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PASKAGANKEE (A Paskagankee Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Allan Leverone
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An isolated village, remote and vulnerable.
A series of brutal murders.
And a vengeful spirit born of tragedy, reawakened after a centuries-old massacre.
Three distinctly different people must come together, racing against time and their own personal demons in a desperate attempt to stop an unstoppable killer and save their town.

Welcome to Paskagankee, Maine. You may not survive the visit.


REVIEWS:


THE LONELY MILE:

“Suspenseful and well-written, The Lonely Mile shows how far a father will go to save his child.” – Debbi Mack, New York Times bestselling author of IDENTITY CRISIS and LEAST WANTED

“Allan Leverone delivers a taut crime drama full of twists and conspiracy. A serial-killer thriller with a heart.” – Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of LIQUID FEAR and DISINTEGRATION

“Thriller fans will enjoy Allan Leverone’s new book, The Lonely Mile, which will carry readers along as a daughter is stolen by a vengeful serial killer…” – Dave Zeltserman, author of PARIAH and KILLER

“…Leverone kicks down the doors with a tense, tightly-plotted thriller that will keep you turning the pages deep into the night…Grab this book and get ready for a wild ride.” – Christopher Poe, author of THE PORTAL

“I was floored by the great writing…this book is a steal for anyone that is a fan of a good crime thriller.” – Book Sake

“…a chillingly realistic suspense thriller that will have you holding on for the ride of your life.” – Life in Review

“…this story drew me in, grabbed my attention, and wouldn’t let go until the very surprising and climactic ending…one hell of a roller coaster ride.” – Jersey Girl Book Reviews

“…a compelling, engrossing, and impossible-to-put-down scream-ride from beginning to end.” – Café of Dreams Book Reviews

“…the suspense never stops…an intense thriller…” – Martha’s Book Reviews


FINAL VECTOR:

“Allan Leverone raises the stakes with every turn of the page in this can’t-put-down tale of ruthless terrorists and cold-blooded betrayal.” – Sophie Littlefield, author of the Anthony Award-winning novel A BAD DAY FOR SORRY

“Written with edge-of-your-seat suspense and precise detail that can only come from a writer who did his research while on the job, Final Vector kept me, a white-knuckle flier, in awe from the very first sentence. The successor to Michael Crichton has landed. And his name is Allan Leverone.” – Vincent Zandri, bestselling author of THE INNOCENT and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT

“From page one to the end you will be breathless with suspense…simply an entertaining and enjoyable and intense story.” – My Reading Room

“…a great break from your typical mystery book…and a must have for anyone looking for a great page turner with mystery and mayhem.” – Community Bookstop

“Final Vector…feels like I am watching an episode of 24. There is not a dull moment, and absolutely no lag time. There is something always going on, and Leverone keeps you on the edge of your seat…If you can get your hands on a copy of this book, do it!” – Southern Fiber Reads

“…a high-suspense thrill ride…” – Derry (NH) News

"…a spectacular thrill ride…with lots of action, danger, hold-your-breath suspense, and a storyline that is realistic and relevant…this is definitely one you don’t want to miss out on!" – Life in Review


DARKNESS FALLS:

“A dark and creepy chiller!” – Ron Malfi, author of SNOW and FLOATING STAIRCASE


HEARTLESS:

“I very highly recommend this book! It is full of intense suspense from start to finish. As always…some great twists…” – Life in Review


Product Details

  • File Size: 613 KB
  • Print Length: 406 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1624820522
  • Publisher: StoneGate Ink; 1 edition (December 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072PMYNM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #357,369 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner! February 7, 2012
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This is the story of a small town rocked by the most unimaginable horror. Mike McMahon has left his job as a Policeman in Revere, Massachusetts after a tragedy knocked him for six. He takes up the position as Police Chief in Paskagankee, Maine hoping to get his life back on track. In his first few days as Chief the town is rocked by two horrific murders. Along with rookie cop, Sharon Dupont and ridiculed Professor Kenneth Dye, they must come together to solve the mystery and save the town from a vengeful entity bent on revenge.

