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Demon Key [Kindle Edition]

David Brookover
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 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

Editorial Reviews


"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: 907 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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,722 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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1.0 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 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother. August 31, 2008
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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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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1.0 out of 5 stars Really dumb August 6, 2012
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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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4.0 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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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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About Me and My Books:

I just returned from a long overdue May vacation in Naples, Florida, where the daily sunshine and southern hospitality recharged my spirit! I am on the homestretch of my next Nick Bellamy novel, Final Scream! I know my Nick Bellamy readers are going to enjoy it as will my devoted Teddi McCoy readers. It features Nick's fiancé, Gabriella Wolfe, in a major role this time around as they struggle to overcome formidable hurdles in their quest to locate Nick's nephew on the mysterious and deadly Terror Island. Before it's too late! There are monsters and magic along with some romance in this one.

As for the other readers who love to write poor book reviews, let me remind you that ALL of my books have the "Search Inside the Book" sneak peek feature where you can read almost 20 chapters of each book. If you've never read me before, I strongly suggest you read those chapters before laying out your hard-earned 99 cents for a full novel, not a novella.

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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.

As in "Ghostworld", Joe Luna 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 terrible opponents. Check it out for some FUN summer reading!!!

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