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Demon Key [Kindle Edition]

David Brookover
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An ancient evil has awakened . . .

Police Chief Dexter Lowe enjoys his humdrum job in the sleepy little town of Gator Creek, Florida, until a kidnapper begins terrorizing the local women. FBI Special Agent Teddi McCoy arrives to help him hunt down the mysterious kidnapper. After failing to secure any leads, they are forced to recruit the FBI’s ace-in-the-hole psychic from the Louisiana Bayou, Jackson “Swamp Jack” LaFevre.

Aided by the eccentric LaFevre’s remarkable visions, they track the kidnapper to an isolated island on the eastern edge of the Florida Everglades. A key with an eerie and violent past. Demon Key. A place where the kidnapper’s victims have mysteriously vanished. Forever.

As they finally discover, the kidnapper is the least of their problems when the key reveals its greatest horror . . . a sinister creature so powerful and vile that Gator Creek’s only hope of survival . . . must come from the past.

about Demon Key . . .

"Things are different in Florida and David Brookover shows why. What is found on the island is . . . sinister. The style of writing is much like James Patterson with its short chapters and pacing. The characters are realistic with dialogue that crackles." - Midwest Book Review

about David Brookover . . .

“His stories race along with characters that are believable, while the writing is tense, like reading a Stephen King or Dean Koontz.” – Midwest Book Review

“Brookover excels at writing tense scenes that pull the reader through – and his rich, fast-moving intricate plots only help this.” – Writer’s Digest

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"Brookover excels at writing tense scenes that pull the reader through - and his rich, fast-moving plots only help this." -- Writer's Digest, October 1, 2006

"Brookover's stories race along with believable characters, while the writing is tense, like reading STEPHEN KING or DEAN KOONTZ." -- Midwest Book Review, September 1, 2005

About the Author

David Brookover is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, MORTAL ECLIPSE and THE ANCIENT BREED. He lives with his wife, Mary, and their border collie, Domino, outside Orlando, Florida.

Product Details

  • File Size: 603 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc. (February 6, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073M7M4A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,297 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars David has promise April 19, 2013
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I really enjoy Davids stories- I have read all I found on Amazon I would like to see more editing as I lose concentration
when a word is incomplete or misspelled, otherwise a great read!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Relic Revival November 26, 2013
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Take some ancient conjurings, a curse, some ESP, prehistoric creatures, and throw in some magic, and you have this story. And of course the FBI for good measure. This was an entertaining, make believe book and will stir up the imagination of its readers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really dumb August 6, 2012
By DES
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Could not wait to finish this. Not even worth 99 cents. Too much mumbo-jumbo. The main characters were'nt beliveable. Save your money
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother. August 31, 2008
Format:Paperback
The cover brags, "Like reading Stephen King or Dean Koontz. - Midwest Review", but there is not much reminiscent of either King or Koontz in this book. The characters are flat and uncompelling. The dialogue is trite. One wonders who did the proofreading, since misspellings,wrong tenses and incorrect word use abound. [A character at one point "peddles backward" (back-pedals?) and another observes a "tortuous device" (torture device?).] The plot attempts to speed along via very short chapters and lots of exclamation points, but ultimately this style caused me to quit reading about halfway through. I turned it off like a bad TV show (which it very much resembles.)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Monsters,action and romance May 10, 2014
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This is a quick read.Very interesting story,lots of action which I love.I found this book after reading several others by this author.I l love these characters.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great, but not too bad either. December 28, 2013
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I have a soft spot for creature features, and 'dinosaurs' are one of my absolute favorite creatures. This book provides plenty of that.

It's not a great book, and I don't ever see it becoming a best seller of any sort, but it was engaging enough for me to finish it and then go ahead order the kindle version of the two sequels that follow.

What I liked about the book:

The characters were engaging, the plot was interesting (enough), and of course, there were dinosaurs.... and something else.

What I didn't like:

Well, saying I didn't like it is rather strong, but there were several things that took me out of the story. There are numerous typos and grammatical errors, and an over-abundant use of exclamation points. These 'literally' took me out of the story on many occasions, which I found rather disconcerting and annoying, but I was able to get right back into it quickly.

As for the characters... Jackson struck me as very much a Marty Sue character. At one point he shows that he knows martial arts, but then never again uses it in fights where he would instinctively done so; then there was the cat-whisperer moment.... He is also very similar to another character from a pair of well-known authors, though not as well done. Hopefully, that's a bad habit that he won't find hard to break. Teddi, while likeable, struck me as rather... wishy-washy a lot of the time. I was getting whiplash from her going from tough, take-charge FBI agent to helpless damsel in distress mode rather quickly and frequently. Dex was the most interesting character, though for a small town cop, he sure expands his jurisdiction rather widely. As for the big-bad of the book, he seemed rather one-dimensional and totally Dan-Browned.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Larry Stu All Over September 10, 2013
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I really wanted to like this book. I wanted to like this author. I wanted a lot of things in my life like being independently wealthy, a masterful eye for fine arts, a ten inch sexual organ... I have found my way through many disappointments but I have never felt so disappointed in myself for making it to the 50% mark.