I started this with a feeling of great excitement and expectation as I have read this authors work before and have come to enjoy his way of storytelling. I was not disappointed.From a fairly quiet beginning everything suddenly exploded and I was taken on the mother of all rides. The pace was fast and and unrelenting and the storytelling slick and to the point. The story mixed thriller with outright horror and some scenes were quite graphic. Mike McMahon shines as the slightly battered chief going from one nightmare seemingly into another. I loved the way the author seemed to take me in one direction at the beginning only to throw a curveball about half way through that I never saw coming. The authors use of Native American legends was also a good point of interest.

I totally recommend this and I cannot wait until the next one in the series.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspend Reality March 15, 2012
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I picked up the book about a small town--and suddenly I was transported there. I was scared and afraid to walk out into the dark alone. What was it that was terrorizing this small town? Could the odd professor really have the answer? This novel suspends reality for a time and takes you on a journey where the spiritual has become real--where the world is not as it seems.

Jump in for a thrill ride. And hang on. Another winner for Allan Leverone!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'd Rather Be At The Beach: Reviews May 21, 2012
By Vicki
Format:Kindle Edition
I love scary, and this book was scary to the extreme. It had me afraid to open the door to let the dog out at 2:00 am. I was looking over my shoulder while I was reading and even when I closed the book and watched tv.

If you like scary, read this book! I can't wait for the sequel!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shades of Stephen King May 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
It has been a while since I have read what I consider a true horror story, and this is definitely one of them. It gave me the feelings that I had as a teenager reading some of my first Stephen King novels - whether it was the setting in Maine or the aspect of the story that was such horror that it was beyond impossible. I truly enjoyed it and devoured it in one day.

Mike McMahon has taken over as chief of police, and partners with rookie cop Sharon Dupont. He had chosen her to learn the ropes of this small town because since she was the newest on the force that she would be more willing to show him the ropes without any hassle. He didn't expect to be attracted to her as well.

After a couple of gruesome murders, they are contacted by a college professor who has spent his life researching Native American tribes and customs and he thinks that there is an old Indian curse that has been reawakened in Paskagankee. With no other leads to follow, they take a chance on him.

