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Dark Shaman

Sean E. Thomas Thriller/Horror Heat Rating: 4

Most Alaskans have heard rumors of powerful ancient shamans. Dark Shaman turns that legend into a fast-paced murder mystery in which Alaska State Trooper Sergeant Robert Sable, along with help from the FBI, investigates the ritualistic deaths of school children. Rumors hint to an absurd idea that the children were slaughtered by AuktelchnÄŤk, a powerful evil shaman who somehow has been resurrected. As more bodies turn up, Sable and his partners try to find the connections between the victims and their killer by interrogating local rapists, pedophiles and sexual deviants. Someone begins killing off the suspects one by one. Is this a new killer, an irate parent or someone else? Along the way, Sable encounters a bevy of nasty characters who could only be found in Alaska. Review: Children in Alaska are being kidnapped and being murdered, found with their hearts ripped out of their chests. Native American children are being targeted leading the community to believe that an ancient evil has returned, and is killing their children. The local police, not willing to believe that the ‘boogieman’ is killing children, focus on pedophiles trying to find the killer before he kills again. As a warning Dark Shaman contains violence and a fair amount of pedophiles, along with situations that pedophiles are in. The pedophiles are not glorified in anyway; just enough is written that the message is received without crossing a line that made me stop reading the book. If you are sensitive you may want to read another book. Dark Shaman is a high action book, suspenseful from start to finish. | Reviewer: Brittany Hale |

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