Eye of the Predator

Eye of the Predator

Matthew J. Pallamary / Aug 20, 2019

Eye of the Predator Award Winning Finalist in the Visionary Fiction category of the International Book Awards Erik Simpson is a brilliant young zoologist who has no memory of his life before the age of sixteen Trained by

  • Title: Eye of the Predator
  • Author: Matthew J. Pallamary
  • ISBN: 9780692225783
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Award Winning Finalist in the Visionary Fiction category of the International Book Awards Erik Simpson is a brilliant young zoologist who has no memory of his life before the age of sixteen Trained by his aging foster father, a world renowned zoologist, Erik astounds his colleagues with his insights into animal behavior As his thirtieth birthday approaches, Erik has a Award Winning Finalist in the Visionary Fiction category of the International Book Awards Erik Simpson is a brilliant young zoologist who has no memory of his life before the age of sixteen Trained by his aging foster father, a world renowned zoologist, Erik astounds his colleagues with his insights into animal behavior As his thirtieth birthday approaches, Erik has a recurring dream of stumbling through the jungle, hunted by a black jaguar One night he dreams of the hunt, first as an observer, then as the jaguar itself on the prowl in California s High Sierras where he comes upon campers and mauls them in a savage frenzy The next day he receives a call from the National Park Service asking for assistance investigating a bizarre animal attack When he goes to the camp site, he recognizes it from his dream and tells the authorities that it was a jaguar, and shows them precisely how it happened His quest for the truth leads him into a murky world of magical plants and ancient shamanic rituals that ultimately bring him face to face with the enigmatic mystery of his past.

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      • Matthew J. Pallamary

        Matthew J Pallamary s historical novel of first contact between shamans and Jesuits in 18th century South America, titled, Land Without Evil, has been published in hardcover by Charles Publishing, and has received rave reviews along with a San Diego Book Award for mainstream fiction and was chosen as a Reading Group Choices selection It has been adapted into a full length stage and sky show by Austin s Sky Candy and Agent Red in collaboration with Executive Producer, Jacki OH of The Art Department school of fine art, directed by Agent Red and Sky Candy co founder and Artistic Director, Chelsea Laumen and is the subject of a PBS series, Arts in Context, which was nominated for an EMMY.The Infinity Zone A Transcendent Approach to Peak Performance is a collaboration with professional tennis coach Paul Mayberry which offers a fascinating exploration of the phenomenon that occurs at the nexus of perfect form and motion, bringing balance, power, and coordination to physical and mental activities.Matt s work has appeared in Oui, New Dimensions, The Iconoclast, Starbright, Infinity, Passport, The Short Story Digest, Redcat, The San Diego Writer s Monthly, Connotations, Phantasm, Essentially You, The Haven Journal, and many others His fiction has been featured in The San Diego Union Tribune which he has also reviewed books for, and his work has been heard on KPBS FM in San Diego, KUCI FM in Irvine, television Channel Three in Santa Barbara, and The Susan Cameron Block Show in Vancouver He has been a guest on the following nationally syndicated talk shows Paul Rodriguez, In The Light with Michelle Whitedove, and Environmental Directions Radio series Mr Pallamary has also appeared on the following nationally syndicated television shows speaking about fading cultures Bridging Heaven and Earth, Elyssa s Raw and Wild Food Show, Things That Matter, and ECONEWS His first book The Small Dark Room Of The Soul is in its second printing and has been e published by Alexandria Digital Literature It has also been mentioned in The Year s Best Horror and Fantasy His second short story collection, A Short Walk To The Other Side, was published as an e book, by Mystic Ink, an imprint of the Digital Literature Institute Dreamland a novel about computer generated dreaming, written with Ken Reeth was also published as an e book by Mystic Ink and won the 2002 Independent e Book Award in the Horror Thriller category.He has taught a fiction workshop at the Southern California Writers Conference in San Diego, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles, and at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference for over twenty years He has lectured at the Greater Los Angeles Writer s Conference, the Getting It Write conference in Oregon, the Saddleback Writers Conference, the Rio Grande Writers Seminar, the National Council of Teachers of English, The San Diego Writer s and Editor s Guild, The San Diego Book Publicists, and he has been a panelist at the World Fantasy Convention, Con Dor, and Coppercon He is presently Editor in Chief of Muse Harbor Publishing.Matt also received the Man of the Year 2000 from San Diego Writer s Monthly Magazine His memoir Spirit Matters detailing his journeys to Peru, working with shamanic plant medicines took first place in the San Diego Book Awards Spiritual Book Category, and was an Award Winning Finalist in the autobiography memoir category of the National Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News He frequently visits the jungles, mountains, and deserts of North, Central, and South America pursuing his studies of shamanism and ancient cultures.


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    1. I want to say thank you for the opportunity to review this book. This book was great. It had a great flow and was written very well. It kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page till the very last. I personally love animals and I wish I had this mans abilities. This book really made me feel like I was a part of the story. The descriptions were amazing and made each animal seem so real. Like I WAS indeed them. This is definitely a book that I enjoyed and would recommend.Stormiboundlessbo [...]


    2. A thriller where the hero’s journey of enlightenment takes him into the world of magical reality, shamanism, and mysticism.Erik Simpson, a zoologist, dreams of a jaguar roaming a national park and attacking and killing a young couple there. He awakes fearful and suspicious his dream might have a basis in reality. His suspicions are verified when he’s asked to assist with an investigation into a wilderness murder, and he is able to provide the clues leading to a jaguar loose and roaming in th [...]


    3. Edgar Allen Poe once said, "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." Erik Simpson, devoted son and dedicated zoologist would agree. Sleep is supposed to recharge the body and refresh the soul but Erik is exhausted from his nocturnal jaunts into the dream world and he's trying to figure out why. Remnants of his forgotten past bubble and simmer between fragmented images of wild creatures and strangers [...]




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