I took my oath at once: I knelt at God’s Throne / And chose that path of solemn protection / Of those below me, those of calfen youth. [...]
People are going missing on a world-changing scale, and only one man seems to care. Lydia Dove has been missing for four months. Sean Mallory, stuck in a dead-end job and afflicted by invasive dreams, believes that if he can find her, then maybe he can find others. Taunted by anonymous emails and troubled by his past, even he doubts his ability to see it through – but the ever-growing mystery of the missing is too alluring to resist. The first novel by A. J. Sahnow, The Groop is a mystery/thriller influenced by horror and weird fiction.
It was in misty Hammersmith that I first laid eyes against the Gorgon. She looked like me: The frame, The brittle structure of her bones.
The heat in the office was stifling, the young women working in Project C glancing over at each other periodically to exchange raised eyebrows accompanied by hand-wafting gestures towards their face. Being in Project A, Lance Helbark’s desk was as far from the air conditioning as possible, and as such he was much worse off than the girls in C.
My ex-wife once said [...]
I stab myself through the head with a serrated blade, but I am not dead yet. The story continues.