Curse of Aswang

Curse of Aswang

by Mark W. Tarwater


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Belief in witchcraft, in the Philippines, is mostly restricted to rural folklore and the cinema. But when the brutishly disfigured body of young Benny Montero is discovered, rumors begin to circulate among the residents of Kabutihan village. Numerous sightings of a strange and ominous entity only increase the paranoia. Members of the Philippines branch of the international nonprofit organization, Global Accord who work in the village, are skeptical of the strange occurrences. That is, until one of their own mysteriously disappears. Staff members are at a loss. Police from nearby Cabanatuan City can't be trusted to investigate since some believe they might somehow be involved in the crimes. In desperation, GA Filipino staff members request the assistance of their boss, Field Operations Director Matthew Storms, from the U.S. An overburdened Matt reluctantly agrees to travel to the Philippines to help locate the missing staff member and put an end to the irrational notion of mysterious creatures haunting Kabutihan. Matt soon stumbles onto a hazy trail of evidence that could link the freakish crimes, not only to the police, but to a secretive Japanese organization - one with an obscure and evil history dating back to World War II. Before Matt can confirm his suspicions, however, he's charged with yet another murder in the village, comes face-to-face with the mysterious creature of island lore and suddenly finds himself embroiled in the most perplexing and terrifying dilemma of his life.

2nd in a series. Mark Tarwater is the author of Pursuing Shaytan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484032329
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2013
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

As a former Communications Director for an international nonprofit organization, Mark Tarwater shares unique insights regarding the world's oppressed and those who strive to resolve the crises of poverty, hunger and disease. His experiences among other cultures, integrated with his love of writing and passion for adventure, have allowed the author to craft a fine tale of mystery and suspense within Curse of Aswang, the second in a series. His first novel, Pursuing Shaytan (2012), is an exciting thriller set in East Africa.

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