Shadow Dragon

Fiction - Thriller - General
424 Pages
Reviewed on 12/07/2012
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Author Biography

LANCE HORTON is a member of the SMU Creative Writing Program, The Writer's League of Texas, Backspace, and an associate member of the International Thriller Writers. In 2007, he was a finalist in the Writer's League of Texas's annual manuscript contest for best thriller. In 2013, Shadow Dragon was selected as the winner for best Suspense Novel in the Readers' Favorite Annual Contest. Lance resides in Dallas, Texas, where he is at work on his next novel. You can contact Lance at:

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

It was a bitter cold snowy night. The power lines were down throughout the area. Jake grabbed his tool belt and flashlight as he exited the cab of his snow cat. He was checking the meter when he first heard the sound. Gong. Gong. He saw the open door and entered the house; what he saw inside was so gruesome he could barely believe it. Screaming hysterically he ran from the cabin. FBI Agent Lewis Edwards and Victim Specialist Kyle Andrews were called to Montana to investigate the gruesome murders. The Sheriff’s department had discovered body parts of at least three victims. Oddly the torsos were carried off but the head and arms were left. Photo Journalist Carrie Daniels was investigating her grandparents’ murder when she stumbled across some clues that could be the key to the murders. But exactly how the information fits in is the question. Carrie and Kyle were just beginning to discover feelings for each other but if they were to have a future together they must first face the evil that lurks deep in the forest.

Shadow Dragon is a mystery suspense thriller. Author Lance Horton kept the suspense at its peak from beginning to the end. There was a constant feeling that I needed to look behind me to make sure no evil creature was lurking. I was so caught up in this tale that I felt as if I were part of the story. Horton skillfully developed the characters, with each of the secondary characters playing an important supporting role. This book has it all, mystery, chills, thrills, suspense and just a touch of romance. Don’t miss Shadow Dragon.