"classic style horror tale with medical thriller and romantic suspense elements"
Veterinarian Markie Cross loves her living and working on
the US Caribbean Island Territory of San Martin. Her dog
Kato begins acting strange and many of the canines bark as
if they are warning their owners to beware of something
evil. Kato makes Markie take him out for a walk and stops
at the house of a neighbor Carter Shippey. The healthy
man suddenly dies, but medical examiner Dr. Declan Quinn
finds something strange with the corpse when he examines
it. The man's bones dissolved turning to jelly. Not long
afterward, his healthy wife succumbs too.
CDC is called in as biohazard level 4 is provoked
quarantining the island. No one knows what could have
caused the deaths that defy logic. Others die too with
only the dogs seemingly aware of what is going on. Soon
Kato and Markie connect on some mystical level that allows
them to mentally communicate and the human falls in love
with her other male companion Declan, but will they be
enough to stop a murderess released from beyond the grave?
This tale is more a classic style horror tale, but
contains medical thriller and romantic suspense elements
that enhance the plot. The story line smoothly changes
from a medical enigma into a from the grave killer tale.
Though the Kato-Markie connection adds a fascinating
fantasy element that seems over the edge, readers will
find SOMETHING DEADLY an interesting thriller.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 8, 2003