Posted on: 07/27/11
This modern Mephistopheles has an exotic twist. Set in a secluded section of the Smoky Mountains, two animal activists are in the process of relocating their sixty large, rescued, endangered, wildcats to land that they recently purchased. They are going to build their dream sanctuary. Little does the husband and wife team realize that their new property is on the border of a place that has a history of victims being terrorized by some foul force.
The town drunk is well aware of this foul force. He has erected a towering lighthouse in the middle of his property that, from dusk till dawn, beams a blinding beacon of light into the dense forest. So fearful of the dark, Wyatt French has chosen to live in the top of his lighthouse.
The local deputy sheriff, Kevin Kimble, reluctantly partners with the town's local reporter, Roy Damus, in attempts to solve the mystery to a pattern of present and past accidental deaths. Has a pact been made with a demon? Could unspeakable evil be behind blatant disregard for human life? One thing is certain. The large cats are hip to what's happening. They just need to be asked.
By combining unsuspecting characters with big game action; while set in the backdrop of moody, misty mountains, Koryta has once again created an atmosphere of eeriness and terror. What is that old saying about dancing with the Devil?