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X-Files: The Whirlwind – Charles Grant

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New Mexico is flummoxed and ravaged by a sequence of grisly murders. While no motives seemingly can be ascribed to the killings, there is no semblance of doubting the intent. Pure, cold, and terrifying sadism. Every helpless victim is skinned even before he/she is dead. The killer seems to have a sense of clinical impartiality. This unbiased attitude takes within its ambit men, women and even cattle!

As is the inevitable, the case files get transferred to Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The two intrepid agents put their heads together to prise out some clues that might assist in at least deriving a logic for  what seems to be an absolute conundrum. For one all these encounters seem to have had their location, the areas surrounding the Konochine reserve of Sangre Viento – also known as Blood Wind.

Scully and Mulder also, during the course of their digging, get enlightened about the uncanny, uncommon and unseen rituals that is the preserve of Native Americans living in seclusion. Can this be the key to unlocking the mystery?  This is what “The Whirlwind” proposes to tackle. The book moves at a brisk and steady pace and keeps the reader engaged. However it becomes very staid and prosaic and also lends an element of predictability in so far as the plot is concerned.

(Written as part of the Blogchatter’s A2Z Challenge) – PART 24 ALPHABET X)

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crimsonprose April 27, 2019 - 6:17 am

Not the kind of book I’d like to read, I think. Yet a coincidence that I’ve just been reading of the maize-cult of the Middle Americas wherein the chosen sacrifice (the prettiest girl in the village), having received gifts due to the goddess she impersonated and then beheaded and flayed, her skin then worn by a priest in completing the rites. Nice, hey. 🙂

venkyninja1976 April 27, 2019 - 6:29 am

Goodness Gracious!!! So ghastly!

crimsonprose April 27, 2019 - 6:31 am

Truth always outdoes fiction. The story was recounted in James Campbell’s Primitive Mythology.

nooranandchawla April 28, 2019 - 5:51 pm

So I didn’t know the X-Files had books. Are they based on the TV show or vice-versa?

venkyninja1976 April 29, 2019 - 12:15 am

It’s the other way round. The b i reckon. books came first


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