Red Mountain

I remember when the novel came to me. I was swimming laps in a pool. I'd been sifting ideas for several days but nothing would gel. Recently seeing some old photo albums at my grandmother's house had left me feeling haunted. As I listened to the sounds of my body cutting through water, the idea arrived. My protagonist didn't even have a name yet. But I knew he was going to hate me for what I had in store for him.

Stephen King and Dean Koontz fans will find much to like in Yates' debut thriller about a man searching to find his wife and son.

Robert Crain's life has just been shattered. While recuperating at home from a car accident, men in ski masks break into his house and render him unconscious. When he awakens he is confronted by nightmarish truth -- that the men have taken his wife and son with them. These aren't ordinary kidnappers. They aren't demanding Robert to come up with ransom money. No, what they're asking him to do is unthinkable.

As he descends into the darkest journey of his life, Robert must revisit a violent period he'd put behind him, a place he'd hoped to never return to again. But if he wants to see his family alive he will have no choice but to play the kidnapper's bloody game… A game whose grand purpose he does not understand.

Robert has always had questions about his family. About a ghost who once stalked him in the forest when he was a boy and a mysterious oblong box he'd found in his grandmother's attic. For years he's had the uneasy feeling that some force from the distant past would one day rise up and call to him…

Joined by his best friend Will, Robert will stop at nothing to find his wife and son. After uncovering where they are being held, the men drive to a remote desert farmhouse to rescue them from the hands of a psychopath.

Heart-pounding and unpredictable, RED MOUNTAIN takes the reader on a suspenseful adventure like no other.