If you are a fan of horror stories, definitely add this one to your reading list. Even though we live in a suburban neighborhood, and not a heavily forested area like Northern Maine, it had me looking over my shoulder at our outside doors with every creak that I heard!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great book September 4, 2013
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Enjoyed this Leverone novel as much as the last one I read. His writing is tightly woven and well written. He is a credit to the craft of writing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ghost story! August 22, 2013
By BethE
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Brought to mind John Saul's books from a few years ago. A great spooky thriller that keeps you reading right up until the end.
I really enjoyed this fun read under the covers book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paskagankee May 31, 2013
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I don't rubber stamp every book with five stars, but this is a great read. A police thriller with paranormal overtones, what's not to like? I have just started Revenant - what a great title - do ya get I like series? And Native Americans are part of my heritage. Win, win.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paskagankee is one scary little town August 21, 2012
By Pixie
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This is my first book by Allan Leverone, I knew I would love it when in the beginning pages he mentions The Yankees and New Jersey.. HOWEVER this book takes place in Paskagankee Maine a normally quiet small town .. Our Heroes "Mike McMahon" (who takes the job as Police Chief after a HORRIFIC shooting accident at his last police job where a child is killed)rookie cop, "Sharon Dupont" (who has quite a past in our sleepy town but got herself together and became a cop) and our most unlikely hero Professor Kenneth Dye (who has been totally outcast in the academic world as a major nut case in his research and book on The Indian Tribe that is the crux of this story).. These three people come together to fight an entity that has come back after hundreds of years to seek revenge for a crime committed against her and her infant child and we all know how incredibly angry we Moms can get if you hurt our child, Its Murder,The Paranormal, Budding Romance and how far you would go out of your realm of beliefs to solve a murder and protect "Your Town" Amazingly written and you can be sure I will be reading more of Allan's books.. so well done.. I didn't want to put it down and then when I saw the story will continue I actually "Whooped" out loud tehehe I give this Book 5 shivers.. LOVED it!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Paskagankee
Mike McMahon left his job as a Policeman in Revere, Massachusetts and took up the position as Police Chief in Paskagankee, Maine hoping to get his life back on track. Read more
Published 8 months ago by D. Martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of my seat!
I love scary stories, the scarier the better, but this one had me on the edge of my seat not knowing who would live and who would die. Read more
Published 8 months ago by A. Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This was an excellent book and a quick read. It is the first book by Mr. Leverone that I have read and I will be reading more...starting with Revanant.
Published 9 months ago by Garry
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read
The story line is an interesting take on an "angry spirit from a past horrid event" theme, but I could have used a bit more character development. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Read both of the books by this autor.
I read both of the Paskankee books and would read another of books if there is any on this subject.
Published 15 months ago by Judy Frazier
4.0 out of 5 stars Good one.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a little gruesome at times but, the character development was good and you felt like you knew these people and the town. Good story. Thanks!
Published 16 months ago by ishappy
1.0 out of 5 stars Paskagna- ok
The story line was not that captivating, however, I did manage through it. The never ending retelling of situations and characters' histories were to much. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Marie C
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Hitting Dilemmas
First glance, this is a great horror story with blood and guts spilling on the pages. It is also a crime story filled with characters confronted with hard hitting dilemmas. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Elisabeth Zguta
3.0 out of 5 stars Paskagankee
Story was over written. Too many pages repeating the same information. Definitely, the story could have been condensed. Read more
Published 18 months ago by tanny
4.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed by Read2Review
This book is set in a small town in northern Maine. The brand new police chief finds himself in-over-his-head very quickly when a series of attacks rocks the community. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Read2Review
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More About the Author

Allan Leverone is the author of eight novels, including the Amazon Top 40 overall paid bestselling thrillers, THE LONELY MILE and FINAL VECTOR.

His dark thriller, MR. MIDNIGHT, has been named by Suspense Magazine as one of the Best Books of 2013, saying "Leverone has penned one of the most chilling villains in modern fiction...unforgiving, intelligent and ingenious...frighteningly sinister..."

Allan Leverone is a 2012 Derringer Award winner for excellence in short mystery fiction, as well as a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee. His short fiction has been featured in Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Shotgun Honey, A Twist of Noir, Shroud Magazine, Morpheus Tales, Mysterical-e and many other print and online magazines, as well as numerous anthologies.

He lives in New Hampshire with his wife Sue, three children, and one beautiful granddaughter. Connect with Allan at www.allanleverone.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter, @AllanLeverone.

Novels:
FINAL VECTOR (Medallion Press, 2011, reissued by Rock Bottom Books, 2013)
THE LONELY MILE (StoneHouse Ink, 2011)
PASKAGANKEE (StoneGate Ink, 2012)
REVENANT (Rock Bottom Books, 2012)
PARALLAX VIEW - A TRACIE TANNER THRILLER (Rock Bottom Books, 2013)
WELLSPRING (Rock Bottom Books, 2013)
MR. MIDNIGHT (DarkFuse Publications, 2013)
ALL ENEMIES - A TRACIE TANNER THRILLER (Rock Bottom Books, 2014)

Novellas:
DARKNESS FALLS (DarkFuse, 2011)
HEARTLESS (DarkFuse, 2011)
THE BECOMING (Rock Bottom Books, 2012)

Collections:
POSTCARDS FROM THE APOCALYPSE (Rock Bottom Books, 2010)
UNCLE BRICK AND THE FOUR NOVELETTES (Rock Bottom Books, 2012)

Collaborations:
BLACK OPS BUNDLE, Volume 1 (Allan Leverone, Steven Konkoly, Ian Graham, 2013)
DEADLY DOZEN (Steel Magnolia Press, 2014)

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