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First Reviews of THE COYOTE

  • Michael McBride’s latest full-length novel, THE COYOTE, is yet another fantastic read in an ongoing, long line of super-great tales! This story, apparently the author’s first use of first-person narrative, starts out a little slower than normal, as if McBride is just getting his feet wet, but soon picks up speed like a snowball rolling downhill. It just gets more and more exciting, especially when you realize early on who the killer really is, and how he goes about leaving complex clues for the novel’s FBI protagonist. Being a former federal law enforcement officer, I can honestly say that McBride’s background info regarding the agent is quite accurate and spot-on. This lengthy tale is easily as good as BURIAL GROUND, and more complex, if not as wide-ranging as the former thriller. I can’t wait to see what McBride has next up his sleeve. They just keep getting better and better! Easily FIVE stars!!  (Thanks, Bill!)

 

  • I’ve read quite a few of Mike McBride’s novels and novellas and I’m in awe of his talent. No matter what genre he chooses to write in; whether it be thriller, science fiction, or horror, his books and stories always impress the hell out of me. McBride flat out knows how to write! With THE COYOTE, Mike ratchets up the suspense level to the max and I read this terrific novel in less than two days. What else can I say other than BUY IT NOW!!!  (Thanks, Gordon!)

Snowblind: November 2012

They come at night.

Forward.

A stranger staggers out of the wilderness under the cover of a blizzard and stumbles into a diner full of people. He collapses in the entryway, unzips his jacket, and allows the object hidden inside to fall out. Screaming commences.

Down.

Four old college buddies embark upon their annual elk hunting trip into the Rocky Mountains. This promises to be their last, for the passage of time is as merciless and unpredictable as the Colorado weather. And they’re not alone.

Help.

There are other hunters in the mountains, stalking game of a different breed. They know exactly what they’re doing, because they’ve been hunting in these woods for a long, long time. And no one ever survives to betray their existence.

The book takes place in November 2012, so I’m really hoping to do some sort of cool promo. Details to come.


FA Frenzy Day 1

If you’re not the kind of person who spent the day with one eye glued to the hockey free agent wire, then feel free to skip right on by. No hard feelings.

My take? (Avs only)

Parenteau: Excellent move. Lord knows Duchene could use a finisher. I like the way the wings are looking now.

Mitchell: We’ll see. Grinders are important.

Zanon: Solid stay-at-home guy. A little more feistiness would have been nice, but decent move.

McClement: Pissed. The guy was gold on the PK and on the defensive zone draw. Boo!

Mueller: Sad. I really wish his time here had played out differently. I wish him well. Just not in Detroit or Vancouver.

On my wish list? I’m okay with the team (at least on paper), but I’d like a new owner please.