When the Beaudette mining company blows open a mountain deep in the Congo, they release something that puts man on the bottom of the food chain. Salticids, more commonly known as jumping spiders, mutated and enlarged to staggering sizes through millennia of underground chemical anomalies. With eight massive legs, eyes that can see 360 degree, and the ability to leap thousands of feet at once, there is no escaping these dangerous hunters.

Which is a very bad thing for Janet Beaudette and her mining crew, now forced to escape into the mountain itself, all the while chased by these nightmares. The only way to escape is to make it down to the river below where they can be reached by helicopter, but first they must traverse the dangerous tunnels and pits, which are crawling with more giant spiders.

Meanwhile, travel journalists Jack and Derek are also deep in the jungle writing a story about the Congo. Accompanied by a native guide with a dark past, they soon stumble onto a mystery involving giant webs and missing wildlife, only to realize they are being hunted.

But of course the Congo holds many terrors, and giant spiders, horrendous as they are, are merely instinctual creatures. Even more dangerous is the Snake Man, who controls the Lost Boys. When this murdering, kidnapping, raping, black magic-practicing leader of the local militia hears that the Beaudette Mining Company is excavating mountains without his permission, he decides it's time to teach Janet and her people a lesson in local politics. He won't stop until he drinks their blood and wears their bones.

"Thomas builds and drives tension like a screaming nightmare in broad daylight!" - Cody Goodfellow, author of All-Monster Action!

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Thomas builds and drives tension like a screaming nightmare in broad daylight!" - Cody Goodfellow


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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Salticidae
Author(s): Ryan C Thomas
ISBN: 1-4922-7139-X / 978-1-4922-7139-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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August 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Salticidae
Author(s): Ryan C Thomas
Publisher: Grand Mal Press
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