"Zach Caplan halted at the corner of 73rd Street and York Avenue. His eyes closed over. His head tilted skyward and he perked his ears. The cry had rung out from half a block away, filling his brain with its strangely pleasing resonance. There was something horribly wonderful about the cry of prey, about the roar of a pursuing predator. Horrible because of death’s finality. Wonderful because death, in so many ways, fostered new life. For the first time in forever, Caplan felt at home."
BEHEMOTH by David Meyer
The Vallerio Forest. Millions of acres of undeveloped land, cut off from the outside world by giant fences, armed guards, and government edicts. It’s widely considered an ecological paradise. But beneath its majestic canopy lies a dark underbelly of strange creatures, secret facilities, and horrifying experiments.
Five months ago, survival expert Zach Caplan swore off the wild and moved to New York City. But when trouble strikes his ex-girlfriend, famed biologist Amanda Morgan, he must return to the forest that nearly destroyed him. This, however, will prove far more difficult than he could ever imagine.
For something is stirring within the Vallerio. Something ancient, something deadly. And as Caplan fights to untangle the terrifying truth about the dark forest, he will come to an inescapable conclusion. The fate of humanity is in his hands … and one wrong move could mean extinction.
It’s Apex Predator Thursday here at David Meyer Creations and you know what that means … another document from the ill-fated Dasnoe Expedition of 1904! This week, we get our first glimpse of the strange Dasnoe Monster that reportedly attacked Professor Joseph Dasnoe’s expedition, killing six students in the process. In other news, the first Apex Predator book, Behemoth, is coming along right on schedule. While you wait for it, why not check out my latest Cy Reed novel, Vapor?
The Dasnoe Monster: Revealed?
We’re pleased to release the third document of our Dasnoe Expedition series today. The Dasnoe Expedition was led by famed zoologist Professor Joseph Dasnoe. Back in 1904, he received permission from the Corbotch Foundation to visit northern New Hampshire’s vast—and largely unexplored—Vallerio Forest. Accompanied by numerous Highforth College faculty members and students, Dasnoe set forth on September 24, 1904. Just four days later, he was forced to cut the expedition short when six students fell prey to a pack of animals, widely reported in the media as wolves. Professor Dasnoe spent the rest of his short life trying to convince an uncaring public that the creatures who’d attacked his expedition weren’t wolves.
Rather, they were something else.
Today, we’re pleased to share the so-called “Dasnoe Monster” photograph with you. It’s the second of a two-part message Prof. Dasnoe sent to President Teddy Roosevelt roughly a month after the attack. You can find the first part here. Unfortunately, the Dasnoe Monster image, along with the accompanying text, was defaced by an unknown party shortly after being received. Please see the curator note for more information.
Our Apex Predator site is still growing. So, make sure to stop by and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you!
The first novel in the Apex Predator universe, Behemoth, is still being written. But you can get Vapor right now! Vapor is the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. As we speak, it’s sitting at #9 & #3 on the U.S. and UK Pulp Best Sellers lists and #22 & #19 on the U.S. and UK Men’s Adventure lists. It’s also the #3 & #4 Hot New Release in the U.S. Pulp and U.S. Men’s Adventure categories. Get your copy at one of the following links today!
Last week, we announced our brand-new Apex Predator site and revealed the first document from the ill-fated Dasnoe Expedition of 1904. This week, we push forward with the first of two photographs, sent by Joseph Dasnoe to famed monster hunter Theodore Roosevelt. Also, while you’re waiting for Apex Predator to launch, why not check out Vapor?
Monster Hunter Teddy Roosevelt?
Over the last eighteen months, our team of dedicated researchers has been pulling together any and all documents related to the infamous Dasnoe Expedition of 1904. In the process, we’ve compiled an incredible treasure trove of old photographs, letters, and other items related to this extremely strange period of American history. And as we prepare for the upcoming launch of Behemoth, the first book in the Apex Predator series, we’re taking the opportunity to release those documents to all of you!
This week, we’re publishing the first of a two-part photographic series. We’re calling this particular photograph, “Monster Hunter Teddy Roosevelt.” It represents Joseph Dasnoe’s second attempt at luring fabled monster hunter Teddy Roosevelt into the isolated Vallerio Forest in search of mysterious—and ungodly—creatures. Incidentally, the “curator note” at the bottom of this photograph was added by our research team. It will make much more sense when we release the second photo of this mini-series.
Our Apex Predator site is still growing. But make sure to stop by and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you!
Have you bought Vapor yet? No? Well, why wait any longer? Vapor is the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. As we speak, it’s sitting at #8 & #1 on the U.S. and UK Pulp Best Sellers lists and #17 & #9 on the U.S. and UK Men’s Adventure lists. It’s also the #2 & #7 Hot New Release in the U.S. Pulp and U.S. Men’s Adventure categories. Get your copy at one of the following links today!
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Apex Predator site! Behemoth, the first book in the Apex Predator world, is still in production. But in the meantime, we’d like to whet your appetites with a little taste of our newest acquisition, a treasure trove of letters, photos, and other items straight from the ill-fated Dasnoe Expedition of 1904. First up … the infamous Dasnoe Letter, reporting on the existence of ungodly creatures in the mysterious Vallerio Forest! And on a side note, have you bought Vapor yet?
The Dasnoe Letter
As I mentioned earlier, today marks the official launch of our Apex Predator site. Apex Predator’s origins lie in the private—and gated—Vallerio Forest. As some of you already know, famous zoologist Professor Joseph Dasnoe led a well-known expedition—reporters of the time compared it to the Lewis & Clark expedition—to the Vallerio in 1904. The expedition ended in awful tragedy and Professor Dasnoe spent the rest of his rather short life working to destroy the Vallerio and everything in it. Today’s document, the recently-restored Dasnoe Letter (Professor Dasnoe’s first letter to then-President Theodore Roosevelt) hints at the ungodly creatures that once inhabited the Vallerio. You can read the Dasnoe Letter below.
At the moment, the Apex Predator site is pretty bare. Expect that to change as we head toward Behemoth’s launch date. So, stick around … there’s lots to come!
Have you bought Vapor yet? No? Well, why wait any longer? Vapor, the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series, is on-sale! Get your copy at one of the following links today!