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Demon In The Hole
Demon In The Hole

Demon In The Hole

A Thriller


304 Pages, 5.5 x 8.4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.00 (US $16.00) (CA $21.60)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9780990846147

Rights: WOR

Conquill Press (Nov 2016)

Price: $16.00


The demon has waited a long time. Hidden away in a location so secret, even the President doesn’t know about it, the demon has outlasted its creators and its keepers and become lost to human memory. But now it has been found––and it will soon bring mankind to the brink of nuclear Armageddon.Douglas Wright is an unemployed aerospace engineer. Broke, divorced, homeless, and bitter, he has no idea where to turn next. Two very different and powerful men, both utterly ruthless, are ready to tell him. Ben Savitch, a former wheat farmer turned bank robber and anarchist, offers Wright a million and a half dollars to re-awaken the demon. The other man, known only as Mr. Black, is the enigmatic head of a rogue agency within Homeland Security.Wright thinks both men are insane. He would like to collect the one-point-five mil, but he would also like to avoid starting World War III. But the cost of disobeying either of his new masters is death. On the run from both of them, he must find a way to get the money, get the wolves to devour each other, and live to tell about it.

Author Biography

Richard A. Thompson is the author of several short stories and four novels, one of which, Big Wheat, won the 2012 Minnesota Book Award. A former fine arts major at Macalester College, he is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, a registered Professional Engineer, a Minnesota Building Code Official, and a veteran of the US Coast Guard. He lives in St. Paul.