The Devil's Claw

In 1943, Allied commandos desperately search for the Third Reich's ultimate weapon deep inside German-occupied France...

In 2008, the wreckage of an aircraft lost decades earlier on the other side of the world turns up in Colorado's Medicine Bow Mountains...

In 2015, Jennifer Pruitt stumbles into a secret government project gone awry while vacationing in the woods of New York's Adirondack Mountains and now runs for her life, hunted by something that cannot possibly exist...

What is the deadly secret that connects these events?

Master Sergeant Sean Foster leads a Special Forces team into the remote wilderness on a mission to locate Pruitt before she reveals what she saw. Unbeknownst to Foster, an overwhelming force of ruthless assassins with a different mission is shadowing his team. They intend to exterminate Pruitt for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Foster's men are fair game if they get in their way.

Will Foster follow orders or his conscience when he finds himself in the crosshairs of a government cover-up? It may not matter as the nightmare Pruitt stumbled upon closes in, threatening to wipe them all out before the day is over.

The tranquil wilderness of New York’s Adirondack Mountains explodes with rapid-fire action in a thriller spanning seventy years in the blink of an eye.

Nick Pignatelli

About Nick Pignatelli (Albany, New York Author)

Nick Pignatelli

I was born in Troy, NY a long, long time ago and grew up in the neighboring community of Wynantskill.

After receiving a degree in Aerospace Technology at the State University of New York at Farmingdale on Long Island, NY, I drifted around for a bit, eventually landing at a local newspaper where I spent a few years writing advertising copy and restaurant reviews. From there I stumbled into a lengthy career in Information Technology with a New York state government agency. In 2010 I retired to concentrate on writing and after two years completed work on my first novel, 'The Devil's Claw'.

I'm a lifelong resident of upstate New York, the setting for my novels 'The Devil's Claw', 'The Politics of Murder', and 'In My Little Town'. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, and playing guitar.