Dugway

Dugway


Fiction - Horror
282 Pages
Reviewed on 05/03/2013
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Author Biography

I work and live in the beautiful, but wet, Pacific Northwest. The inspiration for Dugway came from a motorcycle trip through Utah on our way to Sturgis.(ya we took the long way, it's the best part of going there) Low and behold, the road we thought went straight through, was a dead end, with wire and guns and military everywhere. Well, you can imagine what fanciful thoughts filled my mind. What were they protecting? Or better yet, what were they hiding? Dugway is only one idea of what may be going on inside the wired and fully armed compound. What really goes on inside, is anybodies guess. Who knows? It may be the next area fifty one. They just now acknowledged that it existed, (like we already knew, right?) I hope you like my story and the people in it, I know I enjoyed writing it. I am currently working on another book related to Dugway. hope you look for it in the coming months. Happy reading S.L Hull

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Hidden in the mountains of Utah is the Dugway facility, a top-secret government laboratory and storage station where stored toxic chemicals are leaching into the ground, and volunteer soldiers are subject to genetic experimentation. No one who has had access to Dugway is allowed out again to ensure that the secret experiments are kept that way. This includes the doctors who have been brought in to perform the genetic modifications. The doctors have been concerned about the behavioral problems of the volunteer soldiers, who "flash" when subjected to stress or strain and become violent and out of control. The newest "volunteer" is even more troubling as he had only been ordered to report for a physical. As with the previously treated soldiers, Michael has an enhanced physique, is stronger and physically larger after the treatment. Unlike the others, his eyes haven't changed color, and he doesn't seem to be losing control. Dugway's inmates get the chance to escape when a series of tremors or eruptions shake the facility. The hybridized soldiers kill and maim anything within their reach, but General Bostwick, the presiding officer, will not allow them to be harmed.

"Dugway" has a little bit of everything for the horror reader. There are the zombie-like soldiers who seem poised to destroy civilization, and the crazed general who believes he can control them. There are also Michael, the last "volunteer" who seems different, and the doctors who team up with him and the occupants of a dilapidated and deserted nearby mining town to fight the hybrids. There is even a touch of extraterrestrial intervention and extra sensory perception to make the mixture even more intriguing. S.L. Hull has written a book that is filled with action and adventure, unlikely heroes and all the horror a fan could wish for. It is a great read.