The richest man in America in 1967 is shot down in cold blood in his mansion in Georgia. His wife is present. The shooter is no ordinary assassin or murderer. He is the esteemed Deputy Director of the CIA.
Meanwhile, ex-Army intelligence officer and local attorney, Troy Bacon attempts to foil an assassination plot that originates at the highest national level.
Thus begins a deep dive into the “Attorney Conspiracy” and its shocking origins. The members and ultimate objectives of the conspiracy are rivetingly developed and revealed in this astonishing work, which the veteran author once called his favorite work.
C. Terry Cline Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama “on a train going out,” he always said, because his family moved often during his youth. Terry looked at life as a big adventure and aspired to be a writer from an early age, despite the fact that he hated school. His relationship with traditional learning and his desire to escape authority to his natural environs was captured in Judith Richards's novel, Summer Lightning, set in Belle Glade, Florida.
Writing was an early interest, and he was selling articles on nature and short stories by age seventeen. As an adult, and creator of his own advertising and public relations business, Terry once trained a chimpanzee to bowl – a unique way to draw crowds to newly opened bowling alleys. He traveled the U.S. with Judy the “Chimpion” Bowler, appearing on every major TV outlet. The outgrowth of working with a chimp was a magazine, Land Alive, and an educational program on animals offered to schools.
At age 37, Terry sold his business to concentrate on writing novels. The first of his ten novels of psychological suspense sold after a three year effort. Cline was called a “master of suspense” by more than one reviewer. He finished his last work, The Cordoba Connection, a few months before suffering a stroke, which resulted in his death in 2013.
C. Terry Cline’s wife of thirty-four years, author Judith Richards, collaborated with him in the writing of all his works.
In early 2011, author Terry Cline sat down at his computer, and was astonished to see the words that were not his own flowing onto his screen as he typed. The author soon realized that the text was coming to him form the world famous prophet and psychic Edgar Cayce, who died in 1945. This book is the result of these few weeks' exchange.
Edgar Cayce, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1877, became widely known as The Sleeping Prophet. He was a simple man of unquestioned personal integrity, who in a sleep state showed remarkable intelligence and powers of clairvoyance. Cayce used his powers, not for profit or personal gain, but to give spiritual advice or medical diagnosis when it was requested of him. In 1931, Edgar Cayce founded to Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he hoped to “add to the goodness of the world or its wisdom.” The Association still exists today.
As his unbidden fame spread, Cayce suffered public skepticism and sometimes humiliation at the hands of experts who were eager to prove him a fake. Some of those experts went so far as to pierce him with needles while he was in a sleep state. The result of all their exhaustive tests was proof that Cayce was the real thing.
“Dear Violet, I am about to die.” Thus begins a series of letters to noted Palm Beach astrologist Violet Day, self-written epitaphs from elderly women later found brutally murdered.
As the letters and murders make headlines, Violet’s daughter Lorraine Day contacts her old friend, former cop Ken Blackburn. As a detective on the Dallas force, Blackburn developed an uncanny instinct for tracking down serial killers by predicting when they would strike again — until that meeting in an alley with one deranged man who had eluded him for months, a meeting that proved fatal to the killer and forced Blackburn’s suspension from the force.
So convinced are Lorraine and Ken that they are dealing with a man who fits the profile of a serial killer, Ken announces on a local talk show that he knows the killer’s identity. And then they wait, hoping against hope that the killer falters and exposes himself before he kills again – because this time his target is the Day family itself.
With a climax that will leave readers white-knuckled, C. Terry Cline Jr. once again proves himself a master of psychological suspense.
Josh McDavid is behaving oddly. He seems strangely withdrawn. He suffers blackouts and hallucinations. For no reason his mind is filled with snatches of music, the smell of leather, the cry of a man dying in anguish…
He is diagnosed as epileptic and while a surgeon prepares the surgery that could cure him, his girlfriend probes the family history.
For seventeen generations, the eldest son in his family has died violently before his thirty-third birthday.
Josh is thirty-two. He is marked down as the next victim of a terrifying curse from the darkened sky of Golgotha. A death sentence that echoes down across two thousand years…
“The girl’s terror was mesmerizing, the menace of the assailant unmistakable. He showed the camera the blade, light reflecting off the serrated edge. Suddenly, the blade slashed, blood flew …”
It was a movie—but not make-believe. The horror was real, and the spectators knew without a shadow of doubt that their idyllic Colorado mountain resort of Gatlin Pass was both the hunting ground and the hiding place for a ring of snuff filmmakers who preyed on tourists and teenagers.
Newspaperman Gary Colter watched the film to its bloody finale—but his interest was not prurient. His own daughter was mysteriously missing. When a vicious renegade was captured, Colter’s search for the monsters did not end. He was sure that there was another man still at large—a man holding his daughter in nightmare bondage.
With his acclaimed novel Prey, C. Terry Cline, Jr., established himself in the first rank of spellbinding storytellers. Now with this blood-chilling exploration of human violence and the forces that shape it, he achieves a new high in tension and action. Quarry is a taut, page-turner about the power of evil and the strength of a father’s love that you will not soon forget.