The Basenji Revelation
eBook (PDF), 182 Pages
Bizarre occurrences haunt a family in their suburban home. At first, the husband’s peculiar mood swings, weird food preferences and a strange case of amnesia only occasionally scare his wife…that is until the morning when it all changed. Now, the mysterious language he speaks can hardly be ignored and the dog’s eerie stares don’t seem coincidental any longer. The wife turns to a doctor, but could her instinct be right about the psychologist’s perplexed manner? And when did an Egyptologist, who’s after his own obsessions, get drawn into the family drama? Soon, both husband and wife find themselves entangled in a spiral of fear, premonitions and a mysterious fate. Midwest Book Review raves “…a rare escapade...somewhere between Hell and death...at many times gave me the shivers....”
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Sep 21, 2009"At many times gave me the shivers" The Basenji Revelation is an addictive and suspenseful read. From the first paragraphs of the prologue, I was sucked right in and was truly sorry to see the end. Written with vibrant imagery and solid character development, Simon Cleveland has landed himself an excellent novel. Sam Johanek woke up one morning a completely different man. His memories were gone, but a voracious appetite and strange visions became the norm. His wife Maggie did her best to help him recall past events but it was to no avail. The only things that seemed constant were the strange nightly rituals, the hunger for meat, and the Basenji. Was there a coincidence in the night of the strange bite marks on his foot; the night the Basenji dog was delivered to his home from his mother who had passed away, and the fact that since that night he'd been unable to recall a single thing? Nothing made sense, and Sam walked in a constant circle of confusion and angst. He felt... More > tortured, ridiculed and watched. An old colleague wouldn't leave him alone to do his work and he woke up to find himself in odd places. Urges controlled his behavior and the rare little dog had a strange hold over him. If he allowed himself to be close to the Basenji for too long - unexplainable things happened. Unable to handle her husband's strange behavior, Maggie seeks out a doctor who promises to do everything he can to help. Together they gather together the facts of Sam's changes and uncover a shocking truth. The Basenji Revelation is quite engaging and at many times gave me the shivers. It is a psychological horror/thriller that will hold your attention from the get go. Our journeys take us as far as Central Africa, a place that holds many secrets to Sam's current existence and the path the Basenji must take. What's wonderful is how much depth the character of Sam possesses; I was able to get fully caught up in his thoughts and the events that transpired around the plot. Between sacrificial rituals, demons, soul exchanges, entities and old customs - you will find out more about the Basenji than you might find comfortable. Simon Cleveland has placed together a very interesting and complex story, delving between a past and present, neither of which the character truly understands. It's smart and well thought out, taking the reader on a rare escapade that is somewhere between Hell and death.< Less
Jun 1, 2007"One book you don't want to miss" We've all heard the warning that you never really know someone, it goes along with the warning that inevitably in a relationship people will grow and change. Of course we never expect these changes to be drastic; to the extreme that the person is totally different than the person we love. This is where Maggie Johanek finds herself. After the death of his mother, a prominent archeologist, Sam Johanek is changing in drastic and disturbing ways. His memories of his life before the event are missing, he has gone from a vegetarian to craving raw meat, and he wakes in the night from horrid dreams to sleep walk and talk. But most of all his temperament is far from docile, to the point that his wife, Maggie, is afraid of him. In desperation she seeks out the help of a psychologist who happens to have a connection with a colleague hot on the trail of an archeological find that may well be related to the strange behavior. The answers they seek may not... More > lie directly in his mother's death so much as they do in her parting gift to her son, the basenji dog she left in his care. Time is running out for all as they race to find the answers before it is too late. This is an action packed thriller that will have readers white knuckled and holding their breath as they travel to far away places in search of answers that they may not want to find. The settings are rich and the history is utterly fascinating. Simon Cleveland has created a cast of characters that are so believable readers will truly feel every emotion they do as the story takes them on a thrill ride not letting go until the gripping conclusion. Due for December release this book will make a perfect gift for all that love a great read regardless of genre. I am duly impressed and give Mr. Cleveland the highest praise for accomplishing the difficult task of composing such a compelling thriller. I do hope all my readers will heed my warning: this is one book you don't want to miss and try not to read it with the lights off.< Less
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- Copyright by Simon Cleveland (Standard Copyright License)
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- October 1, 2011
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