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Brood: An Odd Occurrence (Stränge Investigations Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lars Guignard
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Book Description

For Dean Koontz and Stephen King Fans

Alaskan fishermen are going missing...
A deaf-mute woman knows more than she will tell...
And the genetically modified seafood we eat is at the root of a conspiracy that will kill us all...

Sterling Strange is a paranormal detective. Along with his partner Nicky Lang, he takes on those cases that other private investigators would balk at. Cases that require thinking outside the box. But when Sterling is sent to to the tiny fishing village of Fair Harbor Alaska, he finds his most peculiar case yet. Fishermen are going missing in Alaskan waters. But before they disappear, the fishermen lose fingers or a toe. Not enough to kill them, but enough to get Sterling wondering. When Sterling asks the locals about the phenomena, he's met with a wall of silence. He also finds a clue -- a clue that leads him to a deaf-mute woman living on an ocean fish farm far up a wilderness inlet. Now, cut off from civilization, Sterling and Nicky find themselves at the center of a genetically modified conspiracy that they'll be lucky to escape with their lives.

BROOD is a 20,000 word mystery-thriller novella that takes the reader on a wild and frightening ride deep into the wilderness where fish are being bred for more than their meat.

It also includes bonus material: an extended excerpt from the author's bestselling, 80,000 word thriller, LETHAL CIRCUIT.

Readers praise LETHAL CIRCUIT:

"Rockin' fast-paced thriller!!! Strap yourself in for a wild ride as backpacker Michael Chase gets caught up in the world of spies and secret agents."

"Couldn't stop reading! From the very first page I was gripped by this novel."

"Breakout novel - twists and turns. Buckle your seat belt and get ready for a trip filled with twists and turns."

LETHAL CIRCUIT is the first in the Michael Chase thriller series. It has been on the Amazon Bestseller Technothriller List since its release.

About the Author:

A former television writer, Lars Guignard is a graduate of McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Lars's work can be seen on television screens across the globe in series as varied as Beastmaster, Big Wolf on Campus, and Mentors. Lars's work has also been produced for film and published in magazines. Lars now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is putting the finishing touches on the next Strange Investigation.


Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

"Brood" by Lars Guignard really doesn't fit any of the standard Fiction genres, so I've had to come up with a new one. From now on, "Brood" will be classified simply as "Awesome Fiction". Sterling Strange is a Private Investigator; Nicky Lang, formerly a psychiatrist, is his assistant. Sterling's last name couldn't be a better fit for the case he's on in this book. In fact, his office should have "Strange Investigations" stenciled on the door, if it doesn't already.

Contacted by the ex-wife of Walter Kronski, a disgraced marine biologist, Sterling agrees to try to find the man, who has been out of contact for three months. Last heard from in the fishing community of Fair Harbor, Alaska, Kronski is just one of 17 men, mostly fishermen, who have gone missing from Fair Harbor over the previous 11 months. Why has that not caught the attention of law enforcement personnel?

Strange and Lang arrive in Fair Harbor to learn they are not at all welcome in the community. Fair Harbor is filled with hard working commercial fishermen. They have little interest in panty-waist city slickers poking their noses into things that don't concern them. Fortunately Strange has a friend in the FBI, so the local sheriff is basically ordered to cooperate with them. As far as Kronski is concerned, the whole community is apparently happy that he disappeared. But the other missing men all had one thing in common: each of them had lost fingers or toes in a fishing mishap just prior to going missing. Coincidence? Not likely.

With barely nominal help from the sheriff, and outright hostility from everybody else, the two P.I.'s work on their own to find and follow up on clues. What they find is anything except what they hoped to find. They did locate the body of Kronski... but he looked more like a human-fish hybrid than anything else. And that was NOT the weirdest thing that happened in this novel! Official cover-ups dating back decades, government collusion, alien spaceships, bizarre events around every corner... Fair Harbor was a hotbed of the strange, the weird, and the bizarre.

Will this be the final case for Strange and Lang? Have they finally gotten into something too deep to dig their way back out? Only by reading this book will you find out. I can assure you, though; once you start reading you won't be able to put it down until you finish it. I recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense, action, science fiction, or just plain awesome fiction! This one rates the full 5 stars.

