Tad Caldwell and the Monster Kid
Back in print at last! The year is 1989. The city is Metairie, Louisiana—just outside of New Orleans. Nathan and friends are having another night watching horror movies. Except this VHS tape is different from all of the others. With no label and no title, the grainy video looks like one more no-budget shocker--a wannabe snuff flick shot on video and sold under the counter. But, Nathan realizes the tape may be more real than he thought, when he sees himself die on camera after yelling out a name: Tad Caldwell. Determined to understand the horrifying video, Nathan learns that Tad Caldwell is an elderly science-fiction writer whose son disappeared 20 years earlier under mysterious circumstances. For two decades, Caldwell has claimed that a UFO took the boy in exchange for knowledge of their forbidden science. He poured what he learned into his final book--a cult bible of extraterrestrial lore called The First Revelation. Nathan searches for the reclusive Tad Caldwell, learning along the way that the truth often has many sides—and that there may be more to Tad Caldwell than a man who believes his fiction is science.