Shapeshifters, vampires, and all manner of monstrosities are raining hell down on a small western town — which is why Skinner Paige Strobel is headed there with a band of Old World Skinners who have been battling monsters for centuries using antiquated, yet oddly effective weaponry. Meanwhile, Paige's sometime-partner/sometime-lover Cole Warnecki is being held prisoner by persons — or things — unknown: framed, tortured, and beaten for the slaughter of cops at a vampire warehouse in Denver.
For Paige and Cole, a search for answers has become a battle for survival. The future of unsuspecting humankind is balanced on a knife blade. And the Apocalypse is a certainty unless they can uncover the truth behind a terrible force powering monsters and hunters alike... and find out why — after horrific werewolf attacks in KC and bloody carnage in Philly — Skinners are suddenly, inexplicably, turning against Skinners...
Marcus Pelegrimas has worked in several different genres of fiction including western, mystery, horror and fantasy. He has ghostwritten entries in a popular western series. His own western series (written under the pseudonym Marcus Galloway) includes The Man from Boot Hill series. His short fiction can be seen in various anthologies including Desperadoes, Guns of the West, Mystery Street, Greatest Hits, and Hear the Fear on audiocassette.