Publish date: March 1st 2002
Publisher: Overlook Connection Press
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
Avery Allen Ludlow didn’t do anything to the three punk-ass kids that came up on him while he was fishing down by the river with his dog Red. They did plenty to him however. Now, it’s time to fess up for the deeds done and harms perpetrated. When it becomes apparent that is not going to happen, Aver...
Well for those of you who do not want to know the story....look away now....and for the rest of you this is the synopsis! Old man fishing with dog, bad boys approach, dog shot, old man seeks out bad boys..gun battle ensues...old man survives but learns he has cancer and will die in the not to distan...
Ketchum is a master of horror that lacks supernatural elements. Another 3 stars for the bonus novella, "The Passenger."
Don't mess with a country boy's dog. That is the lesson to be learned here. This was a good short read that is hard to put down. I finished it in one evening. It is listed as horror in some groups. I don't see it. I think it was a good thriller but there was no horror about it.