Black Carbon Book 1) by A.J. Scudiere
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 1.3 Mb
The Hunted : As climate change alters the world, can the Mazur family survive the deadly results of the first mutation?
First they noticed the pets were missing, then the neighborhood of Rowena Heights started losing…people.
It was only later that they actually saw the packs of creatures stalking the streets at night. As the Mazurs get close to the truth about the night hunters, they discover the hunters aren’t what they thought at all. With the ravages of climate change altering the world as they watch, there’s nowhere to escape to. They’ll have to fight the night hunters to be the dominant species.
Though the Mazur family is brilliant and ready to fight back, they might not make it out alive.
“The slightest noise and she would gladly throw the door open wide. If the dogs wanted to get in, all they needed to do was learn how to knock like a human.
She stayed there for an hour, numb in her position and her thoughts. When she looked at her watch, the face glowing dull in the dim light—all the beeps and whistles disabled—Kaya realized it was over. Either Joule had found a safe place or she was dead.
There were no other options that Kaya knew of. No one had ever survived the dogs.
It had started with the neighborhood cats disappearing. First the feral ones, then the house pets. There had been an increase in the number of “missing pet” signs. Then the small dogs had gone missing. Pet owners had started using leashes and not letting their dogs out at night.
But the bigger pets began to disappear, too. When her neighbors’ three pit bulls had vanished, the neighborhood realized that there was truly a problem: Something was stalking the night and eating the animals.
They first thought it was a cougar—the marks on the local deer that they had found, or the pieces of them, were indicative of a slashing attack. But it wasn’t a cougar, nor a bobcat. Not a coyote pack.
No, it was the dogs.”