In the thrilling conclusion to the ‘Peterson Syndrome’ story-arc, a gang has declared all-out war on Coral Beach High School, taking its students hostage and separating young Mandy Peterson from the rest for their own evil plans. Xander Drew must use every power at his disposal and team-up with his friends as every mistake and assumption of the past few months come back to haunt him… including a nefarious and far-reaching conspiracy that results in not only the death of innocents, but in the release of the terrifying serial killer Adam Genblade into this already volatile mix.
Can Xander overcome staggering odds to prevent the deaths of innocents?
“LeDrew manages to take his writing to an entirely different level without leaving behind the past. New light is shed on the characters past that will drive the story forward. Adam Genblade’s motivation and past is finally revealed and Xander Drew is Becoming what he is meant to be.”
Paul Carberry, bestselling author of: Zombies on the Rock
“LeDrew’s continued evolution from pure storyteller to writer and a smashing good tale make this 2011 release the best of the saga to date – and arguably the best Engen Books have published.”
Jay Paulin, Ink’d Well Comics, October 2011
“LeDrew’s work is horror that emerges from the urban fantasy tradition — the introduction of a fantastical element into a true-to-life, modern setting.”
The Telegram, Aug 13, 2010
Matthew LeDrew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology, and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was honoured to be a jury member of the 2018 NLBA awards.
He has written twenty novels for Engen Books: the ten book Coral Beach Casefiles series, The Long Road, Cinders, Sinister Intent, Faith, Family Values, Jacobi Street, Touch Your Nose, Infinity, The Tourniquet Reprisal, and Exodus of Angels the latter three of which with co-author Ellen Curtis.
He lives in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and publishing. He also helps young Newfoundland authors become published through Engen Books.