GRAMPY -- AMAZON REVIEWER -- 5 STARS

About the Author

Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His work can be seen on television screens across the globe in such cult classics as Beastmaster and Big Wolf on Campus. Lars's bestselling novel, Lethal Circuit, has been a TOP 100 Amazon Spy Thriller since its release. In addition to the Circuit series, Lars is the author of the children's adventure series, Ghost Leopard, and the paranormal mystery series, Brood. Ever since attending high school in the Indian Himalayas, Lars has been an avid backpacker and traveler. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is busy completing the third Michael Chase thriller for release in 2014.

Product Details

  • File Size: 835 KB
  • Print Length: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Fantastic Press (November 22, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0069XZYV2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #313,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but Short May 10, 2013
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Interesting storyline, but really only a short story. Little chance for character development, and the story was not properly developed
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool story! August 7, 2013
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I really enjoyed this story! Interesting plot, different but developed well in a short time. Would like to read more with these characters, & see their relationship develop...I'm going to search Kindle for more work by this author!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read April 11, 2013
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This is not a great book but it is a good book. If you are looking for insights into the human condition, you won't find it here. But if you are looking for a way to pass your time with an engaging story, this book fills the bill.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A scary fish story. February 7, 2013
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The story starts out very cloak and dagger with a cop and a lady cop. Very oh my she will be pretty and not so bright.... but ... I was truly impressed with the story line it opened up into a good read with twists and turns and the lady saved the day. The characters were well developed and played out within a history of a town that was so much like all the small towns we believe they will be. Scary and secretive and deadly. I read it in 2 days and enjoyed it very much I would recommend this for a snowy day with a fireplace and hot chocolate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brood:Horror mystery for paranormal thrillers August 9, 2013
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I was amazed at the well written story explaining this project so thoroughly. I enjoyed the story and would recommend this book to my friends to read. It kept me at the edge of my seat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Interesting story. I like the characters, though I definitely feel like I need more of the back story on them. Would love to learn more about Sterling Strange and his past. Especially some of the events hinted at by the author. What happened to him in college? Would love to read the story about what happened to Nicky's best friend that brought Sterling and her together.

This book almost seems to be the second or third book of a series. I will be looking for more stories about Sterling Strange and his interesting investigations in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horror mystery for paranormal January 10, 2014
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Was kind of exciting until an abrupt ending. All in all it was kind of a stupid read. Do not recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars twilight zone December 8, 2012
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Twilight Zone material,all that is needed is a intro by Rod Sirling and some creepy music. A very entertaining read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Not My Cup Of Tea
I could not get past the first few chapters. I accept the fact that this is supposed to be horror and fiction, but really, this tests even the most devout horror fan. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Meh
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Published 2 months ago by Anne
2.0 out of 5 stars I've Read Better
Did not find this book to be very entertaining or interesting. Would not consider reading another book by this author. Read more
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I really enjoyed this book, but it was entirely too short... I don't care much for romances, but I would like to have seen a relationship develop between the characters and also if... Read more
Published 5 months ago by dixie
2.0 out of 5 stars story too short
very imaginative but thought the story could have led to more and could have been longer. it did keep me wanting to read it.
Published 5 months ago by kim
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Started out good but ending stunk won't read any more of his books that one really really was very boreing
Published 5 months ago by Bud Horn
3.0 out of 5 stars Short Story
While an interesting premise, this storu was too short. The characters weren't developed. It read more like a newspaper account.
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More About the Author

Lars Guignard is the author of the bestselling Zoe & Zak Adventure series and the Circuit series of novels.

Ever since attending high school in the Indian Himalayas, Lars has been an avid backpacker and traveler. After a stint spent circling the globe, he settled down long enough to attend the American film Institute in Los Angeles. He then went on to work as screenwriter in the film and television industry.

After way too much California sunshine, Lars moved to the Pacific Northwest where he now devotes his time to getting rained on and writing novels.

Lars can be contacted at his website (www.larsguignard.com) He would love to hear from you.

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