What I thought would get better, didn't. One main character, Dex Lowe is an actual fleshed out character that doesn't necessarily "do it all". Then Teddi McCoy, pithy, flippant, super-upset with her ex-fiance-husband thing; FBI agent with the emotional maturity of a spurned fouteen year old. She at least didn't know how to do it all. Or know it all.

Then it comes to Psychic Jackosn "MacBuffn'stuff-Duddly-Do-Everything" LeFèvre. The most one dimensional character I've ever read. Not only does the FBI have a psychic on retainer, he also has a TARDIS shack on stilts int he middle of the Louisianan bayou... You know the like. Visible day light through poorly maintained slats in the walls, clearly 8'x8', yet inside everything is pristine sanitized surfaces, with giant flat-screen TVs, fireplaces, etc. Think of a James Bond Villain hideout, then go from there.

The character is first described as ruggedly handsome, shoulder length blond hair and wearing a bright white Safari Outfit. Think of /literally/ the 'Great White Hunter'. Not only does he have the ear of a higher up in the FBI, he also has tactical combat training and is psychic; an empath; knows the ins-and-outs of South American Drug Lord tactics; knows Portuguese; can see through the eyes of a Jaguar... and damned if by the time he stared self-same Jaguar into a healthy placated sleep I gave up in the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Demon Key March 20, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a great blend of mystery and suspense. It gives one a spine shiver while reading.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
dinosaurs and demons!!!! unbelievable!!! incredible!!!! i absolutely loved this book. o would highly recommend this book for any who loves dinosaurs (and demons)
Published 18 months ago by fluffy
4.0 out of 5 stars You've got to love the Cajin
The intro interested me so I bought the book to follow the exploits of the cast of characters he put together. Waiting to see what else is going to happen with this team.
Published 20 months ago by Philip Clinton
5.0 out of 5 stars demon key
Absolutely awesome. I live in South Florida and could not put it down. I have bought two more books and they both live up to my expectations. Read more
Published 21 months ago by maddog
3.0 out of 5 stars Well written, but very wierd!
I enjoyed the first half of the book - but then it went off the trolley! Despite the title, I didn't expect demons to be the subject. Some will think it's OK, but I didn't.
Published 21 months ago by Jack Paden
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair
Interesting characters, but too much paranormal/science fiction for my tastes. Gets worse in "The Fossil." Lots of flying body parts, blood and guts if you're into that.
Published 22 months ago by Jack
4.0 out of 5 stars Inventive.
The story moves right along and the writing is good enough to allow the author to get away with some pretty far-fetched science.
Published 22 months ago by Mark Heber
4.0 out of 5 stars scarry and fun
fun run through the swap,plenty of surprizes,enjoyed the twists and turns and wierd conections.would like to hear more of these characters.
Published 23 months ago by Guszee
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About Me and My Books:

Sardonic JOE LUNA has returned! "DEAD MEET" is NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR KINDLE OR KINDLE APPS!!! This is a prequel to "Ghostworld" and has been well received from literary critics around the world! "The fast paced Dead Meet blends horror with humor!" by Gary Roen, nationally syndicated book reviewer and radio personality.

Below is the synopsis of the story:

Joe Luna's Memorial Day weekend takes a turn for the worse when he examines a brutalized, charred corpse at the posh Kingsley Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The murder victim is a woman. A vampire. Her remains are the grisliest Joe's ever seen during his eight years as a part-time investigator for the Department of Justice. To top it off, there's no apparent motive. No DNA left at the scene. No victim identity.

In case you didn't read "Ghostworld", Joe is a sorwolf who inherited his duel supernatural powers from his parents, a sorceress and a werewolf. Although he regards his birthright as a curse at times, his abilities have gotten him out of numerous tight spots.

The murder victim's sister, Lorelei, admits to Joe that she's a vampire and has been sent to America to safeguard a centuries-old Transylvanian secret. But an ancient necromancer and a menacing shape-shifter are on a quest to obtain it, and they unleash their violent demon minions on Joe and Lorelei. With only the local ghosts' club, the Ghoul Philosopher's Society (GPS), a saucy female detective, and a deviously seductive vampire for allies, Joe faces an up-hill battle against his formidable opponents. Check it out for some FUN summer reading!!!

The new video book trailer for "CREATURES - TEDDI MCCOY NOVEL" is my first with voice over and motion!

The new Teddi McCoy horror thriller, "Creatures: Teddi McCoy Novel", is selling well throughout the world. MY bestselling character returns to match wits with a seductive voodoo witch, bloodthirsty fiends, AND lethal mountain traps!

Their quest leads them to a mysterious Mexican jungle mountain range and the secret to the strange disappearance of over 300,000 Olmec people 2,400 years ago! But Dex's life isn't the only one in jeopardy. The CREATURES plan to destroy Earth, and it's up to Teddi and Swamp Jack to stop them. The clock is ticking...

Several of my readers asked me last week at a book signing if my stories are mysteries, too. I gave them a resounding YES! Each of my series characters is an investigator with a frightening crime to solve. All my books are a combination of HORROR, SUSPENSE, and MYSTERY!

I personally traveled to Scotland to research The Fossil (I have a Scottish grandmother and an Irish grandmother!), which is based on an actual Scottish myth. You've never seen vampires like the ones roaming The Fossil! I think that you'll really enjoy it!

Take a look at my books and trailers here or become a "Friend" on Facebook. Happy nightmares:)


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