When a death occurs in Mystic Valley, three friends team up because they know that the army base next door has to be behind in. Finding a mysterious way in, then a variety of mysteries inside, the three now have to find a way out before the officials at the base decide they don’t want the three talking and will go to any lengths to silence the trio.
Mystic Valley by P.S. Winn is another worthy addition to one of my fave indie author’s anthology. En route to becoming Montana’s answer to Stephen King, she again pays tribute to the King of Horror with a supernatural tale tinged by political overtones and melodramatic subplots. In this outing, we find Tony Compton accompanied by Brandi Clark and Scott Lansford on a quest to learn the truth behind the demise of his brother Matt. Their search takes them to Mystic Valley, a place reminiscent of Dulce, New Mexico where the threesome go looking for ‘alien junk’. They soon find themselves on the trail of mind control researcher Dr. Alan Spensor, and that’s where the fun begins.
The author weaves her tale with a clever tapestry of stereotypes who reinforce the atmosphere of forces beyond our control manipulating our past, present and future. General Glen Harper is as spooky as the aliens he steadfastly harbors, aids and abets. There’s never a question about who’s the bad guy, but rather, whatcha gonna do about it? Alex, Linda and Gary are three Everyman characters who join forces with Tony and his pals, and their discoveries are confirmations of what author Robert Shackley (P.S. in disguise?) told the world all along. The alien invasion is underway, but who’s gonna stop it?
Pick up a copy of Mystic Valley by P.S. Winn and see for yourself. It’s not about the threat beyond – it’s the threat in that government building down the road.