October 4, 2013

Skorpio

Skorpio
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Genres: All, Dark Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction
Tag: Skorpio
ASIN: 161475084X
A ghost who only appears under a blazing sun. Vaughan Beadles, Professor of Anthropology at Creighton University, is at the top of his game. Married to the beautiful Betty, with a baby son, Beadles has just taken possession of the largest uncatalogued post-Anasazi Indian collection in the world. Creighton has long maintained the existence of the Azuma, a previously unknown and extremely belligerent southwest Amerindian tribe. When a scorpion crawls out of a bowl and stings Beadles' student, his world turns upside down. The university charges Beadles with theft and the police charge him with homicide. He loses his job, his wife, and his future. Beadles' only chance at redemption is to prove the Azuma existed, setting him on a path that will inexorably lead to a terrifying confrontation in the desert with a creature beyond belief.
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About the Book

A ghost who only appears under a blazing sun.

Vaughan Beadles, Professor of Anthropology at Creighton University, is at the top of his game. Married to the beautiful Betty, with a baby son, Beadles has just taken possession of the largest uncatalogued post-Anasazi Indian collection in the world. Creighton has long maintained the existence of the Azuma, a previously unknown and extremely belligerent southwest Amerindian tribe.

When a scorpion crawls out of a bowl and bites Beadles’ student, his world turns upside down. The university charges Beadles with theft and the police charge him with homicide. He loses his job, his wife, and his future.

Beadles’ only chance at redemption is to prove the Azuma existed, setting him on a path that will inexorably lead to a terrifying confrontation in the desert with a creature beyond belief.

About the Author
Mike Baron

Mike Baron is the author of Helmet Head, Whack Job, Skorpio, and Biker—all mindblowing novels that will change the way you feel about horror fiction.

Baron broke into comics with Nexus, his groundbreaking science fiction title co-created with illustrator Steve Rude. He has written for Creem, The Boston Globe, Isthmus, AARP Magazine, Oui, Madison, Fusion, Poudre Magazine, Argosy, and many others. Baron has won two Eisners and an Inkpot for his work on Nexus, now being published in five languages including French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Baron's short stories have appeared in Masked, Blood Lite 2, Blood Lite 3, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Baron's other creations include The Badger (comics), Spyke, Feud, The Hook, and The Architect.

He lives with his wife Ann and some dogs in Colorado. Learn more about him and his work at bloodyredbaron.net.