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New Novel, Manila Demon by Thomas Maul, Highlights Cases of Paranormal Activity in Philippines

/ MANILA, P.I.- (Release Date April 3, 2012) -
In Manila, appearance is never quite the reality, especially when it involves criminal syndicates, politics, corruption and deceit. Thomas Maul's new book, Manila Demon, is a frightening roller-coaster ride of love, death, murder, possession and madness, based on firsthand research. The book also showcases haunted landmarks in Manila.

An American bachelor travels to Manila to meet his cyber-seductress. A kidnapping into her powerful Philippine syndicate. Brutal murders and torture. A demonic possession. The foundation is set for Thomas Maul's new novel, Manila Demon. In this riveting horror novel, Tim Randolph becomes embroiled in a macabre web of crime, deceit, murder, madness and demonic possession.

Tim Randolph, goes to Manila to meet the sexy girl of his dreams, Lily, he finds out, too late, that Lily has some dark secrets. These secrets catapult Tim on a journey through Manila that involves questions of love, death and sanity. The novel draws from first-hand research into the geography, customs, politics, culture and folklore of the Philippines.Manila Demon portrays both sides of Manila in riveting detail, the beauty of the landscape and kindness of the people contrasted with the corruption, murder, madness and mayhem that percolates just beneath the surface.

Engaging with the gradual descent into depravity of the first-person narrative, Manila Demon will keep readers riveted from beginning to end. With intimate detail, Maul combines Asian intrigue, realistic credibility of the supernatural and terrifying experiences to create a horror novel that is entertaining, shocking, original and readily believable.

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About the Author
After earning a Master's Degree from Louisiana State University, Thomas Maul began freelance-writing. His books include Rugged Knuckles and Painful Chuckles and Don't Worry About It. He is currently working on the sequel to his horror novel, Manila Demon. His writing has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers and television.

Manila Demon * by Thomas Maul

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Publication Date: February 27, 2012
Trade Paperback; 300 pages; ISBN:978-1-46917-209-5
Trade Hardback; 302 pages; ISBN:978-1-46917-210-1
eBook; ISBN:978-1-46917-211-8

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